Asha Saxena

Founder & CEO of WLDA, 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 is 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