Dr. Mariana Damova is the CEO of Mozaika, a company providing research and solutions in the field of data science, natural interfaces, and human insight that specializes in building semantic information infrastructures in different verticals, such as business information delivery, human resources management, cultural heritage, earth observation, water management, and sells data as a service and research and development. Her background is in natural language processing, Semantic Web Technologies and AI, with strong academic and industrial record in North America and Europe, as C-level executive. She has taught graduate courses, conducted research at several universities in Europe and North America, lead international interdisciplinary teams with projects on various facets of knowledge management that carried technological risk,  Virtual Customer Service Representative, Speech to speech machine translation, Search engine based on linguistic principles, Voice enabled emotion recognition, Expert system supporting child protection services also there, and acquired the ability to leverage marketing requirements with knowledge intense technological solutions. As a business development manager in Sofia she was instrumental in the winning of large data integration and management projects such as the Semantic Knowledge Base for The National Archive of the United Kingdom and Research Space for the British Museum, as well as European Research and Innovation projects such as Europeana Creative and Multisensor. Her work focuses on the design and development of data integration infrastructures which allow efficient querying, access and navigation over linked data. She has managed the building of the official experimental Europeana SPARQL endpoint holding Europeana semantic data. Dr. Damova holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart and a mini MBA from McGill, Canada. She currently teaches Semantic Technologies at New Bulgarian University in Sofia and at Sofia State University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, regularly reviews books and articles for ACM ComputingReviews.com and has authored/co-authored more than 50 publications (books and scientific articles) in linguistics and semantic technologies. Former tennis Champion, she likes museums, theatre and reading.