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Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA

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Toronto, ON & Miami, FL

Innovation Lead at Accenture Canada - Leading expert in emerging technologies, societal trends, digital nomads, and global citizens

Iliana Oris Valiente is a leading expert on emerging technologies and societal trends, particularly focused on the impact on work, travel, life, and culture. As a sought-after public speaker, she provides thought-provoking insights and practical advice to help individuals and organizations harness the power of new trends and technologies for maximum benefit.

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The Human Side of Innovation & Tech Trends: Creating a Future Humans Want to Live In

Amidst rapid technological advancements (including Metaverse and AI) and social change, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the jargon, fixate on specific tech components, or expect doomsday scenarios.

Iliana demystifies complex topics so they’re relevant and easy to understand and explores the future of work, travel, and lifestyle through a human-centric lens – empowering audiences to harness these forces for maximum benefit.

Drawing on her experience advising Fortune 500 companies on new products and services while leveraging the latest tech and consistently applying a human lens, her insightful talks about the future resonate with business leaders and the general workforce alike.

Beyond just the technology – navigating climate concerns, shifting values, the loneliness epidemic, and the reshaping of communities and the search for meaningful connections – Iliana explores profound impacts on society, urging a forward-thinking approach. She aims to leave audiences optimistic and better prepared for what comes next.

Borderless: “Digital Nomads”, global citizens, and location independence. And what does this mean for the future of work, travel, consumption, lifestyle, and politics?

Step into a future where borders dissolve and true global citizenship prevails.

The debate is no longer around “WFH or office.” The world is the office (and home). Learn about the global shift to location independence: the mindsets of those who identify as global citizens (hint – it’s not just the 22-year-old digital nomads); the HR and workforce implications; and new business opportunities presented for companies in travel, personal finance, real estate, health and other domains to tap into this emergent demographic.

This topic ties into discussions around the rise of broader workplace dynamics, including micro-entrepreneurship, talent attraction and retention, contingent workforce models, future skilling, and enabling technologies such as Metaverse and GenAI.

Audiences will be introduced to the “Potted Plant Theory” – including the neuroscience underpinning the various personality archetypes.

Witness this growing global movement, with individuals reshaping notions of success and personal freedom, influencing both private and public sectors, with Iliana’s firsthand experience as a seasoned global citizen.

Corporations & Innovation: From $0 to $500Million – Lessons in Leadership, Culture, Intrapreneurship, and Thriving in Corporate Environments

How do we build teams and create thriving businesses within massive organizations? How do we convince traditional organizations to embrace new technology and social trends to launch new services? How can startups and large corporations partner effectively?

Join Iliana as she shares her extraordinary journey of creating scaled businesses within traditional corporate settings. Iliana draws on insights from her experience building the first-ever blockchain technology practice at a conservative global audit firm (2015) and subsequently becoming the youngest ever Managing Director at Accenture (a Fortune 500 consultancy with 700,000 employees), where she’s built an innovation function averaging $150+million / year of sales impact.

Sharing practical lessons on effective leadership, talent management, culture, and strategies for navigating internal obstacles, audience members gain inspiration to drive change in their organization to become an innovation powerhouse.

Future-Ready Boards of Directors: Navigating Tech, Social, and Cultural Shifts

Iliana empowers boards to embrace emerging trends by translating complex trends into practical insights.

As an advisor to executive teams and boards across industries and a board member, Iliana bridges generational gaps and enables strategic decision-making.

From demystifying new technologies to addressing cultural trends, burnout, and a rising focus on values-aligned work and ESG requirements, she fosters innovation within established organizations.

Audience reviews:

  • Your presentation was not only inspiring but truly transformative. We have received feedback from several attendees who were deeply impressed by your insights. Your ability to captivate and engage the audience is exceptional, and it's clear that your message resonated profoundly with many. - CEO, LatAm Startups
  • We debriefed the Digital/Modern Government Block at the school last week, and of all the speakers, Iliana, you were one of the highest - if not the highest - rated (9+ on a scale of 10). That's amazing. We unanimously wanted you back, so thanks again for a great job. - Deputy Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Speaker Biography

Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, is an accomplished corporate executive, innovation and emerging tech pioneer, startup investor, respected board member, published author, and sought-after global public speaker. With a clear vision and unwavering determination, she is a thought leader on a mission to build a future humans want to live in.

Iliana is currently the Managing Director and Innovation Lead at Accenture Canada, working with senior executives and boards to support their strategic transformation journeys. She leads multi-disciplinary teams across design, data, and technology, focusing on emergent areas such as metaverse/blockchain/web3, sustainability, AI, and cross-industry initiatives.

A CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional), Iliana is widely recognized for her trailblazing contributions to the blockchain industry, having advised corporations, government leaders, regulators, and startups as a translator between the web2 and web3 worlds. 

Her expertise and perspective have expanded, now encompassing overall technology and societal trends, particularly emphasizing the future of work, life, and human-centred approaches. 

As a published author and frequent speaker at global conferences, Iliana has been featured in various media outlets, including television, radio, and print. Additionally, she’s an active board member at Sunnybrook Hospital, CPA Ontario, and DIACC and mentors startups through incubators such as CDL. 

Iliana is a global citizen who speaks English, Russian, Spanish, and French and enjoys connecting dots (ideas and people). Through Iliana’s unique life experiences and contributions, she has developed an ability to see the bigger picture and drive toward meaningful outcomes.