In December, Microsoft hired Milena Marinova as vice president of data and artificial intelligence solutions, according to her LinkedIn.
At the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant, Marinova is responsible for “building AI Solutions from concept to execution with customers and partners” and “delivering on Data and ML initiatives to address global problems,” according to her LinkedIn.
Before joining Microsoft, she was a venture partner at Atlantic Bridge Capital for about five years, according to her LinkedIn. At Atlantic Bridge, she advised on AI investments and portfolio companies. She joined Atlantic Bridge in 2017.
Her time with Atlantic Bridge coincided with more than three years at publishing giant Pearson. Marinova joined publishing giant Pearson in 2018 and left with the title of founder and senior vice president of the AI Products and Solutions Group.
While at Pearson, Marinova “assembled a team of data scientists, researchers, machine learning engineers, developers and learning specialists to found the AIPS group at Pearson” and “created the AI strategy and vision for AI-powered products in education under the Aida brand – the first AI tutors delivering personalized learning with real-time feedback and an AI platform for ML/DL/RL services,” according to her LinkedIn.
Marinova previously worked at Intel Corp. for about six years, according to her LinkedIn. She left in 2018 with the title of senior director of AI products and solutions. In this role, she “led development of pilots and commercial solutions for AI applications across industries, including retail, IoT, and robotics” and “advised Intel Capital on investments in AI startups.”