I met Ben at reboot in Copenhagen. The night after the conference, Doc Searls invited me to dinner with a group that included Nikolaj Nyholm and his family, Laurent Haug, and Ben. And the following morning, Nikolaj, Ben, Doc and I toured the countryside.
Ben is formerly of Ludicorp and spent 3 years living in Vancouver. Having missing Ben's presentation at reboot, I was completely unaware of what he spoke about and what he did for a living, which was kind of pleasant.