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About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected 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.


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

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

Embracing a culture of hyper speed within your business.

Creating exceptional experiences for the future customer.

Evolving your relevance through unprecedented global volatility.


The intersection of human change and technology adoption.

The trends and businesses defining and shaping tomorrows world.

Learning to Learn, futurepreneurs and critical new realtime thinking.


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.

Chris Riddell’s Clients

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


  • …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

Rick Lenarcic

Southern Cross Austereo's General Manager
Chris Ridd

Chris Ridd

Managing Director for Xero
Sean Allen

Sean Allen

General Manager for Godfrey Pembroke