Ayesha Khanna Biography

Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm and incubator. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to leading corporations and governments. Ayesha serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singapore government's agency that develops and regulates its world-class technology sector to drive the country's digital economy and power its Smart Nation vision. Ayesha is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils, a community of international experts who provide thought leadership on the impact and governance of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.

In 2017, ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia and Ayesha was named one of South East Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018. Her clients have included SMRT, Singapore's largest public transport company; Mercy, one of the largest hospital networks in the United States; Singtel, Singapore's largest telco; SOMPO, Japan's largest insurance firm; Habib Bank, Pakistan's largest bank; and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city.

Ayesha serves on the Board of Sport Singapore, the lead government agency tasked with developing a holistic sports culture for the nation. In 2014, Ayesha served as a member of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, steering committee resulting in SkillsFuture, Singapore's innovative national program that aligns education with economic demand, career guidance and lifelong learning to prepare citizens for the fourth industrial revolution.

Ayesha is also the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore. Programs that 21C Girls has partnered in include Code in the Community, a program sponsored by Google and that has taught thousands of children (8 - 14yrs) coding, and Empower, which has partnered with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to teach girls (18 - 24yrs) the basics of artificial intelligence.

Prior to founding ADDO AI, Ayesha spent more than a decade on Wall Street developing large scale trading, risk management and data analytics systems. Ayesha was co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze the social and economic impact of accelerating technologies.

Ayesha was featured in ZDF’s (Germany’s largest TV channel) documentary on twelve “Leading Women” around the world (2019). She has been named one of Singapore's leading women in tech (Singapore Computer Society), and been recently profiled for her work in artificial intelligence in leading publications including Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), Focus Magazin (Germany), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Dagens Næringsliv (Norway), Lëtzebuerger Journal (Luxembourg), Computer Sweden (Sweden), Information Age (Nordics), Peak (Cover Story, Singapore), and In The Black (Cover Story, Australia).

Ayesha is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). 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 has presented at major financial, technology and other industry conferences, provided high level government briefings, chaired symposiums such as AI Asia, and spoken at TEDx events.

Ayesha has a BA (honors) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

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Ayesha Khanna Videos

Building A Smart Nation - Dr Ayesha Khanna ( The Property Congress 2019)
Year in Infrastructure YII 2019 Conference - Bentley
Sibos 2019 AI and trust, from aspiration to execution Innotribe

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How much does it cost to book Ayesha Khanna?

Booking fees for Ayesha Khanna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ayesha Khanna, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ayesha Khanna?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ayesha Khanna for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ayesha Khanna for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ayesha Khanna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ayesha Khanna or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ayesha Khanna is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Innovation, Marketing and Strategy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayesha Khanna for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Ayesha Khanna generally travels from Singapore and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amber Case, R "Ray" Wang and Dr. Michio Kaku. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayesha Khanna for an upcoming event.

Ayesha Khanna Videos

Building A Smart Nation - Dr Ayesha Khanna ( The Property Congress 2019)
Year in Infrastructure YII 2019 Conference - Bentley
Sibos 2019 AI and trust, from aspiration to execution Innotribe
AVEVA World Summit 2019

Ayesha Khanna Speaking Topics

  • Tech Trends to Watch and How To Leverage Them Strategically

    AI-driven automation, edge computing, industrial and nano-robotics, and human enhancement are just a few of the main trends that will significantly impact all industries in the coming 5-10 years.

    Using illuminating case studies, global tech leader Dr. Ayesha Khanna digs into how these accelerating technologies will both disrupt business models and operations but also open up new opportunities to lift your firm to new heights. With experience advising some of the world’s largest corporations on data-driven digital transformation and innovation, Dr. Khanna highlights the key technologies that you must include in your strategic planning for the decade beyond.

  • Future of Work: How to Amplify Human Potential in the Technology Revolution

    AI, robotics, additive manufacturing, AR/VR, quantum computing, and gene editing are among the suite of revolutionary technologies that are disrupting every industry in the world. While these advances may offer a plethora of opportunities, what do they mean for the future of work and jobs?

    In this session, Dr. Ayesha Khanna takes you on a journey through the main forces that are reshaping the corporate world and labor markets, emphasizing how each sector can leverage these breakthroughs to make workers more productive, innovative, and empathetic. This new process of human-technology co-evolution will forever change how we view the global economy and our role in it.

  • Winning with AI: How Innovative Leaders Are Driving Growth

    With its potential to change every industry, artificial intelligence has been called one of the most ground-breaking technologies of our time. But what is the reality behind the hype?

    With some of the world’s most recognized companies as her clients, Dr. Ayesha Khanna provides insights on how innovative firms are embracing data and machine learning to leapfrog competitors and win new customers in the process. In this session, Ayesha will also offer her recommendations for how your firm can accelerate its AI journey, as well as guidance on how to use AI responsibly to engender trust amongst consumers and investors.

  • Smart Cities 2.0: The New Way We Will Live and Work

    New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, and robotics can offer urban businesses and citizens higher quality, more productive, and more sustainable lifestyles. The critical shift that is underway is from centralized, top-down models to an ecosystem approach that is inclusive of corporate and civic stakeholders, especially digital native and data-driven companies.

    With a Ph.D. in information systems focused on smart cities, coupled with her experience as a global tech leader, Dr. Ayesha Khanna delivers a comprehensive assessment of Smart City case studies and best practices on how to effectively implement these technologies and be part of the Smart Cities 2.0 paradigm.

Ayesha Khanna News

How to book Ayesha Khanna?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ayesha Khanna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ayesha Khanna, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ayesha Khanna or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ayesha Khanna?

Booking fees for Ayesha Khanna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ayesha Khanna, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ayesha Khanna?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ayesha Khanna for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ayesha Khanna for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ayesha Khanna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ayesha Khanna or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ayesha Khanna is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Innovation, Marketing and Strategy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayesha Khanna for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Ayesha Khanna generally travels from Singapore and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amber Case, R "Ray" Wang and Dr. Michio Kaku. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayesha Khanna for an upcoming event.

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