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 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 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 has continued to explore how we might one day collaboratively solve some of life's most challenging problems aligned to the 17 x UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 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, 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,
= A tech optimised gold exploration and mining company, 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 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 was invited to become an MLOVE Representative in Asia Pacific 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