Chris Riddell is an award-winning Global Futurist, and industry recognized keynote speaker on the future of humanity and digital. He is also a renowned media commentator and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.

Keynote Speaker and Global Trailblazer

A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most successful companies and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand, and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least.

Over the past 5 years, Chris has touched the lives of more than 350,000 conference delegates around the world, bringing them unparalleled insights into the trends shaping their homes and workplaces.

A Global Futures Partner

Chris is the first ever Global Futures Partner for the Australian Federal Police, providing advice and insights into emerging trends and global drivers that inform strategy and global capability into future law enforcement and policing.


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 including Whiskas, Pedigree, Wrigley, Starburst, Masterfoods, Snickers, and Maltesers.

Chris Riddell is frequently called on as a futurist, keynote speaker, and expert commentator to give insights into consumer technology trends within traditional media. As a regular on Sky News Business, BBC, CNBC, Prime Time and ABC Television, Chris Riddell’s insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.

Global futurist for the leaders of tomorrow, and keynote speaker for businesses of today. For more information visit



“Chris Riddell is someone who engages the audience and brings clarity to the complicated. He speaks at a level that everyone understands, and his style of presenting is exciting to say the least. Digital is something that impacts us all, and is a huge part of our global future. If you want to prepare your audience for the new world ahead, my recommendation is get them to hear what Chris has to say. They’ll walk away prepared and with exciting new perspectives.”


“Chris Riddell showed a wonderful articulation for technology and its real life use, with practical examples and none of the propeller spinning complexity and jargon that is often seen. Chris has also recently been a keynote speaker at our Telstra Retail Conference, speaking about the future of digital and how it’s impacting our world. Chris was able to not only entertain and inspire but delivered on the future ways of working and the challenges faced by business leaders today. I’d highly recommend Chris for any key speaker appointments for business that are needing thought provoking discussion on how their businesses will continue in the future with technology.”


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