Voted one of the most influential people in UK New Television by VOD Professional and one of TechCityInsider's top 100 people redefining digital business, Maria heads strategic technical consultancy, mireality, specialising in the secure delivery of premium film and television Video on Demand (VOD), including into emerging markets like South Africa. She is an expert in innovation, delivery and engagement across VOD / OTT, digital media, games and emerging tech including Smart Home and Internet of Things (IoT). She advises start-ups, established players and government alike.
As the former CTO for FilmFlex Movies, jointly owned by Sony and Disney, Maria created end-to-end VOD solutions for some of the most successful on-demand movie services in Europe, including cable (Virgin Media) and broadband (Channel 4’s Film4oD).
Maria has a 25-year track record delivering increased ROI and profitable film, TV, games and digital media products and services. As a global public speaker, she has spoken over 80 times on video and emerging tech, innovation and on women in media technology. She is also a TV and film judge for BAFTA, a writer, an artist, and occasionally an actress.