Speaker, Chris Simmance
Chris has started, built and grown 3 businesses in his 20's and spoken all over Europe to thousands of people on future proofed strategies for business success. Originally a snowboarder, guiding people across the slopes of the Alps, Chris is entirely self taught in all things digital and tech. Mostly through curiosity and passion, not to mention the inability to sit still for long enough to relax without learning something new OR building something that usually electrocutes him. This drive is what pushed him to look at the future through an a-typical perspective with curiosity and hope for the world as a whole. As someone who has suffered from Crohns disease almost his entire life, Chris has had to become resilient to wide sweeping changes in his life that often give you a choice, see things negatively or, embrace the change and look at them positively. He chose the latter and applied it to pretty much every situation in his life. A “Life gives you Lemons? Add them to a G&T” kind of thinking. Chris has taken his passion for tech and the future to almost unheard of lengths by having RFid chips implanted in his hands so he can interact with things in the world without touching them. Got a door to open? Want his business card? Want to do almost any trigger based activity? Chris can… Without touching a thing. Such is his curiosity for the future trends, he’s one of a very small few who are embracing the up-comming ‘Transhumanism’ trend and, potentially, leading the way.