Senior Director, Innovation Center
The New School
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 that drives innovation in spatial computing, AI, Quantum Computing, future interfaces, and design.
Georgieva is a sought-after speaker and has delivered on topics such as the Metaverse, AI, and Quantum at prestigious events such as SXSW and the MIT Media Lab. Notable publications like The Atlantic and The Economist have featured her work, and she has earned recognition as one of the 30 Higher Education Influencers to follow in 2022.
She designed the first-ever Quantum Computing Design Jam for creatives, served as the final judge for the MIT Reality Hackathon in 2023, and actively writes and speaks on digital transformation, immersive storytelling, and the future of learning, creativity, and work. Maya Georgieva also consults with organizations and startups in this space and serves as a judge and coach for several competitions and accelerator programs. Georgieva has worked with major tech companies such as IBM, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Meta. She has given talks at United Nations, UNESCO, and European Commission forums on the ethics of XR and AI, and education, policy, and corporate Innovation forums.