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Its all about Jobs

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This is my end of the year presentation. It represents my current version of how we pitch our Digital City project - which is about generating jobs.

This is my end of the year presentation. It represents my current version of how we pitch our Digital City project - which is about generating jobs.

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  • 1. Digital City Project Its about generating jobs
  • 2. The Old and the New
    • Old World
    • Workforce development
    • 40 hour work week
    • The office or factory
    • Unemployable or 5 years of experience
    • Rapidly decreasing, moving “off-shore”
    • New World
    • Tech skills
    • Part-time, any time, r-t
    • Virtual environment
    • Anyone can learn, social media is the vehicle
    • Rapidly increasing, worldwide normalization
  • 3. Catalyst for Change
    • Moved to Cleveland, living in Shaker Sq.
    • Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio comp
    • Big Idea for a Big problem
    • Providing Open platforms
    • Teaching @ CWRU
    • Meetings folks, building relationships
    • Shovel ready project
    • PeopleAggregator social networking platform
  • 4. Three areas of focus
  • 5. Innovating Workforce Development
    • Connecting Cyberspace to Meatspace
    • Producing Interactive Multimedia Content
    • Virtuous circle of volunteerism and training
    • Dashboard software
    • Software Infrastructure
    • Sustainable Business Model
  • 6. On-line world connects to Real world
    • Getting people comfortable with computers
    • All jobs in the future will require tech skills
    • Learning by doing
    • If they can:
      • play videogames
      • use an ATM or remote control
      • program their mobile phone
  • 7. Social Media as a vehicle
    • Social Networking
    • Blogging
    • Activity Streams
    • Meetups
    • Flash Mobs
    • Groups
  • 8. Haves helping the Have Nots
    • Volunteers operate Live Video Help
    • Mentors intern Mentees
    • Anyone can Volunteer for local events or organizations
    • Everyone gets points
    • Social media the vehicle
  • 9. Sustainable Business Model
    • Partnerships with non-profits apply for funding from government and foundations
    • Digital City Mechanics is a new kind of system integrator
    • Use the money 3:1 ways:
      • Build out the MM Content and Services
      • Train workers in the skills necessary to do that
      • Create and maintain Open Digital City platform
  • 10. What kind of jobs can we generate?
    • Traditional Businesses : embed interns
    • Independents : on their own
    • Startups : new ideas born
  • 11. Digital City Mechanics
    • Develops and operates the Digital City project (DCP)
    • New age system integrator
      • Will need employees
      • Will run ‘digital bureaus’
      • Will run training and virtuous circle process
      • Will produce content, customize the Digital City
      • Will ‘open source’ the ideas, give them away
  • 12. The DCP will create all sorts of jobs…
  • 13. Associated with putting on Live Events
  • 14. And Mentoring works really well
  • 15. Multimedia encyclopedias are coming
  • 16. The DCP will need LOTS of employees!
  • 17. The Haves will help the Have Nots!
  • 18. And we’ll make sure to cover Health!
  • 19. We’ll do all sorts of viral marketing…
  • 20. And teach you to run your own network
  • 21. And feed yourself and your community
  • 22. Everybody needs great sales people
  • 23. And software dev skills are golden!
  • 24. Running this whole system and promoting from within will be key.
  • 25. 5 year goals
    • 5,000 new jobs in NEO
    • Phd. from CWRU
    • Connected Cities Institute
    • Digital City Mechanics hired ‘round the world
    • Open Mesh of inter-connected cities
    • Open Standards based on ‘dashboard’ containers
  • 26. 1,000 Office Jobs
    • 450 Embedded social media ambassadors
    • 250 Digital Bureau employees
    • 100 Digital City Mechanics employees
    • 75 BizDev/Technology transfer experts
    • 50 eCommerce experts embedded in corps
    • 50 Training experts embedded in corps
    • 25 Travel experts embedded in corps
  • 27. 1,000 Independent jobs
    • 200 Independent Sales people
    • 150 Work-for-hire Office managers
    • 150 Independent Marketing/PR consultants
    • 100 web site production
    • 100 Independent sysops/sys admin/support
    • 100 Ops, logistics, live events, transport
    • 75 Independent Photographers – hard copy
    • 50 Independent trainers
    • 50 Independent music recorders/mixers
    • 25 Volunteer coordinators/Community liaison
  • 28. 1,000 Startup jobs
    • 200 Viral Marketing/PR employees @new firms
    • 200 Video Help operators
    • 150 Urban farmers
    • 150 Operations, HR, Legal, Acct, PR
    • 100 Sales and Marketing
    • 100 Digital Labels/Digital Studios
    • 50 Technology support/Network operators
    • 50 Incubator/VC jobs
  • 29. 1,000 Multimedia production jobs
    • 250 Videographers, Editors, Audio, Photos
    • 150 game developers
    • 100 Documentarians: writers, editors, camera
    • 100 Production management, Producers
    • 100 Interactive multimedia content designers
    • 100 Asst producers, docs, scripts, PA
    • 100 multimedia business development
    • 50 researchers/casting
