Wepa! I'm Marina
Marina is an experienced Data Engineering and Data Science Product leader. Former Principal Technical Product Manager at StackOverflow, and previously Data Engineering Manager for the Instagram Core Ads team, she set the vision for AI-driven technologies and aided teams in achieving their goals.
As the Ads Data Engineering leader at Meta (Instagram), she worked closely with other senior leaders and executives to shape the vision of data and AI products within the organisation, specifically around the Instagram Core Ads Algorithm. As the Director of Engineering and Product of Data Science at Jellyvision, she lead teams of data engineers and data scientists and product, to produce tangible results and innovative solutions.
Marina has exceptional managerial skills and, beyond creating high-performing happy teams, she has adeptly handled difficult situations through high-growth moments and moments of recession. She has been working on strategies to shift companies' data strategy from a cost-based model to a revenue-center through Machine Learning and AI.
Prior to joining Instagram and Jellyvision, Marina led the vision and execution of the Data Science Platform as a Product Manager at Uptake, an industrial IoT company, and at a former Fortune500 e-commerce company. Leveraging her cross-industry AI experience, Marina continues to create new ideas and applications of AI.
Marina lives between Rotterdam, Netherlands and the USA with her family, and seeks to continue shaping the future of the next company and her community through her spirited leadership in software engineering, innovation and, data science but most importantly by continuing to support Inclusion and Diversity efforts. Marina is a big advocate of having more women in Tech and demonstrated her commitment by partnering with (former ITA) 1871 in the creation of the Women Influence Chicago Accelerator program, creating a podcast in which she has interviewed over 70 prominent women in underrepresented fields in the USA (UNBOSSED Podcast) and re-establishing The Chicago Woman's Club.
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Wepa! I'm Marina