Asha Saxena Profile

  • Saxena is the Founder & CEO of Women Leaders in Data and AI.

  • Saxena teaches graduate classes on Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Big Data Analytics.

  • Saxena served as a partner at CEO Coaching International, a leading coaching firm for growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs.
  • Asha Saxena is a strategic and innovative leader with a track record of building successful technology companies over the past 30 years. She is the author of the bestselling book “The AI Factor – How to Apply Artificial Intelligence and Use Big Data to Grow Your Business Exponentially” and the Founder and CEO of Women Leaders in Data and AI, a global leadership organization brining world leaders together to create a fair digital world with parity and equity.

    Asha is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, teaching graduate classes on Entrepreneurship and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School. She also served as a partner at CEO Coaching International, a management services company focused on building, turning around, and selling successful businesses.

    In the past, Asha served as the CEO of a healthcare data analytics company, built an e-commerce platform, and was the President and CEO of Future Technologies. This company provided data analytics solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and was recognized at the World Economic Forum as a “Global Growth Company for 2007”.

    Asha earned her BS in Computer Science from Bangalore University in India, an MS in Data Science from Southern Methodist University, and underwent management training at MIT and the London Business School

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    The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges

    This keynote could explore the potential benefits of AI, such as improved healthcare, more efficient transportation, and increased productivity, as well as the challenges and ethical considerations that come with these advancements.

    The Impact of AI on Business and Society

    This keynote could delve into the ways that AI is already transforming industries like finance, retail, and manufacturing, and what the future holds for businesses that embrace AI. It could also touch on the broader social and economic implications of AI, such as the potential for job displacement and the need for new regulations.

    AI and the Human Experience

    This keynote could explore the ways that AI is changing the way we interact with technology and with each other. It could delve into the ways that AI is being used to personalize everything from our shopping experiences to our healthcare, and what this means for our sense of identity and autonomy.

    The Role of AI in Reskilling and Upskilling the Workforce

    This keynote could explore the potential of AI to help workers acquire new skills and adapt to changing job requirements. It could cover topics like personalized learning, adaptive assessments, and AI-powered career coaching.

    How AI is Revolutionizing Talent Hiring and Management

    This keynote could focus on the ways that AI is being used to improve recruitment, streamline HR processes, and enhance employee engagement. It could delve into topics like automated resume screening, predictive analytics, and chatbots for candidate communication.

    Ethics and the Human Factor in AI-Driven Talent Development

    This keynote could examine the ethical considerations around using AI in talent development, such as bias in algorithms, privacy concerns, and the need for human oversight. It could also explore how to strike the right balance between AI-driven efficiency and the human touch in talent development programs.

    Finding Your Why: Uncovering Your Purpose and Passion

    This keynote could explore the importance of understanding your personal values and goals in order to identify your true purpose and passions. It could cover topics like self-reflection, defining success on your own terms, and pursuing work that aligns with your values.

    Living Your Passion: How to Build a Life and Career that Energizes and Inspires You

    This keynote could focus on the ways that passion can drive motivation, creativity, and fulfillment in both personal and professional settings. It could delve into topics like work-life balance, pursuing hobbies and interests outside of work, and finding ways to incorporate passion into everyday life.

    Purpose-Driven Leadership: Inspiring Teams and Organizations to Achieve their Greatest Potential

    This keynote could examine how leaders can inspire their teams to find purpose and passion in their work, and how this can lead to greater engagement, productivity, and innovation. It could cover topics like creating a shared sense of purpose, fostering a culture of creativity and risk-taking, and leveraging individual strengths to achieve collective goals.

    Building Inclusive Organizations: Strategies for Creating a Culture of Belonging

    This keynote could explore the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in creating workplaces that are welcoming and supportive of all employees. It could cover topics like identifying and addressing unconscious bias, creating equitable policies and practices, and fostering a culture of allyship and inclusivity.

    Beyond Diversity: Moving from Representation to Equity and Inclusion

    This keynote could focus on the need to move beyond simply having a diverse workforce to creating organizations that are truly equitable and inclusive. It could delve into topics like dismantling systemic barriers to inclusion, empowering underrepresented groups, and using data to measure progress toward equity and inclusion goals.

    Leading the DEI Revolution: How Authentic Leadership Can Drive Change

    This keynote could examine the role of leadership in driving meaningful change around DEI. It could cover topics like setting a vision for a more inclusive and equitable organization, modeling inclusive behaviors, and using influence to drive systemic change.

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    “Asha Saxena is a brilliant speaker who understands, and can present with clarity, numerous different topics in the Data Management industry from AI to Big Data, Data Governance to Business Strategy, and so much more.”
    – Charles Roe, Dataversity

    “With few equals, Asha continues to demonstrate a keen insight on the implications of incorporating big data and AI into designing business strategies and decisions going forward for companies.”
    – Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media

    “Asha’s talks unpack the full potential of big data and machine learning predictions and deliver practical advice on how to mitigate risk and out-innovate your competitors.”
    – Clifford J. Schorer, Columbia Business School Professor

    “The AI Factor is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the impact of AI on business. She has a talent for breaking down complex concepts into easily understandable pieces, and her book is no exception.”
    – Dara Meath, SVP, CTO of Build-A-Bear Workshop

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    Books by Asha Saxena:

    The AI Factor: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence and Use Big Data to Grow Your Business Exponentially

    Have you heard about artificial intelligence (AI) and big data but felt they are technologies too big or too complicated for you or your business? Do you imagine AI as a Hollywood science fiction stereotype or something in the far and distant future?

    Take heart. AI is none of those things. It’s part of our everyday lives, and it has the power to transform your business.

    This book will put AI, big data, the cloud, robotics, and smart devices in context. It will reveal how these technologies can dramatically multiply any businesses—including yours—by strategically using your data’s latent, transformative potential.

    Noted business leader, data consultant, and Columbia professor Asha Saxena has distilled her twenty-seven years of experience teaching Fortune 500 leaders in this powerful and insightful book. In The AI Factor, business leaders will learn how to understand the data they already have and how to use it innovatively to grow their businesses using Saxena’s unique methodology.

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