The Hello Show by Orange Silicon Valley will be held virtually from October 27th to 29th, 2020, crafted to provide thought leadership and community connections through innovation, startup demos, and partnerships. The summit will feature executive presentations on the latest emerging technology trends and will offer industry-specific sessions to provide you with a deep dive into the areas that matter most. The summit’s three-day schedule will include:
Virtual demos viewable throughout the week
Orange Silicon Valley will host demos available throughout the three days of programming, featuring our own experts, Orange Business Services, and companies such as Nvidia, QuarkVR, Cavrnus, Intel, Pivott, Affirmed, Liqid, Helium, and others. The demos will include technologies for enterprise extended reality, 5G, high performance computing, and many more topics.
Day 1: The Big Ideas
Tuesday, October 27
Sessions will include talks about tech investment and the state of venture capital; the data economy; perspectives on the tech giants; and predictions for a post-COVID-19 world and discussion sessions on innovation, cybersecurity, and immersive media.
8:30 a.m. (PDT) — Welcome by Orange Silicon Valley CEO Mireille Helou
8:45 a.m. (PDT) — Orange Group CEO Stéphane Richard: Building a better and more responsible future
Orange Group CEO Stéphane Richard will deliver an introduction to the first ever Hello Show by Orange Silicon Valley.
9:00 a.m. (PDT) — Fireside chat: State of the market in a world transformed by the pandemic
Gené Teare, an editor and data evangelist at Crunchbase, will discuss the state of the market in a world transformed by the pandemic with Lauren Kolodny, a founding partner at Acrew Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. They will address how the acceleration of digital transformation has led to investment opportunities in fintech and software-as-a-service (SaaS).
9:30 a.m. (PDT) — One pandemic, two perspectives – A look into the next decade for the cybersecurity industry with Hugues Foulon and Ariel Tseitlin
In this session, Orange Group’s Executive Director of Strategy and Cybersecurity Hugues Foulon will join Ariel Tseitlin, a Partner at Scale Venture Partners for a fireside chat. Their discussion will explore the development of the cybersecurity industry during the next decades considering the dominance of the cloud, the role of artificial intelligence, the advent of state-sponsored attacks, and the rise of geopolitical rivalries.
10:25 a.m. (PDT) — COVID-19 and the coming of age of “scale without mass,” a talk by Arun Sundararajan, the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at New York University’s Stern School of Business
Professor Arun Sundararajan will explain how although crisis often catalyzes the emergence of new technologies, the most enduring recasting of the economy may not come from technological or scientific breakthroughs aimed at addressing the crisis directly, but because seemingly temporary societal, economic, or institutional changes end up accelerating transformation that was already ongoing. Drawing on examples from a range of industries, he will discuss whether platforms and the “scale without mass” business model will dominate the post-pandemic economy; their resilience and adaptability advantages, drawing out implications for automation; and the future of work and responsible digital governance.
10:55 a.m. (PDT) — Beyond chips: How full stack innovation changes the basis for AI innovation, a talk by Keith Strier, VP Worldwide AI Initiatives, Nvidia
Keith Strier will talk about how AI is the most powerful technology force of our time, made possible by machines that compute models so large, they can emulate human-like cognitive functions. The pace of progress in these machines is no longer tied to Moore’s Law, but has become driven by Huang’s Law, more than doubling every year due to advances in both hardware and software. This fundamentally changes the economics of AI, and the art of the possible for governments. National AI infrastructure has always been key to scientific discovery, but now shapes the arc of economic growth, public safety and national security for nations. Every nation must become an AI nation.
11:40 a.m. (PDT) — Building a new wireless network powered by blockchain, a talk from Helium CEO Amir Haleem
Helium was founded in 2013 with a mission to build a wireless network for IoT devices. Fast-forward to 2017, Helium realized it couldn’t build it alone and had a crazy idea. What if you could incentivize anyone and everyone to build a decentralized wireless network with a new blockchain-based economic model? Hear from Amir Haleem, the CEO and co-founder of Helium, on how the company is now enabling a fastest-growing, public IoT network in over 2,000 cities across North America and Europe, revolutionizing the way wireless infrastructure of the future is built.
12:05 p.m. (PDT) — Toward a responsible data economy, a presentation by Oasis Labs CEO Dawn Song
Oasis Labs CEO Dawn Song will discuss how to build a responsible data economy, including a look at the challenges, state-of-the-art technologies, and future directions.
12:30 p.m. (PDT) — Social impact of autonomous vehicles: Waymo’s approach to tech’s lasting impact, a session with Waymo Chief Product Officer Dan Chu
Waymo Chief Product Officer Dan Chu will share Waymo’s product philosophy from the company’s decade spent in building the world’s most experienced driver, and the societal impact of autonomous vehicles.
Day 2: Deep Dives
Wednesday, October 28
See an overview of Orange’s innovation efforts. Eight deep-dive tracks will cover retail tech, entertainment, cybersecurity, sustainability, industry 4.0, smart mobility, smart ecosystems, and fintech with concrete takeaways you can use immediately.
