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ASQ Quality Innovations Summit

September 19 - 21, 2023  |  Boston, MA 

Wednesday, September 20, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. EST.

QiS ABATE Keynote

Elatia Abate, Human Capital Expert, Thought Leader on The Future of Work, Entrepreneur & Chief Explorer


As a former corporate executive turned futurist, I’ve spent the past few years researching the impact of technology and disruptive forces on our world. In my findings I’ve discovered that even though major disruptions are approaching us at lightning speed, it’s still possible for us to thrive.

In this talk that marries both theoretical and practical ideas, I offer three key strategies to help audiences prepare for and calmly navigate the chaos of the now and future.

Audiences Will Learn:

  • What is currently at stake, and why “now” is the most powerful time for the future
  •  Outdated paradigms around strategy and work, and forward-thinking models that are imperative for success
  • How to identify and design fulfilling opportunities despite the unknown


Elatia Abate, founder of the Future of Now, is an entrepreneur whose mission is to revolutionize the way trailblazing leaders understand, train and fuel their leadership. Named a Forbes leading female futurist, she is a globally recognized expert on the futures of work and strategy.

Her Future-Led Leadership™? learning and development content has been utilized in organizations including PwC, Verizon, UniGroup, RMI – Rocky Mountain Institute, Grupo Globo, CME Group, GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council), and The College of William and Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

Elatia is a sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of the future of work, leadership and resilience, sharing her message for audiences of tens and auditoriums of thousands for including, Citi, NY Life, VRBO, Deloitte, Honeywell, Belcorp, and SHRM, among many others. She has 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 Fast Company, Esquire, Chief, Forbes, Exame, and La Voz, as well as in work with Trevor Noah and Tony Robbins. She was the only woman to contribute to the Tony Robbins 2020 Business Resiliency Expert series.

She is an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, in the Continuing Studies Department of Stanford University, and the Executive Education Department of The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She received her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.