Maria is an Engineering Manager at Facebook London working on Mobile Ads Growth. As a senior technology executive she is currently developing market leading mobile applications and leads the technology strategy for the company’s flagship products. Her field, growth engineering, blends software engineering with data analytics and a sprinkle of marketing. As she captures it with her own words: “So to say that we are data obsessed would be an understatement.” Maria is experienced with a wide variety of start-ups, leading large IT teams across Europe and Australia. Before Facebook she held the Director of Mobile Engineering position at Badoo, dating-focused social networking service with more than 300 million users and was Head of Software Development at SkyTalk among others. She also has broad cross-sector exposure in the fields of social media, mobile, telco and finance.