Ben is a British Internet technologist, broadcaster and journalist, who writes and lectures internationally about the effects of the post-digital, post-Internet age.
As a hi-tech globetrotter, Ben’s many accomplishments include his recent appointment as the UK Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London Tech City.
As first Internet reporter for The Times, he was shortlisted for one of the British Press Awards. Further testament to Ben’s passion for writing and technology are his various standalone publications including ‘64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then’ (2012) and ‘Spidering Hacks’ (2005).
Ben is also currently Editor at Large of Condé Nast’s Wired UK magazine, and regularly contributes to conferences, such as the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.
He is attributed with having coined the term ‘podcasting’ for an article in the Guardian, which was later the New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year for 2005.