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    Open Kollab Vision Open Kollab Vision Presentation Transcript

    • Vision and Growth Strategy
    • What is OpenKollab?
      A social venture with who`s mission it is to connect projects to solve massive social problems!
      A scalable open collaboration ecosystem
      An example of a scalable, distributed organizational structure (an ecosystem)
      A virtual organization
      A fertile community to connect with innovative and progressive thinkers
      A research and intelligence group
      A active real time discussion space
      An innovative investment banking model: collaborative investment banking!
      As a social venture we will:
      Deliver social value
      Be financially sustainable
      No doubt you are wondering... How can you be all of that at the same time?... Well....
    • OK Vision
    • Values and Principles
      Openness: low (no) barrier to participation
      Transparency: information and intellectual property in the public domain
      Radically Inclusive: we actively invite people to participate in our communities.
      Radically Collaborative: we actively seek to align ourselves with others
      Active Documentation: we document as much as possible – facilitates transparency and visibility and forms the basis for or consulting processes.
    • Mission: Connect Projects To Solve Massive Social Problems
      Building Ecosystems
      Building Technology Platform
    • OK Operating StructureBuilding Ecosystems!
      OK Ecosystem – service offering provided by ecosystem in aggregate
      Ecosystem Pooled Fund
      Ecosystem Development Consulting
      Ecosystem Research
    • The OpenKollab Ecosystem
      Forward Foundation
      P2P Foundation
    • The What,Why and How of Ecosystem Development
      Building Ecosystems
    • What Is An Ecosystem?
      A natural set of relationships between a group of projects that makes it possible that they collaborate!
      Share common goals: ‘Solve climate change problem!’
      Are a part of a value chain: supplier manufacturer, distributor
      Share common team members
      Share common customers or markets
    • Characteristics of Ecosystem ProjectsBalance between Autonomy and Synergy
      Are autonomous legal entities
      Have independent brand
      Have independent missions, goals etc.
      Have independent information systems
      Have separate teams (although overlap a possibility)
      Share sub-project(s)
      Shared some goals
      Share some technology infrastructure (project management, collaborative research, simultaneous publishing, etc.)
      Finding this balance is the essential problem in cross boundary collaboration!
    • Connecting Projects Within anEcosystem
      Climate Change Ecosystem
      Project I
      Project II
      Connect via common technology infrastructure and collaboration processes
      Project III
    • Connecting Ecosystems?
      What are the points of confluence?
      Climate Change
      Dist. Man.
      Open Gov
    • Why Build Ecosystems?Functional Perspective
      Connect Projects To Solve Massive Social Problems
      Need To Connect Larger Organizations with Early Stage Social Ventures
      Need To Build Capacity for Projects Providing Social Value
      Need Innovative Funding Models To Finance Early Stage Social Ventures
      Note that this will be source of consulting revenue
    • Why Build Ecosystems?Timing Perspective: the state of affairs
      Internet connectivity penetration rates are increasing
      Bandwithlimitations are being reduced
      The cost of communication is dropping (thank you Skype!)
      Interoperability protocols, applications etc. are evolving
      Social networking platforms (Facebook...) are changing the culture of communication
      Processing power is being pushed to the edge of the network (Smartphones etc.)
      The real time infrastructure is evolving (Twitter)
    • Information flows freely across organizational boundaries
      Geographic constraints are less meaningful
      Structural limitations on information management don’t constrain participation (thousands of people can work on projects!)
      Meetings can be run virtually
      Projects can be managed asynchronously
      Projects can be scaled to involve many people with minimal incremental cost
      Your communications infrastructure can be scaled to include many people with minimal incremental cost
      Why Build Ecosystems?Timing Perspective: the result
    • Why Participate In EcosystemsThe Benefits of Visibility and Transparency
      Better understanding of your context
      Networking opportunities
      Business opportunities
      Information flow
    • Building Ecosystem Capacity
      Project I
      Project II
      Project III
      Ecosystem Pooled Fund
      Ecosystem Consulting
    • What is the OK Ecosystem Pooled Fund?Collaborative Investment Banking!
