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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is a globally recognised futurist and trusted authority on digital, technology and emerging trends. Chris provides audiences with the tools, knowledge and insights needed to turn their digital journey into an incredible success story.

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Chris Riddell's Biography

Chris Riddell is one of Australia’s most sought after futurists, and is an award-winning industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned strategist and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and senior leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.


Chris spends his life connecting with businesses and individuals, across industries, and around our hyper connected digital world. With a talent for analysing emerging trends, patterns and behaviours, Chris’s insights are compelling, thought provoking and inspirational.


Chris Riddell was the first-ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for MARS Incorporated in Australia and New Zealand, architecting the corporate digital strategy behind brands such as Whiskas, Pedigree, Wrigley, Starburst, Masterfoods, Snickers and Maltesers. He is frequently called on as a futurist, speaker and expert commentator to give insights into consumer technology trends within traditional media. Chris is a regular on Channel 7's The Morning Show, The Daily Edition prime time shows, and ABC 774 Radio. His insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.


Chris believes that being a futurist isn't simply about 'putting your finger in the air, and saying what the future might be', but about 'authentically embedding yourself into the very space from where true innovation and disruption is taking place, analyzing future and emerging trends, then distilling them into a clear and meaningful keynote message'.


Chris Riddell is a senior advisor to businesses across industry verticals, with consulting expertise in the technology, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, finance and communications sectors. He is a current board member of the Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka and writes columns for online digital agencies and corporations, providing deep insights into the world of digital, disruption and future change. 


Chris is a globally recognised leader in his field, and an expert in unlocking opportunities for businesses. His global expertise provide unique perspective and insights for businesses of the future. As a recognised and trusted authority on digital, technology and emerging trends, Chris is frequently called on to provide exciting and real-time commentary in television, radio and print media channels around the region.


Chris inspires change through the delivery of tailored, unique, immersive, content driven keynotes. His energy and passion is contagious. Chris provides audiences the tools, knowledge and insights needed to turn their digital journey into an incredible success story.