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?

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.

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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The Future is all about 5G

and its getting faster than ever

Futurist Chris Riddell says the launch of 5G networks in Asia Pacific is the biggest thing since smartphones. It’s set to increase internet speeds from 40-50 megabits per second to 1-2 gigabits a seconds which basically means it will take seconds to download movies. He speaks with ABC about the revolution that is literally around the corner.

5G is coming and it’s going to change everything!

So how big is this actually going to be?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins The Project on Channel Ten to talk about the launch of 5G and what this new hyper speed technology means. Will it finally be the NBN disruptor, or will we continue to see mobile as separate technology all together?

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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The big tech trends for 2018

What will be of cryptocurrencies and Driverless Tech?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joins the Weekend Sunrise team on Channel 7 to talk about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Wearables, Driverless Technology, Tesla and Battery Powered Vehicles and the tech trends set to dominate 2018.

Jaguar Land Rover | Reinventing for Beyond Tomorrow

Australia Launches the All New Discovery

I absolutely love working with the very people that are reinventing themselves for a world Beyond Tomorrow. Jaguar Landrover are an iconic brand that have been with us for decades, and a business that I have a very long term personal connection to.

The next 12 months or so are going to see a number of massive leaps forwards as Jaguar Land Rover release some exciting new products on our roads around the world. This marks the start of a new journey for the business as they put a new focus on the fusion of technology, experience and a new breed of consumer.

I was the opening keynote for the launch event in Uluru, and took my crew and one of the All New Discovery’s on a drive through the incredible outback of Australia.

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