Director of TAA Tech Ventures, the trading subsidiary of The Audience Agency.

Areas of expertise

  • Business and innovation strategy
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Market/data analysis and forecasting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Start-up management
  • Cultural sector policy & regulation

Ben is an independent analyst and board-level advisor in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) space. He has over 30 years of experience helping companies and investors make better-informed decisions based on data-driven understanding of the future.

Until 2017, Ben was Chief Analyst & Vice President for TMT at IHS Markit, leading a team of 100 expert analysts around the world and advising leaders at most of the world’s largest TMT groups. Prior to IHS, Ben was instrumental in building Screen Digest into a premiere research firm, pioneering empirical analysis and robust forecasting of global media and technology markets. In late 2010, Screen Digest was acquired by IHS. Ben subsequently helped IHS acquire and integrate another six research and analysis firms.

In addition to TAA Tech Ventures, his current interests include serving as Non-Executive Chairman of TV drama consultancy MediaXchange, Advisory Board member at movie streamer CultPix, Board Advisor to a Nasdaq-listed media-tech group, Senior Advisor to start-up accelerator Match-Maker Ventures, Senior Associate at digital sports consultancy Seven League, and expert advisor to the high-level government-industry liaison organisation British Screen Forum.

Ben has delivered 1,000+ presentations and lectures, including keynote addresses at many international conventions and guest lectures at leading business schools.

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