Elizebeth Varghese – Stellar Singularity: Navigating the Spacefaring Economy

March 2, 2023
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Author's Biography

Elizebeth Varghese partners with Boards and C-suite leaders to create powerful business outcomes and experiences for organizations operating around the world. As a business leader, trusted C-suite advisor, and board director, Elizebeth transforms organizations and furthers People and Technology strategies with solutions in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics. Elizebeth has over a decade of business and operational experience with additional involvement in managing significant P/Ls. She is a Board Member of the Columbia Business School Women’s Circle and the Co-Chair of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship committee.

Additionally, she is a member of the Council of Advisors for The SETI Institute, which works with NASA and other space agencies to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. She has also served on the Board of SAYA, a not-for-profit organization that provides education support to youth.

Elizebeth is recognized as among the Top Experts and Inspirational Leaders of 2022 per The HR Gazette and was named one of “The Outstanding Asian Americans in Business,” in 2021. She also recently was awarded one of the Top Global Influencers of 2022 (and 2020) for HR Strategy and Analytics.

Book synopsis

She is a #1 best-selling author and recently published her internationally acclaimed book, Stellar Singularity – Navigating the Spacefaring Economy. Marshall Goldsmith said, “Fascinating! A revolutionary take on the future of space and technology, Elizabeth teaches companies and leaders how to keep pace with the innovation that will take us farther than we thought possible. Well researched and brilliantly explained, you won’t want to put this book down!”

Earlier this year, she authored a bestselling book on the application and implications of blockchain, [Block]Chain Reaction – The Future of How We Live and Work. The book was received with reviews like those from Dave Ulrich as, “This outstanding book demystifies blockchain, shows its many applications, especially to assure human capital for the future, and will become THE reference guide for its use.” She is also a bestselling author for Significant Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most.

Elizebeth is a Principal and a co-leader of the Cloud Enabled Workforce team at Deloitte. Prior to that, she was the Partner leading IBM’s Talent and HR Transformation Strategy client services for both the Americas and globally. She has also been the community leader for IBM’s Space Exploration Services, and a member of IBM’s “Good Technology” team. Elizebeth has MBAs from both the Columbia Business School, New York and the London Business School, UK. She also holds a Masters in Personnel Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and a Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai, India. She currently lives in NYC with her husband, two daughters (18 and 13), and their Yorkie – Chutney.


Elizebeth Varghese – Stellar Singularity: Navigating the Spacefaring Economy