mireality /mir-ree-al-i-tee/ or /my-ree-al-i-tee/

noun: Maria Ingold’s reality — innovation comes from diversity of thought.

mireality combines strategy, innovation, visual technology, speaking, writing and creativity.

mireality builds successful solutions using six steps:

  • Where you are: Strategic, commercial, risk and technical audits.
  • Where you want to go: Market / product research, risk analysis and vision creation.
  • How to get there with RoI: Brief, business case, reporting and plan development.
  • Implement: Lead successful implementation across disparate stakeholders.
  • Operate: Profitably deploy new products and services while maintaining existing offerings.
  • Talk about it: Share case studies and receive feedback to factor in and repeat.
Maria Ingold

Maria Ingold

Strategic CTO | Speaker | Writer Creator
Innovation and Visual Technology

Maria brings extensive expertise – 20+ years as a strategic CTO – deploying successful visual technology across Media and Entertainment.

Most recently, she led global Solution Engineering and Bids & Proposals for Synamedia, the largest global (Americas, APAC and EMEA) video solution vendor for service providers and content owners.

As the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Disney / Sony JV FilmFlex Movies, Maria delivered some of the most successful on-demand movie services in Europe from launch, including for Virgin Media cable and broadcaster Channel 4. FilmFlex was profitable from year one.

With her unique background in Computer Science and Art, Maria started her career at IBM and Ocean Software, helping invent the beginning of audio, video and games on personal computers.

Since returning to permanent roles, mireality, originally an international strategic and technical media innovation consultancy, is now a conduit for Maria’s board advisory and her creative side.

Maria is also a global public speaker, including TEDx talk “Innovating the Impossible”, a BAFTA film and TV judge, and a board advisor.

Maria works with companies who want better return on investment (ROI) on innovation.



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 include: video streaming (VOD / OTT / SVOD / AVOD / security), innovation and sustainability.


Solution Engineering

Strategic and technical innovator / commercially-focused Chief Technology Officer (CTO) bridging and consolidating alignment between customer and business. Permanent / board advisory 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: video streaming, smart home, IoT, wearables, VR, innovation and sustainability.

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.
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 speak at industry events each year.