Project Proteus Proteus Overview Q404


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Project Proteus was the original overarching plan proposing the use of technology for economic development created in 2002.

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  • We’d like to produce small entertainment showcases. In an effort to promote locations where XtraMedium has a presence. Initially we’ll be sponsoring these events, providing setup, security and associated refreshments. In the case of ICE the showcase would run approximately 3.5 hours based on our Urban Soul program. The artist will range from spoken word to NEO soul with an emphasis on promotion of local independent artists. The Urban Soul program would run as follows: Host intro – 15 Minutes comedy (TBD) Spoken word – 10 minutes (TBD) Hip hop – 1 hour (Thaione Davis, Urbanized Music) Host Reintro – comedy (TBD) Spoken Word – 10 minutes (TBD) Neo Soul – 45 Minutes (Het Heru and Tha Runawayz) Intermission – 10 minutes Urban Soul – 45 Minutes (Mauri Sevier & Kaleidoscope)
  • How It’s Done Establishing an infrastructure is paramount for its continuity and efficiency. We
  • Building a strong foundation – Phase 1 Throughout its 18 year history Boulevard Arts Center has employed and taught thousands of individuals. Many have gone on to successful careers in the arts and areas of private, public and government business. These alumni all tout the Boulevard Arts Center for their effort in changing lives.   In order to continue this tradition, we have scaled down operations and leveled our focus on building a core staffing unit to operate the Boulevard Arts Center as a self-sustaining entity. In doing so, we will shift our primary source of income from government grants to revenue generation thru our various programs. As such we’ve slated the first phase of our restructuring to accommodate the employ of a solid administration comprised of professionals key to the development and operation of our organization. Each will be charged with the submitting business plans relevant to cost-effective support and growth of their respective areas. During this phase financial contributions from corporations and philanthropic organizations will be used to support salaries and resources for these individuals as they extend a plan for leveraging our existing resources and good will. This phase suggest annual resource requirements not to exceed $325,000 annually. The administration’s effectiveness will be substantially augmented by proven back office and communication technologies. However, their efforts can be supported by the infrastructure currently in place today. By concentrating our focus in this phase we are confident we will have a fiscally responsible foundation for the continued operation of our programs. Delivering Quality Programming – Phase 2 Once the primary staff has been installed, they will provide business plans to be reviewed by the board of directors for approval. The board will seek to ensure the overall qualitative and fiscal data points of each plan, and apply metrics for performance accountability. Collectively, the plans will determine the resources needed to support the organization’s initiatives in Job Training, Arts and Social Discipline, and Small Business Incubation while illustrating the value reciprocated to contributors. Today, the cornerstone of our programs is comprised of –        Time and instruction contributed by volunteers from business and philanthropic communities –        Revenue generated thru arts sales, exhibitions, and rental of our Performance theater –        Social and business networking thru our business program   A minimal increase in the resources used to support these programs will translate to substantial value to local adults, artists (child thru adult), and local entrepreneurs. Collectively these initiatives are the boilerplate for continued social investment in our economy, and an engine of human capital to industry. Fiscally, each of these areas has proven revenue potential.   Producing Quality Content, Product, and Individuals – Phase 3 Each program is designed to culminate into very predictable results. For job training this means certification of specific skills sets. In the Arts program students ramp up to public exhibition and or performances of their work for professional exposure and scholarship. The Business program is designed to place entrepreneurs on solid footing with regard to start-up and growth concerns, while delivering an opportunity to serve their community.   While classes and performances are a daily occurrence today, our goal is to increase the shear quality through technology tomorrow. Boulevard Arts Center currently provides professional instruction limited however by an antiquated technological infrastructure. Improvements are required to provide the advances in digital technology in addition to structural improvements required to increase energy efficiencies of the organization’s facilities.
  • Project Proteus Proteus Overview Q404

    1. 2. Outline of Presentation <ul><li>What is Project Proteus </li></ul><ul><li>Proteus for Organizational Development </li></ul><ul><li>Proteus for Revenue Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Proteus for Market Development </li></ul><ul><li>Current Business Development </li></ul>
    2. 3. Project Proteus Employing Technology Empowering People ™ The purpose of the project is technological improvement of consumer and business access to retail, healthcare, and entertainment/arts services in depresses urban areas. The project leverages common technologies in the cyclical creation of businesses, jobs and socioeconomic development.   The project eliminates the digital divide by accelerating the use of household technology directly tied to businesses in the community. Indirectly the project addresses crime, literacy, employment, and social development.   The operating budget is $40,000 - $200,000 quarterly.   Project is ongoing since 12.03 in functional iterative stages through YE2007.
    3. 4. Vocabulary Club <ul><li>Project Proteus </li></ul><ul><li>XtraMedium Digital Entertainment Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Midwest Entertainment Network </li></ul><ul><li>Aspire Digital Networks </li></ul><ul><li>GK Harcon </li></ul><ul><li>TouchPoint Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>Tajore’ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Planet Soul </li></ul><ul><li>Xavier Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Express </li></ul><ul><li>Artesian Production </li></ul><ul><li>GK Harcon </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Hub </li></ul>
    4. 6. Proteus Endpoint Boulevard Arts Center 6011 S. Justine Chicago IL Live Performance Digtial Mastering Digital Delivery Digital Display “ This is your place!”
    5. 8. XtraMedium LLC.
    6. 9. Producer Mookie T Artists Bio Information <ul><li>Who has the best …in 30-days? </li></ul><ul><li>Singles </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago “Clic to Vote” </li></ul><ul><li>Face of the Month </li></ul>Content A B C E Purchase 7% Aspire Network 5% Proteus Fund 88% Artist $
    7. 10. Midwest Entertainment Network Central Division Prohmihjay 8, Inc. Records Gemstone Events Planet Soul The Movement Ecclecticity Hidden Scroll Unscripted Entertainment GK Harcon Willis Graphic Design “ This is Your Place” ICE Nov (Thanksgiving wk’d) Parkwest December 31 st 2004 BADT February 7 th 2005 <ul><li>Network Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>Tampa </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>Rice Lake </li></ul>
    8. 11. Midwest Entertainment Network
    9. 13. Aspire Digital NEtworks Rowe AMI - AMI Entertainment, Rowe International is the digital jukebox experience of tomorrow to today's consumers igniting profits for hundreds of thousands of venues. Infoble - Delivers news and other audio users choose directly to a designated cell phone, laptop, PDA or MP3 player at designated times. Merit Industries - Develops and distributes over 20,000 digital gaming devices annually. Maintains a private, secure, digital network of over 200,000 devices worldwide. Data Return - A premier tier-one provider of complex, transaction-intensive applications. Certified Microsoft Gold partner. Grand Central Communications - An award-winning Business Services Network - an internet-based, highly scalable, fully managed network service. General Interface - Provides display interfaces that requiring no client installation, and no additional servers. Aspire Digital Networks - Commercial
    10. 14. Hub Revenue Model Based on Prototype Assumptions Open digital channels for service and product growth.
    11. 20. Critical Success Factors
    12. 25. Execution, Analysis, & Adjustments Business Development Business Modeling Baseline Proposition Feasibility Assessment