#HERpower with Maria from Radix

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day as we launch #HERpower, spotlighting the remarkable women driving our industry forward.

Get inspired by the women who inspire us!

In this edition, meet Maria from Exalate’s partner Radix. She shares her transition from the corporate world to becoming a vital member of a smaller AI company.

Read on about her journey from Italy to Belgium and how she’s distinguished herself over the years.


Maria’s goal is to build a long-lasting relationship with clients and guide them to reach business transformation by using Al technology. With a Master’s degree in Business Engineering and 9 years of work experience in the Software Development Industry, Maria Merenda is now Solution Lead at Radix.

The Conversation

Question: Can you start by introducing yourself? 

Maria: My name is Maria Merenda. I’m Italian, and I’m an AI solution lead with Radix. 

I studied business engineering, and while I was writing my thesis, I did my internship in Belgium, and that’s how I came to be here.

I finished my Master’s, and since then I’ve worked in numerous roles at various companies here. I worked for quite a while at Siemens in both quality management and process management, as well as quality compliance. 

In 2022, I got more familiar with AI and started talking to Radix. I went through the interview process, and I loved it, so here I am. 

Question: What exactly triggered your interest in AI and how did they convince you to start working with them?

Maria: I felt I needed a change. I wanted something more flexible, and faster, a startup or a scale-up. You could say it was the perfect jump for me. 

Question: Can you tell me a bit more about your role? What does a solution lead do? 

Maria: It incorporates a lot of different things. I’m the main contact for our clients and the project team. 

We are a consultancy company. I take care of account management for long-term clients. I also do pre-sales when we have a new lead to work on new proposals.

After that, I play project manager, ensuring we deliver value to the client.