Ben Wheeler is no stranger to Firemind, having previously worked with the company during his tenure at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as one of their specialised AI partners. Recognising the remarkable work Firemind was doing and the immense potential of Generative AI, Ben chose Firemind as the next destination in his illustrious career. He expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I’m excited to be part of the team whose goal is to establish Firemind as a global market-leader in the field of Generative AI.”
With a rich history in IT, Ben’s journey began over two decades ago with Swansea Council. His career progression led him through various technical roles, including data centre migrations for prominent clients like House of Fraser, Welsh Water, WHSmith, and the Environment Agency. Ben’s extensive experience includes roles in both hands-on and pre-sales capacities at various IT service providers, culminating in a pivotal 5.5-year tenure at Amazon Web Services, where he led AI/ML partner development across EMEA.
As CTO at Firemind, Ben will leverage his expertise to shape the company’s technical vision, drive the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, and spearhead the development of innovative services that set Firemind apart. His leadership will play a pivotal role in propelling Firemind’s reputation as a thought leader in the field of Generative AI, further establishing the company as a market leader and enhancing its partner standing as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) consultancy partner.
Charlie Hudson, Managing Director at Firemind, had this to say: “Firemind is excited to welcome Ben Wheeler at this pivotal moment in our journey, marked by rapid growth and increasing demand for its Generative AI solutions. His appointment underscores our commitment to delivering excellence in Generative AI and innovative technology solutions.”