Iliana Oris Valiente

Speaker, Iliana Oris Valiente
Managing Director and Global Blockchain Innovation Lead, Accenture & Founder, ColliderX
  • Iliana is an active community volunteer helping raise funds for programs that support local charities, mentor non-residents and teach personal finance to youth

A world traveller who has visited upwards of 25 countries, Iliana has lived in Russia, Cuba and Denmark as well as Canada. Accordingly, she speaks Russian, Spanish and French (as well as English and blockchain).

The blockchain implementer

As the story goes, Iliana Oris Valiente was once warned by a senior colleague at Deloitte that her interest in, and enthusiasm for, bitcoin/blockchain could damage her professional reputation. Instead, it did the exact opposite. Accenture’s newly minted Managing Director & Global Blockchain Innovation Lead is now widely considered an authority and trailblazer in the space, having been among the first to recognize the tremendous impact of this traditionally "hacker" technology on the enterprise world.

At Deloitte, Iliana played a key role in helping move the professional services heavyweight towards developing a blockchain-devoted practice. Today, Rubix by Deloitte, which she co-founded, is a well-known and well-respected initiative building enterprise-grade applications. In addition to her work at Accenture (and her legacy at Deloitte), Iliana is also the driving force behind ColliderX, the world’s first open-source, crowdsourced and crowdfunded blockchain research and development hub. At ColliderX, she and her compatriots puzzle over contemporary problems and posit theoretical applications for blockchain technology and, in so doing, connect the academic and corporate worlds with the mad hacker geniuses creating tomorrow today.

“My favourite thing is doing things that others say can’t be done.”
Iliana to TechFarm
  • Iliana is an active community volunteer helping raise funds for programs that support local charities, mentor non-residents and teach personal finance to youth

A world traveller who has visited upwards of 25 countries, Iliana has lived in Russia, Cuba and Denmark as well as Canada. Accordingly, she speaks Russian, Spanish and French (as well as English and blockchain).