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Serial ENTREPRENEUR, Columbia University Professor, CEO Coach, BEST SELLING AUTHOR & International speaker

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Asha's bio

Asha Saxena is a strategic, innovative leader with a proven track record of building successful tech businesses for the last 25 years. With a strong academic background, creative problem-solving skills, and an effective management style. She has been instrumental in building business models for success.   

Asha Saxena has her Masters in Data Science and Machine Learning from Southern Methodist University, Texas and her undergraduate degree as a computer science engineer from Bangalore University in India. She has attended management programs at MIT and London Business School. In the area of operational excellence, she is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt professional. She started her professional career in a New York-based IT firm and has enjoyed challenging, diverse assignments in the financial services industry. 

  • ceo, women leaders in data & ai

    Asha Saxena is the Founder and CEO of Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA), is a global leadership organization bringing senior leaders together with a mission to create an impactful digital world with parity and equity.

  • best selling author, The ai factor

    Asha is the author of The AI Factor: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence and Use Big Data to Grow Your Business Exponentially, a top 100 Amazon best seller.

  • Adjunct professor, Columbia University

    As a Board Advisor and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, she teaches graduate classes on Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Big Data Analytics. She has served a four-year term as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School.

  • Partner, CEO Coaching International

    Asha Saxena served as a partner at CEO Coaching International, a leading coaching firm for growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs, where we follow a practical and proven methodology to help CEOs and their teams perform at their very best and achieve their business goals.

  • Columnist, cdo mag & Dataversity

    Published Author, Columnist at CDO Mag and Dataversity, Asha Saxena is a well-known key-note speaker on Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Women in Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

  • Board Member, ypo

    Asha Saxena is a Board of Director for several for-profit companies. She served as CEO of ACULYST Corp. Healthcare Data Analytics Firm, built an eCommerce Company and served as a CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm for twenty years.




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