The Hello Show by Orange Silicon Valley is back on October 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2021 for a spectacular virtual event.
Join us for three half-days of programming featuring experts and thought leaders from across the North American innovation and technology ecosystems and leaders from within the Orange Group itself.
Tuesday, Oct 5: The View to the Stars
We focus on the five-year time horizon as speakers share their perspectives on investing in big ideas.
8:00 a.m. (PDT) — Welcome and Conversation with Hugues Foulon, Executive Director of Strategy and Cybersecurity, Orange
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8:25 a.m. (PDT) — The Trajectory of the U.S. Innovation Ecosystem — Keynote by Gabriel Sidhom, COO and Interim CEO, Orange Silicon Valley
This presentation focuses on the technologies and paradigms that will enable fundamental trends in the coming years. All companies in almost all industries will feel the pull of these trends, and the goal of this keynote is to help their leaders understand how to anchor their companies to weather these coming waves.
8:35 a.m. (PDT) — Disrupt Disruption — Keynote by Pascal Finette, Co-Founder of be radical
If disruption has become as constant as change, can anything accurately be described as disruptive? In this deep dive, Pascal Finette — co-founder and Chief Heretic at be radical, and former leader at Google.org, Mozilla, and eBay as well as former faculty chair for entrepreneurship and open innovation at Singularity University — calls out the prevailing narrative and offers a contrarian view of the dynamics of disruption. Drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews with category-defining innovators and leaders of organizations that have weathered paradigm shifts in their industries, he will provide a practical framework and battle-tested principles with immediate value for both successful, yet vulnerable, incumbents and rising entrepreneurs. This session draws a bright line between allowing the future of your business to happen to you versus acting to shape it to your advantage, and we invite you on the hard but essential journey to the other side.
8:55 a.m. (PDT) — Frontier Opportunities for Silicon Valley Venture Capital — Fireside Chat with Jeff Herbst, Co-Founder of GFT Ventures and Eliot Brown, Reporter at Wall Street Journal
Modern AI and data science techniques have ushered in a new era of accelerated computing with the potential to disrupt all industries and business models. These new computing systems, which program using “data” as opposed to “code”, have only very recently become widely available and affordable. As a result, we have now officially entered an era where “software can write software” — likely representing the biggest single technology disruption we will see in our lifetimes. Following a distinguished twenty-year career leading business and corporate development at NVIDIA, Jeff Herbst recently co-founded GFT Ventures with the goal of investing in, nurturing, and inspiring this new generation of frontier technology startups that are now changing the world at an exponential pace. Jeff discusses the massive frontier opportunities ahead of us, why he started GFT Ventures, what he’s investing in, and why you should care.
9:15 a.m. (PDT) — Welcome to the Metaverse — Keynote by Matthew Ball, renowned thought leader and venture capitalist visionary, with 10 minute Q&A
Renowned Metaverse thought leader and venture capitalist visionary Matthew Ball gives a keynote on the future of the Metaverse. Matthew’s influential January 2020 essay, “The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite”, and nine-part “Metaverse Primer” are considered must-reads by those in the industry. In addition to running EpyllionCo — whose portfolio includes Genvid Technologies, The Athletic, Dapper Labs, Antenna, Subspace, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Parrot Analytics, Pushkin Industries, Blaseball, Headspace, Mirror.XYZ, One More Multiverse, and “many other unannounced companies” — he is the co-founder of Ball Metaverse Research Partners, which creates and maintains the index behind the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF found on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: $META). Matthew brings us all up to speed on this fundamental new idea and shares his vision on why it matters for your business.
9:45 a.m. (PDT) — The Metaverse and the Next Evolution of Immersive Experience, Entertainment, and Economics — Panel with Jacob Navok, Co-Founder and CEO, Genvid; Adam Arrigo, Co-Founder and CEO, Wave; Jason “BitBender” Brink, President of Blockchain, Gala Games; and Katy Hunt, Principal, Business Group, Orange Silicon Valley
What will be the next evolution of the internet? It will likely be a significantly more immersive Metaverse — a persistent immersive virtual world or set of worlds — that will be accessible through both immersive AR/VR/XR interfaces and more traditional interfaces, such as mobile phones and standard PCs. It will be where people will go to find information, socialize, play, shop, and more. Mark Zuckerberg even said that “we will effectively transition from people seeing [Facebook] as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company.” What is the Metaverse, what new opportunities does it enable, what does it mean for society at large and your company specifically? The experts on our panel discuss a new digital economy built on the Metaverse, powered by blockchain and NFTs, and experienced through new modes of music, gaming, entertainment, and more from platform builders such as Gala Games, Genvid Technologies, and Wave.
