Stuart Gannes Conference at e-Stas 2007

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Stuart Gannes Conference at e-Stas 2007

  1. 1. The Stanford Digital Vision Program: Solutions for an Urbanizing World The “DO” Tank: A Stanford University program that empowers technology-focused entrepreneurs to develop and implement new solutions, build organizations, define best practices, leverage new technologies, business models, and navigate the regulatory policies of global emerging markets.
  2. 2. DV MissionI Innovation and Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Improving productivity in emerging countries: </li></ul><ul><li>DV Identifies, incubates, and supports ventures to bridge digital, social and economic divides </li></ul><ul><li>Develops blueprints for emerging market businesses that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase economic velocity </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Background: The irretrievable past <ul><li>“ I arrived in the late evening. The city seemed to have no outskirts, the bus emerged all of a sudden out of the dark and empty night into the brightly lit, noisy city center. After getting off the bus, I went for a walk. I reached the edge of Benares. On one side in the darkness, lay the still uninhabited fields, and on the other rose the city, densely peopled, throbbing with loud noise.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Ryszard Kapuscinski </li></ul>Benares, India 1956:
  4. 4. The inevitable future <ul><li>More than half of the world’s </li></ul><ul><li>population live in urban areas: </li></ul><ul><li>90% of population growth over the next two decades will take place in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>90% of it will take place in urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>90% of that in peri-urban settlements </li></ul>UlanBaator, Mongolia 2006
  5. 5. Urbanization changes everything <ul><li>“ I've been telling people for 30 years that material changes in our lives are almost irrelevant. The important changes are demographic, in health care and education. The demographic revolution of the last 40 years is unprecedented. Today, the majority of people around the world live in cities. Urbanization changes your worldview. So, the real change is in meaning, not in goods.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Peter Drucker. 1998 </li></ul>
  6. 6. New urban characteristics <ul><li>Migration from countryside, rapid population growth: </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century landscape: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Roadside’ infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal services, amenities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe environmental stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncertain or illegal tenure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of recognition by governments </li></ul></ul>“ Peri-urban development almost always involves wrenching social adjustment as small agricultural communities are forced into an industrial way of life in a short time. As well, large-scale in-migration of young people, usually from poor regions, creates enormous demand, and expectations, for community and social services.” - Douglas Webster, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
  7. 7. Innovative, entrepreneurial solutions <ul><li>Public/private/non-profit collaborations: </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing foreign investments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsourcing services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless data networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>m-commerce transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private investing leads public sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water/power/transportation services by entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social services provided by NGOs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. ICT: Transformation catalyst <ul><li>Affordable networks extend services grid: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust, inexpensive equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage existing facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid innovation pace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can expand incrementally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reselling opportunity for entrepreneurs, small businesses </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. New ICT-based applications <ul><li>Promote economic, social and educational development: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit, loans, insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public safety, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and telemedicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Citizen and e-government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for digital inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving transparency </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. More Salsa! Entrepreneurship (for start-ups and govt organizations) <ul><li>Stanford Entrepreneurship Network (SEN): </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Digital Vision Program </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Business association of Stanford engineering students (BASES) </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Technology Ventures (Engineering School) </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Stanford DV program: Real solutions for real needs <ul><li>‘ High potential’ entrepreneurs, Cisco targeted locations: </li></ul><ul><li>DV program support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At Stanford </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars, workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Researching user needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing impact </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Deliverables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market survey </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. A model that works <ul><li>Critical success factors : </li></ul><ul><li>Fellows trust and participate in the program </li></ul><ul><li>DV fellows effectively take product/service concepts to market </li></ul><ul><li>DV methods produce more sustainable ventures and leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Program employs scaleable, reusable approaches and tools </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ Do Tank” results <ul><li>DV fellows at H*STAR: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable network-centric solutions via </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry-academic collaborations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prior track record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of DV fellows create ventures that grow the number of beneficiaries every year for 5 years. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Beyond cyberspace! Visit us please! <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Stuart Gannes, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Vision Program </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>http://rdvp.org </li></ul>

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