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Chris
Riddell

Human Futurist. Forensic Optimist.

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There’s never been a more monumental time to be a consumer, a business, a parent, a leader, a human… than right now.
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Provocative… powerful… persuasive… this is not your average futurist. Chris Riddell is an award-winning human futurist, forensic optimist and energising catalyst-combining insight and energy to provoke, inspire and surprise.

In the chaotic state of our world today, there’s never been a more critical time for optimism with rigour. The uncertainty, unpredictability and sheer pace of our hyper-connected world is Chris’ passion-and life’s work. His obsession with making sense of the discomfort and challenges of this rapidly changing landscape has powered his thinking for over 15 years.

Equally potent across myriad industries, Chris’ insight and expertise have benefitted trail-blazing start-ups, government bodies, and Fortune 500 companies. As a renowned strategist and senior business advisor, Chris has worked globally with some of the biggest and most influential brands and businesses on the planet including Jaguar Land Rover, Facebook, Australia Federal Police, eBay, Vodafone and Macquarie Bank. His intuitive and instinctive approach to tracking global patterns and unlocking opportunities has had significant impact on how businesses-and humans-can take purposeful steps towards creating real and lasting positive impact.
And making an impact is what Chris is arguably most famous for… because being in a room with Chris Riddell is an immersive and transformational experience. A combination of rigorously detailed insights delivered with unparalleled enthusiasm, and dynamic screen content… all wrapped up in sensational showmanship-any amount of time spent with Chris is a wildly entertaining and deeply revolutionary experience.

His unique skill of taking what we know-and fear-about our world and encouraging changes in attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and mindsets-is critical to business and social transformation. No sector, subject or stone is left unturned in his quest to make sense of the challenging and disrupted world of ‘the future’.

This is the power of the Chris Riddell experience. It’s real… relatable… relevant… and revelatory.

Expertise
Talking Points

The New Customer

What will the customer of 2030 look like… think like… behave like? And can we predict their needs before even they know what they want?

Reinevented Business

When our ‘business as usual’ is anything but… how can we continue to grow, thrive and innovate? What could incredible business look like amidst the incredibly unusual?

Resilient Leadership

With the world at a precipice-how can business leaders reinvent themselves, and embrace real-time decision making for the challenges ahead?

Future Trust

How can we build enduring consumer trust in an age where we gain digital leverage by merely pushing the
“Enter” key?

Radical Innovation

In this new era of innovation, how can we identify drivers of future trends, and develop new product and service ideas to drive rapid growth and innovation?

Hyper Disruption

What are the key trends that will determine a path forward amidst a chaotic and fluctuating world-and how can we embrace this volatility?
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Feedback
Chris was phenomenal. Part comedian, Part futurist, part technologist, part storyteller!” ANZ BANK

He was able to portend, with remarkable clarity, developments that have already begun to take place”

Ericsson

He is confident, knowledgeable, and has an innately extraordinary ability to speak, persuade, and inform.

Australian Federal Police

Undoubtedly one of the most accomplished futurist speakers out there… he left a lasting impression in the minds of all involved.

Jaguar Land Rover Australia
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