Aysha Khan speaker at the women in tech global conference

    Aysha Khan, CISO and CIO at Treasure Data, brings over 20 years of Fortune 500 experience in IT and security management. Her focus includes cloud security, risk management, and aligning technology strategies with business goals to boost outcomes and customer satisfaction. Active in the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem as an advisor and investor, she champions DEIB initiatives and effective team leadership. Her approach to fostering high-performing, diverse teams and driving strategic innovation has been pivotal in her success.

    Motivation to Speak at the Conference

    Are you excited to speak at the Women in Tech Global Conference and what motivated you to join our community of 100,000 women in tech, minorities, and allies?

    Absolutely! It's a great honor to have the opportunity to speak at the Women in Tech Global Conference. As someone who is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry, this event aligns perfectly with my values. It's inspiring to be part of a community that brings together 100,000 women in tech, minorities, and allies. This conference provides a unique platform to share insights, experiences, and knowledge, and I'm excited to be a part of it.

    The Women in Tech Global Conference is a platform where collaboration, empowerment, and innovation converge. I strongly believe in the positive impact of this movement for change in the tech world, and I'm motivated to be a part of it.

    Background and Inspiration

    Share with us about your background, your journey in tech, and what inspired you to develop your career in this direction?

    I am Aysha Khan, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Treasure Data. My role involves overseeing the information technology and security aspects of the company. Prior to joining Treasure Data, I led IT & Security domains in several companies like HP, Bank of Montreal, CIBC Mellon, Symantec, and Oracle, in both the US and Canada.

    Being in the technology industry enables me to contribute to shaping the future, improving efficiency, and making a meaningful difference. Furthermore, I find it fascinating to be at the intersection of technology and humanity. To describe myself in 6 words, I would say that I live intentionally, passionately, and fearlessly every day.

    Why is the topic “Breaking Barriers: Women Forge a Bold Path to the C-Suite” important to you?

    "The topic of "Breaking Barriers: Women Forge a Bold Path to the C-Suite" is very important to me for multiple reasons. Firstly, it addresses a crucial issue in the professional world - the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions, particularly in the C-Suite of organizations.

    Secondly, it's important to note that the journey to the C-Suite for women often involves overcoming systemic challenges, biases, and stereotypes. However, we often overlook another crucial factor - personal accountability and a growth mindset. I aim for this presentation to inspire women to take charge of their development and present themselves in the best possible light, rather than leaving things to chance.

    I strongly support gender equality and diversity in every organization. I believe that to unleash the full potential of an organization, it is essential to eliminate all kinds of barriers that prevent talented and capable individuals from reaching their goals, regardless of their gender. This aligns with my dedication to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace where everyone, irrespective of gender, has an equal chance to ascend to leadership positions based on their merit and ability.

    Who would you advise to attend the Women in Tech Global Conference and why?

    This event is for anyone who aspires to reach new heights in their professional career or is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion. Join me and like-minded individuals to foster meaningful conversations and champion the cause of helping people reach their full potential.