Dr Ayesha Khanna

Founder & CEO of Addo & 21st Century Girls

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member of L’Oreal & Board Member of Johnson Controls
  • Co-Founder & former Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute
  • Named one of the Groundbreaking Female Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia by Forbes
  • Named a LinkedIn Top Voice for AI

Discover Dr Ayesha Khanna’s biography of published work below.

Hybrid Reality
Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
The AI Productivity Playbook
The AI Productivity Playbook: Strategies for Success
Straight Through Processing
Straight Through Processing for Financial Services: The Complete Guide

When Dr Ayesha Khanna is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Smart Cities: The Future of How We’ll Work, Live and Play
The Future of Work
Top Tech Trends That Will Transform Your Industry
Winning with AI

Dr Ayesha Khanna is a distinguished authority in artificial intelligence (AI) and is globally recognised as the Co-Founder and CEO of Addo. With an illustrious background in technology, Dr Ayesha has made substantial contributions to the realisation of smart cities and is noted for her prolific advisory in strategic AI applications. A steadfast advocate for responsible tech utilisation, she has worked tirelessly to make AI and data accessible and beneficial to the broader society.

Her journey began with a PhD in Information Systems from LSE, where her research on smart city information infrastructures ignited her fervour for technology’s transformative role, and since Dr Ayesha has played a pivotal role in the transformation of Dubai into a smart city. Starting as a Senior Advisor for Fitzgerald Analytics Inc, her career trajectory included pivotal roles as Editorial Director of The Economist and CEO of The Keys Academy. Her profound passion for human-technology co-evolution led her to become the Co-Founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute before establishing Addo, recognised by Forbes as one of Asia’s Leading Artificial Intelligence Companies.

Dr Ayesha Khanna is not only a celebrated entrepreneur but also a trailblazer in championing gender equality in STEM. As the Founder of 21st Century Girls, she is instrumental in empowering women by providing education in AI intricacies. Her dedication extends beyond professional accomplishments. A member of numerous boards, including Johnson Controls and L’Oreal’s Scientific Advisory Board, she provides unparalleled advice on disruptive innovation and changing consumer dynamics. Her association with governmental boards in Singapore and contribution to the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum exemplify her enduring commitment to societal advancement through technology.

Having received accolades including being named one of the Groundbreaking Female Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia by Forbes and a LinkedIn Top Voice for AI, Dr Ayesha Khanna’s multifaceted contributions to AI and smart cities epitomise her unparalleled expertise and unrelenting passion in the realm of technology. As a keynote speaker, Dr Ayesha traverses the globe sharing invaluable insights on smart cities, future work models and emerging tech trends, earning commendations for her visionary perspectives. She delivers compelling discourses at prestigious events, enlightening audiences with her extensive knowledge and strategic viewpoints on winning with AI. Trusted by multinational corporations like Oracle, Barclays, and Goldman Sachs, Dr Ayesha’s speaking engagements illuminate the pathways to leveraging technology for organizational success. For those seeking a speaker with profound insights and the capability to propel businesses into digital competitiveness, Dr Ayesha Khanna stands as an exemplary choice.

Official Testimonials

Dr Ayesha Khanna is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Please forward our thanks to Ayesha. Her session was amazing and really inspiring for all of us to watch! “


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