Thoughts on Digital Media industry


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Presentation given for ICT Council in Vancouver, March 12, 2013

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Thoughts on Digital Media industry

  1. 1. Agentic thinking Agentic Communications, Inc. Contact: Phillip Djwa Suite 701 – 207 West Hastings St. Phone: 604-255-2131x101 Fax: 604-255-2505 @phillipdjwa
  2. 2. Agentic Thinking 1. Social cognition perspective that views people as self-organizing, proactive, self-reflecting and self- regulating, not just as reactive organisms shaped by environmental forces or driven by Agentic is not just a group of smart inner impulses. developers. We’re creative technologists that 2. The capacity for human beings to solve problems! make choices in the world. We have deep experience in the social change sector. It’s human agency... - Phillip Djwa, Creative Director2
  3. 3. Why are we doing what we are doing today? Copyright Future Work Institute.3
  4. 4. What have I noticed? I need high quality talent. They don’t grow on trees. Global competition is fierce.4
  5. 5. So who cares?Contribution to GDP growth Source of high quality jobs • Generated 9.5% of GDP growth • Average salary of $67,225 or 52% from 2002 to 2010 more than national averageContribution to Canadian standard of ICT enables all other sectorsliving • (e.g. health, environment, education, • Since 2002, GDP per employee energy) and is critical to increased by 31% in ICT sector competitiveness • compared to 2.7% in the rest of the Canadian economy   Stats from presentation given Apr 24, 2012
  6. 6. If my company was the same as yours, I’d say:• We can’t compete • Create jobs with self- locally – have to control of time for increase markets increase of women in• We are small and mgmt & increase in nimble companies satisfaction (M+F)• We fight time zone • We don’t have a good issues pipeline for people• We under invest in • Entrepreneur driven Innovation companies – are frankly, hard on mgmt
  7. 7. Some themes I would like• Encouraging enrolment incorporate immigrants and graduation from post- into the workforce secondary ICT programs • Developing and (including by a diversity of disseminating improved and workers) ongoing tracking of ICT• Ensuring that post- labour market info secondary program curricula are aligned with industry requirements• Encouraging continuous career training• Developing programs that
  8. 8. Our focusedinnovation Transformation Digital Media Projects (designed to engage and excite) Adjacent Properties (secondary online such as Blog or Campaign site) Core Online Presence (main website)
  9. 9. “CREATIVE BY NATURE” TRANSFORMATION - Original IP - Industry Rebranding ADJACENT - Research/innovation - Post-secondary tie-in and apprenticeship - Partnership CORE - Service work - Show up and show pride
  10. 10. Agentic Communications, Inc.Phillip DjwaSuite 701 -207 W Hastings St.Phone: 604.255.2131