Transcript of "Barry O'Reilly, Social Impact, Impact through innovation"
Technology changes how you deliver your mission Social Impact Program @barryoreillysocial-impact.thoughtworks.com
Who we are To better Humanity through software… and be a model 21st century socially responsible business Sustainable Excellence Software Champion Business Justice Social
Technology that’s driving change: These big 2 ! Mobile ! Cloud
Mobile! Hard to visualize the growth, spread, ubiquity of the tech • Fastest growing adoption of any technology, ever* • Near ubiquitous access • Nearing global usage saturation (80+% estimate, phone count)
% Population covered by signal (2009)source: mobiledevelopmentintelligence.com
% Market penetration (2010)calculation: mobile connections / populationsource: mobiledevelopmentintelligence.com
How does this change your operation?! Reach everyone! Have a conversation! Invert the power structure
Cloud! Mobile phones allow everyone to be heard—by contrast, the cloud lets organizations be everywhere at once.! Complex definitions aside—it allows one to create a signle technical operation that is accessible, visible and usable everywhere.! AND it encapsulates all the technical complexity needed so that it can be built, ran and managed by experts outside your organization.! Mobile is most powerful backed by Cloud—be everywhere and engage anyone.
What’s it mean to me?! Access to technology without needing to be technologists (it’s some one else’s problem)! Central management of remote infrastructure (it’s some one else’s problem)! Global reach! Global scale! Expertise and cost are barely barriers anymore
Put Mobile & Cloud Together and you can! Converse! Empower (and invert)! Reach! Scale scale scale! Taking offline on
Examples! Motech Mobile Midwife! CycleTel! uReport! Yes Youth Can
Scale: Motech Mobile Midwife! Grameen saw opportunity—studies showed the regular visits from community health workers to pregnant mothers improved health outcomes (lowered maternal mortality, improved neo-natal health)! Can’t send a community health workers to every pregnant woman [maybe should aim for?]! Can you get some of the benefit by reaching everyone via Mobile (SMS/Voice) AND target the community health workers attention to cases most in need