    • 50 touchup/effects experts/makeup/props…
  • 30. 1,000 Health and Wellness jobs
    • 400 Medical records digitizers
    • 300 medical/bio technology lab experts
    • 250 Concierge/hospice workers
    • 50 Doctor/Nurse support staff
  • 31. Free Dashboard software
    • Social Networking
    • Activity Streams
    • Blogging
    • Media Sharing
    • Live Video Help
    • Points
    • Volunteerism
    • Training
    • Facebook Import
    Live Video Help
  • 32. First we need to overcome a lot of resistance
  • 33. … and get them to sign up!
  • 34. Then we have to acclimate user’s to computers and social media
  • 35. … and make them feel comfortable!
  • 36. Then we have to get them to participate
  • 37. … and have fun using computers!
  • 38. Then we give them the option of choosing their own Job
  • 39. … and hopefully it’s about something they enjoy!
  • 40. I used to be famous
    • 22 years ago I said I wanted to build Multimedia Encyclopedias
  • 41. MacroMind/Macromedia
    • 1 st multimedia player = 1984
    • 1 st multimedia authoring system = 1985
    • 1 st author once, playback on many platforms = 1988
    • Helped build a Billion $$ industry = ‘multimedia’
  • 42. Multimedia Revolution interrupted
    • Between 1990-1994 85% of CD ROMs were created with our tool - Director
    • 25,000 titles, only room for 300 in the channel
    • Then the thin straw came along (dial-up Internet)
    • We went backwards (no more video or photos)
    • 15 years later we’re right back to where we were
  • 43. Wikipedia is bricks & mortar
    • Text + Photos
    • Community creation
    • Web links
    • 3M entries
    • But the old school form of knowledge and education
  • 44. Multimedia Encyclopedias
    • Animated Charts of battles
    • Videos and exploded annotated diagrams of Green Jobs skills
    • Interactive simulations of Polymer Engineering
    • 3d Visualizations
    • Interactive games
  • 45. Interactive On-Line Multimedia Content and Services
    • Picking up where the Multimedia Revolution left off in 1994
    • Video, simulations, annotated diagrams, animated charts, visualizations
    • Multimedia Encyclopedia is how people will learn and knowledge will be stored
    • Every Foundation, Government and Brand has a topic or issue they’ll sponsor
  • 46. Virtuous Circle
    • Utilizes live Video Help to intern and train
    • Volunteerism
    • Training
    • Points
    • Live Events
    • Project management and coordination
    • Based at digital bureaus
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  • 63. What is a Digital City?
    • In the 90’s = access, wifi, digital cafes
    • In the 00’s = social media, email
    • In the 10’s = software infrastructure
  • 64. Software Infrastructure
    • Open Digital City platform
    • Shared servers – two-way APIs:
      • Digital City ID
      • Regional timeline of historical events
      • Jobs, Events, Business directory
      • Webcam and location pages
    • For others to build on top of
    • Open Standards – Open Stack – Open Ideas
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  • 77. Software as infrastructure
    • Dashboard is persistent, throughout the region
    • Dashboard adapts itself to the city it’s in
    • An ‘operating system’, that knows it’s context
    • Features and services available to all
    Hardware, Bandwidth, Servers, Access Applications and Services Solutions, Compelling Experiences
  • 78. A Day in the life of a Digital City
  • 79. Webcams and Location pages
    • See top 16 webcams, editorially selected
      • Rotate throughout the day
    • Click on webcam, go to a location page
    • Location pages:
      • Who lives by
      • Photos, videos
      • Other webcams
      • Leave comments,
      • Reviews, Media, Links
    • On shared servers
  • 80. Baby steps in 2010
    • Hessler Street “Beta Block” project
    • iDEA Institute network
    • Parents Network
    • “ Some” big project
    • Apply for grants
    • Build relationships in community
    • Help out where I can (GCA, SC19, G-Networks)
  • 81. Regional Alliance
    • Based upon using PeopleAggregator
    • Collaborative platform
    • Act as a new kind of system integrator
    • Mesh of Networks/Alliances
      • iDEA Network
      • Hessler St – University Circle Innovation Zone
      • CCDA (Culture, Creativity and Design Alliance)
      • Parent’s Networks
      • COSE
      • Local community organizations
      • G-Networks
  • 82. Digital Bureaus
    • Digital Bureaus are the nodes in a distributed architecture
    • Build on the strength of many:
      • Cleveland
      • Akron
      • Lorain
      • Youngstown
      • Columbus
    • 20 employees, 100 trainees per node
    • $75k per month
  • 83. More than just Creative Jobs
    • Wide of range of jobs interned and trained
    • Sales, Marketing
    • Ops, Live Events
    • Urban Farming
    • Health-Wellness
    • Media Records digitizing
    • Management
  • 84. Advisors/Supporters
    • Lev Gonick – CWRU
    • Gary Wnek – CWRU, TiME, iDEA
    • Jim Cossler – YBI portfolio company
    • Joel Rube - NanoComponent
    • Patti Chobby – Cobalt group
    • Joel Elvery - CSU
    • Frank Kelley – Dean Emeritus, UA Polymer Center
    • Ed Morrison – Purdue Center for Regional Dev
    • George Nemeth – Social Media maven

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