Pearson Appoints Milena Marinova as the New AI Department Head

SI TeamPearson, a digital education company announced the appointment of Milena Marinova to guide artificial intelligence(AI)and personalized learning for the company. Milena joins Pearson in July as SVP, AI Products & Solutions from Intel Corporation, where she was the Senior Director of AI solutions. She will be focused on exploring and applying existing and new technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, including deep and reinforcement learning and data analytics and personalized learning into current and future products and services.

Milena Marinova, a technology executive with a rich experience of 15 years in business and product development, strategy, marketing and venture capital, and has extensive knowledge of machine learning, neutral networks, computer vision and the commercialization of new technologies. She was the lead for development of commercial applications of AI
at Intel across various industries, including Internet of Things(IoT), Robotics and AR/VR, and advised Intel Capital investments in these areas. Prior to this, she has also worked at Idealab, a prominent startup incubator and Hyundai Capital America. She holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and B.Sc with Honors in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, U.S.A. Currently she works as an advisor for several AI startups and investors in the California Bay Area.

Milena Marinova, says, “Unlike other sectors, education is yet to fully realize the benefits of digital and advanced AI techniques, and there are great opportunities to improve learning outcomes and to enable better teaching. Pearson is committed to transforming the learning experience and becoming the digital winner in education. As a strong believer in lifelong learning, I want to contribute and be a key part in that journey

Founded in 1998, Pearson’s mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. It believes that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. It has integrated some machine learning capabilities and has a list of innovative products that uses the latest technology and data science to improve learning outcomes at scale like authentic assessment, automated essay scoring, adaptive learning, natural language processing and intelligent tutoring.

Tim Bozik, Global Head of Products, Pearson, says, “We have the opportunity to use technology to help shape the future of education in new ways for the next generation of learners, helping more students foster the knowledge and skills they need to succeed both in school and their careers. Milena is an extraordinary talent and brings vast experience to our team. She will play an important role in this work and in continuing the digital and AI transformation of Pearson.”