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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