10:30 a.m. (PDT) — Future Opportunities in Space and the New Infrastructure To Get There — Panel with Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital; Adrian Mangiuca, Vice President of Infrastructure, Voyager Space Holdings; Mina Mitry, Co-Founder and CEO, Kepler Communications; and Ioana Cozmuta, Founder and CEO, G-SPACE, Inc.
SpaceX and other private companies are changing the economics of getting to and from space. This new space infrastructure has massive implications for businesses across such sectors as marketing products, ubiquitous connectivity, remote sensing, space tourism, and more — like manufacturing products with new features that are not possible closer to Earth’s gravitational pull. Shahin Farshchi, an early venture capitalist in the Space space; Adrian Mangiuca, VP of infrastructure at the first entirely space-focused holdings company, Voyager Space Holdings; and Ioana Cozmuta, Founder of G-SPACE, a firm manufacturing new products in space, join to discuss what we expect to see in the next five years and why your company needs to keep an eye on the stars.
11:15 a.m. (PDT) — What is the Future of Data Flows and Data Monetization? — Keynote by Wendy Li, Executive Director, Moon Economics Institute, with 10 minute Q&A moderated by Sarah Luger, Principal, Technology Group, Orange Silicon Valley
If there is no such thing as a free lunch, why do billions of humans across the globe give away their data for free in exchange for various online services, platforms, and apps? Noted research economist Wendy C.Y. Li has been studying the immense value that companies derive from the data transactions made every day. She discusses her methodology, which captures both the best way for organizations collecting this data to value it internally and the social value of consumer data. Wendy delves into why it is a misnomer to call these goods and services “free” and steps through her thought process in how measurement works in data flows that depend on data monetization. Effectively measuring the value of a company’s data is an essential component of accurate company valuation for investment or financial ecosystem analysis. How can we tell how well a particular firm or sector is doing if their most valuable asset is nebulous? Please join Wendy as she detangles this fascinating techno-economic problem and helps us all understand the value of our decisions online and the value of the data-driven business models of companies who capture that data.
Wednesday, Oct 6: The View to the Horizon
Our attention turns to the next 12–18 months, assessing active and imminent shifts that will define the world — featuring insights directly from domain experts.
8:00 a.m. (PDT) — Keynote by Michaël Trabbia, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Orange
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8:30 a.m. (PDT) — Digital Twins: The Foundations of Our Data-Driven Future — Panel with David Weir-McCall, AEC Strategic Development, Epic Games; Michael Jansen, CEO & Founder, Cityzenith, and Prith Banerjee, CTO, Ansys, moderated by Dachuan Yu, Principal, Technology Group, Orange Silicon Valley
This panel of experts across different industries explores the wide-ranging business implications of “Digital Twin” as a concept, and associated tools that map data about the real world — often updated in real-time by sensors — onto mathematical models that are frequently represented in an understandable 3D form. Prith Banerjee talks about applications of Digital Twin for Industry 4.0, Michael Jansen talks about how Digital Twin helps build and manage highly efficient and clean future cities, and David Weir-McCall will talk about how Digital Twin acts as the foundation of the Metaverse.
9:00 a.m. (PDT) — The Future of Work: How Immersive Learning Empowers Hybrid and Remote Enterprises — Talk with Mark Atkinson, CEO, Mursion, moderated by Wilson Lau, Principal, Technology Group, Orange Silicon Valley
The future of work is remote, and remote working is changing how enterprises operate. Corporate training and skill development are critical components for the transformation of enterprises to remote. Mark Atkinson, CEO of Mursion, gives a talk highlighting virtual training innovations and then a fireside chat with OSV analysts discussing how virtual training impacts remote working from the standpoints of culture, communications, and cybersecurity.
