Chris Rhyss Edwards Bio


Chris Rhyss Edwards is a sought after digital sector event MC, interviewer and writer. He has worked for some of the world’s most successful digital brands, including NewsCorp, Sensis, Blockbuster, Clemenger BBDO and DMG. Over the course of an almost 20 year career, Chris has led the digital overhaul of Blockbuster Australia, launched Australia’s #1 personal finance news brand, been the Program Director and Chair for APAC iMedia and ad:tech events, and founded industry trade magazine Digerati with support from the IAB, AIMIA, ISMA and LBMA.


Chris Rhyss Edwards is a former soldier turned digital media professional, author and speaker. After spending a decade as a Combat Engineer in the Australian Army he has spent the past sixteen years in the digital sector leading strategy and projects for some of the world’s most successful digital brands.

In 2010, Chris undertook a yearlong sabbatical from corporate life to commence a research project designed to answer a REALLY BIG QUESTION: do we ever have a good reason to kill?

Over a five-year timespan he researched and interviewed over 200 people on controversial topics spanning euthanasia, abortion, child soldiers, infanticide, state execution, terrorism and honor killings, before writing Good Reasons to Kill, the first book of its kind, sharing the stories of people who by choice or circumstance have had to confront the biggest morality dilemma possible.

In 2015, Chris delivered a TEDx talk entitled The Uncomfortable Truth Between Right & Wrong.