      Provide loans to social ventures
      Drive Collaborative Transactions by funding Groups of Projects that work together
      Develop Ecosystems by bringing groups of smaller projects together and providing financial and consulting services
      Provide consulting services to help projects prepare projects for financing and to ensure their success.
      Note that this model merges traditional corporate finance, merger and acquisition and advisory services into one ; collaborative investment banking!
    • Advantages of Collaborative Funding Model
      Technical due diligence handled by peers
      Scale mitigates risk
      Mutual accountability
      Support network of peers (like Grameen model)
    • What is Ecosystem Consulting?
      Information about projects within an ecosystem that:
      Drives Collaboration
      Goals, needs, resources, relationship etc. (See Project Matching Presentation)
      Supports Scaling of Projects
      Information will be ecosystem specific, for example in the Distributed Manufacturing ecosystem, we have identified the following Scalability Variables:
      Is your output part of value chain? It is easy to use output of project as a building block towards building other your design modular? - designed for interoperability
      is your product replicable? - released under an open license, shareable online via a clone-able repository.
      Project consistently applies a local standard. (designed for interoperability)
      Sharing parts and suppliersProject is sufficiently visible in the network.
      Note that this data supports Project Matching
    • What is Ecosystem Research?
      Domain specific intelligence that arises out of work conducted in developing a particular ecosystem
      Models and processes that can be abstracted from work conducted in several different ecosystems
    • How Are Ecosystems Developed?
      Identify large (macro) ecosystems; distributed manufacturing, open Government, climate change, local foods etc.
      Engage a number of projects in the space
      Identify candidates for the Ecosystem Pooled Fund (if appropriate)
      Identify candidates for Ecosystem Consulting Services
      Establish preliminary collaborative processes
      Google Groups, real time chats
      Establish collaborative infrastructure as necessary
      Implement consulting services as necessary
    • How Are Ecosystems Developed?
    • How are Ecosystems Connected?
      Common Technology Infrastructure
      Collaboration, project management etc.
      FLOWS based interoperability
      Collaborative research
      Common Projects and Processes
      Mutual support network
      Coordinated business strategies
      Marketing strategies
      Referral exchanges
      Network development (work to build industry associations etc.)
    • Ecosystem Development
      Early Stage Ecosystems: OK will work with groups of early stage social venture projects to form financeable ecosystems.
      Mature Ecosystems: OK will work with larger organizations to help them to identify and develop their own ecosystems.
      (Note: this will be the revenue generating component of the consulting practice)
    • Ecosystems Under Development
      Early Stage Ecosystems
      Distributed Manufacturing
      Local Foods
      Mature Ecosystems
      Climate Change
    • What if 100,000,000 people were working together to solve the problem of climate change?
      The OK Platform Vision
    • Platform Strategy In Development
      We are currently putting together the platform team and crystallizing our vision:
      Details on the vision can be found in the following presentations:
      Open System Mobilization Platform
      Ecosystem Collaboration Platform
      Project Matching
      (Presentations will be forwarded up request)
    • OK Growth
    • OK Communications Infrastructure
      Central to the OK mission is to maintain visibility through actively driving dialogue via a number of communications channels.
      Google Group:
      Facebook Group:
      LinkedIn Group
    • OK Ecosystem Communication; listservs
    • OK Revenue Model
      Pooled Fund Management Fees
      Consulting Fees: Mature Ecosystem Development
      Target for profit as well as not-for-profit clients
    • Building the OK Consulting Practice
      Early Stage Ecosystems
      Mature Ecosystems
      General idea is to document and develop competencies on ecosystem development and to market these to larger organizations to help build ecosystems around their organizations
    • Scaling the OK Network
      Aggressive Outbound Communication
      Active social media channels
      Active on ecosystem listservs
      Development of Ecosystems
      Build ecosystem teams (those within ecosystems willing to work with OK)
      Build connectivity as OK participates in communications infrastructure which is ever expanding
      Aligning with Ecosystem Partners