Australia’s Vehicle Electrification Crisis

Why are consumers not adopting EV’s?

When it comes to electrification of our vehicles in Australia, we are falling behind the curve on a global level. Asia, Europe and the United States are pushing ahead with a raft of government incentives for consumers. So why are we seeing such a slow uptake and what needs to be done to prevent this being an even bigger issue ahead?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins Richelle Hunt on ABC to talk about this and other topics around future fuel and electric transport ahead.

Australia and the Future of Food

Australia’s future in AgTech and EvokeAG 2019

With a rapidly growing population in Australia, the industry of food is undergoing enormous transformation. With more than 9 billion people predicted to be living on planet earth by the year 2050, this is a global discussion.

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joined MasterChef judge and renowned Chef Matt Preston, to talk about the challenges ahead for the industry of food, and how technology is creating a new normal.

The Future of Travel is about to take off in a way not seen in decades

Chris Riddell Futurist Qantas Project Sunrise Future Travel

Qantas innovation with ultra long haul

Since the last Concorde flight from British Airways landed for the last time, you’d be forgiven for thinking that air travel hasn’t really got any better – at least when it comes to speed and the time we spend in the air. The experience in flight has changed dramatically. Long gone are the days of smoking at 40,000 feet, or having to watch the same TV screen as everyone else.

Over the last few years, there has undoubtedly been a focus on the expansion of mega-hubs such as Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and London for interconnecting flights. The double decker giant A380 from Airbus heralded a new era of travel, however things are about to change yet again in a very big way.

I joined ABC to talk about the innovation being led by Qantas, dubbed ‘Project Sunrise’ that is set to change the face of global air travel in a way not seen for the last two decades.

Police introduce new technology to catch motorists on the phone

and have Google been spying on Android users?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joined ABC’s Richelle Hunt to talk about the latest news headlines including how Australian Police are now introducing new technology to catch distracted users who are using their smartphones whilst driving. Do the laws go far enough, and what technology options are available to prevent motorists using their phones in the first place?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are also investigating allegations from Oracle that Google have been spying on Android users by extracting up to 1 Gigabyte of data a month of consumers location information. Is this a technicality that sits with the responsibility of the smartphone user to be aware of, or has Google not been transparent enough?

Beef Australia 2018: The industry ahead in 2030

and what will disruption actually look like?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell was the host for the Australian Beef Symposium in Rockhampton this week, where over 100,000 industry professionals from around the world came together in their annual pilgrimage.

With consumers needs changing at lightning speed, this is a major turning point for the beef and agricultural industry more broadly. Technology now sits at the centre of this new pivot – which leaves the question. What does the future look like in an ever competitive market, and what is coming next?

Chris Riddell joined ABC News to talk about this and some of the other trends that are transforming beef in the future.

You can read the full article on ABC News.

My childhood obsession with technology

Facebook Dating, Agritech and Future Consumer Trends

Fresh off a flight from Dallas Fort Worth, I yesterday joined Richelle Hunt on ABC to talk about everything from my obsession with technology as a child, to the latest announcement from Facebook that they’re now competing with Tinder and Match.com

I also talk about the 2019 evokeAG Agriculture Technology event in Australia and how retail business in Australia is thriving because of blended experiences.

The Resurgence of Old Technology

When Vinyl comes back into fashion

I joined ABC Peter Goers to talk about the resurgence of old technology into our lives. Vinyl has made an undeniable comeback, and many argue it is better than most current digital forms. What other trends from yesteryear will we see back in our lives, and how can we make sure with everything now ‘digital’ that we keep on experiencing everything in the way it was originally intended?

The Future of Financial Planning Is Near

I had the pleasure of joining Peter Switzer on Sky News Business this week to discuss the Future of Financial Planning, how technology and digital are impacting financial planning businesses on a global scale, Roboadvice, and how legislation needs to keep up with the pace of change.

What Is the Future of Financial Planning?

Of course, the big question on everyone’s lips is “Do Financial Planners have a future with all of this new technology?”

The simple answer to this is yes, as relationships will remain a focal point, but the real question is how. Digital has a large role to play in unlocking the future, embracing change, and in enhancing relationships. The Financial Planner of the future will be the new wave of technology advisors.

You can view my full interview with Peter Switzer on Sky News Business here.

The Future of Money and Banking

ABC 774 Melbourne’s Richard Stubbs is always great fun to chat with, and this time we were talking about the Future of Money and Banking. With it being literally days away from the financial year end, it’s all about money. Digital currencies, frictionless transactions, cashless business, these are all topics that are at the core of businesses up and down the country in 2015.

The big question is, what lies ahead in the future, and what do we need to do about it?

Has Netflix broken the internet?

Online video service Netflix has recently launched in Australia, and the demand for it has far exceeded expectations of anyone in the industry. Since the service has gone live, telecommunications providers such as Telstra, Optus and iiNet have witnessed overloading on their networks like never before. Is this the fault of Netflix, or the Telco’s themselves and what needs to be done about it?

Chris speaks with ABC Darwin’s Adam Steer on the impact that Netflix is having on Australia.

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