Ben Reid

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Ben Reid is Director at Memia, a New Zealand-based strategic technology advisory and research firm. Over his 25+ years in the tech sector he has worked as an advisor with numerous New Zealand and Australian software businesses, helping with growth strategy, systems architecture and technical team management.

Originally a software developer and architect, Ben is focused on helping New Zealand’s innovative technology companies be successful and sustainable in competitive global markets.

From 2017-2019 Ben was the Executive Director of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand, working to connect and advance Aotearoa’s growing AI ecosystem. He has a deep interest in strategic AI investment, international AI policy and new business models enabled by machine intelligence.

Advisory areas

Strategy and planning, technology and systems architecture, value based pricing for technology

Sector experience

AI, B2B, SaaS, Enterprise software, ERP


Ben has experience working in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.


Read more about Ben on LinkedIn.