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Wired & Inspired Blandin

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Mayor Graham Richard’s presentation for the Blandin Broadband conference on his experience of broadband in Fort Wayne IN.

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Wired & Inspired Blandin

  1. 1. Fort Wayne, Indiana Graham Richard, Mayor Fort Wayne, Indiana Wired and Inspired to Compete in the Flat World www.cityoffortwayne.org
  2. 5. Fort Wayne in the Flat World <ul><li>Strategic Action Plan (BHAG) </li></ul><ul><li>Urgency/Immediate Action </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Bipartisan </li></ul>
  3. 6. “ The jobs are going to go where the best-educated workforce is with the most competitive infrastructure and environment for creativity and supportive government” -John Chambers CEO Cisco Systems Source: “The World is Flat”, pg. 323
  4. 7. Invest in Infrastructure Libraries Airport Sewer/Water Streets Broadband Schools Parks Greenways Universities
  5. 8. Building a Better City <ul><li>Quality Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Safe City </li></ul><ul><li>B.E.S.T. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Challenges <ul><li>More People, More Territory </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue Down </li></ul><ul><li>Demands for Service Up </li></ul><ul><li>State and Federal Mandates Up </li></ul><ul><li>Tornadoes, Terrorism, Floods </li></ul>January 1, 2000 – January 1, 2007
  7. 10. More Services, Fewer Employees 1999 2007 Change Population 190K 252K 33% Employees* 1027 1028 0% Miles of Roads 850 1200 41% Square Miles 79 109 39% *non-public safety employees
  8. 11. Increased Demand for Services <ul><li> 1999 2007 % Chg </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Rescue Runs 7507 10300 37% </li></ul><ul><li>Miles of Paving 20 50 150% </li></ul><ul><li>Miles of Crack Sealing 11 95 764% </li></ul><ul><li>Miles of Chip & Seal 10 14 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Animals Handled 11241 16038 43% </li></ul><ul><li>Animals Adopted 966 2076 115% </li></ul>
  9. 12. Strategic Focus <ul><li>Building a Better City to Retain and Gain Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Talent, Teams, Technology, Training, Tools, Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination, Investment, Innovation </li></ul>
  10. 13. Wired and Inspired <ul><li>Broadband Access </li></ul><ul><li>for All! </li></ul>
  11. 14. Public Safety Wireless Broadband
  12. 15. Indiana Data Center Fort Wayne Area WiFi Coverage
  13. 16. ACE Link Broadband Network <ul><li>87 Schools </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>54,000 Students </li></ul><ul><li>First community in Indiana to link all schools with broadband. </li></ul>
  14. 18. AceLink <ul><li>Teacher Training </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Town Hall Meeting </li></ul>
  15. 19. Broadband <ul><li>900 New Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Over 128,000 Homes & Businesses </li></ul>FTTP – Fiber To The Premises
  16. 20. Fort Wayne, Indiana April 30 – May 2 www.killerappexpo.com
  17. 21. Mayor’s Innovation Initiative <ul><li>Innovators Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of Seed Capital Fund </li></ul><ul><li>iTeams For Broadband </li></ul>
  18. 22. iTeams iTeam Coordinator City Government iTeams Medical iTeams Private Sector iTeams Service iTeams United Way Youth Day of Caring ZOOM Hearing Impaired Virtual Medicine (Camera ) Intelligent Traffic Control Digital AV Bio-Fuel 21 st Century Scholars Education iTeams Net Literacy E-Learning Sister City Connects Museum Consortium HAP Medicare Internet Training
  19. 23. Net Literacy/Senior Connect Empowering young people to increase computer availability and Internet literacy for underserved youth, families and seniors.
  20. 24. Net Literacy
  21. 26. Enabling the Hearing Impaired Greater independence of the deaf and hearing impaired community using the Video Relay Service over broadband
  22. 27. Enabling the Hearing Impaired <ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using full motion video over broadband, provide interpreter between a hearing individual and a hearing impaired caller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce work load for DeafLink and League for the Blind and Disabled </li></ul></ul>
  23. 28. Matthew 25
  24. 31. Power of Web Collaboration <ul><li>Stages </li></ul><ul><li>1 One – to – One </li></ul><ul><li>2 One – to – Many </li></ul><ul><li> Now Many – to – Many </li></ul>
  25. 32. Massive Broadband Deployment <ul><li>Real Time Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Media Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>High Value Distance Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Face to Face Interaction </li></ul>
  26. 33. Internet 2 Abilene Lambda Rail
  27. 35. Regional Public Safety Academy
  28. 36. Regional Public Safety Academy BUSINESS SECURITY CYBER SECURITY HAZMAT OSHA POLICE FIRE EMS REGIONAL LEADERSHIP NATIONAL GUARD HEALTH DEPT NATIONAL GUARD REGIONAL LEADERSHIP DOD TECH TRANSFER CADET CORPS 21st CENT SCHOLAR EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS SAFETY TRAINING EMERGENCY RESPONDER TRAINING ANTITERRORISM TRAINING SAFE CITY AND REGION IVY TECH ANTHIS IPFW TAYLOR TRI-STATE INDIANA TECH ST FRANCIS
  29. 37. Broadband for Your Community <ul><li>Convene Broadband Action Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Create Broadband Strategic Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Carryout the plan </li></ul>
  30. 38. <ul><li>“ Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. </li></ul><ul><li>It knows it must run faster than the lion or it will be killed. </li></ul><ul><li>Every morning a lion wakes up. </li></ul><ul><li>It knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.” </li></ul>Source: “The World is Flat”, pg. 323
  31. 39. <ul><li>“ It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. </li></ul><ul><li>When the sun comes up, you better start running.” </li></ul>Source: “The World is Flat”, pg. 323
  32. 40. Wired and Inspired to Compete in the Flat World www.cityoffortwayne.org

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