For the first time, Orange Institute introduced its members to India. This place was a strong paradox between dynamism with a large population under 35 years of amongst 1.3 billion citizens, numerous innovative initiatives and also a striking poverty visible everywhere.
Once again we were delighted to meet our members in the heart of the Silicon Valley for a new and exciting session, where we learned a lot about AI and its impact in our daily lives.
What an amazing four day session in Beijing and Shanghai.
We realized how big and disproportionate evrything is China.
We were thrilled to welcome our members in Israel, a place dedicated to innovation and defined as a startup nation.
This country is also maintaining a position as a bulwark of cyber defense in today’s geopolitics of the virtual.
In the Fall of 2015 we brought Orange Institute back to the Boroughs to experience first-hand how this uncanny metropolis is evolving with digital technologies and remaking the many industries that call New York home.
Our expedition brought us to many people and places that are defining the next wave of productivity and innovation.
Our latest session in Silicon Valley and LA comes almost two years after our previous immersions in these locales.
We knew a lot had changed, but what was stunning was how much more was new.
South Korea is one of the four Asian Tigers and its capital Seoul is a thriving cultural, economic and technological magnet with a unique attractive force that pulls at us on many levels.
From afar, we see it as a showcase of the digital experience; a supplier to many western companies; a model of coordinated growth backed by forward –looking state initiatives; and as a home to global companies with huge product portfolios.
In 2014 the brand of “Israel as Startup Nation” is shining even more brightly than when Orange Institute first visited in 2011.
From this small country of 8 million people, smaller than the New Jersey, we continue to see oversized returns.
Orange Institute 11 was conceived as an exploration of that connection – or as we call it, this “combination” between a major capital of creative and the world capital of technology.
Since our last session in Japan back in 2010, we noticed how the country had been able to rebuild itself.
The lessons of the 3/11 disaster emerged as bright spots of innovative collaboration against the backdrop of destruction and human loss.
Japan has been a powerful lens on the future.
The East Coast startup scene is vibrant – and profoundly different from the Silicon Valley.
We explored how GenY remixes culture and tech side-by-side with the hubs of fashion, retailing and advertising.
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.
The Orange Institute convened in Tel Aviv to learn from the phenomenal startup culture of Israel how innovation patterns are etched into a national asset.
In the space of four days and across three cities : Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem – we met with a cavalcade of committed and engaged faculty and startups from the worlds of Internet, Defense, Academia and Venture Capital.
Our perception of the future is paradoxical: we have access to more information and opinion than any of us ever dreamed possible, yet our ability to make sense of the complex cascade of events unfolding with disruptive spread is challenged as never before.
Do we have more visibility on what will happen ?
For two days in Madrid, Orange Institute Faculty and participants explored the growing number of connections between people, technology, and the built and physical world.
During this session, we focused on the New “New Age” and the trends, technologies and lifestyle changes that were going to affect the next decade, just as the First New Age affected ours.
We explored the long-term evolution of tech and humanism with some of the most eminent and cutting edge thinkers in the Valley
Our objective has been to learn from Japan, a country driven by the ambition of a sustainable future, massive demographics shifts and changing consumption patterns, and which therefore stands as a forerunner of the world in 2050.
During this foundation class, collectively, we went out on an exploration to a place where the edges of many networks intersected – in the workplace, the cities where we live and play, indeed in our own hearts and mind