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Elatia Abate is the CEO of a start-up that matches advisors with innovation projects. She is an expert on the future of work, blockchain applications, and building cultures of creativity. She works with organizations that range in size from Fortune 500 to early-stage start-ups. She coaches the Scaling Social Innovation Lab at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, having delivered a TEDx titled, “Pioneering The Future of Work.” Other recent speaking engagements include “The Future of Work” at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Convention (August 2017), “Design Your Dream Career” at University of Chicago Booth School of Business (February 2018) and keynoting Fundación RAP’s Seminar on Employment and Inclusion with a talk entitled “Preparing For The Fourth Industrial Revolution” at Tulane
University (March 2018). She is also the voice of "Good Evening," Brazil's Gazeta do Povo English language nightly news briefing.
Before leaving the corporate world, Ms. Abate served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company and Global Director Talent Acquisition at Anheuser-Busch InBev. At both organizations she led global initiatives to build cultures of innovation through human capital strategy.
She teaches in the Continuing Studies departments of Stanford University and University of Toronto. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Estadão and Fast Company.