Port Washington, NY, June 23, 2021 — The NPD Group today announced that CT Lab is honoring Ben Arnold, Executive Director and Technology Industry Analyst, with an inaugural Black Leaders in Consumer Tech Award. The new awards shine a special spotlight on nine African-American leaders in the CT space who are driving the industry forward and making history in the process.

In his role, Arnold is a thought leader sharing his vast knowledge of the consumer technology industry with NPD clients, retailers, and the broader public through blogs, speaking events, and media engagements. Ben is a trusted advisor for many of our top industry executives, providing data and context for consumer and industry trends, as well as guidance for business planning.

“NPD is proud to congratulate Ben on his Black Leaders in Consumer Tech Award recognition. Ben is a leader and a mentor within our team, as his positive energy and business acumen inspires many,” said Brad van Dillen, President, Consumer Technology Practice, The NPD Group. “With his finger constantly on the pulse of the consumer tech industry, Ben provides our teams and clients with valuable, actionable insights to enable them to make more informed business decisions.”

CT Lab’s 2021 Black Leaders in Consumer Tech Award list is featured on the Dealerscope website, including first-hand accounts of the honorees’ career paths, challenges they’ve faced along the way, and advice they’d give to non-Black colleagues who want to support the inclusion of Black people in the industry.