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.