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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Global Futurist

Chris Riddell is an award-winning global futurist and industry-recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyperconnected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high-speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.

Notably, Mr. Riddell was the first-ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for Mars Incorporated, architecting the corporate digital strategy behind brands including 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.

Monday, December 4, 2017 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Guest Keynote: Altered Realities & Trust

We’ve seen some interesting recent examples of where AI has proved it is in fact more intelligent than humans, with chess grandmasters and gaming. The ‘device’ as we know it will disappear almost entirely, and this will dramatically influence how we see our world, and the definition of what relationships mean. Blockchain technology is the biggest revolution since the internet first started, and it is changing how we trust, and who we trust. It is set to transform not only the financial services industry but every organization that has a customer interface. Augmented Reality showed us in mid-2016 the possibilities of what a blended lifestyle can do, yet the Pokemon Go craze was just a taste of what is around the corner.

Topics Chris will cover in this area include;
• How AI is transforming the meaning of ‘personalization’ on mass
• Blockchain technology is now transforming how and who we trust
• Automation & Robotics is breaking down barriers of borders and time
• What role humans have after tomorrow, and how to get ready today
• Machine Learning is allowing business to ‘self-learn’ and grow
• Businesses will be ‘superpowers’ with combined AI and Automation
• Artificial Intelligence will alter power balance between large and small business

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