Maria Ingold: Strategic CTO | Speaker | Writer | Creator

Specialising in VOD, OTT and innovation

Board-level expert TMT advisory, speaking and writing

Extensive expertise deploying successful emerging visual technology, content monetisation and commercial and consumer experiences across Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT): film, TV, video, games, audio and media.

Maria is now Global VP Solution Engineering for Synamedia. mireality currently only provides board advisory and creative services.



Global speaker and thought leader — over 200 times, including "TEDx: Innovating the Impossible", keynotes, presentation, chairing, C-level interviews and panels on streaming (video on demand (VOD) / OTT), innovation and emerging tech.



Strategic and technical innovator / commercially-focused Chief Technology Officer (CTO) providing advisory services across telecoms and media, streaming, digital innovation, start-ups and private equity. Currently Global VP Solution Engineering for Synamedia.



Published and internal writer — high level or detail on strategy, technology and trends — in magazine and journal articles, white papers, positioning papers, proposals (RFQ, RFI, RFP) on streaming (VOD / OTT), smart home, IoT, wearables, AR / VR / MR and innovation.

Innovation Thought Leadership

Many companies innovate ineffectively — limiting their potential for growth and high-quality, cost-effective, efficient delivery. mireality provides thought leadership to help companies, teams and individuals easily understand existing and emerging technology, learn how to innovate effectively, and build brand reputations that enable two-way discussions to factor in feedback. 

mireality's Six Steps to Success

Operating globally at executive level, Maria uses six steps to deliver success and Return on Investment (ROI).

Where are you now?

1. Where are you now?

Strategic, commercial, risk and technical audits and due diligence.

Where do you want to go?

2. Where are you going?

Market / product research, risk analysis and vision creation.

How do we get there?

3. How do we get there?

Brief, business case with RoI, reporting and plan development, RFQs / RFIs / RFPs.

Implement it

4. Implement

Lead successful implementation across disparate stakeholders.


5. Operate

Profitably deploy new products and services while maintaining existing offerings.

Talk about it

6. Talk about it

Build brand, share case studies and receive feedback to factor in and repeat.

Learnings from Lockdown: Sustainable Streaming

Credibility through expertise in media and telecoms

Maria builds credibility through expertise by writing useful articles that educate and lead the reader on a journey toward understanding.

Follow mireality’s blog for essential reading on emerging technology, industry trends and insights extracted from expertise in innovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

mireality typically works with start-ups, SMEs, and corporates who are looking to innovate, get a higher return on investment or receive specialist advice. mireality also provides technical and strategic due-diligence for private equity and industry. For government mireality has provided advisory and thought leadership. mireality is open to new opportunities, so reach out.

Pricing can range from hourly specialist consultancy, to fixed-cost projects, to time and materials, to salary for the right role. Contact mireality to discuss your requirements. 

Maria is a British / American dual-national, so she can work anywhere British or American passports allow. She has provided services across the UK, Europe, South Africa, MENA and small islands. Remote or on-site (after COVID-19) is possible with minimal notice, including locations in the UK which require a driving licence and car.

Board-level advisor, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Product Officer, Chief Strategy Officer or Managing Director. 

Maria is now Global VP Solution Engineering for Synamedia. She currently only provides board advisory and creative services through mireality.

Maria is a native English speaker and is conversational in Spanish. She also studied Japanese.

Maria consulted to our company on developing an OTT Strategy and evaluating various technology options for our OTT implementation. It was a pleasure working with Maria, she is not only very knowledgeable technically with good business acumen..she is also a fantastic person!
Maria is excellent to work with. She is very clear and straightforward in what she says, and very knowledgeable in her area. Where she doesn’t know something she will say and find out for you, so you know where you stand. I trust her to a very high degree.