Ben Smith


Ben Smith, Upnotch member, is currently Head Of Research & Innovation at Chelsea FC and brings 15+ years of experience in world-class sports to the table. His work has historically been in technology, data, and systems with a recent additional focus on strategic projects, research, and innovation.


At Chelsea FC, Ben has held a wide range of roles based on key projects and strategic responsibilities, delivering organizational improvement, effective player management, and the application of technology and data within youth recruitment and talent development.


Ben is interested in finding a mentor who is entrepreneurial in spirit and pragmatic in problem-solving to help him discover relevant career pathways for the future. Ideally, his mentor would have an understanding of technology and software and have a holistic approach to human development. Ben is also keen to discuss career paths that will immerse him in new cultures.


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