Dr. Ani Atanasova has a PhD in Quantum & Optoelectronics and spent years in science, research, teaching and industry. 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 sector with multiple projects developed for education, training, awareness and innovative marketing, based on VR/AR/MR and gamification. 10+ years of history, more than 500 projects delivered worldwide and more than 100 international industry awards.

Dr. Ani is in the advisory board of few 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 for youth.

Dr. Ani is an international speaker at multiple conferences in the field of technology, innovation, VR/AR, game design &gamification and women's leadership.