Maria Ingold

Maria Ingold

Maria Ingold

Founder and CEO | mireality

Maria Ingold heads strategic and technical innovation consultancy, mireality. She brings over 25 years’ expertise in deploying successful emerging visual technology across film, TV, video, games and media.

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

Maria is also a global public speaker, including the TEDx talk “Innovating the Impossible”, a BAFTA film and TV judge, and on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Essex, School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Mixing a background in Computer Science and Fine Art, she started her career helping innovate the beginning of 3D computer gaming. She was also part of inventing the beginning of multimedia – audio, video and games – on computers.