Maria Kolitsida

Founder and CEO

Maria has a strong professional experience in strategy and innovation based on emerging technologies and scientific trends. Maria has 9 years’ experience in the corporate environment as an innovation and policy maker manager (Coca Cola, GSK, McCormick-PepsiCo, European Associations) and 7-years as a co-founder and consultant of tech start ups (UK Green Innovation 2014 award). Over the last 2 years, Maria is the founder and CEO of WinningMinds.ai, a conversational analysis platform that delivers accurate people analytics to measure team performance and leverage organisational knowledge. Her work focuses on the application of cognitive neuroscience in organisational behaviour and the new economy. Her research covers the fields of neuroeconomics, behaviour analysis, neurolinguistics, embodied cognitive artificial intelligence, learning and emotional psychology. Maria is also an adjunct professor of Neuromarketing courses in UK Universities.

Her academic background includes a BSc and MSc in Neurobiology and Biotechnology (Reading University), a Policy Making & Lobbying Diploma (Michigan University), a MBA (Liverpool University), and an AI in Business Strategy Executive Program Certificate (MIT).