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Ben is an experienced speaker and commentator who focuses on new emerging technology trends and their impacts on business and society.

Ben acts as a trusted strategic technology advisor working with senior leaders throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. He brings over 25 years' experience in software, digital transformation and strategic business consulting to inform insightful and thought provoking 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 the Australasian region.

Founder - Ben Reid

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Technology changes the world... grow situational awareness, inform strategy & enhance execution. 

Is your organisation asking challenging questions about changing technology? 

Engage with Memia for strategic consulting and advisory services, workshops, event speaking and research.

Grow situational awareness, inform strategy and enhance execution.

Strategic Consulting & Advisory

What does the future look like for your organisation?

- Today's business moves at the speed of accelerating technological change. 

- Companies face uncertainty and disruption as customer expectations move increasingly to digital...and new, agile, online-only competitors arrive seemingly out of nowhere.

- Boards and senior leadership teams need access to key digital, software and data skillsets and experience - to grow situational awareness, inform strategy and enhance execution.

Technology changes the world... will your organisation keep up?

Memia works with clients from diverse industry sectors including exporters, international technology companies, public sector agencies, scientific research institutes and energy.  

We collaborate with:

  • Exec teams / boards of directors
  • Senior technology / digital focused executives / investors
  • Senior public sector policy advisors 
  • Independent business consultants
  • For-profit conference organisers 

Who we work with:

Why work with Memia?

- Keep abreast of emerging technologies and their potential impacts on your industry

- Identify, interpret and understand key emerging technology trends in your target markets

- Understand the technology risks and opportunities in your business

- Place digital technology investment at the centre of your business strategy with confidence

- Establish best practice digital and innovation portfolio governance


Clients engage us to help with long term decisions looking ahead – for example, strategic landscape analysis, disruptive technology opportunities and threats or shaping an innovation program.


Workshops, background research and stakeholder interviews bring clarity to complex decisions and provide options to proceed. 


Thereafter we work closely with clients and their stakeholders to shape a roadmap to move forward. 

Ongoing Engagement 

And sometimes we’ll stay on board for the journey. We like it when that happens. 🙂 

Always be thinking about the future

Our Process:

Trusted, experienced


Deep strategic technology planning skillset 

Broad tech sector experience 

Tailored engagement format 

Agile, responsive, timely delivery

Why Choose Us?

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Ben over the years on several technology projects. Ben has a great way of breaking down complex problems and making sense of all the noise! Ben is a highly capable leader in IT and I recommend Ben to anyone that is seeking to engage a senior and very knowledgeable IT professional.”

"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." - CTO, Global Technology Company

"Ben delivered the insights we needed, such a vast pool of knowledge and advice to offer!"


"For smaller business owners we just can't find or access people with these skills. Also [Ben was] just brilliant and very happy to help, reconnect and explain in detail so even those who struggle in certain areas understand it. Brilliant!!"

"The Report was objective and with a clear set of objectives"

"Fresh perspective. Assisted in collecting thoughts and getting them on paper."

Ben was a really well informed helpful facilitator, delivered the insights we needed, such a vast pool of knowledge and advice to offer!

“This weekly Memia e-newsletter is fantastic, anyone even slightly interested in AI, technology and the future should subscribe.”