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Innovation & Work                                 Victor Miclovich                                twitter: @miclovich     ...
Mobile communities and innovationSaturday, June 4, 2011
Introduction             ❖      I’m a software engineer @ AgileFarm, mspoti and                    storyspaces (3 different...
Economic/Social Development             ❖      Good policies             ❖      Superb investment             ❖      Good ...
Changing the world in a day             ❖      Not interested in that...                   ❖     My interests are in... (t...
Beliefs that get us there...             ❖      Two things                   ❖     A healthy population                   ...
Results          ❖      A wealthy population          ❖      A prosperous nation(s)Saturday, June 4, 2011
why??             ❖      a healthy mind can improvise much better             ❖      a healthy body means people will be h...
Educated                   people?             ❖      Ideally they should:                   ❖     create jobs (improvise)...
Does Africa have all this?             ❖Yes                              ❖   ...and... NOSaturday, June 4, 2011
Can we change that?                             YESSaturday, June 4, 2011
Innovation (Tech-specific)             ❖      A high number of graduates in CS/IT departments across                    Afr...
Some things tech can change...             ❖      Governance (thru’ e-/m-governance)Saturday, June 4, 2011
When governance is good...             ❖      We can spot this...             ❖      And force governments to act...Saturd...
Business..             ❖      Tech makes things quite easy...                   ❖     connecting prospective buyers (clien...
Use case: How a government can encourage tech uses through                                    innovation.                 ...
a prototype by AgileFarmSaturday, June 4, 2011
Pay your Tax             ❖      For every sale, most tax authorities levy a Tax (e.g. VAT,                    sales, etc.)...
Business manager             ❖      Book keeping             ❖      Tips to improve business             ❖      Access to ...
Others...             ❖      Mobile web             ❖      Mobile apps                                              Source...
Technologies             ❖      USSD (as simple as sending network messages)             ❖      SMSSaturday, June 4, 2011
Important...             ❖      Design Apps that are localized.... :)Saturday, June 4, 2011
Design systems             ❖      Systems that people can use...Saturday, June 4, 2011
Health ❖     Can we improve health in a nation (or       continent) with TECH?       ❖     YesSaturday, June 4, 2011
The Health Side of life...Saturday, June 4, 2011
m-Health example             ❖      pThor (monitoring pre- and ante- natal periods)             ❖      RapidSMS (malnutrit...
pThor                                   Health service provider                                         Information flows f...
Health system breakdown                            Ministry of health                            Regional/District health ...
Systems...             ❖      They are complex and vary from country to country...             ❖      Communication betwee...
Results...             ❖      This will guarantee transparency             ❖      It will improve the skill-sets of person...
Quick prototype...Saturday, June 4, 2011
pThorSaturday, June 4, 2011
Protocol             ❖      Health ministries can use pThor to set up protocols or                    methodologies       ...
Guided instructions: available by voice                                                        source:Prototypes- AgileFar...
about pThor             ❖      Reminder systems             ❖      Emergency response system for birth             ❖      ...
People             ❖      Medics             ❖      TBAs (traditional birth attendants)             ❖      Many others tha...
Technology             ❖      SMS             ❖      A web server (about 300GB, Linux, Kannel and django: ALL             ...
Education             ❖      Web technologies:                   ❖     Innovative learning methods (Khan Academy, MIT     ...
The future...             ❖      Lets leverage connections             ❖      Lets leverage talent             ❖      Lets...
