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Ayesha Khanna is a technology, urbanization and education expert with over 15 years of experience in product and service innovation and human capital development. She advises companies and governments on smart city related strategies and investments. She is CEO of Technology Quotient, which develops content and technology platforms for the vocational and K-12 educational sectors. In 2014, she joined the Singapore Ministry of Education's ASPIRE Steering Committee on higher education reform. Ayesha is also the Editorial Director of Look Ahead, an award-winning multimedia series on global innovation trends published by The Economist Group in partnership with GE. Ayesha previously founded the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group that analyzed emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications. She also directs 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, Foreign Policy, Straits Times and BigThink. She is author of Straight Through Processing for Financial Services (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). Ayesha 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.
Safety in Smart Cities - World Cities Summit (2014)
Hybrid Reality: How Technology Will Disrupt the Way We Live and Work (Realcomm 2014)
Future of Education and Skills (Cambridge International Examinations 2013)
Hybrid Reality: Innovations in Technology and Implications (Oslo Innovation Week 2013)
Generative Cities: How to Build Innovation Hubs with Technology (Civil Services College 2013)
Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges (SAP 2013)