Google is the biggest data business in the world

and has just turned 20 years old!

Google has gone from zero to nearly a trillion in 20 years—in pages and value.

The tech giant, which was incorporated September 4, 1998, celebrates its 20th anniversary Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of more than $850 billion, says it has indexed hundreds of billions of pages and is aware of over 100 trillion.

Along the way, it’s changed its name (twice!), transformed online search and digital advertising, and served as a fierce competitor in the smartphone market, for inexpensive laptops, and in self-driving cars.

So what next for the biggest data company in the world? Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins Sunrise on 7 to talk about this enormous milestone for Silicon Valley.

New research suggests humanity is coming to an end

Or are we actually in fear of something else entirely?

The fear of artificial intelligence and robots is at an all time high, and the very technology that we created ourselves, now threatens our future. What skills do we need to survive in the future, and what are the jobs that are most at risk of being replaced by automation?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins Weekend Sunrise on Channel 7 to talk about the future of artificial intelligence and what we actually fear most in the world beyond tomorrow.

Are Google Tracking Users without their consent

Have we gone past the point of no return

The headlines in the past year have been relentless when it comes to new stories of Silicon Valley businesses being exposed for alleged data breaches, and misuse of customer data. Is the problem now actually that we need to accept our data is being used, and a more important question needs to be asked – what do we get in return?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins Channel 7 to talk about the latest investigation by the Associated Press on Google and Android users.

Fear not the startup, but the cashed-up company behaving like one

Businesses of yesterday are reinventing themselves

In recent years, startups around the world have disrupted the business models of established organisations almost overnight.

Think Airbnb, Uber and Lemonade.

I was recently the opening keynote for a Technology Leadership event in New Zealand for cloud services specialists Umbrellar. Whilst I was there, I got to chat to the team, and talk about how business reinventing itself is more than just about technology. It’s a deep transformation where everything is up for being challenged, including culture.

Here is the article from CIO Magazine where I share my latest insights on what true transformation actually means.

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Turning your tech team into the new business rockstars

and why IT leadership needs to innovate in chaos

Whatever industry you are in, whatever organisation you have, whatever it is your business does, you are in the business of technology. This type of thinking is at the very core for any business that wants to be relevant in a world beyond tomorrow.

Here is the article from CIO Magazine where I share my latest insights on how to innovate in a world where chaos rules.

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The revolution that will change how we live within 30 years

Access to ultra-fast networks will be crucial

In 1988, if you wanted to speak to someone overseas, you would dial a number (literally – dial) on a phone attached to the wall and struggle to hear to a crackly voice on the other end – all while paying through the nose for the call.

Fast forward 30 years, and you can now speak face to face with your loved ones through a smartphone from pretty much anywhere, and it won’t add a cent to your regular phone bill.

It begs the question – if technology has come so far since the 80s, where will it be in another 30 years, and more importantly, how will it change the way we live?

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ROBOT WARS | They’re coming to take over the world!

Should we fear an impending uprising?

The fear of robots taking over the world has reached an all time high. Elon Musk has stirred the pot again saying we should be terrified and it is the scariest problem we face as humanity today.

Should we really be frightened of robots, are they going to be fighting us in the streets and trying to take over the world? Or are we all living in fear of a fairytale and just terrified of the unknown? I joined The Project on Channel Ten to talk about Elon’s latest musings and you can watch the full segment above.

Qantas have seen their Future. It’s Facial Recognition

And it’s their biggest technology play ever

Most passengers will be familiar with the facial recognition cameras that are widespread through our international airports in Australia. For the international traveller it’s something of a normality walking into the glass box at immigration, while the cameras scan your face and check you against your passport details on the immigration database. It takes just seconds, the doors slide open and you’re off. It’s almost a shame to not get the stamps in your passport anymore.

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Blockchain and our Frictionless Future

Liquidity is our New Normal

Things are a changin’ and the way we transact, shop and bank are all being transformed by digital. Blockchain is one of the biggest technology topics of 2017 and is still very much in its infancy, and as a result often misunderstood.

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise to talk about the new tech trends that are changing our world from payments to experiences.

Why every business needs to be a digital business to survive

Chris Riddell Futurist

Challenge everything you think you know

When it comes to the subject of digital transformation, Chris Riddell does not mince his words. “If you feared change before, then my God, have you got something coming around the corner,” states the global futurist and self-described digital evangelist. “Digital is going to flip industries on their head and fundamentally force you to change your way of thinking. If you don’t, you might as well pull down the shutters.”

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