Professional background: Startups and education
Ben is the CEO and Co-founder of Academy Xi, a future-focused education company that provides courses and training programs in the areas of human-centered design, business and emerging technologies to working professionals, looking to skill up or companies interested in building capability. Ben has worked with clients ranging from the Department of Education and the Department of Jobs, to PWC and even Telstra. Being a passionate entrepreneur Ben has advised on a number of startups and helped mentor at numerous programs from Nasa Space Apps Hackathon to WWF's Designathon.
Prior to this, he worked across a number of startups from beacon based game apps, to hospitality marketplaces. Ben was also a pivotal part of General Assembly's Sydney campus expansion, which fueled his passion for learning. Having spent the last 5+ years in digital education he is on a mission to change the world through education by leveraging technology to solve the digital skills gap and make quality education more accessible to all.