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Presentation to potential Digital City Partners<br />Marc Canter, CEO<br />Digital City Mechanics<br />
Jobs<br />New system for creating Jobs<br />Combines Job Training, Job Creation and On-line tech skills<br />Produce in Digital Bureaus:<br />Local events<br />Large-scale Multimedia projects<br />Live Video Help<br />Job skills Training<br />
Sustainable Model<br />Build on Government and Foundation support<br />Drive engine with on-line multimedia projects<br />Seed entrepreneurial activity<br />Help promulgate open platforms of innovation<br />
Focus<br />All jobs of the future will require hi-tech on-line jobs skills<br />Connect the real-world to the on-line world<br />Help support and create local on-line efforts<br />Help create an open software platform in the area which others can build upon<br />
Virtuous Circle<br />Trainees progress through a series of training, internships and hands-on experience<br />Volunteers provide real-time Help, trainees also volunteer locally, points system setup<br />Focus on real-world connecting to on-line world<br />Everyday skills used on-line:<br />Digital media - Collaborative tools - Wikis<br />Social networking - Scheduling - Email<br />
New kind of system integrator<br />501c3 partnerships: research grants, writeoffs<br />Professional services arm:<br />Job Training<br />Operate Digital Bureaus<br />Configure and build custom software solutions<br />Content producer:<br />Produce large-scale multimedia projects<br />Games, Visualizations, Simulations, Video, Images<br />
Pilot program<br />Small Digital Bureau: $75k per month (1/2 to interns)<br />1-3 large multimedia projects<br />Several live events, in conjunction with local Orgs<br />Jobs training with hands-on projects<br />Start in Cleveland, expand to NEO – then Nationwide and International (Malaysia)<br />
What is a Digital City?<br />IBM = “Smart Grids”<br />Cisco = “Video tele-presence”<br />Microsoft = “Health, Energy and Enterprise”<br />Digital City Mechanics = “Digital Citizens with Digital Jobs”<br />
Goals<br />5k Jobs in 5 years in Cleveland/NEO region<br />Local Digital Economy ecosystem<br />Set trend that corporations can sponsor content which will create local jobs<br />International brand “Build Digital Cities”<br />
New Company<br />Marc Canter moved here from California<br />Co-founder of Macromedia<br />Building relationships<br />Establishing credibility<br />Creating Jobs in the area<br />