As children, we often live in a world of fantasy and imagination, but as we grow older, we let go of that world.
My story is different. Since childhood, I have always dreamed of the infinite possibilities inspired by the Black Sea and outer space. I lived in two dimensions defined by the states of now and the future, and perhaps that was because I was born in a small ancient city, Varna, located on the seacoast of Bulgaria.
Often as a child, I would stare at the Black Sea admiring its changing colors and unpredictable nature. Watching the smiling and blinking stars at night kept my imagination. The vastness and tranquility of the Black Sea and space posed different big questions I am still exploring today.
My curiosity and vast interest in the universe led me to explore a variety of subjects in school and pursue degrees that did not exactly match a standard career path. I always found myself inspired by the unknown and looking for new adventures. What I have really enjoyed the most throughout my twenty-year career is exploring, creating, and sharing new ideas and knowledge. Space became my source for ideas and aspirations.
One day, I asked myself, "What if I had the chance to start all over again? Could I construct a new future and a new vision for myself and emulate the images in my brain signaling the arrival of my future?” Mars became the symbolic representation of my new version and my new life. Every day, it stimulates the imagination and points to possibilities that may exist. It inspires my creativity and pushes me to imagine myself thriving in a life beyond our known world.
Today, I invite you to sit back and go on an imaginary flight to Mars and beyond.
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Futurist who likes to explore and ask big questions and who pioneered the Crime Commission's Innovation Lab in NYC. Member of various working IEEE groups on AI, member of the EU Commission's AI Alliance, affiliated with Carnegie Mellon and NYU Center for Global Affairs
Executive leader with more than 15 years cross-function experience advising Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, governmental, intergovernmental organizations (including UN and the International Peace Institute), and the academia. Known for pioneering ground-breaking AI innovation platforms and generating $0.5B in ROI.
Professor at NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice teaching classes on future AI and cybersecurity. Visionary, mentor, and thought leader who inspires people, create concepts, put teams and technologies together, and design cutting-edge innovation flows to make scalable impacts on Earth and beyond.