Technology is changing the world. Will your organisation keep up?
Speaking for all kinds of events
- Conference keynote speaker (in-person or by video)
- Corporate in-house events
- Strategic planning days
- Board & executive briefings
- Panel discussions
About Ben Reid
Ben is an experienced futurist speaker and commentator who focuses on new emerging technology trends and the impacts on business and society.
Ben works as a strategic technology advisor with senior leadership teams to develop robust innovation and technology strategy and actionable roadmaps. He brings over 25 years’ experience in software development, enterprise architecture, digital transformation and strategic business consulting to inform insightful and thought-provoking workshops, briefings and presentations.
Ben is also the author of the popular Memia newsletter which explores the cutting edge of new emerging technologies and the implications for society and the economy, with a particular focus on Aotearoa and the Asia-Pacific region.
What others are saying
Featured: Ben Reid presentation on technology strategy for NZTE Digitally Speaking series, February 2021.
“Ben is one of my intellectual superheroes. I especially admire his eclectic and curious mind, and his ability to accommodate and synthesise multiple points of view.”
– National CTO, Global Technology Company
“Ben has a great way of breaking down complex problems and making sense of all the noise!”
“Ben Reid’s content is like an intellectual candy shop. He goes looking for gems under rocks that mainstream commentators simply don’t go looking for. The result is a refreshingly unique insight into a range of topics that once consumed leaves your brain fizzing and wanting more.”
“Ben delivered the insights we needed, such a vast pool of knowledge and advice to offer!”
“This weekly e-newsletter is fantastic, anyone even slightly interested in AI, technology and the future should subscribe.”
“I cannot recommend the Memia newsletter more highly. Tech, science, economics, heart, culture, identity, environment, agriculture, comedy. Every edition is riveting reading.”
Past Speaking Topics
Ben speaks to audiences on a diverse range of topics, exploring the intersection of cutting edge emerging technologies with societal and business change. Ben’s speaking presentations draw on a typically broad and diverse range of topics and themes, regularly informed by the latest developments covered in his weekly Memia newsletter.
- Key technology trends and how they will affect your industry
- How can new technology be used to solve tomorrow’s global challenges?
- Next level digital transformation: reinventing your business before the competition does
- Artificial intelligence in 2021 and beyond: opportunities and challenges for your industry
- Central Bank Digital Currencies (CDBCs): Latest developments and why they matter
Past Guest & Keynote Speaking Events
Get in touch
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