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I specialize in Anticipation, Innovation, Implementation and Leadership

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

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

Create new technology to build the new Online-First World:

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

Over 1,000 patents have cited new Expandiverse IP. Citations are evidence of forward-looking contributions to this area of digital innovation.

Some components of new Expandiverse Technology:

  • Multiple Shared Life Spaces:  Live, continuous connections with people, tools, places, resources and more. Put a powerful Digital Earth at each person's fingertips, under their control, with multiple Shared Spaces. 
  • From Digital Separation to Superiority:  Turn separate devices into "Families of Devices." With a consistent digital environment across devices, every user's control expands across devices, places and times. Instead of isolation by brands and platforms, users gain control over the new digital-physical environment.
  • Active Knowledge, Active Resources and Active Commerce: Private channels are embedded inside of everything digital. No needs for search or shopping. Instant guided user success, services and Connected Consumption are inside users' tasks and steps all day long. Block the surveillance platforms while accelerating speed, expanding reach and regaining privacy.
  • Digital Boundaries: Users control their screens' and interfaces. Makes the user-controlled UI the world's most valuable real estate. Protects people. Helps create Connected Consumption with trusted vendors while excluding surveillance. Each person's control helps produce the unique life and world each person wants.

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

Out of each million patents, only 100 patents receive more than 100 citations. This is 10X that elite group.

Previous patents:  Licensed by over 550 companies. Cited by over 3,000 patents.

  • My previous patents have been cited over 3,000 times by subsequent patents: This is quantitative evidence of foresight and value to others as they build a Digital First world.
  • Example patent: Created the first patent for one-to-one interactions between customers and vendors during the use of products and services. Includes personalized online selling, upgrading, support and content during the use of products and services. Filed in 1992. Licensed by over 200 companies. Cited over 850 times. Used countless times every day, by everyone, in products and services throughout our Digital Economy.

Some of the 550+ licensees of previous patents:

Some licensees of prior Abelow-created patents

Dan Abelow specializes Implementing digital products, services and platforms

I'm a specialist in Digital Experience, which is the new Marketing

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

Founder and Principal Consultant, Breakthrough UX (formerly Breakthrough Usability):  1990–Present

Solved hundreds of UX and CX problems for world-leading companies. 

Helped many products rise to #1 in their category, producing $billions in revenues.

Developed UX processes that were adopted and applied successfully by thousands of teams worldwide.

Produced advances in products, services, websites, ecommerce, ebusiness, media, search, support, online infrastructures, enterprise systems, and much more...

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

Here are Digital Transformation briefings, strategies and roadmaps

CXO Executive Briefing

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

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

Change the technology and change the leaders. Switch tech's paradigm from Corporate First to People First. Make your product(s) a People First leader in your industry, then scale that to help lead the world. To learn more:

  • Digital Earth 2025: Strategy and roadmaps to build the People First Digital Earth.
  • Media 2025: People First publishing and media platform. Disrupt surveillance advertising and e-commerce with always-on People First content, advertising and e-consumption.
  • Replace surveillance e-commerce with private People First Connected Consumption.

When you are ready to discuss taking the lead by switching technology's paradigm to People First, get in touch to discuss it.

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

Think Tank Scholar, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Leader and Author

Think Tank Scholar:

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

Research Scholar, TechCast Global

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.

Example keynote:

Platforms of the Future

Delivered at ITES (IT European Summit). How corporate executives will capture the lead by helping every person rise to the top.

Recent vision book:

Vision:  My latest 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

How could tech produce personal greatness, universal prosperity and a successful planet that includes everyone?



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

Studied innovation leadership at Harvard Business School, Sci/tech at MIT, Cognition at Ed School, Strategic 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 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.

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