Ben Reno-Weber

Ben Reno-Weber is a social entrepreneur whose career has been dedicated to creating opportunities for all people to reach their full potential. He has run tech start-ups, non-profits, and government programs in the US and abroad, and his current focus is on what advances in data science and automation are going to mean for a future workforce and education system.

In 2019, Ben became the Director of the Microsoft Future of Work Initiative, a Microsoft funded nonprofit initiative focused on establishing Louisville as a hub for Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and the Internet of Things. In that role he works with companies, educators, non-profits, and government agencies to understand the possibilities and limitations of the coming technological revolution, and how to take advantage of the opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls.

Ben is the co-founder of the tech-start-up MobileServe, which is used by more than 300 organizations around the world to support more vibrant and engaged volunteer communities. He has served as the Executive Director for the Greater Louisville Project and the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, non-profits focused on empowering engaged citizens.

Previously, Ben has worked for the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Boston Consulting Group.

Ben has a degree in international political economy from the George Washington University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. If you rearrange the letters after his name they can spell MAMBA BAP.

 He currently serves on the boards of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, AMPLIFY (Louisville’s entrepreneurial support hub), the University of Louisville Logistics and Distribution Institute, the Awesome Foundation, and advises a variety of early-stage start-up.

In his free time, he is a competitive eater, currently holding world records in both speed and volume of watermelon consumption (pre-sliced division).

About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.