Ben Keen was instrumental in building Screen Digest into one of the world’s premiere research companies focusing on the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) space. Through Ben’s leadership, Screen Digest became the primary source of market analysis and strategic insight for many of the largest TMT corporations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
In late 2010, Screen Digest was acquired by IHS Inc. along with the leading technology analyst firm iSuppli Corporation. Screen Digest and iSuppli have formed a new business unit within IHS responsible for tracking and analysing the entire TMT value-chain. This was bolstered in March 2012 by the acquisitions of IMS Research and Displaybank.
Ben has been appointed Vice President and Chief Analyst, responsible for directing all IHS research on consumer technologies, media and telecoms. He leads a team of over 70 expert analysts around the world who work in the Electronics & Media division of IHS.
Renowned for his insight and vision, Ben is one of the most sought-after speakers on the international conference circuit. He has delivered over 500 presentations and lectures, including keynote addresses at many international conventions. Additionally, he has contributed articles to more than 20 different books, magazines and newspapers.
As an internationally recognised expert in the media and communications business, Ben’s services as a consultant and advisor are constantly in demand. Since 1988, he has been retained as an advisor to the British Screen Advisory Council, a government-industry liaison organisation that counts the elite of the UK media management amongst its membership. Recently Mr Keen has been an advisor to the CEO and Board of a leading TV technology manufacturer, and has consulted at board-level to a UK broadcaster Plc, a large entertainment retailer, a top 5 games publisher, a leading silicon vendor, a major public broadcaster, and the UK Film Council.
Ben is also a regular guest lecturer at various prestigious academic institutions, including the National Film & TV School, the Cass Business School, and the Media Business School.