Australia’s most sought-after futurist
Former Chief Digital Officer, MARS Inc.
Expert on digital technology and megatrends
“Chris is an incredible presenter and was very well received by our customers. He is in my opinion the leading expert keynote speaker on the future of digital”. Aquent
Chris Riddell is Australia’s most sought-after futurist, and an award-winning, industry-recognized keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned strategist and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s disrupted world.
A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most successful companies and brands in the world. Having lived and worked in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking, to say the least.
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.
As a recognized futurist and speaker on digital, Chris has transformed the platform for delivering keynote presentations, and what it means to be an inspiring speaker. His award-winning events are highly acclaimed for being the most energizing and immersive experiences around. With Chris’s unique blend of storytelling, customized immersive video, and exciting dialogue, audiences are guaranteed to walk away feeling inspired, stimulated and energized for what lies just ahead.
He is Australia’s futurist for the leaders of tomorrow and keynote speaker for businesses of today