Designation: Co-Founder and CEO, Pixelhunters

Dr. Ani Atanasova has a PhD in Quantum & Optoelectronics and spent years in science, research, teaching, and industry. She is also graduating in 2022 a second PhD in Education & Gamification of Learning. She has worked on several patented projects of the EU in the field of magnetic field measurements, laser and laser applications.

Since 2009, Dr. Ani Atanasova is the co-founder and CEO of Pixelhunters, company based in Dubai. The company is working extensively for the government and private sectors with multiple projects developed for entertaining, education, training, awareness and experiential marketing, based on VR/AR/MR and gamification. Solid experience into designing multiplayer games and metaverse. 13+ years of history, more than 1500 projects delivered worldwide and more than 150 international industry awards.

Dr. Ani is in the advisory board of several UAE universities, she is the UAE Correspondent for the Young Business Leaders France, the chairwoman of the UAE Chapter of the International Game Developers Association, a judge from many years of the International Business Awards, Stevie Awards and “A Design” Awards. Founder of Middle East Talents Awards – a platform for digital art. Dr. Ani is an international speaker at multiple conferences in the field of technology, innovation, VR/AR, game design & gamification, women in technology and women’s leadership.

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