Z. Maria Wang

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Founding experience at Silicon Valley startups, ex-BCG, Data Science/Consumer M&S SME @ McKinsey
Z. Maria's Skills
Business Strategy
Business Development
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Business Strategy Formulation
Strategy Development
Business Development

Age Group


About Z. Maria

An analytics strategy leader driving business insights, strategy and results with analytics- and technology-driven solutions and innovation • Passionate about and experienced with driving digital and business transformation leveraging both science (data and math) and the art of business - clients served include more than a dozen Fortune 500 across industries • Proven track records in data science development, commercial deployment, team leading and capability building in different environments • An expert in Consumer (Retail and CPG) Pricing and Promotions, Marketing and Sales, Revenue and Growth Management, CRM, Demand Forecasting


ninety percent of everything is crap - Theodore Sturgeon

Work Experience

Vice President, AI Adoption and Strategy


July 2019 - Today

Developing business service in AI-assisted technology adoption practice with CPG/Retail clients in Demand Planning, Demand Forecasting and S&OP. Leading AI solution delivery in analytics modeling and technology building projects

Expert Consultant / Engagement Manager

McKinsey &Co.

July 2016 - June 2019

Helping clients, leading data science/technology driven solutions from POC to productization, technology road map and commercial strategy development, client capability building; Subject matter expert (SME) in Consumer (Retail and CPG) Marketing and Sales and Revenue Growth Management

Head of Academics / Sr. Advisor

Level Education of Northeastern University

October 2015 - June 2016

Developed initial program offerings and class curriculum; led the first bootcamp class teaching Data Analytics and Machine Learning subjects

Director of Analytics

SmartZip Analytics

February 2011 - December 2011

SmartZip Analytics is a national leader in predictive marketing solutions for the real estate industry. Using patent-pending home intelligence, predictive analytics and automated marketing, SmartZip makes big data actionable for the real estate industry. Our flagship product, SmartTargeting, helps agents identify and connect with their best prospects in any neighborhood across the U.S. Leading team in creating cutting-edge real estate analytic solutions including real estate turn-over prediction and targeting, AVM (automated valuation model) and market economic indices; economic analysis and econometric modeling of real estate market strength and dynamics; business and product development in innovative marketing analytic solutions for real estate investors and general retailers.

Lead Scientist


March 2010 - February 2011

FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. Creating decision-tree based large-scale segmentation and optimization engine for retail banking decision modeling, strategy optimization and strategy development for credit risk and revenue management. Research, create and prototype solutions in data-driven predictive technologies including segmentation, behavioral modeling, action-effect modeling, causality and propensity scoring, statistical learning strategy for risk exposure, price sensitivity, risk-based pricing optimization.


Northeastern University


2002 - 2006

Dalhousie University


2000 - 2002

Beijing Technology and Business University


1993 - 1997


Business Analytics Specialization

University of Pennsylvania

Tackle the Challenge of Big Data

Massachusetts Institute of Technology