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Entrepreneur in Residence Asha Saxena on NYC's Ocean of Opportunity


Columbia Business School
Entrepreneur in Residence


Asha Saxena is the President and CEO of Future Technologies, Inc. (FTI), an international Data Management Solutions firm with global headquarters in Plainfield, NJ. The firm specializes in providing Management and Technology Consulting around Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

Prof. Saxena graduated as a Computer Science Engineer from Bangalore University, India and attended Management Programs at MIT and London Business School. In the area of Operational Excellence, Ms. Saxena 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 and diverse assignments in the Financial Services Industry.

In 1996, she founded FTI. FTI has serviced over 100 companies and completed over 500 projects. FTI's growth has been the result of a focused vision with defined goals; creating strategies, plans and budgets to meet the company’s objectives.

Prof. Saxena was invited to be a part of World Economic Forum where Future Technologies Inc. was named “Global Growth Company 2007.”

Prof. Saxena’s entrepreneurial spirit has also enabled her to gain notable success as a New York City, restaurateur, real estate developer, and major movie studio producer.


Spring 2016

NYC Immersion Seminar: Big Data (MBA)

Spring 2015

Immersion Seminar: Big Data (MBA)

Summer 2014

Introduction to Venturing (MBA)

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