Full Name
Maria Syms
Job Title
President & COO
Bigfork Technologies
Speaker Bio
Maria started her career as a lawyer in the early nineties at a D.C. international law firm where she was given a clunky WANG computer that was far from “user-friendly”. Maria has ridden the technology wave (both good and bad) and understands how the right technology can be used to create value and grow your business.

Maria was a partner in a law firm representing multinational corporations, an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General. Maria was also an Arizona lawmaker and was instrumental in passing legislation to set up a fintech sandbox to attract business development. She also sponsored and passed laws to strengthen criminal penalties against online sexual predators. The Arizona Technology Council recently recognized Maria as a strong and supportive leader in advancing the technology industry.

Maria holds a Master’s degree from Harvard, a law degree from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College. She is admitted to the bars in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and D.C. When not helping clients with their legal tech needs, Maria spends time with her husband Mark, an ear surgeon, and their three fun and talented children Matthew, Meredith, and Marinna. Standard poodle Maizie rounds out their M&M family.
Maria Syms