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Hello Wednesday by Orange Silicon Valley “How will the Metaverse change entertainment in 2022?”

About this event

Join us on Wednesday, February 2nd from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (PST) / 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (CEST)

The buzz around the Metaverse has reached a fever pitch. The vision of digital worlds where people can socialize, work, and much more holds great promise to tech companies like Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) and gaming giant Roblox. It also represents a multi-trillion dollar market opportunity, according to Tim Sweeney, the CEO of “Fortnite”-creator Epic Games. Many entertainment companies find themselves at a crossroads: How will they embrace the Metaverse? What opportunities exist to leverage this virtual world that is already unfolding? How will they deal with challenges in this new digital ecosystem?

Orange Silicon Valley’s Hello Wednesday in February will examine how traditional entertainment companies are approaching the Metaverse and what key elements they have built into their strategies. The virtual event will also update the state of the Metaverse, including announcements at the recent CES technology conference, the view from the tech giants, and what to look for in 2022. Orange Silicon Valley analysts Thomas Huitric, Katy Hunt, and James Li will share analysis in this upcoming event: “How will the Metaverse change entertainment in 2022?” We hope you can join us for this exciting and informative event.


8:30 AM – Welcome & presentation by Gabriel Sidhom, CEO @Orange Silicon Valley

8:35 AM – Panel discussion with Orange Silicon Valley’s experts:

  • Thomas Huitric, Analyst, Technology Group @Orange Silicon Valley
  • Katy Hunt, Principal, Business Group @Orange Silicon Valley32
  • James Li, Principal, Technology Group @Orange Silicon Valley
  • Moderated by Derek Au, Principal, Business Group @Orange Silicon Valley

9:10 AM – Vince Kadlubek the Founder of Meow Wolf will be joining the conversation for the second part of the event.

9:40 AM – Q&A with the audience

10:00 AM – End of the event

We look forward to seeing you on February 2nd. If you have any questions regarding the event feel free to contact us at event.osv@orange.com

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. www.orangesv.com

Hello Wednesday by Orange Silicon Valley is a new recurring series of events & podcasts and your rendez-vous on technology and innovation where 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
    Vince Kadlubek Founder @ Meow Wolf

    Vince Kadlubek is a Founder of Meow Wolf, an art collective that has transformed into an award winning Art and Entertainment Production Company that specializes in immersive, open-world walk through experiences. Vince acted as leader and CEO for Meow Wolf though its formidable years, having created the business plan for Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return and leading the team towards the project's completion in March of 2016.

  • Guest speaker
    James Li Principal, Technology Group @ Orange Silicon Valley

    James believes that Next Reality = AR/VR/XR + AI + 5G + IoT + Blockchain + Spatial & Edge Computing which enable massive opportunities in the new computing era, through innovation and co-innovation. As an innovator and strategist with 15+ years of experience in the tech industry, his professional background blends research and development, corporate strategy and innovation, patents, technology & startup scouting/audit/integration, go-tomarket strategy, due diligence & investment advisory, high performance computing & cloud architecture, GPU & virtualization technology, mobile/wearable/web technology, and emerging technologies.

  • Guest speaker
    Gabriel Sidhom CEO @ Orange Silicon Valley

  • Guest speaker
    Katy Hunt Principal, Business Group @ Orange Silicon Valley

    Katy Hunt is Orange Silicon Valley's US telecommunications sector expert, tracking trends and disruptive technology in the space. As the telecoms analyst, she explores topics including the rollout of next-generation 5G networks by the incumbent carriers, the role of non-telcos in the connectivity market, and the evolving market for over-the-top entertainment services. Prior to Orange Silicon Valley, Katy worked as a reporter and editor at Connectivity Business, Mergermarket, and Reuters. She received her master’s in journalism from Northwestern University and did her undergraduate studies in communications and political science at UCLA.

  • Guest speaker
    Thomas Huitric Analyst, Technology Group @ Orange Silicon Valley

    Thomas is a Subject Matter Expert in AI/ML with 4 years of experience within the Orange Group and Orange Silicon Valley, his work focuses on innovative advertising and marketing technologies, as well as building first-of-a-kind data products and bringing efficiency to many business use-cases through data science, data engineering and data architecture. He has been working on delivering customer insights for different organizations using the latest advances in Machine Learning and data science software. His areas of expertise include mobile app marketing, content and media and other subscription services.

  • Guest speaker
    Derek Au Principal, Business Group @ Orange Silicon Valley

    Derek focuses on corporate venturing at Orange Silicon Valley. He works with Orange Silicon Valley’s domain experts to identify early-stage technology investment opportunities emerging from across North America. Previously Derek worked in investment banking focusing on middle market technology M&A. Derek has a Master of Engineering Management from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Western Ontario in Canada.

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