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.
Future/Reset 2030 | Chris Riddell | Saxton SpeakersCHRIS RIDDELL IS AN AWARD WINNING AND INDUSTRY RECOGNISED HUMAN FUTURIST, FORENSIC OPTIMIST AND ENERGISING CATALYST. This is not the new normal. This is constant change. This is a world moving faster than ever before. This is the beginning of an incredible, reimagined future. This is the Never Normal. And it’s the biggest opportunity we’ve ever had. The opportunity to shape what we do next-as businesses, as communities, as humans-because our actions over the next three years will define the next century. This is the time to reset. The only question remaining is ‘What will be your next move?’
The Pandemic Series: Pandemic, Global Brand & The Future CustomerChaos… turmoil… struggle… all words that will perfectly define the year 2020. But there are others too. Adaptation… evolution… transformation… innovation. In this series, Chris meets with the leaders, founders and innovators behind some of the world’s most iconic brands-to discuss how they’re building resilience and forging forward towards a more purposeful and prosperous future Emma Brown is a fourth generation family member of the Brown Family Wine Group. Having lived and worked around the world she brings a unique perspective to what it means to be a succesful family business. As part of the CR/INSIGHTS PANDEMIC SERIES, Chris Riddell went to visit the Brown Family at their original home in Milawa. In this episode Chris talks to Emma about the decline in alcohol consumption amongst millennials and how the Brown Family Group see this as an innovation opportunity. Emma also discusses changing dynamics between China and Australia and how the future challenges will define the family as a team and a consumer business.
The Pandemic Series: Radical Consumer Innovation & Science Of ChangeChaos… turmoil… struggle… all words that will perfectly define the year 2020. But there are others too. Adaptation… evolution… transformation… innovation. In this series, Chris meets with the leaders, founders and innovators behind some of the world’s most iconic brands-to discuss how they’re building resilience and forging forward towards a more purposeful and prosperous future. Katherine Brown is the first female family winemaker in the Brown Brothers Family Group. She is part of the fourth generation of Brown’s and has a prescriptive vision for the future. As part of the CR/INSIGHTS PANDEMIC SERIES, Chris Riddell went to visit the Brown Family at their original home in Milawa. In this episode Chris talks to Katherine about innovation with the CSIRO and how history has given them unique perspective into changing consumer tastes both in Australia and overseas.
The Pandemic Series: Resilient Leadership, & Leadership Through ChaosChaos… turmoil… struggle… all words that will perfectly define the year 2020. But there are others too. Adaptation… evolution… transformation… innovation. In this series, Chris meets with the leaders, founders and innovators behind some of the world’s most iconic brands-to discuss how they’re building resilience and forging forward towards a more purposeful and prosperous future. In episode 3 of this special CR/INSIGHTS PANDEMIC SERIES, I meet with the two oldest living members of the iconic Brown Brothers Family Group in Milawa. . Apart from being one of the worlds most renowned brands in the wine industry, they are also relentless innovators when it comes to customer and business. . John and Ross Brown share with me the history of Brown Brothers, and how they have overcome multiple disasters over the years. . They also talk about the unique traits of being a family run and owned business. . Looking ahead, Ross and John share their thoughts on China, innovating in the midst of chaos and a world beyond COVID-19.
I recently attended a Telstra retail conference where Chris Riddell was a keynote speaker on digital. His talk was energising, thought-provoking and very real to the world we all live in. As ... keep reading the owner of a number of Telstra stores myself, I felt empowered to get up and do something different the moment I left the conference. Chris is absolutely revelant for anyone who works and lives in the modern world, and is a must for people wanting to set themselves up for success in the future! I can't recommend him highly enough. Gary Howden, retail business owner
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.
Very engaging, content relevant to our business and thought provoking.
I wanted to take the time to thank Chris very much for his contribution to our event last week. The feedback has been fabulous and there's a great buzz around the country about what a great event it was and, in particular, his presentation. So thank you. We hope he enjoyed it as much as we did and we look forward to crossing paths again in the near future.
As an invitation only leadership event, it was imperative that we had a quality and draw-card speaker who would challenge the status quo and leave the audience inspired, informed and with valuable insights. Your thought-provoking keynote delivered to our brief and did so with a lot of energy and creativity. It truly set the stage for a terrific conference. Your presentation on the digital future, innovation and disruptive technologies resonated with all and feedback from the audience and global SAS executives has been very positive. I personally found your content engaging and entertaining at the same time. I would recommend anyone looking for a futurist speaker on digital and social trends to look no further and sign you up.
On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to thank you for your participation as a speaker at the new look PMA Fresh Connections 2015. PMA Fresh Connections has earned a reputation for presenting topics that are relevant and useful for delegates and having presenters who are able to ‘connect’ with their audiences. We have received great deal of positive feedback in regards to the quality of the presentations this year, further enhancing this reputation. Once again, most sincere thanks for your time and participation in PMA Fresh Connections 2015.
Engaging content, perfect end to the day. EVERYONE Loved his style and personability and his content was incredible