The energy industry can free up more time for high value activities and improve safety performance by adopting data-driven digitisation, according to a world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert. In a keynote speech at this year's OPITO Global Conference on 6th November in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Ayesha Khanna, founder and CEO of Singapore headquartered ADDO AI will describe how AI and machine learning are delivering huge benefits in other sectors. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, OPITO Global is the only international event focusing on energy industry safety and competency. Industry leaders and experts will share their insights on Safety 4.0, exploring how technology is helping to improve safety, health and wellbeing. Dr Khanna has provided strategic advice to international corporations and governments and last year she was described by Forbes magazine as one of South East Asia's most ground-breaking female entrepreneurs.
From the ethical treatment of farm animals to sleep optimization and fashion, Zank Bennett, CEO of Bennett Data Science, helps entrepreneurs utilize artificial intelligence in a wide array of industries. Working with large and small companies alike, Bennett makes complicated technology easy-to-use so even entrepreneurs with little tech experience can harness the power of AI. I recently spoke with Bennett for more insight on how business can capitalize on data science and reap its rewards. Why should entrepreneurs utilize data science, even if their startups are not tech-focused? For companies to be successful nowadays, they really have to nail the personalization piece, and entrepreneurs get this more than most.
Women, both young and seasoned, are climbing out of the passenger seat of their professional lives and taking control of their own careers. No longer are women willing to settle for less than what they deserve. Women want good pay, encouragement and success -- and they are starting their own businesses to get it. To pay tribute to the amazing women that have been recognized throughout Women's History Month, we're hosting our next #BizChats Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 23 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PST to discuss what it takes to be a powerful female entrepreneur.
Mashable's latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed what it takes to rock the business world as a woman. Over the course of an hour, and with the curation partnership with Natalie Zfat, @MashBusiness covered an array of topics ranging from the challenges women face when pursuing entrepreneurship, to the most important business skills female entrepreneurs should develop. Several amazing businesswomen contributed to this conversation including: Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine and author of the BABs newsletter; Bethenny Frankel, reality television personality, talk show host, author, chef, & entrepreneur; Chondra Sanchez, writer at Evil Ink Comics and co-founder of The Social Co.; Jenny Fleiss, co-founder & head of business development at Rent the Runway; Jessica Naziri, tech expert, writer, vlogger, & content strategist; Mara Hoffman, fashion designer, owner of Mara Hoffman, Inc. & entrepreneur; Natalie Zfat, writer, entrepreneur & social media influencer; Rachel Grant, entrepreneur, actor & humanitarian; Rebecca Minkoff; industry leader in accessible luxury handbags & designer extraordinaire; and Rosie Pope, entrepreneur and creative force behind Rosie Pope Maternity & Baby.
Artificial intelligence evokes hope and anxiety. Will we master it, or will it control us? Kwame A. A Opoku and Tendai Joe think a lot about artificial intelligence -- where it's come from and what lies ahead -- from different perspectives. Opoku is a futurist, global business speaker and founder of the think tank, Idea Factory Africa. Joe is involved in software and mobile application development, and digital publishing.