Consulting Consulting

  • (Re)build full VOD service
  • Advise investors & board
  • VOD audits
  • Risk analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • RFQ, RFI and RFP
  • Interim CTO/CXO
  • Video on Demand
  • Smart home / wearable


  • Spoken publicly 80 times
  • Keynotes & presentations
  • Chairing & panels
  • In-house training
  • Clear explanations
  • Video on Demand
  • Smart Home (IoT)
  • Technology & strategy
  • Women in technology


  • Magazines / Journals
  • In-house documentation
  • White papers
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Video on Demand
  • The Connected Home
  • Women in technology
  • Clear and concise
  • Strategic and/or detail


  • Sleeping Butterfly Effect
  • Business coaching
  • NLP and PRINCE2
  • Companies or individuals
  • Business process change
  • Setting goals
  • Planning people projects
  • Getting into technology
  • Advancing in technology

Next Speaking

all-day Essential Install Live! North — ... @ Event City
Essential Install Live! North — ... @ Event City
Oct 14 all-day
Essential Install Live! North -- Manchester, UK -- 14 October, 2015 @ Event City | Stretford | United Kingdom
Disrupting Laterally: Across Audio/Video, Smart Home and Wearable Tech Expertise in Smart Home and Home Cinema installation is no longer enough to retain a competitive edge.  Disruptors are entering the market at the prosumer level, new verticals are evolving and

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As Head of Technology, Maria has always delivered services and products for a wide range of our clients to the highest standard.  Playing a key role in the development of the original platform architecture, she then extended this to a successful deployment of…

Jeff HenryCEOLondon, UKFilmFlex Movies

I worked with Maria on the launch of a new project for our various companies at the time.

I found her to be most helpful in all of our dealings and clearly an expert in her field. During the time we worked together Maria’s knowledge and understanding of the sh…

Steve JamesBusiness DevelopmentLondon, UKChannel 4

I have worked with Maria for 5 years at FilmFlex Movies. Maria is an unusual combination of a total film fan, extremely bright but also happy to teach us all the new technology. I have learnt so much from her from how to handle a team with respect and passion,…

Paula HolmesService ManagerLondon, UKFilmFlex Movies
Editorial Intelligence

What a great speaker you were at our Mobile World conference! Always good to have fantastically smart tech speakers especially when they are senior women like you.

Julia HobsbawmFounder and CEOLondon, UKEditorial Intelligence Ltd
Disney ABC

Maria and I negotiated the security and content protection requirements between some major UK services and the US Studio I worked for.

Having now moved on to work directly for services similar to those that Maria was responsible for, I appreciate even more wha…

Stephen GrangeDirector, Technology and OperationsLondon, UKDisney ABC Television Group
Ascent Media

I have had a pleasure to work with Maria as a client during my time at Ascent Media, she was very detailed, delivery focused yet keeping in mind the big picture commercial implications of a number of projects she was leading. I have no hesitation in recommendi…

Samir FarajiVP - Director Finance & Commercial AffairsLondon, UKAscent Media

In my role at Informa, I have utilised Maria’s expert knowledge of the industry in a number of events I have organised. She has acted as an excellent moderator, panellist and thought leader giving valuable insights on the future of the industry. With her exten…

Laurence ColdicottResearch Manager, Head of Content & Partnerships, TV ConnectLondon, UKInforma

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.

Tim WrightVice-President, TechnologyLondon, UKSony Pictures Entertainment

Maria belongs to the rare breed of people who understand both technology and business, and to top it off she’s a joy to work with. Maria is insightful and detail-oriented, and she clearly cares about the projects she’s involved with.

Jim TaylorHead of Technology and Product DevelopmentLondon, UKUltraViolet/DECE

On Maria’s interview on 3D, 4K, Blu-ray versus on-demand, UltraViolet, Smart TV, Pure Audio, and the future in DVD Intelligence’s ‘An Industry Executive Speaks’ series:

Very informative. A must read. Thanks, Maria.

Peter CraneFeature Film Producer and BAFTA member

Maria has an excellent understanding of both the technical and business issues involved in launching an internet film and TV venture. Her approach to launching a service is; calm, clear, focussed and good humoured – she is a pleasure to work with.

George RobertsonPrincipal IP EngineerLondon, UKDigital TV Group (DTG)

Maria is that unique person who is extremely passionate about the projects she works on. The passion can be found not only in her deep knowledge of Digital Media but the respect of her peers in the industry. This is probably why she is consistently asked to sp…

Steven ChesterVice President, Global Media & EntertainmentLondon, UKAkamai Technologies
Blue Ant Media

On The Sleeping Butterfly Effect: The Mind — Memory, Depression and Joy:

This is a great article that breaks down negative thinking in an understandable way. I’ve been working on getting rid of my ‘excess luggage’ for a few years now and this article is a grea…

Colette Johnson-VosbergContent Funding SpecialistToronto, CanadaBlue Ant Media Inc.

I was introduced to Maria while she was Head of Technology at FilmFlex to help them iron out some finer points of transcode profiles they needed for delivery. What immediately impressed me about Maria was the circle of experts she had gathered together to ensu…

Daniel LoshakRegional ManagerLondon, UKHarmonic (Rhozet Sales)

Maria has always represented herself well in discussions and articulates herself well in a debate. She is easy going in conversation and social.

Bob HannentSenior Technology ManagerLondon, UKHumax

I am meticulously making my way through the great work you did.

Jean-Louis AçafrãoGeneral Manager: Video On DemandSouth AfricaMultiChoice

It’s a pleasure. Especially when the person asking the questions is as knowledgeable as you are about broadcast and new media workflows. The correct questions derive the appropriate solutions… Thanks.

Zaheer MahomedManager: Production EngineeringSouth AfricaM-Net

I have had the pleasure of working with Maria whilst understanding and developing partnership opportunities for VOD on Freesat’s new service Freetime. Not only is Maria an expert in the technology that drives the creation and distribution of digital content, s…

Sevan BrownCommercial ManagerLondon, UKFreesat
Ascent Media

I worked with Maria as a business partner during the launch of several VOD services for FilmFlex Movies Ltd. The services required the close collaboration of a number of organizations at both a technical and operational workflow level under Maria’s direction…

Rob HoughtonProgramme DirectorLondon, UKAscent Media (Encompass Digital Media)
Maiden Voyage

On The Sleeping Butterfly Effect: The Mind — Memory, Depression and Joy:

Loved this Maria, beautifully explained.

Carolyn PearsonCEOLeeds, UKMaiden Voyage
CSI Magazine

Maria spoke recently at the 2013 CSI Multimedia Home Gateways Conference alongside a number of distinguished presenters and panellists. Maria’s depth of knowledge and insight on the topic of multiscreen viewing aided a specific discussion on this theme great…

Tiro BestonsoCommercial ManagerLondon, UKCSI Magazine

In return for entrusting Maria with our project, we received answers and direction that drew on resources and industry leads to which we had no access.

Maria has a wealth of knowledge and industry connections that span the globe. I would have no hesitation in …

Andrew UdenHead of Product Technical Development, Consumer Electronics & DIY - UK & EuropeLondon, UKTesco

I had the pleasure of working with Maria who ran a Seminar for Women in Tech as part of Salt’s official diversity partnership of London Technology Week 2014.

She is a fascinating speaker who has an ‘eclectically cool’ background in both Fine Arts and Computer …

Sarah DeSilvaClient Services Manager - DiversityLondon, UKSalt