Ben Metcalfe

Co-host, LeWeb'13 London
Co-Founder, WP Engine

A former London native, Ben packed his bags and headed for San Francisco in 2006 having helped build the BBC News Website and BBC's developer platform. After a stint at MySpace to launch their platform, Ben has been part of several successful startups including an exit to Google and another to Constant Contact. Ben's current venture, http://wpengine.com, WP Engine, is the premium managed WordPress hosting platform for demanding sites that require cutting-edge technology providing speed and scale under extreme traffic loads.  Brands such as Google, HTC, Gap and many others rely on WP Engine to provide this massively scalable and security-orientated hosting solution for their WordPress needs.