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Connected Communities Worldwide Stuart Gannes Digital Vision Program Stanford University September 19, 2006. Mission: Connected communities. …Update on initiatives that seek to apply the tools of high tech innovation and entrepreneurship to the needs of underserved communities worldwide.

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Connected communities worldwide stuart gannes digital vision program stanford university

  • Connected

  • Communities

  • Worldwide

  • Stuart Gannes

  • Digital Vision Program

  • Stanford University

  • September 19, 2006


Mission connected communities

Mission: Connected communities

…Update on initiatives that seek to apply the tools of high tech innovation and entrepreneurship to the needs of underserved communities worldwide.


Connected world status report not yet

Connected world status report: Not yet

  • Digital divide runs deep

    • 2 Billion on-line

    • 4.5 Billion still waiting

  • Infrastructure lags social needs

    • Beyond the enterprise

    • Beyond the consumer

  • Applications lag infrastructure

    • Social services

    • Humanitarian services

    • Development initiatives

      Where should we focus: Infrastructure, applications, or both?


Report card for infrastructure b

Report card for infrastructure: “B”

  • Accelerated expansion of data networks

    • Phone and cable networks nearly 50% broadband capable, but principally in developed world

    • Cellular networks now reach nearly ~2 billion people worldwide, but have limited data capabilities

      • Cellular networks (led by India and China) signing up >10 million new users per month.

  • Wireless build-out still lags in many regions of Africa, Latin America, and rural poor world-wide

    • Lack of electrical power

    • Inability to respond to natural disasters


Report card for application building d

Report card for application building: “D-”

  • In so-called BOP markets business and technology ‘as usual’ not enough

  • Connecting urban and rural poor requires innovative solutions:

    • New services

    • New interfaces

    • New support capabilities

    • New business models


Sources of technology innovation

Sources of technology innovation

Majortechnologyplatformproviders

-Hardware -OS

-Apps

  • 4.5 Billion emerging

  • global customers

  • Rural poor

  • Urban poor

  • Public sector

2 Billion established

technology

customers

- Enterprise

- Consumer

Entrepreneurs, Start-ups

Emerging Entrepreneurs

Innovation engine


Digital vision program at stanford

Digital Vision Program at Stanford

  • A campus studio where entrepreneurs design - and implement - innovative solutions

  • Unique resources to accelerate applications design and deployment:

    • Resident Fellows: “Social Entrepreneurs” and “Social Researchers” in residence

    • Experienced staff: DV and H*STAR Institute (Human Science and Technology Advanced Research) directors

    • DV Core Program: nine month “how-to course”

      • Understanding community needs

      • Designing and testing prototype technology-based services

      • Creating SROI and sustainability models

      • Obtaining financial support


Dv studio track record since 2002

DV studio track record since 2002

  • 80 Stanford fellowships awarded

  • 58 Community-oriented technology ventures created

  • 37 pilot tested or implemented (65% survival rate)

  • 18 Handed off to partner organizations

  • 11 Incorporated

  • $12+ million invested


Examples of dv impact

Examples of DV impact

  • Bracnet - Distributed wireless telecenter network, plus news and communications portal for Bangladesh - http://www.bracnet.net

  • Voices in Your Hand - Giving people their own voice in the digital world. A humanitarian project to bring ICT to the underprivileged http://voices.rdvp.org/eng/

  • Planet Read - Helping people in India read by putting subtitles in their own language on popular music videos http://www.planetread.org

  • Project Market Light - Providing the world poorest families affordable, accurate, relevant and up to date market data http://rdvp.org/fellows/2004-2005/mans-olof-ors/

  • Retool - Re-engineering employment training through outsourcing opportunities in developing countries http://rdvp.org/fellows/2005-2006/michael-chertok/

  • Creative Commons Africa - A web portal dedicated to showcasing the work of local creators, educators and administrators who use Creative Commons licenses http://za.creativecommons.org/


Current dv initiative themes

Current DV initiative themes

  • Financial Services (microfinance, micro insurance, remittances, market information, e-commerce)

  • Health and Welfare (health administration, health research, public health and safely, telemedicine, relief services, advocacy and social justice)

  • Knowledge and Empowerment (literacy and numeracy, e-learning and training, e government, social networks and community building)


Connected communities worldwide stuart gannes digital vision program stanford university

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DV supporters


Contact information

Contact Information

Digital Vision Program

Stanford University

Cordura Hall

210 Panama Street

Stanford, CA 94305-4115

Tel: +1-650-724-4069

Fax: 1-650-724-4076

http://rdvp.org

Stuart Gannes: [email protected]

Karen Coppock: [email protected]


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