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Hello Wednesday by Orange Silicon Valley "How technology innovations are enabling rapid disaster detection and response"

About this event

Join us on Wednesday, June 1st from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (PST) / 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (CEST)

New possibilities for predicting and responding to disasters are emerging because of advances in technologies like artificial intelligence, edge connectivity, supercomputing, satellite communications, and mobile devices. This Hello Wednesday virtual public event features presentations and discussion from the members of a unique collaboration between Orange Silicon Valley, NVIDIA, Balcony Labs, and Orange Business Services to test and model a solution with wide ranging applications that builds on the power of these innovations.

Supercomputing is an important contribution to enabling and reinforcing risk prevention. The combination of AI supercomputing at the edge of the network and targeted two-way messaging with mobile phones at the site of a disaster is transformative. Earth observation satellites are the most effective instruments for the collection of geospatial intelligence data at a global scale, allowing for time-critical data gathering for actionable insights. A solution integrating these advances is applicable in many contexts — both reactive situations such as wars and terrorist attacks, and proactive initiatives such as informational support and training campaigns which require the coordination of multiple teams and tools.

Join us to learn how these innovations are a game-changer in preventing loss of life, property, and infrastructure.

For a full description of the project, read our article Rapid disaster detection and response: A climate action collaboration.

We hope you can join us for this exciting and informative event.



8:30 AM – Welcome introduction by Gabriel Sidhom, CEO, Orange Silicon Valley

8:35 AM – Introduction on Satellites and AI by Soumik Sinharoy and John Benko, Orange Silicon Valley

8:45 AM - Panelist introductions

  • Alison Lowndes, Senior Scientist, Global AI @ NVIDIA
  • Dr. Andrew Schroeder, Vice President of Research and Analysis @ Direct Relief
  • David Hammel, Founder and CEO @
  • Lorraine Chin, Smart City Smart Building Business Development Manager @ Orange Business Services

9:00 AM – Panel discussion

9:45 AM – Audience Q&A

10:00 AM – End of the event

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022! When you register we will notify you about other upcoming events. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Orange Silicon Valley is a US subsidiary of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving more than 253 million customers across 27 countries.

Hello Wednesday by Orange Silicon Valley is a recurring series of events and your rendezvous on technology and innovation. Orange Silicon Valley’s experts will discuss important trends with industry leaders, drilling down into the drivers, challenges, and dynamics that are reshaping technology and companies today. Through this series Orange Silicon Valley will be looking at how technology changes are shaping a brighter future for a responsible digital world.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Soumik Sinharoy Principal, Tech Group @ Orange Silicon Valley

  • Guest speaker
    Lorraine Chin Smart City Smart Building Business Development Manager @ Orange Business Services

  • Guest speaker
    Gabriel Sidhom CEO @ Orange Silicon Valley

  • Guest speaker
    Alison Lowndes Senior Scientist, Global AI @ NVIDIA

  • Guest speaker
    Andrew Schroeder Vice President of Research and Analysis @ Direct Relief

  • Guest speaker
    John Benko Principal, Technology Group @ Orange Silicon Valley

  • Guest speaker
    David Hammel Founder and CEO @

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