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Chris Riddell Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Chris Riddell


  • Branding
  • Business Success
  • Communication
  • Consumer Trends
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • E Business
  • Facilitator
  • Futurist
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Technology

Chris Riddell is Australia and Asia’s most sought after futurist, and award-winning industry recognized keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned media commentator and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.  

A global trailblazer, Chris 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.  

Notably, Chris 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 is frequently called on as a futurist, speaker and expert commentator to give insights into consumer technology trends within traditional media.

As a regular on Sky News Business, The Project on Ten, Channel 7’s The Morning Show, The Daily Edition prime time shows, and ABC 774 Radio, Chris’s insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.

Chris is Australia’s futurist for the leaders of tomorrow and keynote speaker for businesses of today.

Keynote Titles

  • Business | Thinking like a 'start up'
  • Customer | Creating connected experiences
  • Industry | Growth and transformation
  • Technology | Human impact and mega-trends
  • Game Changers | AI, machine learning, automation and robotics


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.


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 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 relevant 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.

Telstra Retailer


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