Introduction to Fab Force: Orange Silicon Valley’s corporate program, Julie Leclercq, Business Development & Partnerships, Orange Silicon Valley
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Retail Tech & Customer Experience, David Martin, Principal
In this session, David discussed the emergence of digitizing physical stores through the advances of data and analytics. More specifically, we focused on how US retailers are leveraging IoT to improve the consumer experience, through aspects such as personalization, store optimization and staff productivity. The session also covered the types of technologies retailers that are investing in as well as how retailers are responding to changing customer needs.
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Smart Cities, Will Barkis, Principal
In this session, Will discussed the changes we are experiencing and the opportunities we face as city populations grow, climates change and socio-politico-technical innovations transform the cities and communities we live in. Data, connectivity and collaboration are coming together to transform city services and access to opportunity as technology increasingly intermediates between digital and physical systems.
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AI in the context of new IT software and infrastructure, Gabriel Sidhom, Vice President, Orange Silicon Valley
In this session, Gabriel shared insights into how the advances of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are changing the entire IT landscape. More specifically, defining what AI really means in the context of IT, the importance of AI in IT operations (AIOps), and how AI can optimize aspects like energy consumption, automation, cyber security and costs. We shared best practices for preparing your team for the evolution of AI – reshaping how we prepare for, activate, and deploy IT solutions and infrastructure.
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HR Tech, Wilson Lau, Senior Software Architect
In this session, Wilson discussed the emergence and evolution of people analytics, which encompasses all aspects of acquiring and managing employees. More specifically, we discussed the various ways machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are changing the role of HR.
Logistics & Supply Chain, Justin Young, Supply Chain Analyst
In this session, Justin discussed the unique ways industry incumbents are digitalizing supply chains, including the adoption of startup technologies. He also covered how frontier technologies such as IoT, blockchain and AI/ML are attempting to solve common supply chain challenges related to cost and inefficiencies.
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