8:30 a.m. (PDT) — Welcome by Orange Silicon Valley VP, Startup Outreach Guillaume Payan
8:45 a.m. (PDT) — Live Q&A in Demo/Expo Area / Side Stage: Seismic Supercomputing: OBS, Nvidia, and CoColink (Live Q&A)
9:15 a.m. (PDT) — Conversation about co-innovation between Helmut Reisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services, and Dennis Hoffman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Telecom Systems Business, Dell Technologies
At Orange, we believe innovation and co-innovation are critical to our work with partners and customers. We want to, together with our customers, construct new ecosystems to drive innovation for their business. Large scale co-innovation projects require conviction. In this session, we’ll explore stories of digital transformation through collaboration.
9:45 a.m. (PDT) — Breakout: Entertainment
The entertainment sector has undergone significant change over the past few years. We saw the rise of influencers and user-generated content. Netflix’s success in streaming allowed it to become the harbinger of original content production on a very large scale that began to change the way high production content was being and distributed. With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering theater venues, another long held Hollywood tradition, the theatrical release window distribution is being dismantled. The protracted duration of the pandemic has also given an accelerating boost to the increasingly popular gaming segment. The Entertainment track takes a look at the transforming landscape of content distribution leading to the rise of the aggregators as well as the gaming sector as it shifts from niche to main stream.
9:45 a.m. (PDT) — Breakout: Smart mobility
By the end of 2019, the capital-intensive bike and scooter sharing services were losing momentum. As COVID-19 struck, it impacted ridership for public transportation services and on-demand car services by over 70%. The public became increasingly concerned about maintaining safe distances, turned to bikes and electric scooters as a convenient and safe alternative. Micro-mobility-as-a-service transformed from a nice to have to a must-have and has been exploding in growth since. Yet, these businesses continue to face many challenges as it scales. How has the competitive landscape changed in what seems to be a commodity service? How are the public-private partnerships evolving as these services scale across the geography? What does the future hold for micro-mobility and mobility-as-a-service? Please join us in a panel discussion as we deep dive into various aspects of the second rising of the micro-mobility boom.
11:20 a.m. (PDT) — Breakout: Retail
COVID-19 has broadly accelerated existing retail market trends and exposed fresh opportunities based on new consumer habits under lockdown. In a vaccinated society, select old habits will rebound with haste; many new ones will stick; and a few will pass us by. This session will focus on venture investment trends and opportunities in retail, and highlight two e-commerce startups that have received funding in the shadow of COVID and are thriving in our online world.
11:20 a.m. (PDT) — Breakout: Industry 4.0
Technology is empowering businesses to do more with less. The fusion of the physical and digital worlds means informed decisions can be made with less human intervention. From the factory floor, to the corporate campus, a combination of networks and sensor technology, machine learning and data visualization, are enabling business operators to visualize the entire footprint, to improve operations and predict failure before it happens.
11:20 a.m. (PDT) — Breakout: Sustainability
Digitized data on supply chains is growing rapidly and facilitating a wave of ambitious corporate sustainability targets. This session focuses on new upstream data streams being developed for agriculture by Earth Observation satellites, IoT sensors and other novel sources. We will hear from startups collecting, analyzing, and aggregating this information. The key question the session seeks to answer is how to derive value from supply chain data for both business and sustainability.
12:40 p.m. (PDT) — Live Q&A with Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger
Day 3: Digital Transformation
Thursday, October 29
This half day will be dedicated to digital transformation and managing the remote workforce in and beyond the pandemic.
8:30 a.m. (PDT) — Welcome by Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom
8:45 a.m. (PDT) — Diving below the tip of the 5G buzz, a talk from Orange Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Michaël Trabbia
Orange’s CTIO Michaël Trabbia will deliver his view on what is really at stake with 5G and what is the Group’s innovation strategy in that field. He will use concrete examples to illustrate the transformative power of 5G combined with other new high tech in order to foster a new era of services, especially on the B2B market.
9:15 a.m. (PDT) — Session with iRobot CEO Colin Angle (Live Q&A)
9:50 a.m. (PDT) — Fireside chat on ethics of robotics: Silicon Valley Robotics Managing Director Andra Keay, hosted by Michelle Divon
10:45 a.m. (PDT) — The future of work, a talk by Orange Silicon Valley Principal, Software Architect Wilson Lau
The COVID-19 pandemic gives businesses an opportunity to discover the full potential of remote working. While we are still in the middle of the pandemic, many businesses have decided to adopt remote working permanently. This presentation will focus on discussing new trends as well as emerging opportunities and potential challenges driven by remote working.
11:00 a.m. (PDT) — Panel discussion: How will teleoperation impact human workers as well as autonomous machines?
Teleoperation empowers human operators to manage a large fleet of machines and to take over their control remotely as needed. This panel will explore how teleoperations can enhance the functionalities of robotic machines and reshape the nature of the work for many industrial workers. The talk will feature Silicon Valley Robotics Managing Director Andra Keay, Bear Flag Robotics CEO Igino Cafiero, and Phantom Auto Director of Business & Operations Jordan Sanders.
11:45 a.m. (PDT) — Fireside chat: Insights and best practices for managing remotely working distributed teams with Jack Mardack, a cofounder at Oyster, and Cro Metrics CEO Chris Neumann
Many organizations are now learning on the fly how to manage their remote workforce. Tactics used to manage centralized workforce in tradition organizations are probably no longer applicable for remotely working distributed teams. This panel aims to discuss the realistic challenges of managing remote operations and the practical solutions to address those challenges.
12:30 p.m. (PDT) — Closing remarks from Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom and event wrap-up by Michelle Divon
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