9:30 a.m. (PDT) — Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility — Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Tchoungui, Executive Director CSR, Diversity and Philanthropy, Orange, and Adrian Cockcroft, VP Sustainability, Amazon, moderated by George Livingston, Principal, Business Group, Orange Silicon Valley
Corporations are elevating the importance of sustainability at all organizational levels. This is even more true in industries like telecommunications and among the hyperscalers, because these industries support the entire digital ecosystem. This outsized impact means that both consumers and customers are looking to these companies for leadership. Two leading practitioners discuss their journey and current trends in the sustainability arena.
10:15 a.m. (PDT) — Geo-Collaboration: Powering the Orchestration of Critical Information Delivered Exactly When and Where People Need It for Operations and Times of Crisis — Talk with interactive demo by David Hammel, Founder and CEO, Balcony, and Orange Silicon Valley team. Customer perspective and Q&A with Almudena Osejo Rojo, Secretary of Inclusion and Social Wellbeing Mexico City Government
We showcase how real-time geo-location collaboration via the Balcony application can enable first responders to coordinate during search/rescue missions and disaster recovery — not only in areas with good cellular network connectivity but also in regions with poor or no network coverage.
10:45 a.m. (PDT) — Our Decentralized Future with Decentralized Identity — Talk by Daniel Buchner, Senior PM Decentralized Identity, Microsoft, and moderated Q&A with John Eisenman, Principal, Technology Group, Orange Silicon Valley
Daniel Buchner, Senior PM for Decentralized Identity, leads standards and open-source development for Microsoft’s decentralized identity initiatives. Prior to Microsoft, he worked at Mozilla, running the Developer Ecosystem product group and various W3C Web standards efforts. He represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and is working with members of the DIF and W3C to make decentralized identity a reality. Daniel’s keynote explains the emerging world of decentralized or self-sovereign identity, including the standards and technical work of the DIF and Microsoft’s contributions, and is followed by a moderated Q&A.
Thursday, Oct 7: The View Today
Finally, we discover innovations in the Future of Work, Sustainability, and Cybersecurity domains that are immediately actionable for large corporations, Orange Business Services customers, and our Hello Vision partners.
8:00 a.m. (PDT) — Welcome — Guillaume Payan, VP Startup Outreach, Orange Silicon Valley
8:05 a.m. (PDT) — Keynote by Helmut Reisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services
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8:30 a.m. (PDT) — The Future of Remote Work — Keynote and panel with Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics, Phil Bronner, General Partner and Co-Founder, Ardent Venture Partners, and Angela Pacheco, Vice President, Bridgestone Business Services, Bridgestone Americas
This keynote and panel discussion focuses on sharing best practices for adopting remote work. Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics, starts with a speech highlighting the who, what, when, where, why, and how of work in a post-pandemic world. After painting the big picture, she moderates a discussion with panelists from various businesses sharing what they have learned from remote work adoption.
9:15 a.m. (PDT) — No More Yelling in the Boardroom: How Companies Misunderstood Ransomware Response — Talk by Kurtis Minder, CEO, GroupSense, and moderated Q&A with Alex Chitea, Principal, Technology Group, Orange Silicon Valley
Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. This is where Kurtis Minder and his company, GroupSense, step in. Kurtis works with affected companies to assist them in negotiating with hackers to restore their operations back to normal. In this session, Kurtis gives an overview of the ransomware world as well as tactical advice on what to do if your enterprise has been compromised.
10:00 a.m. (PDT) — Making Radical Sustainability Business as Usual: Carbon Negative Platforms and Blockchain to Monetize Impact — Panel with Chris Georgen, Founder and Chief Architect, Topl, and Brennan Spellacy, Co-Founder and CEO, Patch.io, moderated by George Livingston, Principal, Business Group, Orange Silicon Valley
Over the past two years, software-based technology solutions have emerged for some of the most pressing sustainability challenges facing businesses. This includes going beyond being carbon neutral to being carbon negative and managing and rewarding responsible practices in the value chain. Our acclaimed panel discusses how new technology platforms like APIs and blockchain can solve previously intractable issues with carbon markets and responsible supply chain management.
10:45 a.m. (PDT) — Closing remarks from Gabriel Sidhom, COO and Interim CEO, Orange Silicon Valley
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