December 2017 Corporate Summit Recap

14 December 2017 / / By Gene Chien

Thank you to all who were able to join us the first week of December for  Orange Fab’s Corporate Summit. We sincerely appreciate your time and participation.

Our vision for the summit is based on the fundamental belief that we can innovate better together than we can alone.

Over the course of three days we gathered innovators, corporate strategists, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to discuss how technology is creating new opportunities across a diverse array of industries. Representatives came from prominent multinational corporations such as: TF1, GeoPost, Mazars, Nestle, Michelin, Japan Airlines, Nvidia, Unilever, The Walt Disney Company and more.

If you couldn’t make it – here is a quick recap of what you missed!

Tuesday morning, December 5th, the summit began with opening remarks from Orange Silicon Valley CEO, Georges Nahon, who was followed by multiple keynote speakers covering a variety of technology and business trends. The morning session covered trends around artificial intelligence, augmented reality, initial coin offerings, and the landscape of venture investing.

The remainder of the schedule was dedicated to our Council sessions, each dedicated to a topic of strategic interest to Orange and our partners.

Some key numbers and insights from each session is included below:

Content & Media

  • 85% of U.S. TV households subscribe to a of U.S. TV households subscribe to a Pay-TV service (95% including SVOD).service (95% including SVOD).
  • $3.5B -Expected global revenue for voice personal assistants in 2021

Smart Cities

  • Population of connected devices: 1000 per person in 2040


  • In 2018 the supply chain and logistics space will see new application of blockchain and decentralized autonomous organizations.


  • The finance cloud market size is expected to grow from USD 9.89 Billion in 2016 to USD 29.47 Billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.4%
  • In blockchain segment, ICO funding already eclipses VC funding by ratio of 3:1.

Ecommerce & Retail

  • 89% of digital professionals say personalization has been an investment priority for the last 12 months
  • Starbucks has 8M paying mobile customers – that’s 20% of all orders


  • By 2020 more than 40% of all data analytics projects will have an aspect of customer experience

Connected Vehicle

  • 33% of AT&T’s new subscribers are new cars on the road

The research and insights of the Orange Silicon Valley team was shared with more than 40 attendees representing 20+ corporations. The sessions also included presentations from more players in the Silicon Valley such as Google and LinkedIn.

On Thursday December 7th the even closed with the GenZ Workshop – an all day conference dedicated to investigating how GenZ is changing the world.

A full recap of the GenZ Workshop can be found on the OSV blog.

If you’d like to review the Orange presentations from each Council session you can download them on the Fab Force website.

Thanks again for joining us for our 3rd Orange Fab Corporate Summit – we look forward to seeing you all again this coming June!

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