David Orban

Founder, Network Society Ventures

David’s past entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years. He is an advisor to Dotsub, which he led as CEO through a period of rapid growth from 2011 to 2015. Dotsub, based in New York City, is the leading technology and services provider for captioning and translating video in any language to increase access, engagement and global reach. He is also a founder of Dotwords, an international language service provider based in Milan that supports businesses and organizations operating in competitive multilingual markets.

David is the founder of Network Society Research, a London-based global think tank. It is creating a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with the unstoppable transformation to a world based on decentralized exponential technologies disrupting the centralized and hierarchical functions of governments and corporations.

He is a faculty member and advisor at Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges. David is a mentor at the Thiel Fellowship, which brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, helping them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life. He is also an Adjunct Professor at LUISS Business School in Rome, one of Italy’s leading institutions preparing the management and innovation leadership of the future.