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About Chris

Chris Riddell is one of Asia’s most sought after futurists, and is an award-winning industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned strategist and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and senior leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.

Thought Leader

Chris is a globally recognised leader in his field, and an expert in unlocking opportunities for businesses. His global expertise provide unique perspective and insights for businesses of the future.

Futurist

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

Inspirational Speaker

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.

Media Commentator

As a recognised 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.

Digital can help change your perspective, and make things incredible 

Chris Riddell

Keynote Topics

Here are some of the current themes and major topics that Chris talks about and addresses during his award winning keynotes.

 

Leadership & Culture

What are the new skills that leaders need to have in today’s busy world, and how do you create a culture that brings people together?

 

Customers & Experience

What does the future of customer look like, and how do organisations create incredible experiences for them? 

 

Digital & Technology

How do you succeed in the world of digital, and what are some of the areas businesses need to focus on for the future?

 

Data & Analytics

Business Intelligence (BI), and Big Data have transformed the world. What’s next in this, and how can organisations embrace BI to drive growth?

 

Disruption & Change

With so much change how can you future proof your business? What do jobs of the future look like and how can you embrace change?

 

Trends & Innovation

What are some of the big trends around the corner, and who are the big innovations stories of today?

Leadership & Culture

Business leaders in todays world are in truly in unprecedented times. The challenges are continually changing, the goal posts are moving, and the pressure has never been higher. Reducing your bottom line costs, increasing your top line growth, and managing risk in a world where anything can go viral in seconds, both the good and bad. This is just the start, the list goes on and on.

Leaders have to be more informed than ever, and must have robust, trusted teams supporting them across their business, at every level. Creating a culture that is innovative, and energetic, whilst being able to acquire the best talent in the market are just a few of the items on any CEO’s checklist.

Leadership teams are also realising the immediate need to be transparent and open to their employees and supporters, and to lead from the front by example.

Topics Chris will cover in this area include

  • Why business leaders need to behave, act and think like entrepreneurs
  • Innovation is a culture – how to create an environment that brings this out
  • How does Human Resources need to evolve to enable business success
  • What does winning the war on talent look like and where do you start

Customers & Experience

Customer Experience (CX) is a topic that is gaining momentum as each day goes by. Customers have higher expectations than they’ve ever had. They are also more informed than ever before. Your customers have access to a world of reviews, data, stories, pricing, and your competitors, all from a small device in their pocket.

Customers are demanding immersive experiences. Those businesses who provide it, are growing at a rate of knots, and are seeing their businesses expand around the world. Those who are not, are at best treading water, and at worst shrinking backwards.

Your current customers have choice, and they know it. They’re already sizing up your competition and looking for alternatives. Your future customers are coming through high school and university now, and they see the world through very different eyes.

Topics Chris will cover in this area include

  • Why creating an ‘Online and Offline’ experience is the new normal
  • What does the future customer look like, and how do you engage them
  • How do Retail ‘bricks and mortar’ stores survive in a world of online?
  • Why creating incredible experiences is now imperative just to survive

Digital & Technology

The world of digital is about breaking down borders and time, and allowing people to connect wherever they are, and whatever they are doing. This is a digital revolution that we are in, and its enabled by people and by technology.

The power of networks have allowed us to innovate faster than ever before in history, and we are in an era where digital is now our new normal.

Digital touches and impacts on every part of your business internally, and externally. Employees are demanding access to systems on the go, anywhere, and at any time. They also want things to just work, and be easy.

Your customers expect to be able to reach you, anywhere at anytime, and on any channel. They want to be heard, they want you to respond, and you’d better respond quickly.

Topics Chris will cover in this area include

  • How to succeed in a volatile world where the goal posts keep on moving
  • What are the key ingredients in creating an engaging digital strategy
  • What role does technology leadership and strategy have in your organisation
  • Why keeping up with the pace of change is crucial for your future

 

Leadership & Culture

 

Customers & Experience

 

Digital & Technology

 

Data & Analytics

 

Disruption & Change

 

Trends & Innovation

Chris in the Media

Futurist Chris Riddell is frequently requested to appear on prime time shows to provide expert opinion. Here are some of his recent appearances.

Client

Some great clients that Chris has worked with.

  • TLA
  • Marketo
  • Common Wealth
  • DG
  • Travellers Choice
  • CeBIT
  • AMP
  • Optus Yes
  • Gartner
  • Isuzu
  • Reed Exhibitions
  • Tableau

  • Southern Cross Austereo
  • Xero
  • Sas
  • Steadfast
  • Golder Associates
  • Fairley Leadership
  • Reed Exhibitions
  • T
  • Macquarie
  • IIA
  • Knox City Council
  • Interweave
  • Godfrey Pembroke
  • CPA Australia
  • Isuzu
  • Common Wealth
  • Gartner

  • Marketo
  • TLA
  • Schneider Electric
  • Retail Techx
  • Nab
  • Interweave
  • Castrol
  • Foodworks
  • Stellar
  • Centre for Workplace Leadership
  • EMG

Testimonials

  • …I thought Chris was fantastic on stage, he’s got a fantastic presence…

    Sean Allen
  • …Chris’ way of presenting and the presentation itself was fantastic, a vital part of our conference in Beijing…

    Rick Lenarcic
  • …A lot of energy jumping up on stage, he’s pretty hot… He really engaged with the audience…

    Chris Ridd


Rick Lenarcic
http://vimeo.com/channels/868853/103384619

Rick Lenarcic

Southern Cross Austereo's General Manager
Chris Ridd
http://vimeo.com/channels/868853/103384462

Chris Ridd

Managing Director for Xero
Sean Allen
http://vimeo.com/channels/868853/103318485

Sean Allen

General Manager for Godfrey Pembroke