The End...                          Victor Miclovich                         twitter: @miclovichSaturday, June 4, 2011
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  1. 1. Innovation & Work Victor Miclovich twitter: @miclovich Web foundation workshop: Mobile/Tech communities in Africa (Uganda)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  2. 2. Mobile communities and innovationSaturday, June 4, 2011
  3. 3. Introduction ❖ I’m a software engineer @ AgileFarm, mspoti and storyspaces (3 different entities) ❖ I’m director of Tech @ The Kuyu Project ❖ I’m a researcher with MIT-EPROM’s programSaturday, June 4, 2011
  4. 4. Economic/Social Development ❖ Good policies ❖ Superb investment ❖ Good governance ❖ Less corruption ❖ Lots of other things must be developed...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  5. 5. Changing the world in a day ❖ Not interested in that... ❖ My interests are in... (tech)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  6. 6. Beliefs that get us there... ❖ Two things ❖ A healthy population ❖ An educated populationSaturday, June 4, 2011
  7. 7. Results ❖ A wealthy population ❖ A prosperous nation(s)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  8. 8. why?? ❖ a healthy mind can improvise much better ❖ a healthy body means people will be happy ❖ a healthy body means people will be able to work (earn a living) ❖ a healthy body can do lots more... (lets not start to list the potential things it can do)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  9. 9. Educated people? ❖ Ideally they should: ❖ create jobs (improvise) ❖ work at jobs ❖ THINK and get INNOVATIVESaturday, June 4, 2011
  10. 10. Does Africa have all this? ❖Yes ❖ ...and... NOSaturday, June 4, 2011
  11. 11. Can we change that? YESSaturday, June 4, 2011
  12. 12. Innovation (Tech-specific) ❖ A high number of graduates in CS/IT departments across Africa ❖ How many tech solutions have impacted lives positively and sustainably?Saturday, June 4, 2011
  13. 13. Some things tech can change... ❖ Governance (thru’ e-/m-governance)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  14. 14. When governance is good... ❖ We can spot this... ❖ And force governments to act...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  15. 15. Business.. ❖ Tech makes things quite easy... ❖ connecting prospective buyers (clients) ❖ Selling stuff online ❖ Crowdsourcing ideas ❖ And lots more ❖ Tax collection is faster (better economies are a result)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  16. 16. Use case: How a government can encourage tech uses through innovation. Tax collection...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  17. 17. a prototype by AgileFarmSaturday, June 4, 2011
  18. 18. Pay your Tax ❖ For every sale, most tax authorities levy a Tax (e.g. VAT, sales, etc.) ❖ This means a government can easily improve its revenue while giving a service (The Business Manager)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  19. 19. Business manager ❖ Book keeping ❖ Tips to improve business ❖ Access to advertising channels (Google adwords, localized solution i.e. through radio stations, local newspapers, etc.)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  20. 20. Others... ❖ Mobile web ❖ Mobile apps Source: Tapworthy (Josh Clark, O’reilly)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  21. 21. Technologies ❖ USSD (as simple as sending network messages) ❖ SMSSaturday, June 4, 2011
  22. 22. Important... ❖ Design Apps that are localized.... :)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  23. 23. Design systems ❖ Systems that people can use...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  24. 24. Health ❖ Can we improve health in a nation (or continent) with TECH? ❖ YesSaturday, June 4, 2011
  25. 25. The Health Side of life...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  26. 26. m-Health example ❖ pThor (monitoring pre- and ante- natal periods) ❖ RapidSMS (malnutrition surveys) ❖ Frontline:MedicSaturday, June 4, 2011
  27. 27. pThor Health service provider Information flows freely Patient Health ministry pThor TelcoSaturday, June 4, 2011
  28. 28. Health system breakdown Ministry of health Regional/District health office County-level office/administrationSaturday, June 4, 2011
  29. 29. Systems... ❖ They are complex and vary from country to country... ❖ Communication between sub-systems/components is importantSaturday, June 4, 2011
  30. 30. Results... ❖ This will guarantee transparency ❖ It will improve the skill-sets of personnel ❖ It will do lots of things... we’ve got to be innovative.Saturday, June 4, 2011
  31. 31. Quick prototype...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  32. 32. pThorSaturday, June 4, 2011
  33. 33. Protocol ❖ Health ministries can use pThor to set up protocols or methodologies ❖ Call centers at health centers (very positive impact) ❖ .... lots of other stuff!!! :)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  34. 34. Guided instructions: available by voice source:Prototypes- AgileFarmSaturday, June 4, 2011
  35. 35. about pThor ❖ Reminder systems ❖ Emergency response system for birth ❖ Follow up systemsSaturday, June 4, 2011
  36. 36. People ❖ Medics ❖ TBAs (traditional birth attendants) ❖ Many others that are involved in this ecosystemSaturday, June 4, 2011
  37. 37. Technology ❖ SMS ❖ A web server (about 300GB, Linux, Kannel and django: ALL FREE)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  38. 38. Education ❖ Web technologies: ❖ Innovative learning methods (Khan Academy, MIT OCW) ❖ Can Africa create and distribute knowledge from within (Knowledge banks)? (Yes... tech is relatively cheap to run this)Saturday, June 4, 2011
  39. 39. The future... ❖ Lets leverage connections ❖ Lets leverage talent ❖ Lets be AWESOME...Saturday, June 4, 2011
  40. 40. The End... Victor Miclovich twitter: @miclovichSaturday, June 4, 2011
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