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Maya Georgieva

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Maya Georgieva

Senior Director, Innovation Center and XR, AI and Quantum Labs, The New School
Maya Georgieva

Maya Georgieva is a leading voice in the fields of innovation, immersive storytelling, and frontier technologies. As the Senior Director of the Innovation Center and XR, AI, and Quantum Labs at The New School, she leads a team focused on driving innovation in spatial computing, AI, Quantum Computing, future interfaces, and design. In addition to teaching the signature Immersive Storytelling course at The Parsons School of Design, Maya is a sought-after speaker and has spoken about topics such as the Metaverse, AI, and Quantum at prestigious events such as SXSW and the MIT Media Lab. Her work has been featured in notable publications like The Atlantic and The Economist. Maya has been recognized as one of the 30 Higher Education Influencers to follow in 2022 and is the designer of the first-ever Quantum Computing Design Jam for creatives. She served as the final judge for the MIT Reality Hackathon in 2023 and actively writes and speaks on the topics of digital transformation, immersive storytelling, and the future of learning, creativity, and work. Maya also consults with organizations and startups in this space and serves as a judge and coach for several competitions and accelerator programs. Maya is the co-founder of Digital Bodies, a startup focused on XR and AI and their impact on media and society. She has worked with major tech companies such as IBM, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Meta. Maya has spoken at United Nations, UNESCO and European Commission forums on the ethics of XR and AI and education, policy, and corporate Innovation forums.