Extensive executive expertise (20+ years as CTO) deploying successful emerging visual technology, content monetisation and commercial and consumer experiences across Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT).
Global speaker and thought leader — over 200 times — including NAB, IBC, IABM, "TEDx: Innovating the Impossible". Keynotes, presentation, chairing, C-level interviews and panels. Topics: AI / ML / GenAI, video streaming (VOD / OTT / SVOD / AVOD / security), innovation and sustainability.
Strategy and innovation Chief Technology Officer (CTO) consolidating alignment between customer and business. Permanent / board advisory / consulting / fractional across telecoms and media, streaming, digital innovation, start-ups and private equity.
Published and internal writer — high level or detail — on strategy, technology and trends. Magazine and journal articles, white papers, positioning papers, proposals (RFQ, RFI, RFP). Topics include: AI, ML, GenAI, video streaming, smart home, IoT, wearables, VR, innovation and sustainability.
Many companies innovate ineffectively — limiting their potential for growth and high-quality, cost-effective, efficient delivery. Maria 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.
Operating globally at executive level, Maria uses six steps to deliver success and Return on Investment (ROI).
Strategic, commercial, risk and technical audits and due diligence.
Market / product research, risk analysis and vision creation.
Brief, business case with RoI, reporting and plan development, RFQs / RFIs / RFPs.
Lead successful implementation across disparate stakeholders.
Profitably deploy new products and services while maintaining existing offerings.
Build brand, share case studies and receive feedback to factor in and repeat.
Maria builds credibility through expertise by writing useful articles that educate and lead the reader on a journey toward understanding.
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mireality has worked 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. In a permanent capacity, Maria has been Global VP of Solution Engineering for Synamedia. Maria is open to new opportunities, so reach out.
Pricing has ranged from hourly specialist consultancy or advisory, to fixed-cost projects, to time and materials, to salary for the right role. Contact Maria to discuss your requirements.
Maria is a British / American dual-national. She can work anywhere British or American passports allow, with London, UK as her home base. In her career she has worked globally, including Americas, APAC and EMEA. Remote, hybrid or on-site is possible with minimal notice, including locations in the UK which require a driving licence and car.
Global VP Solution Engineering (and Bids & Proposals), board advisor, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), or related VP innovation, product or strategy roles.
Reach out to Maria to discuss permanent roles. Maria currently only provides board advisory and creative services through mireality.
Maria is a native English speaker and somewhat conversational in Spanish. She also studied Japanese.