Chris Riddell

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.

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.

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, 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.