David Orban, born in Budapest in 1965, an entrepreneur and visionary, an analyst of the global high technology landscape. He the CEO of dotSUB, Advisor and member of the Faculty of the Singularity University, and former Chairman, and a Director of Humanity+. He is also a founder and the Chief Evangelist of WideTag, Inc., the OpenSpime technology company, providing the infrastructure for an open Internet of Things. Very active in virtual worlds, Orban is the founder of Vulcano, one of the first and most active Italian communities in Second Life. Orban studied physics at the University of Padua and University of Milan, and lives in Italy with his wife and three children.
An advocate of transparency in government, he is one of the founders, together with Tim O'Reilly, Lawrence Lessig, and others, of the Open Government Working Group, which developed a set of principles of open government data in December 2007. Orban spoke at the Italian Parliament about open government data policies in December 2008, calling for a wider adoption of transparent policies, and accountability, criticizing current legislation about freedom of information.
A frequent speaker at conferences, Orban delivered talks at the Web2.0 Expo in Berlin, the Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego, PICNIC in Amsterdam, Virtual Worlds Conference (now Engage! Expo) in Los Angeles, SHIFT in Lisbon, Mobile Monday in Amsterdam. On July 28, 2009 he held a public lecture entitled "Internet Of Things - Spime Design Workshop" at the Singularity University's inaugural Graduate Studies Program. In December, 2010 he gave a talk at TEDx Brussels on "Every Thing".
David cuts across the limits of deep specialization to contribute to the new renaissance. He explains, “My vision is at the crossroads of technology and society as defined by their co-evolution.”
David Orban’s personal motto is, “What is the question I should be asking?” This concept is his vehicle to accelerating cycles of invention and innovation in order to build the new world ahead.