About Iliana

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

Currently, Iliana is 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, with a focus on emergent areas such as metaverse/blockchain/web3, sustainability, AI, and cross-industry initiatives.

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

Her expertise and perspective has expanded, now encompassing overall technology and societal trends. Iliana has her finger on the pulse of global shifts in talent trends, future of work, and is regularly asked to speak about the future. Iliana is a global citizen, speaking English, Russian, Spanish, and French.

A published author and frequent speaker at conferences, Iliana has also been featured in various media outlets, including television, radio, and print (Bloomberg, CBC, Globe&Mail, etc). Additionally, she’s an active board member at Sunnybrook Hospital, CPA Ontario, and DIACC, and mentors startups through incubators such as CDL.

Through Iliana’s unique life experiences and contributions, she has developed an ability to see the bigger picture, and enjoys connecting dots (ideas and people).

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