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"DA Logo" hand drawn by Dan Abelow, adapted from
the alphabet of Francesco Torniello da Novara (1517)

Post-pandemic growth is arriving. It's leaders are creating the "next normal" right now.

As your teams design and build your next generation, you need extraordinary experts and leaders.

Here's how I can help you Anticipate, Innovate, Implement and Lead:

Dan Abelow's specializations: Anticipating, Innovating, Implementing and Leading

Dan Abelow's specialization: Anticipating digital needs in users and markets


Examples of my Digital Transformation briefings and keynotes

CXO Executive Briefing

From my opening keynote to The Conference Board's Enterprise Digital Transformation Council

Platforms of the Future

A conference keynote delivered at ITES (IT European Summit) to CTO's, CIO's and Innovation Managers.

Forget the idea that you missed the Internet's big moves and lost to Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

Today you can advance the technology take the lead. For example, if you shift tech's paradigm to People First, you can make your products People First leaders in your markets. To learn more:

  • Expandiverse.com: Expandiverse Technology enables a People-First Online World. It advances devices, products, digital environments, personal controls and more.
  • E-Consumption.com: Replace surveillance e-commerce with private Connected Consumption. Benefit you and your customers, instead of the platforms.
  • Digital Earth 2025: Strategy and roadmaps to build a People First Digital Earth where you and your customers are the winners.
  • Media 2025: People-first publishing and media platform. Disrupt surveillance advertising and e-commerce with a new channel: Always-on private content, active guide and user-controlled commerce, advertising and e-consumption.

Let's have a private discussion of how I could help you lead.

Dan Abelow's digital innovations have been cited by over 3,000 patents


I create new technologies that build tomorrow's Online-First World

Expandiverse Technology: New technology to help build the People First Digital Earth, with over 800 patent citations

My new Expandiverse Technology has been cited over 1,300 times, with 229 citations — 1/6th of the total — by Amazon, Google, Apple, IBM, Samsung and Microsoft. 

Why is this new IP relevant and valuable for tech's future?

  • Shared Planetary Life Spaces:  Add live, continuous connections with people, tools, business services, resources and more. Put a powerful Digital Earth at everyone's fingertips, under their control, with multiple Shared Spaces that they can flip between. Empower everyone with always on super powers and control.
  • From Digital Divide to Superiority:  Turns separate devices from multiple brands into a leading-edge "Family of Devices." With a user-controlled digital environment across devices, users rise to control their digital world. Instead of ownership by platforms and their brands, users gain planetary digital lives that they control. You add leading-edge features to users' current devices and relationships, in ways that you get the benefits.
  • Active Knowledge, Active Resources and Active Commerce: Private channels are embedded inside of everything digital. Deliver "your next best step" and raise each user's abilities in their steps and tasks all day long. Replace tech's search and shopping platforms with instant user success, services and connected consumption of your products.
  • Privacy and Digital Boundaries: Users control their devices' interfaces. Makes the user-controlled UI the world's most valuable real estate. Protects people. Blocks surveillance platforms. Expands users' scale, speed and privacy. Each person's control helps produce the unique life and digital world that each person wants.

Companies that invest billions of dollars in digital R&D cite my Expandiverse Technology frequently:  (click to view full size)

Expandiverse Technology: Helps build a People-First Digital Earth

Out of each million patents, only 100 patents are cited more than 100 times. These 1,300 citations are 13X that elite group.

Previous patents:  Licensed by over 550 companies. More than 3,700 patent citations

  • My lifetime patents have been cited over 3,700 times: This is quantitative evidence of my essential foresight and value to many companies — as they use R&D to create the technologies they need for their businesses.
  • The average patent is cited just 3 to 6 times in its 10-year life. Out of every million patents, only 100 of them receive more than 100 citations. My patents are in the top 0.001% citations of all patents.
  • Example patent family: Created the first patent for one-to-one individual interactions between customers and vendors during the use of products and services. Includes personalized online selling, support, content and upgrades during the use of products and services. Licensed by over 200 companies. Cited over 2,100 times. Used billions of times every day, by everyone, as a core process that enables interactive products and services. Applied by smart phones, apps, online services, digital-first lives, work, learning and entertainment.

Some of the 550+ licensees of previous patents: (click to view full size)

Some licensees of prior Abelow-created patents

Dan Abelow specializes Implementing digital products, services and platforms


I'm a User Experience expert who specializes in online life, work, learning and play

Breakthrough UX: Accelerate and Lead Our Digital First Earth
Previous clients of Breakthrough Usability, now evolved to Breakthrough UX

As Founder and Principal Consultant of Breakthrough UX (formerly Breakthrough Usability), since 1990 I have helped solve hundreds of UX and CX problems for world-leading companies. 

I have been the principal UX manager and driver of many products that rose to #1 in their category, collectively producing $billions in revenues.

I developed UX processes that have been adopted and applied by thousands of teams worldwide.

I build and manage online frameworks for rapid, consistent and scalable UX user testing and learning. And I help teams apply their findings.

I have produced hundreds of powerful advances in products, services, websites, ecommerce, ebusiness, media, search, support, online infrastructures, enterprise systems, and much more...

Dan Abelow's digital transformation work includes UX, strategies, roadmaps and briefings


Senior Partner, Think Tank Scholar, Keynote Speaker and Author

Imagine a New Future: Creating Greatness for All, by Dan Abelow

Research Scholar, TechCast Global (previously)

Based in Washington, D.C., TechCast is a global virtual think tank that uses collective intelligence to produce leading-edge forecasts. Abelow's periodic analyses serve upper management executives, senior government decision makers and leading academics with strategic guidance for a 3 to 10-year decision horizon.

Liquidax Capital

Senior Partner, Technologist and Global Innovation Expert (part-time)

For Liquidax Capital, I focus on innovations that accelerate, expand and grow Liquidax, as well as new technologies that grow the businesses, market share and shareholder value of Liquidax clients.

Recent vision book:

Vision:  My recent book is now free to read on Medium. com, where it was in the top 10% in 2016.

Imagine a New Future:  Create Greatness for All

New innovations that produce personal greatness, inclusive prosperity and a successful planet that includes everyone



Harvard Shield HGSE

Ed.M. Degree: Creating Strategic Technologies at Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Studied innovation leadership at Harvard Business School, sci/tech at MIT, cognition at the Ed School and strategic technology policy at Kennedy School of Government.

Marketing and the History of Civilization at the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania:  B.Sc.E Degree

Miami Beach Senior High School: Entered college after 11th grade 

President of Sophomore class. First chair trumpet in both band and orchestra. Created and ran "Friendship Through Books," an international youth friendship project: 32 high schools collected and shipped over 40,000 books to school libraries in Central and South America.


Board of Advisors, Keynote speaker, Futurist-on-call, Scene writer, Competition judge, Evaluator

Future Problem Solving Program International: Global K-12 education program that develops the abilities of tens of thousands of young people in almost every US state and in 15 countries to design and promote a positive future, through problem solving activities that use critical and creative thinking

Ideas for Us: Environmental Action Organization

Board of Advisors at IDEAS for Us

IDEAS creates global environmental solutions through local action

Let's Connect

Let's make your goals my priority:
What do you need? When do you need it?

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My focus could be you: 

Today's problems are your biggest opportunities. Let's overcome your threats and challenges by expanding your digital super powers. 

I look forward to helping you Anticipate, Innovate, Implement and Lead

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Let's connect:

Phone +1 (407) 786-7422

Email Dan@Abelow.com

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