U.S. Chief Information Officer (2015-2017), CIO VMWare, Microsoft, GM and The Walt Disney Company
- Professional Achievement
- Change Management
- Information Technology
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Global Audiences
- Senior Management Groups
- The Technology Industry
Elatia Abate is a true visionary and pioneer, having devoted her life to living on the edge of the future of work and creating solutions to global challenges at the intersection of the future of work, education, and information.
Elatia Abate is an entrepreneur, educator, and future-forward strategist. She partners with organizations that range in size from Fortune 500 to early stage start-ups to help leaders make sense of the ever-growing disruption in our world and channel that disruption into tangible results. Her client and partner roster includes the likes of PricewaterhouseCoopers, UniGroup, Verizon, University of Arizona, and University of Cincinnati.
She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, with a dynamic and engaging style, who has led from the front of the room at Deloitte, VRBO, SHRM, Stanford, and The University of Chicago, among other places. She is a TEDx talk entitled, “Pioneering the Future of Work.” In a former life she served as Global Director, Talent Acquisition with Anheuser-Busch InBev and Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company.
She has been featured in work with Tony Robbins and Trevor Noah, as well as in publications like Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Forbes. She is an instructor in the Continuing Studies Departments of both Stanford University and University of Toronto. She received both her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.
TEDxOgden: Pioneering the Future of Work
Elatia Abate's Speech Topics
The Future of HR: The Move from Business Partner to Business
Disruption has drastically shifted the landscape in which companies think, design, and implement strategy. This means that the role of HR also needs to shift dramatically, from one that simply partners with the business to one that drives the success of the business. This talk explores the shifts that we are being invited to make, while keeping people at the center of our decisions.
The Future of Now: The Path From Where You Are to Where We Are Going
How we work, how we live, how we are has changed. The disruption of the pandemic has accelerated structural and societal transformations that were already in motion, and is inviting us to create a world that is more collaborative, more inclusive, and more empowering. This dynamic conversation explores how we can move forward together.