With the start of the Orange Blogger Bus Tour looming, we continue today our unveiling of the week’s schedule. On the Wednesday, we’ll be talking to some of the big names in the Valley, and find out more about one exciting startup in particular.
The morning will be dedicated to a visit to Adobe, the computer software giants, where Chief Technical Officer Kevin Lynch will give us a brief about the company’s current activities and projects, and share his views about the social media scene.
The team will then be going to meet StartX, a non-profit organization who aims to accelerate the development of Stanford’s top entrepreneurs through experiential education. Throughout the week, we will be trying to assess whether innovation is still alive and kicking in the Valley, but this visit should prove to be particularly interesting as it will give us an idea of the work that is being done to support and encourage the innovators to thrive in their respective fields. Furthermore we will be hearing about Xola, a travel community focused on adventure.
In the afternoon, we’ll be splitting up into small groups as one team will head over to Trend Micro, a global leader in cloud security. Following a presentation with Philip Kwan, Director of Consumer Innovation, with a focus on social and mobile but also on Trend labs and the general threats which are looming, our bloggers will take part in a Q&A discussing how the shift to mobile is affecting the users and the industry. At the same time, another small group will be visiting Broadcom, global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, as well as a Fortune 500 company.
For our final stop of the day, we will be going back to San Francisco to find out more about the up-and-coming Taploid with CEO Redg Snodgrass. The Taploid uses implicit social data and predictive analytics to deliver fun and sensational headlines which users can interact with. Hopefully we’ll be able to get a demo, as the first version is still in works at the moment. To cap the day off, we’ll be enjoying a nice Oklahoma-style dinner alongside friends from Venturebeat.
Stay tuned this week on the live Orange blog and discover the day-by-day schedule of the Orange Blogger Bus Tour !