23WIP Speaker

Dr. Marily Nika

AI Product Lead (Avatars)
Meta

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Based in San Francisco, Marily works for Meta as an AI Product Lead, working on Avatars within the Metaverse/Reality Labs org. Previously, she worked for Google for 8 years on the AR Glass and Google Assistant teams, focusing on bringing 0 to 1 products to life.

Marily holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from Imperial College London, and is an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School where she teaches AI Product Management. She runs a popular AI Product Management course on Maven.
Outside her day role, Marily mentors entrepreneurs, serves as an advisor to early-stage startups, and also empowers the women in tech & Product community in multiple ways — she is part of the ACM-w Leadership team, she has co-founded 2 women in tech communities and has received international recognition after delivering 3 TEDx talks and receiving the Woman of the Year 2018 Award (everywoman) as well as the Women in Science and Engineering Influence Award 2015 for her contributions. Marily has a newsletter about AI Product Management that you can subscribe to herehttps://marily.substack.com/.

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