Main program official opening and keynote 1
MONDAY 21 AUGUST, 5.00PM - 6.30PM
DISRUPTIVE THINKING: EMBRACING A CULTURE OF HYPER SPEED WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS
Business leaders in today’s world are truly in unprecedented times. The challenges are continually changing, the goal posts are moving, and the pressure has never been higher. Reducing your bottom line costs, increasing your top line growth, and managing risk in a world where anything can go viral in seconds, both the good and bad. This is just the start, the list goes on and on.
Leaders have to be more informed than ever, and must have robust, trusted teams supporting them across their business, at every level. Creating a culture that is innovative and energetic, whilst being able to acquire the best talent in the market, are just a few of the items on any CEO’s checklist. Leadership teams are also realising the immediate need to be transparent and open to their employees and supporters, and to lead from the front by example.
In this opening keynote, global futurist Chris Riddell will speak about leadership and the revolution of human data in an exciting era of rapid change.
Chris Riddell is Australia's most sought after futurist, and an award-winning, industry-recognised keynote speaker on digital. He is also a renowned strategist and global trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today's disrupted world. A trailblazer, 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.