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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FUTURE TERRORISM | What is success on the edge of chaos?

Intelligence led policing is augmented

We can send man to the moon, we have cars that can drive themselves, and we have devices in our pockets that have an insane amount of capability, and connect us to almost every human being on planet earth.

With the advances in robotics, and cognitive computer technology you would be right in believing we are on the very edge of one of the most intelligent tipping points humanity has ever seen.

Yet, when it comes to human conflict and behaviour, we are fighting a war which we have little honest understanding of, and whilst broadly our security agencies succeed in preventing the majority of the incidents – predicting them is still something we have not yet mastered. If we want to get into true prevention, we must get predictive.

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Predictions for the world in 2050

Virtual will be the new Physical

In the year 2050, our world will be vastly different from what it is today. Virtual and Physical will be fused together beyond recognition – so much so that you won’t be able to tell the difference between the two.

We will also see Artificial Intelligence co-piloting business at the very top, and leaders relying on computers to help them make decisions at every step.

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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?

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