Maria is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of HolonIQ, a global market intelligence platform andthe world’s smartest source of education intelligence to help better predict and plan for the future of education. Through a machine learning platform and global network of partners, HolonIQ connects the entire learning to work spectrum with the technology, skills and capital to innovate.
Between 2016-2018, Maria led the digital learning futures portfolio for Navitas Ventures, the innovation and corporate venturing arm of the global Education company, Navitas.In this role, Maria worked with EdTech start-ups and founders around the world to support their growth, and led research projects about the future of learning, such as Global EdTech Landscape and Higher Education Digital Transformation.
Maria has worked in public and private higher education for over 20 years in Asia and Australia specializing in transforming education through technology. As the global head of Learning & Teaching Services Navitas, Maria built and led global innovation teams, driving innovation in curriculum, teaching and the student experience in over 50 countries.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, Master of Education from the University of Technology Sydney and is currently completing a Doctoral degree in Education from the University of Liverpool.