Maria McKavanagh is the Chief Innovation Officer at Verv. With the aim of cutting carbon emissions, Verv unlocks unique energy insights from the home using an AI hub and is also bringing to life a peer-based green electricity sharing platform, based on blockchain. An advocate of women in tech, Maria has been nominated as one of the top 100 most influential women in UK tech for the past two years. 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.