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This presentation provides an overview on how to start, launch, manage and grow a standards-based collaborative ecosystem or alliance. It also provides information on Inventures, a leading provider of ...

This presentation provides an overview on how to start, launch, manage and grow a standards-based collaborative ecosystem or alliance. It also provides information on Inventures, a leading provider of management services for technology standards-based alliances and consortia



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    • Introduction to Inventures
      Global Inventures, Inc.
      April 2011
    • Inventures Overview
      Founded 1992
      Privately held, 40+ employees/equivalents
      Headquarters in San Ramon, CA
      The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is a strategic, equity investor in Global Inventures
      We develop and manage collaborative ecosystems in the ICT, Smart Energy, Wireless and Healthcare IT Sectors
      Our engagements today represent >4,000 entities globally
    • Inventures’ Mission Statement
      We help develop, launch & grow industry alliances and ecosystems.
      We enable volunteers and dedicated staff engaged in these alliances to optimize their efforts and helpachieve their strategic goals by providing superb people, proven best practices, scalable mix and match services and best in class tools.
      We accelerate results through collaboration.
    • Inventures Clients
    • Why Form an Ecosystem?
      Drive Incremental Revenue and Profit Pools Through a Value Chain
      Create standards-based solutions (e.g. ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
      Drive interoperability and formal certification
      Perform market development and proliferation programs
      Demand Acceleration
      Bigger available and addressable markets (TAM/TAAM) based on industry supported solutions
      Better Time To Market (TTM) than formal standards bodies (perceived)
      Product and Market Life Cycle Extension
      Driven by lead company business goals
      Greenfield Harvesting/Disruption
      Managed Traction through the Value Chain
      Common baseline (the standard) minimizes fragmentation
      Buyers have supply choice via interoperable/compliant solutions
      Funding Sources and Risk Mitigation
      Funding is shared by the Alliance participants
      Market risk is spread over many stakeholders, and abstracted from the individual companies
    • Incubation/Structure Services
      Inventures works with Alliance Founders to develop vision/mission/goals/ strategies/tactics
      We provide best practice based but customized solutions to position the Alliance for success
      We facilitate and manage delivery of an optimized Alliance
      Legal Documents (depending on incorporation/not)
      Articles, Bylaws, Member Tiers and Privileges, Member Agreement(s), IP Policy, Anti-trust guidelines
      Initial Board and Officers
      Best Practices / Operational Framework
      Committees, Deliverables, Roadmap, Work Processes, Approval Procedures
      We develop the Alliance Launch Plan
      Marketing & Business Development considerations
    • Inventures’ OngoingServices
      Crafted to provide outsourced and virtual resources to run a program’s operations
      Designed to recognize day-job pull on volunteer leadership
      We advise, volunteers decide, then we get it done
      Outsourced Service Elements:
      Best practices counsel and advice to Alliance stakeholders through executive and program management
      Virtual Business Office: Membership administration, Corporate information management, Finance, Phone/Fax/Email, etc.
      Technology development and certification programs
      Marketing programs, including website development / upkeep
      Event & meeting management
      Cost structure
      Fixed monthly operational anchoring fee
      Variable and scalable access to additional resources as needed
    • Some Proof Points…
      We have launched, grown, and managed 40+ industry alliances and consortia
      We have helped create multi-vendor markets with over $20 Billion in aggregated value
      We have built inclusive and large ecosystems with global footprint and reach (>1200 Business Members)
      We have helped deliver >30 industry-driven specifications and standards
      We have launched >10 certification and compliance programs
      We have working relationships with accredited bodies(IEEE, IETF, ISO, ITU, ETSI) to align industry solutions with formal SDO’s
    • Ecosystem Growth
      Inventures launched ZigBee in 2002 with 8 initial members (IEEE 802.15.4)
      ZigBee has grown to over 400 members spanning 22 countries across 4 continents
      ZigBee has become the de facto standard for Smart Grid in the home area network
      Over 40 million public commitments to install electricity meters with the ZigBee Smart Energy standard around the world
      Ecosystem development programs, managed by Inventures, have driven success
      Open Houses in America’s, Asia Pacific and Europe attended by 400- 600 participants with live demo area and 27 exhibitors, plus developer education sessions
      Prominent coverage in the major business and trade press including Wall Street Journal
      Rapid expansion continues…
    • Regional Footprints
      Multiple clients expressed desire to invoke geo-centric chapters
      We worked with geo-centric brands to establish integrated regional entities
      Entities are flourishing with balanced input (region specific requirements) and output (deliverables adoption)
    • Certification Programs
      • Client Uptake
      Program Structure & Development
      Process Definitions and Legal Documents
      Technology Selection
      Validation of Methods
      Interoperability Assurance
      Field Trials, PlugFests
      Testing Event Planning
      Operational Management
      Certification Management
      Certification Best Practice
      Implementation of processes (Testing, Logo)
      Vendor Selection (RFPs)
      Program Management
      Impartial Workgroup coordination
      Board and Technical Committee support
      Deliverables & Project tracking
    • Why Global Inventures?
      We have formed ~35 ecosystems over 15 years
      Helped deliver >30 industry driven specifications and solutions
      Executive Directors with minimum of 20 years IT, telco and ecosystem development experience
      “Been There, Done That” best practices
      Shaped and refined since 1993
      Global Ecosystem Development, Marketing and Promotions, Certification, Licensing, Business Operations
      Scalable Services
      People, systems and processes to support Alliances composed of a few to 10,000+ members
      Trusted Supply Chain
      PR, legal, finance, technical, and more
      Network Effects
      Access to >10,000 firms in our engagements globally
    • Thank You
      Joan Jacobs, Inventures Business Development
      2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375,
      San Ramon, CA 94583, USA