Benjamin J. Bickford

Business IT Strategist, Innovation Catalyst, and Digital Alchemist in Australia

Benjamin J. Bickford

Business IT Strategist, Innovation Catalyst, and Digital Alchemist in Australia

Ben thrives on helping his clients realise their vision and unleash their potential to make a bigger impact.

For over 30 years, Ben has been applying his own blend of business strategy, digital alchemy and human centred innovation to help organisations simplify complexity, scale exponentially and achieve extraordinary.

EARLY VISION OF PURPOSE & PASSION:

Since the age of 15, Ben has had a personal passion for empowering people with technology to help make a difference in the world.

For over 30 years, Ben has explored how we might collaboratively solve some of life's most challenging problems, believing ...

"Together we find a better way"

BROAD INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Ben brings cross-industry experience across Telco, Financial Services, Health, Utilities, Education, FMCG, Aviation, Transport & Logistics, Public Sector, the NFP sector and ambitious fast growth companies.

IMPACT INVESTOR & ADVISOR:

Ben invests in and strategically advises Boards and Executives across globally pioneering companies and Foundations, including:

= A world leading genetics company,
= A real-time global private charter aircraft quoting and booking service,
= A blockchain and smart contract enabled metal exchange,
= A tech optimised gold exploration and mining company,
= A unique competency based talent management platform, and
= A world leading volumetric video company at the forefront of immersive experiences via AR and VR.

GLOBAL DIALOGUE FOUNDATION (Since 2009)

In his role as Asst. CEO on the Board, Ben leads and advises on Global Technology and Development.

Initiatives include the GDF Unity In Diversity forum in Melbourne in 2010, in conjunction with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and more recently the inaugural United Civilizations - Citizens Assembly centre in Mumbai in Oct, 2019 to seed a thriving Civil Society community and better representation for a better world.

MOBILE MONDAY (Since 2008):

For over 13 years, Ben has Chaired and shared Mobile industry innovation and thought leadership, hosting and presenting on digital strategy, applications and new business opportunities and connecting a network of entrepreneurs, enterprises, government and industry professionals spanning 150+ cities in 80+ countries.

MLOVE (Since 2009):

Ben was invited to become an MLOVE Representative in the Asia Pacific region and actively contributes to the thinktank, events and the global community. MLOVE is a global media and event organisation best described as "TED for Mobile".

  • Work
    • BIONIC, Orchestr8, Palladin
  • Education
    • BialikCollege
    • Mount Scopus
    • Monash University