Television / Video
Vertical innovation can advance sectors, but additional dimensions of innovation can make the impossible happen. Creating an innovation mindset means examining how we’re taught to think and how we structure industry. By changing how we expect kids to think we can encourage more – including girls – into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and inspire them to think in new and novel ways. By changing industry structure we can encourage new forms of innovation which both creates new revenue opportunities and inspires further innovative thought.
To celebrate the release of new film Hidden Figures, the Telegraph held a filmed round table discussion with leading women from the fields of science, art and technology. Maria and the other Strong Women discuss how they have contributed to their given field, and how they believe women have advanced in these areas since the 1960s.
As chair for the Women in Media Tech session at ConnectedTV, Maria kicks off with a talk on gender imbalance. She discusses the facts and figures, starting the journey and getting kids interested, what’s stopping women from entering the workforce, how to stay in and advance, and what happens if we don’t change.
Maria discusses how she got into technology and lateral thinking, why we need more women in technology, and how to get more kids interested and women to enter the industry, stay in and advance in technology. Described as “one of the most relatable, impactful talks on workplace diversity I’ve heard.”
Maria acts as the Master of Ceremonies (emcee) for the 2015 International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Tunnelling Awards in the tunnels of the Hagerbach Test Gallery in Switzerland. Video showcases the conference sessions and snippets of the awards ceremony.
Salt: Introduction and Immersion of Wearable Technology into Industries and Daily Life — 25 March, 2015
Maria shares her insights into the incorporation of wearable tech into daily life, how wearable tech isn’t meeting women’s needs and discusses how it relates to various industries, including across smart / connected home.
Computer Weekly: The Sleeping Butterfly Effect Series: On Being a Woman in Technology — 3 July, 2014
Maria speaks at Computer Weekly’s day on “Achieving diversity in the IT workforce to grow the digital economy”. She discusses her learnings from life: raising interest in technology, entering into industry, and staying in and advancing in a technical career.
Maria speaks to Mortimer Spinks about The Joy of Rights: why piracy happens and what the studios are doing to reduce it.
Maria’s keynote from Streaming Media’s Video Infrastructure Summit on OTT Movie Distribution Infrastructure: The Challenges of Online Movie Delivery. Covered everything from acquiring content, to storing it in a Media Asset Management (MAM) system, encoding/transcoding, Content Management System (CMS), through delivery.
At the CDN World Summit, after chairing the opening panel, IPTV interviewed Maria about her views around premium on-demand film delivery and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
T3’s LG Event — 21 September, 2011
Maria attends Future Publishing’s T3 event for the latest LG technology, tries out all the toys and shares what she thinks! She had a chance to play with LG’s touch screen TV and played a 3D shared viewing experience game (she played very badly, she might add, but the experience was good fun!)
Maria discusses with Microsoft how FilmFlex used PlayReady to secure its VOD film delivery. She also discusses UltraViolet. This video was first screened at IBC 2010 and was part of the Microsoft Showcase.
A sneak preview into the future of movie rentals — September, 2010
After Maria’s Paper Presentation at IBC on The Secret of Getting Video on Demand Right First Time, Ericsson asked Maria about her projections for the upcoming trends in Video on Demand and how the movie rental industry might change. This video was filmed at IBC 2010 and became part of the Ericsson’s Thinking Ahead site.
The Linux Chix — ClickOnline — BBC World — 19 April, 2001
BBC World interviewed the women involved in Linux Chix and asked their views on being a woman in technology. The interview took place in Cynthia’s Cyberbar (with a drink serving robot!) All the women had some interesting stories to share. Maria spoke on her experience of being asked expertise questions indirectly by a male colleague – via a male intermediary!
Computer Friendly — Eyewitness News Primetime — Channel 12 CBS — 24 June, 1994
A 5 minute demonstration of OS/2 multimedia, pen, and speech technology as part of a half hour special on friendly computing. Organised demonstration and presented OS/2 multimedia section.
Tech Talkfest is your weekly podcast about the UK technology scene. This week Zoe speaks to Maria Ingold. Maria is a technology consultant with a passion for The Connected Home. Zoe takes a tour around the technology inside Maria’s house, which includes iPhone controlled lighting systems, surveillance cameras that send photos in real-time to your phone and an innovative way of turning your existing power-plugs into an Ethernet system throughout your house.
Articles / Press
We Are The City finds out how Maria thinks it’s possible to get more kids (boys and girls) to study STEM topics and increase innovation in the UK.
Maria provides video on demand expertise into The Independent’s article on streaming.
The TechCityInsider 100 is an editorial strand profiling the people and businesses helping to make digital Britain tick. Across the year they publish 100 interviews with people in the TCi100.
Part of the An Industry Executive Speaks series, Maria discusses 3D, 4K, Blu-ray versus on-demand, UltraViolet, Smart TV, Pure Audio, and the future.
As part of a roundtable hosted at the Digital Television Group (DTG), CSI Magazine interviewed Maria, Level 3, Futuresource and Broadpeak about content delivery networks (CDNs). The roundtable discussion was published in CSI Magazine.
Part of the An Industry Executive Speaks series, Maria discusses Blu-ray, 3D, UltraViolet, SmartTV, 4K and the future. Be sure to check out her updated views on her 2013 interview above.
IPTV News Interview — 2 February, 2012
IPTV News interviews Maria. She talks about Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Connected TVs and second screen viewing.
DCM Europe Article — 18 January, 2012
Digital2Disc reviewed Maria’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) panels at DCM Europe 2012.
IPTV News Interview — 11 August, 2011
Maria discusses her views on the CDN industry as it relates to on-demand film.