FOUNDER & CEO WLDA, BOARD MEMBER, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, & BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE AI FACTOR.
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 senior leaders together to create a fair digital world with parity and equity. Asha was a partner at CEO Coaching International, a company focused on founding, building, turning around, and selling successful businesses. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching graduate classes on Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Big Data Analytics, and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School. In the past, Asha served as the CEO of Aculyst, a healthcare data analytics company, built an e-commerce platform for 3,000 dealers nationwide, 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.
Asha Saxena is a data science Ph.D. student at New Jersey Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. David Bader. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, and Computational Science.
M.S. in Data Science, 2019
Southern Methodist University
B.S. in Computer Science, 1994
Bangalore University, India