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Ayesha Khanna

Based in Singapore

  • CEO and Co-Founder of ADDO AI
  • Co-founder and CEO of The Keys Global
  • An education, technology, and urbanization expert
  • Served on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s ASPIRE Steering Committee that developed a blueprint for transforming the national higher education system towards innovative industries
  • Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding classes to girls in Singapore
  • Co-Founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications.
  • CEO and Co-Founder of ADDO AI
  • Co-founder and CEO of The Keys Global
  • An education, technology, and urbanization expert
  • Served on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s ASPIRE Steering Committee that developed a blueprint for transforming the national higher education system towards innovative industries
  • Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding classes to girls in Singapore
  • Co-Founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications.

Ayesha KHANNA, is an innovation expert advising governments and companies on emerging technologies and industries, smart cities, and future skills.

Khanna is CEO and Co-Founder of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence and data science advisory firm and applied AI lab that helps companies to optimise and grow.

Khanna’s work on future industries and skills led to her serving on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s ASPIRE Steering Committee that developed a blueprint for transforming the national higher education system towards innovative industries. She was most recently Co-Founder and CEO of The Keys Global, a pioneering education center whose unique model of “externships” with leading companies provides students the opportunity to apply their skills to critical 21st century industries.

Khanna previously co-founded the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications. She directed the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics and has been a Faculty Advisor at Singularity University.

She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy. She is the author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).

Khanna has a BA (honors) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and is completing her PhD on urban information infrastructures at the London School of Economics.

  • Hybrid Reality: 5 Trends That Will Transform Humanity
  • Automation, AI and The Future of Work
  • Smart & Sustainable Cities: The Future of Urban Living
  • Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Winning the New Talent War

Books:

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
Straight Through Processing for Financial Services: The Complete Guide (Complete Technology Guides for Financial Services)
Straight Through Processing for Financial Services: The Complete Guide (Complete Technology Guides for Financial Services)