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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.

About Ben Reid

""Thought provoking!"

What others are saying

"I cannot recommend the Memia newsletter more highly. Tech, science, economics, heart, culture, identity, environment, agriculture, comedy. Every edition is riveting reading."

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

"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

“Ben has a great way of breaking down complex problems and making sense of all the noise!" 

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

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

Example topics:

  • 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

Keynote Topics

  • Conference keynote speaker (in-person or by video)
  • Corporate in-house events 
  • Strategic planning days
  • Webinars 
  • Board & executive briefings 
  • Panel discussions
  • Podcasts

Speaking for all kinds of events

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

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You engage Ben's services and he starts crafting a presentation customised to your audience.

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On the day your audience is entertained with a thought-provoking keynote presentation on how new technology is changing your industry. 

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Stay ahead of new emerging technologies, interpret global trends & navigate through accelerating digital change.

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


Ben Reid, Futurist Keynote Speaker

Dec 2020 - NZ Debt Capital Markets Summit, Auckland

Keynote presentation and fireside chat: "Artificial Intelligence - 2021 and beyond"

Nov 2020 - 88.3 Southern FM, Melbourne

Guest interview on weekly "Tech Load" programme with Sandra Spencer

Jun 2020 - "The Role of Technology in New Zealand’s Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery"

Guest interview on the CanterburyTech EPIC Podcast

Recent Appearances