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VivaTech: Tilkal selected by the first Orange Fab France DataIA challenge

Updated: Jun 2

The 6 winning startups will be showcased on the Orange stand at the Viva Technology trade fair, from June 15 to 18, 2022, in Paris.


Six startups have won the first Data-AI challenge organized by Orange Fab France in partnership with Viva Technology: Beamo, Cardinality, Crowlingo, Pocket Result, Predictive Layer and Tilkal.


Launched in February 2022, the aim of the Data-AI challenge is to identify startups

developing innovative and responsible solutions or technologies in the field of AI and Data and to support them through a specific acceleration program.


The data and AI revolution offers a unique opportunity to support the Orange Group’s

growth and to demonstrate its social and environmental commitments, issues that are a

core part of its Engage2025 strategic plan.


The challenge drew a strong response, with 262 entries received in 2 months. The Orange

Fab France jury selected six startups whose solutions meet Orange’s needs in a wide range

of areas from customer experience, to operational efficiency, machine learning and business

intelligence. The main selection criteria included the business impact for the Group, ease of

integration, and commitments to ethical and responsible AI.


About Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 42.5 billion euros in 2021 and 140,000 employees worldwide at December 31, 2021, including 78,000 employees in France. The Group had a total customer base of 271 million customers worldwide as at December 31, 2021, including 224 million mobile customers and 23 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Engage 2025”, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group aims to be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).