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Keep up with new emerging technologies, interpret global trends & navigate through digital change.

Inform and educate your audience with a thought-provoking curated keynote presentation for your conference, company event, webinar or podcast. 

Ben Reid, Global Technology Trends Keynote Speaker

Ben is an experienced technology writer, speaker and commentator who interprets and communicates future trends and rapid global change.

Ben works as a strategic advisor with organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. He brings over 25 years' experience in software, digital transformation and strategic business consulting to inform his insightful presentations.

Ben is 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.

Who is Ben Reid?

""Thought provoking!"

What others are saying about Ben:

"Just a quick note to say - THANKS! for all your effort in compiling, curating and writing Memia.” 

“This weekly e-newsletter is fantastic, anyone even slightly interested in AI, technology and the future should subscribe. Thanks Ben Reid, keep up the great work!”

"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 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

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Ben on several technology projects. Ben has a great way of breaking down complex problems and making sense of all the noise!" 

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

Need a thought provoking , knowledgeable speaker who understands how new technology is changing the world?

Ben speaks to audiences on a diverse range of topics, exploring the intersection of cutting edge emerging technologies with societal and economic change.

  • 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
  • Global change being driven by the Coronavirus pandemic - scenarios for 2021 and beyond
  • Human + AI: The latest developments in human augmentation.
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CDBCs): Latest developments and why they matter 
  • Digital Government: Low hanging opportunities and the risks of not seizing them now
  • Innovators and Instigators: 10 Australasian tech startups to watchg2021

See who I have worked with:

Keynote Topics

Why should you work with me?

I am not your average keynote speaker. I specialise in making future technology & developments relevant, digestible and understandable and helping your audience cut through the noise to what is important for them

I can work with you to curate the perfect keynote presentation or panel discussion for your upcoming conference, event, podcast or webinar - tailored to your industry.  

So what do you need to know about me: 

I am the author of the weekly Memia newsletter which is enjoyed by over 1000 people each week so they can keep up with the bleeding edge of evolving technology and make sense of ever-accelerating change.

I am a regular podcast guest offering insightful discussions on the technology sector in the Australasian region.

My Experience

I work with a diverse portfolio of clients as a strategic technology advisor, helping them be successful in a world of fast-changing technology and business change.

I also work extensively as part of the NZTE Digital Beachheads Advisory team, advising exporting businesses on how to develop digital strategy and capability.

I was the founding Executive Director of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand, providing national thought leadership and international connectivity for AI in Aotearoa. 

I have a deep technical background having worked for over a decade as a software developer and architect for both global technology giants and startups. 


  • Keynote speaker (in-person or online)
  • Podcast 
  • Conference 
  • Corporate events 
  • Strategic planning days
  • Webinars 
  • Board & executive briefings 
  • Panel discussions

I provide speaking services for the following event types:

Fill (virtual) seats and engage your audience with a tailored presentation 

To pique your audience's curiosity in an entertaining way.

To emphasise a sense of optimism about changing technology. 

Keep abreast of latest technological developments. I bring that knowledge to your audience.

I am the keynote speaker for you if you want to:

I am not the speaker for you if you want to:

Your audience isn't focused on challenges from technological disruption in their industry.

You want me to speak for free (due to the demands on my time as a writer, advisor and coach this is not possible).

Get in touch, we’ll discuss your industry and your audience and how we might work together.

Get in touch

You engage my services and I start crafting a presentation customised to your audience.

I craft the presentation

I arrive on the day with a thought-provoking keynote presentation on how new technology is changing your industry. 

Fill seats and wow them

How to work with me:

Keen to learn more about the event you are planning and how we could work together. I just need to grab a few details so I can get in touch and find out more info.

Tell me more about your event

Get an engaging keynote presentation, tailored to your industry at the cutting edge of technology. Get in touch today to see if it's a good fit.

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