“I’m basically the janitor,” Maria Li says laughingly when asked what being the chief operating officer of Tech In Asia (TIA) entails. The former Asia-Pacific regional lead for Apple joined the start-up in January 2019 when it was going through a tumultuous period and managed to right the ship, thanks to a successful internal reorganisation and the creation of popular tentpole events, notably Sync Summit as well as TIA's annual conference.
Li still oversees daily operations and finances while constantly brainstorming how the Singapore-based technology website and media and events company can continue to evolve into a better platform for its readers and clients.
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