Looking over the Horizon, together
From our President, Georges Nahon:
At Orange Silicon Valley, we explore how connectivity is shaping our lives. As the innovation center of Orange in the Bay Area, we focus on how innovations are driving the adoption of new habits by our customers, new uses cases for the solutions we provide, and new lines of business for our company. We engage with entrepreneurs to collaborate around cutting-edge tools and tailored connectivity solutions to make their projects a reality.
Connected objects, from smart devices to fleets of cars, are set to transform the role of telcos from communications providers to ubiquitous connectivity providers and business opportunity enablers for the Internet of Things ecosystem. Drones are a natural part of this ecosystem, and here at Orange Silicon Valley we are thrilled to be part of the conversation that will shape the “Internet of Drones” of tomorrow. Advances in remote sensing are remarkable examples of how drones are already acting as flying platforms feeding many industries’ growing appetite for actionable data with unprecedented refresh rates and unmatched level of details. What they imply for the agricultural industry for example, is of particular interest to Orange and our customers.
Acknowledging the business opportunity of drones is one thing, shaping the future of the Internet of drones is another. It is our responsibility as a connectivity provider to bring these innovations forward and enable the next ones. 4G is already a key enabler of the most promising drone applications of today and 5G will naturally follow, bringing more opportunities along with exciting challenges.
So from drone delivery to drone racing, here’s to envisioning game-changing applications for our society. In the end, creativity and innovation can’t happen without them.
**This letter introduces our exclusive Drones Connected Conference on September 22, 2016.