Maria McKavanagh is the CEO of Verv. The company specialises in predictive maintenance for white goods, using AI to make appliances smarter and more sustainable. She has been nominated multiple times for the Computer Weekly Top 100 most influential women in UK tech and was awarded Energy Professional of the Year 2019 by the Energy Institute. Previously she worked for NASDAQ data acquisition specialist National Instruments where she was responsible for a multi-million pound sales territory across a range of industries from Aerospace and Defence to Consumer Electronics. She holds an MEng degree in Electrical Engineering.