Maria Garcia is an Innovation Strategist and Program Manager at Amadeus. She is responsible for leading the strategy of Amadeus for Developers, an open API program that aims at empowering developers to quickly build and launch innovative travel apps to the market. Since the program inception, she has been overseeing all the different phases of the journey, from the objectives definition, to product design, development, testing, and go-to-market strategy. Having built the program from scratch, she has directly experienced all the challenges (and joys!) that come with implementing an entirely new open API culture at a large organization.
Curious by nature and passionate about innovation, she is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to keep developing her skills where business and technology meet. When she is not busy thinking about the next big thing for the program, she loves to travel all around the world – she has been to 85 countries, but her bucket list is still very long!