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Biographical Information

Maria Ingold



Maria Ingold is a strategic & technical innovator who brings extensive expertise in deploying successful emerging visual technology across film, TV, video, games and media.

As the former Chief Technology Officer 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. FilmFlex was profitable from year one.

Maria is also a global public speaker, including TEDx talk “Innovating the Impossible”, a BAFTA film and TV judge, a Board Advisor for iSIZE who provide machine learning bitrate reduction for video, 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 multimedia – audio, video and games – on computers.

Articles for Maria Ingold

The State of Video Streaming: Make Money, Save Money

Content owners and service providers need to find cost savings, generate additional revenue, and meet customers' tightening budgets. In the article, Maria Ingold, Synamedia, discusses exactly how content providers can do that by monetizing non-paying consumers, adding advertising models in addition to subscriptions, and improving sustainability to both reduce energy usage and save costs.