About the Speaker

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Maya Georgieva is an EdTech strategist, author and speaker with more than 15 years of experience in higher education and global education policy. She is the co-founder and partner at Digital Bodies, a global consulting group focusing on the impact of immersive virtual reality and wearable technologies on education and society. She sits on a number of educational and corporate learning boards and is a member of the Expert Panel for the New Media Consortium Horizon Report for Higher Education. Maya has been instrumental in developing partnerships within and outside of higher education with startups, corporate and non-government organizations.

Previously she was  the Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Maya provided strategic leadership to advance academic initiatives that transformed the teaching-learning environment. She has spearheaded the implementation of instructional design and technology, learning space design, blended and online learning, digital storytelling and faculty development. Her most recent work and projects focus on design thinking and the innovative use of immersive and mobile technology  to foster higher levels of student engagement.

Maya is the recipient of the 2014 Campus Tech Education Futurist Award. Watch Maya’s Five Minutes of Fame talk on innovation in education delivered at the 2013 New Media Consortium. In 2014, Maya was invited to deliver her second Five Minutes of Fame talk at NMC with focus on the design of new learning experiences and the future of education. Her work has been featured at EDUCAUSE, ELI, New Media Consortium (NMC), Sloan-C, EdMEDIA, Campus Technology, GMAC, AACSB, SXSW, Google and Intel Engage Education. In 2010 – 2011, in partnership with XanEdu Publishing Maya lead the iPad pilot initiative at Stern. The project was recognized with the Campus Technology Innovator Award for designing a student centered iPad App.

Maya Georgieva holds a MIA degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University with extensive coursework in Teachers College. Her undergraduate degree is in Communication Arts and International Affairs. Her research interests include global education policy and the unique opportunities presented by emerging technologies and social media in curriculum development and international programs. Maya speaks frequently at national and international forums on innovation and the future of education and consult startups in this space.