Ayesha Khanna

Ayesha Khanna


Female Leadership

Job Title

Co-Founder, CEO and Author


Addo AI





Speaking Topics

  • AI and Smart Cities
  • AI and its applications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Women in STEM and business
  • Digital transformation & innovation
  • The future of work
  • Skills for the 21st century

Expert Profile

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 and smart cities to leading corporations and governments. Ayesha also serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). She is the co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. Ayesha was named one of Southeast Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs in 2018 by Forbes. She is also founder of 21st Century Girls, a charity that teaches girls coding and 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 has a BA (honours) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics.