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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.

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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Talking Technology – Gareth Cockerell 3BA

The Technology Trends of Tomorrow

I joined 3BA Ballarat’s Gareth Cockerell to talk about the technology trends impacting us at home and work, ahead of my keynote for Committee for Ballarat in July 2017. We also talked about what it means to be a futurist in our world that is moving faster than ever.

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.

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