Chris Riddell

$10,000-$15,000
Victoria, Australia

Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today's highly disrupted digital world.

A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most defining businesses and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least.

Notably, Chris Riddell was the first ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for MARS Incorporated, architecting the corporate digital strategy behind brands including Whiskas, Pedigree, Wrigley, Starburst, Masterfoods, Snickers and Maltesers.

Chris Riddell is frequently called on as a futurist, speaker and expert commentator to give insights into consumer technology trends within traditional media. As a regular on Sky News Business, The Project on Ten, Channel 7's The Morning Show, The Daily Edition prime time shows, and ABC 774 Radio, Chris Riddell's insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.

Futurist for the leaders of tomorrow, and keynote speaker for businesses of today.

TOPICS

Business: Thinking Like A “Startup”

Topics Chris will cover in this area include;
  • 'Old World' businesses that are growing through 'New World' thinking
  • What behaving like an 'entrepreneur' means in 2016 the key traits
  • The new skills and behaviors businesses need today and tomorrow
  • Organizational structure, decision making and being an inspiring leader
  • Embracing exponential change and the power of speed
  • The new normal is now creating and not following trends

Customer: Creating Connected Experiences

Topics Chris will cover in this area include;
  • Creating hyper personalized and truly connected customer experiences
  • Using Intelligence led real-time decision making and being responsive
  • Blended Online and Offline experiences to create next gen relationships
  • The next wave of trust and how technology is now invisible
  • Serendipity, Passion, Community and Trust are new currencies

Industry: Growth and Transformation

Topics Chris will cover in this area include;
  • 'Old World' businesses that are growing through 'New World' thinking
  • What being an 'entrepreneur' means in 2016 and why it works
  • Key job growth areas ahead
  • The power of speed and velocity is the new disruptor
  • Realtime A/B Testing on customers is now a new normal

Technology: Human Impact & Mega-Trends

Topics Chris will cover in this area include;

  • Our future is at risk of a population 'implosion' and what this means
  • How Technology will become more passive in the future
  • Key drivers impacting enormous change on a second by second basis
  • How intelligence is reducing risk, and creating enormous growth
  • Internet of Things and Data creating real-time 'pools' to dip into

Game Changers: AI, Automation & Blended Reality

Topics Chris will cover in this area include;
  • How AI is transforming the meaning of 'personalization' on mass
  • Businesses innovation stories embracing future intelligence
  • Automation & Robotics is breaking down barriers of borders and time
  • What role humans have after tomorrow, and how to get ready today
  • Machine Learning is allowing business to 'self-learn' and grow
  • Businesses will be 'superpowers' with combined AI and Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence will alter power balance between large and small business

Testimonials

"Chris Riddell is someone who engages the audience and brings clarity to the complicated. He speaks at a level that everyone understands, and his style of presenting is exciting to say the least. Digital is something that impacts us all, and is a huge part of our global future. If you want to prepare your audience for the new world ahead, my recommendation is get them to hear what Chris has to say. They’ll walk away prepared and with exciting new perspectives."
- Optus

"Chris Riddell showed a wonderful articulation for technology and its real life use, with practical examples and none of the propeller spinning complexity and jargon that is often seen. Chris has also recently been a keynote speaker at our Telstra Retail Conference, speaking about the future of digital and how it’s impacting our world. Chris was able to not only entertain and inspire but delivered on the future ways of working and the challenges faced by business leaders today. I’d highly recommend Chris for any key speaker appointments for business that are needing thought provoking discussion on how their businesses will continue in the future with technology."
- Telstra

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