By: Jim Darrin, CEO
I am excited to announce today that Valence has joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab) ecosystem as a Technical Partner. This is an incredibly important milestone for the company given our focus on the next decade of digital transformation. Since the beginning, Valence has operated under the belief that yes, “software is eating the world” and that every company, enterprise, non-profit — you name it — will both feel the impact but more importantly be able to embrace this ongoing transformation. 5G and digital transformation go hand-in-hand.
Our three-prong thesis is simple: the trend of (1) increasingly capable cloud software platforms from Google, Microsoft, Amazon and more plus (2) improved and lower cost hardware platforms from robotics companies, VR headsets (we see you Oculus!), and more plus (3) always-on, high-speed internet access to every part of the physical world will create a cocktail of innovation opportunities like we have not seen before. And 5G is a critical ingredient. This is where we play as Valence: in the middle of that mix is enormous opportunities for companies to build solutions, think of new business models, improve user experiences and more.
We have worked with T-Mobile for years and were thrilled earlier this year to hear about the 5G OI Lab. Founded by T-Mobile, Intel, and NASA, the 5G OI Lab is set up to be a global ecosystem of developers, start-ups, enterprises, academia and government institutions that bring engineering, technology and industry resources together. Valence will now be a key part of this Lab as a Technical Partner to help companies think through and execute on projects and programs that take full advantage of 5G technologies and capabilities. And we couldn’t be happier about it.
For more information, contact us. We’d be happy to talk digital transformation anytime!