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As an active consultant, analyst, and blogger, Ben is recognized as an international thought leader in the converging media space. After ten years in IT at Logica CMG, he became CTO of a music start-up during the Internet bubble. Ben spent the next ten years in telecoms, with Orange, aligning strategy to a world with the Internet. He ran innovation programs launching several media-based services including the operator’s first music streaming service and IPTV in Europe and Africa. Since 2008 he has run his own company, CTO innovation Consulting, now helping international clients with strategy, business modeling, technology. In 2012, he added communications and PR to his portfolio, honing the messaging for several vendors. He has published over a dozen industry white papers and contributes to several blogs. A great believer in the benefits of UHD technology, Ben joined the Ultra HD Forum in 2015 where he works on next-generation TV and entertainment and now chairs the communications workgroup. In 2018, Ben started running communications for a blockchain start-up, RIDDLE&CODE and has been consulting in that area since.