Orange Institute #8

Strategic imperatives in a post-IT world – Silicon Valley

March, 2012

Orange Institute returned to Silicon Valley in March 2012 to examine massive disruptions in the information technology (I.T) landscape.

Startups, platforms, and incumbents were all caught up in these changes, which we branded as the “Post-IT Era” and explored with faculty ranking from IBM and Adobe, to startups such as Uber and MapR, to platforms like Google and Facebook.


  • Themes explored


Applications of intelligent agents in vertical industries
AI, machine learning and the rise of Data Scientists
Open source equipment and new IT procurement strategies
Hadoop, MapR and emerging Big Data stack
New applications and business models for software defined networks