Analyst & Advisor | Technology, Media & Telecoms

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

Current interests include serving as Strategic Advisor to immersive entertainment research firm Greenlight Insights, Non-Executive Chairman of TV drama consultancy MediaXchange, Senior Advisor to start-up accelerator Match-Maker Ventures, Senior Associate at digital sports consultancy Seven League, advisor to 3 media-tech start-ups, and expert advisor to the high-level government-industry liaison organization British Screen Advisory Council.

Until 2017, Ben was Chief Analyst & Vice President for TMT at IHS Markit, leading a team of 100 expert analysts around the world. 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.

Ben has delivered 1,000+ presentations and lectures, including keynote addresses at many international conventions and guest lectures at leading business schools. He has contributed articles to more than 20 different books, magazines and newspapers.

MIA | Drama Speakers 2019