Australian Technologies Competition

An Impact Tech Ventures event

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Ben Waters

Co-Founder, Presync

After 17 years at GE, Ben is the Co-founder of PreSync, member of the Futureye Community of Practice, Judge and Mentor for the Australian Technology Competition,and provides strategic advice to a number of local startup cleantech firms.


Most recently, Ben led GE's ecomagination initiative for Australia and New Zealand.  Ecomagination is GE's sustainable business strategy which includes cleantech R&D,investment, and footprint reduction. Ben also conceived and led GE's 5-year, $20 million global strategic technology alliance with CSIRO.


Previously Ben spent 11 years in GE Aviation initially as a field service engineer supporting the GE F404 engine powering the RAAF F/A-18 Hornet fleet, then as Sales Director and Country Manager for New Zealand and Australia. He led GE's successful bid to power the Qantas Group's Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet of up to 115 aircraft.