20-23 January 2025

Connecting the LatAm, domestic US, and international content business in style

Hilton Miami Downtown

Maria Rua Aguete
Senior research director, media and entertainment

Maria is a skilled media and entertainment executive, with extensive contacts and strong relationships with broadcasters, studios, telcos and media companies worldwide.

She currently leads a team of analysts tracking the evolution of media companies globally and leads the Consumer Research around – video, TV, cinema, movies, content and programming, devices, media & usage. Maria joined media analyst firm Screen Digest in May 2000, where she formed and launched the television research team before it was acquired by IHS Markit (and now part of #InformaTech). She is responsible for leading OMDIA’s media and entertainment team’s strategic development and managing its day-to-day operations. Maria has collected many accolades throughout a storied career, and she is one of only 11 Technology Fellows named by IHS Markit during her time at the company, an honor that recognizes her deep expertise and exceptional standing within the analyst community. Maria holds a first class degree in economics and business studies from Vigo University in Spain, and an MBA from Cardiff Business School in Wales.

She is a regular speaker at events like IBC , SportsPRO and Mobile World Congress.


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