Fifteen years ago, when Orange first set up a lab in Silicon Valley, the world didn’t know about Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, Software Defined Networks or understood the potential of a smartphone. Since then, the technology landscape has rapidly evolved to where startups are seeing increased funding, new relationships are being had with Wall Street, and entire industries are being shaken by new entrants that have found innovative ways to solve a problem.
Welcome to the new Silicon Valley. Here’s where the spark of digital innovation is located and how the communication ecosystem is rapidly evolving. Years ago, we were conversing with one another using just a simple landline phone. Now, we’re surfing the Web, sending emails, posting photos and videos, shopping, managing bank accounts, and controlling our home devices with them. And this has caused a shift in how business is being done — more services are being offered in the Cloud and at lower prices. We are in an era where incumbent companies are having to adjust to younger and more efficient competitors who are not only winning business hand-over-foot, but also seeing incredible valuations. Scale seems to matter more than profits.
This is why Orange Silicon Valley is in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re here to work with companies to actively participate in these disruptive innovations, both with legacy brands and startups. As one of the largest telecommunication firms in the world, we have an interest in working with the larger ecosystem to facilitate the growth of communication. And this means supporting startups through our Orange Fab accelerator, fostering ultra-fast broadband innovation with our GigaStudio, prepare for the descendants of IT with our Octopus Studio, leveraging progress in data analytics for marketing with our Quants Marketing Studio meeting with hundreds of companies each year to offer objective and insightful feedback and opinions, and much more.
This is OrangeSV.com, our place on the Web for us to share our discoveries and epiphanies with you, while also having a place to engage with the community as a whole. The website you’re on hosts information about some of the important work we do here and at Orange in several countries and will provide you details about some of the many projects we’re undertaking. There is room to work together.
On occasion, we will release reports about a host of topics. Whether it’s about startups worth more than a billion dollars, Big Data, the enterprise, human resources, cryptocurrency, or even customer service, online versions of these documents can be found right here, available for you to download. We think there’s a need to share our knowledge in order to better understand and learn together with our ecosystem.
OrangeSV.com also has a blog featuring expert opinions and thoughts from our analysts, engineers, and product managers — some of the industry’s best thought leaders. Topics you might find interesting include cryptocurrency, software-defined networking, Cloud computing, startups and accelerators, customer experience, ultra-fast broadband, Big Data, ad-tech, health-tech, and much more.
It’s our hope that you’ll get to know us a bit better through this website. And we’re always interested to know more about you!
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