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

Making Great Things Possible With People and Technology.

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

For over 25 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.


Since learning to develop software at age 11, Ben has followed his passion empowering people with technology to do great things together.

Throughout his career, Ben continues to explore how we might one day collaboratively solve some of life's biggest challenges (aligned to the 17 x SDGs), believing ...

"Together we find a better way"


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.


Ben invests in and strategically advises Boards, Executives and Scaleups across 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, and
= A world leading volumetric video company at the forefront of immersive experiences via AR and VR.


Vihara’s global team design projects and programs to deliver meaningful impact-at-scale for the causes of humanity and protection of planet, such as:

Poverty Alleviation, Climate Risk Mitigation,
Creative Development Financing, Sustainable Economic Diversification, and
Natural Disaster Planning and Relief.


In his role as Asst. CEO on the Board, Ben leads and advises on Global Technology, Sustainability and Development, including the GDF Unity In Diversity forum and the United Civilizations - Citizens Assembly centre in Mumbai to seed a thriving Civil Society for a better world.

MOBILE MONDAY (Since 2008):

For over a decade, Ben has Chaired and hosted Mobile industry innovation events, presenting on digital strategy, apps and new opportunities, connecting entrepreneurs, enterprises, government and industry across 150+ cities in 80+ countries.

MLOVE (Since 2009):

Ben is an MLOVE Representative in Asia Pacific who actively contributes to the thinktank, events and global movement, best described as "TED for Mobile".

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