Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Human Futurist, Forensic Optimist and Energising Catalyst

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

Appearing at
Future Financial Services Sydney
3 November - 4 November 2022
  • ICC Sydney
Our flagship event, and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Future of Financial Services, Sydney is the one-stop-source for technology and innovation in Australia’s banking and financial services sector. For over a decade, FST’s Sydney financial...
FFS Sydney & NSW 2021
In partnership with NSW Government
9 November - 10 November 2021
  • Virtual Conference
FST Media’s flagship event and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Future of Financial Services, Sydney has established itself as the most important tech-focused event on the industry’s calendar, setting the digital agenda for 2022 and beyond. This...