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Chris Riddell, Futurist Speaker

Chris Riddell

    • Award Winning Global Futurist
    • Authority on Digital, Technology and Emerging Trends
Fee Range

$30,000 - $50,000

Travels From

Australia

Chris Riddell - Sizzle Reel

Chris Riddell - Sizzle Reel

Chris Riddell - Demo Reel

Chris Riddell - Demo Reel

Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. Chris inspires change through the delivery of tailored, unique, immersive, content driven keynotes. His energy and passion is contagious. Chris provides audiences the tools, knowledge and insights needed to turn their digital journey into an incredible success story.

Chris spends his life connecting with businesses and individuals, across industries, and around our hyper connected digital world. With a talent for analyzing emerging trends, patterns and behaviors, Chris's insights are compelling, thought provoking and inspirational.

As a recognized and trusted authority on digital, technology and emerging trends, Chris is frequently called on to provide exciting and real-time commentary in television, radio and print media channels around the region.

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.

Business: Thinking Like A “Startup

”What does a business of the future look like, and what are the skills yourorganization needs to survive? How do you grow and ensure relevance in a world that is changing faster andfaster as each day starts? Adopting a culture of deep innovation across the business, thinking and behaving like a start-up, and finding the entrepreneurs from within your business is moreimportant than ever.

Business leaders are under more pressure than ever to understand how to bring new world, blended and more agile thinking into existing businesses. Trust has taken a radically different meaning in the world after tomorrow, and it’s a new currency for businesses. How is this possible in a well-established business, and how can you create environments for ideas to flourish and create topline growth.

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

What does a truly connected experience mean, and what are customers lookingfor? Being a successful and thriving business today, is not just about doing things well. Good is no longer good enough. It’s about having a deeper understanding ofyour customer than ever before. Even more importantly, in today’s fast paced world, planning for the day after tomorrow is a key skill that is critical to survival. We are now living in an era of hyper distraction, with customers beingbombarded with content across platforms and devices. Advertising just doesn’tconnect with Gen Y, let alone even touch the surface with Generation Z. Crafted storytelling, with a perfect blend of technology, experiences and peoplewill be the hallmark of tomorrows business.

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

 What are the traditional industries we are seeing rapid future growth in, and what skills do we need? We have quickly moved into an era now of using technology to lead longer andbetter lives. The healthcare sector is seeing rapid growth through the adoption of wearable devices. We are literally swimming in data, and have more insights into our lives than ever before in history. The democratizing of resources, assets and energy ahead mean that the way we consume everything is changing rapidly. Deep, real-time learning to create adaptive experiences and the building of solutions for specific problems, not general ones will set businesses ahead. Being able to ‘pull levers’ and embrace ‘liquid data’ is now how we will see the power balance between large businesses and small ones changed forever.

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

Technology is fundamentally changing us as human beings, and we now live and operate in a world that is full of digital natives. Everything about our world is influenced by megatrends; slow moving large,social, economic, political, environmental or technological changes that impact us everywhere. Every business is now a technology business, it’s no longer something special. It’s our new normal. Megatrends influence a wide range of activities, processes and perceptions, bothin government and in society, and they last for decades. These forces then drivetrends around the world. The most successful, innovative and forward-thinking businesses are continually plugged into these movements, and use them tosupport their medium to long term strategies.

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

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing our lives for decades, but never has AI felt more ubiquitous than now. We’ve seen some embarrassing recent examples of where AI has proved it is, in fact, more intelligent than humans, with chess grandmasters and gaming.The ‘device’ as we know it will disappear almost entirely, and this will dramatically influence how we see our world, and the definition of what relationships mean. ‘Last mile’ decision making and ethics are now being challenged, and our ability to embrace this new era will be the defining point for innovators and trend setters alike. Augmented Reality showed us in mid-2016 the possibilities of what a blended lifestyle can do, yet the Pokemon Go craze was just a taste of what is around the corner.Technology is a democratizing force, empowering people through information, and we are set for a revolution like no other over the next 5 years.

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

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