Hi, I'm Christina Glavas. I help executives, companies and organizations get smart by providing valuable, specific and specialized intelligence products. My work contributes to increasing profitability in an ever-changing market landscape, as well as making a difference through social impact and innovation guidance.

 
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Knowledge Management

I summarize, simplify and package information so you can incorporate, integrate and innovate with confidence.

Drawing from a critical thinking approach, I provide an inter-disciplinary and cross-functional lens to create useful, accurate, relevant and actionable information products. My 20 years of experience in this work gives me quicker access to the best information – buried deep in various sources including reports, whitepapers, trade associations, academic articles and other hard-to-find places.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
— Benjamin Franklin
I can navigate you toward wisdom in a world drowning in data.

I can navigate you toward wisdom in a world drowning in data.

Customized Strategic Intelligence

When working with me, you will receive tailored and tactical intelligence that enables immediate decision making, strategy and success. You can trust that all requests are customized, confidential and personally handled with discretion. My offerings include:

  • Business Intelligence:
    • Market Research & Analysis
    • People & Relationship Intelligence
    • Industry Benchmarking
    • Operational & Efficiency Lever Trends & Best Practices
    • Corporate & Competitive Profiling
  • Social & Economic Analyses:
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices and Trends
    • Human Rights & Economic Development Impact Analyses
  • Emerging Technology Impact Analyses:
    • Trends & Edge Technologies Analysis
    • Understanding Innovation & Future Industry Landscapes
  • Customized Tailored Requests:
    • Deep Dives on Questions You Need Answers To
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.
— Dale Carnegie
Together, we can identify and take your next steps toward greater understanding and knowledge.

Together, we can identify and take your next steps toward greater understanding and knowledge.

Innovation & Social Purpose Consulting

Take the next step and work with me to integrate and apply your newfound knowledge and understanding to navigate ever-changing competitive, social, technological and economic landscapes. I provide personalized innovation and social purpose consulting to inform your future strategy by creating valuable roadmaps and plans to facilitate next steps for yourself and your team. Consulting services include:

  • Innovation:
    • Digital Disruption Strategy
    • Mobile Application and New Technologies Ideation
    • Multimedia Storytelling
    • Social Selling Strategies
    • Forecasting
  • Facilitation:
    • Inquiry and Ideation Facilitation
    • Individual & Team Workshop Facilitation
    • Branding, Creative Strategy & Messaging Workshops
    • Internal & External Communications Strategies
  • Social Purposing:
    • Needs Assessments
    • Capacity Building
    • Philanthropic Vetting & Matching
    • Cause Marketing
    • Cause Identification & Impact Planning
Knowledge is the source of wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes productivity; applied to tasks that are new, it becomes innovation.
— Peter Drucker
Looking out to the ocean always centers and inspires me.

Looking out to the ocean always centers and inspires me.

More About Me

Originally from New York and based in San Diego, I have nearly 20 years of dynamic experience with research, intelligence, consulting, strategic communications, technology start-ups and multimedia projects.

I founded Elia Intel out of a need for customized information products, having recently directed research and business intelligence efforts for EHS Partners, a premier management consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies. While there, my work contributed to multi-million dollar projects across global industries including financial services, consumer-packaged goods, insurance, energy, transportation, and healthcare.

I am also an original co-founder of saambaa, a San Diego-based mobile software platform for event discovery that was featured by Apple and various tech blogs.

Previously, I worked at the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks, a part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and have contributed to various children's rights projects in humanitarian emergencies in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bosnia Herzegovina. My international affairs work also included comprehensive analyses, notably for the economist Jeffrey Sachs, UNDP and the Millennium Development Goals (now known as the Sustainable Development Goals).

Prior to my international work, I worked with California-based non-profit organizations on the Digital Divide and subsequently founded Minds Wide Open, a multimedia global education initiative. I am an author of published works on media training for youth, and have also worked with the Ad Council in New York on governmental and non-profit public service campaigns.

I earned a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Social Change from Cornell University.

I am an avid world traveler and have attended Burning Man since 2005, contributing to the award-winning light performance art of the UCBW art collective. I also write about my 20-year dedicated yoga and embodiment practice from a human rights lens on my blog.

For more information about me and my professional history please see my profile on LinkedIn.

References and Full CV Upon Request

The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Elia Intel is named for the Greek word for olive -  ελιά  - a source of light and sustenance and an ancient symbol of wisdom.

Elia Intel is named for the Greek word for olive - ελιά - a source of light and sustenance and an ancient symbol of wisdom.

Get In Touch

Are you ready to connect or have a question about my services? Please feel free to email me directly at christina@eliaintel.com or fill out the form below. I'll be in touch asap. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you!

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Contact Details

Email: christina@eliaintel.com

1140 Wall Street, #2891
La Jolla, CA 92038