Ben J. Bickford

Business IT Strategist, Solution Consultant, and Board Advisor in Australia

Ben J. Bickford

Business IT Strategist, Solution Consultant, and Board Advisor in Australia

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Ben thrives on helping his clients realise their vision and unleash their potential.

For over 30 years, Ben has been helping organisations and their people to seize new growth opportunities by aligning people, teams, culture, brands and IT solutions to scale exponentially and achieve extraordinary.

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

DIGITAL SHIFT:

Ben has been at the forefront of the Digital era, helping his clients harness the "Digital Shift" to build flourishing local and global communities, to deliver exceptional customer experiences and to achieve hyper growth.

INVESTMENTS & ADVISORY:

Ben invests in and provides strategic advisory to Boards across globally pioneering companies and Foundations.

These organisations include a world leading genetics company, a private charter aircraft and drone quoting & booking solution, a blockchain and smart contract enabled metal exchange, a tech optimised gold exploration and mining company, a pioneering media streaming service, a unique competency based talent management platform and a world leading volumetric video company at the forefront of immersive experiences via AR and VR.

SDG FOUNDATION& SDG HOLDINGS (Since 2020)

In my role as Head of Ecosystem, I lead and advise on Strategy, Technology and Partnerships to achieve the 17 SDGs and make a measurable impact in the world.

GLOBAL DIALOGUE FOUNDATION (Since 2009)

In my role as Asst. CEO on the Board, I lead and advise 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 opening 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 12 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):

In 2013, Ben was invited to become an MLOVE Ambassador in the Asia Pacific region. MLOVE is a global media organisation + event organiser described as "TED for Mobile".

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