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INTERVIEW FUTURIST CHRIS RIDDELL RE TOP 3 TRENDING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS



DIGITAL STOCKING STUFFERS: SANTA CLAUS AND FUTURIST CHRIS RIDDELL FORECASTS THE TOP 3 TRENDING GIFTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO STAY OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST


DIGITAL STOCKING STUFFERS: SANTA CLAUS AND FUTURIST CHRIS RIDDELL FORECASTS THE TOP 3 TRENDING GIFTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO STAY OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The countdown to Christmas Day is on and futurist Chris Riddell peels back the metaphorical wrapping paper to reveal the top 3 tech gifts to expect under the tree this year.

“Robots will be the most popular digital gift for children this Christmas. For example we have seen a 200% increase in sales online since the beginning of the year, and the Queensland government is introducing robotics into the school curriculum. If you want a quick win this Christmas with the kids, robotic products such as WoWee MIP are the way to go.” Says Chris.

“3D Video has taken off in the months leading up to Christmas and the 'bublcam' is now set to become huge in 2016. This tech allows the viewer to choose the angle they want to watch video from, and by turning the angle of their smartphone, as they are watching, they'll see whatever they want, from whatever angle.” Continues Chris.

“Finally 3D printing is more popular than ever. Food, clothing and jewellery have all been big printing items over the last 12 months. Next year Australia is tipped to be a hotspot for printed clothes trials with our appetite for the latest and greatest when it comes to fashion.” Riddell concludes.


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 strategist and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.

TO INTERVIEW CHRIS RIDDELL call Max Markson 0412501601 or email max@marksonsparks.com

 



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.

Notably, 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. Chris Riddell’s insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.

As a recognised futurist and speaker on digital, Chris Riddell 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 a blend of unique story telling, customised immersive video, and exciting dialogue, audiences are guaranteed to walk away feeling inspired, stimulated and energised for the future that lies just ahead.

Chris Riddell is a senior advisor to businesses across industry verticals, with consulting expertise across the technology, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, finance and communications sectors. He is a current board member of the Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka, and writes columns for online digital agencies and corporations, providing deep insights into the world of digital, disruption and future change.

A futurist for the leaders of tomorrow, and keynote speaker for businesses of today. For more information visit www.chrisriddell.com.


TO INTERVIEW CHRIS RIDDELL call Max Markson 0412501601 or email max@marksonsparks.com