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.
x-Volante is not just a company, but it’s a transforming experience to the infinite possibilities.
Former Head of Mastercard's AI-Award Winning & Space Group where I focused on scaling the company to a global AI and space powerhouse.
Established 2 innovation-labs and launched 30+ AI products to market. Known for pioneering space-NFT concepts and AI cybersecurity platforms. Ran 3 start-ups and NGO
Provided guidance on more than 100 AI projects and personally trained over 20000 employees in AI strategies, innovation, cybersecurity and space practices
Widely published author and keynote speaker who participated on more than 300 speaking engagements. Share perspectives on AI, innovation, leadership and space trends.
Lectured at NYU and led 7 university commercial products. Affiliated with Carnegie Mellon. Structured 20 + innovation challenges with global employees that led to new product developments
Member and contributor of various working IEEE groups on AI, member of the EU Commission's AI Alliance, European Space Agencies and others. NSF Award for Intelligence Tutoring Systems, Exhibition Winner of NATO Future Forces Forum - Military Robotic Systems 2050
Opportunities and provide clear path to companies that want to transform their innovation process, elevate the commercial impact of AI and monetize the commercial space economy
Strategies, frameworks, commercially-viable AI and space portfolios to help companies become AI powerhouse and multi-planetary enterprises
Visionary, mentor, and thought leader who inspires employees, create concepts, put teams and technologies together, and design cutting-edge innovation flows to make scalable impacts on Earth and beyond