Elatia Abate
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Elatia Abate

Elatia is a powerful and dynamic speaker who leaves audiences engaged, inspired and ready to take powerful and impactful action.
Entrepreneur and Chief Explorer

Expertise In:

  • Professional Achievement
  • Change Management
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Audience & Industry

  • Corporations
  • 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.

Featured Videos

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.

Women in Blockchain and AI

Why there need to be more: The blockchain industry is currently comprised of 97% men, which brings with it the traditional challenges of male and female equality in the world. However, when this imbalance is paired with the potential of blockchain to be the mechanism of wealth distribution of the future, this raises questions of disparity of access to income and power at levels that are exponential. Additionally, the way that artificial intelligence and machine intelligence learn is through the (biased) perspectives that the rules of its coders give it. How might we get more women involved in the coding and building of these technologies to ensure a world with equal opportunity for all, as the future unfolds. 

Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Lately, we have been reading about the “future of” everything – from work to education, from information to healthcare and everything in between. How is one to know what to pay attention to, which information is trustworthy, and more importantly, what to do with it?What should we be studying and learning if more than 65% of the jobs that will be available in 10 – 15 years don’t exist today? How should we be thinking about our companies’ strategies if we aren’t sure how quickly technology – or which technologies – will enable growth or impede it?This dynamic talk, given from the perspective of living on the frontier of the future of work shows executives, politicians, educators, and students the tools they need to prepare and thrive in the future that is already now.

Pioneering The Future Of Work

Explore how harnessing the potential of the unknown will create success, fulfillment and freedom in the uncertainty of our world and economy through the lens of a pioneer who lived it first-hand, and is now creating solutions for the future of work. Learn the three tools you will need to empower your own and others’ success as the fourth industrial revolution continues to unfold.

Blockchain and the Future of Everything

Learn what Blockchain is, in language that normal human beings can understand. Learn the technology and why it will matter across a broad swath of industries, including Finance, Healthcare, and Education.