In it Lev Gonick (the CIO of CWRU) explains that we’re working on figuring out the recipes for success of ultra high-speed connectivity.
“What do you DO with a 1G connection?”
That is the question.
Now for some answers.
What we launch in late May ’10 won’t be the final answer, but it’ll be a beginning.
By combining advanced health, energy, education and safety services, a personalized News page and a social network, with blogging, activity streams, live-video help, groups with media sharing we hope to start to answer the question.
Now throw in some compelling local content and services and you’ve got yourself a full fledged ultra high-speed dashboard 2.0.
And that is what is required of every Digital City.
Chris is one of those rare reporters who actually listens, understands and reports truthfully what he heard. I sure wish all my encounters with reporters and bloggers were as rewarding.
Anyway – Chris hits it on the head – I’m focusing on innovating in the area of workforce development, we’re going to use our PeopleAggregator platform and live video Helpto get peopel comfortable using computers and learning the job skills they’ll need – in the future.
We’re going to build LOTS of great interactive multimedia content in the process – and teach folks the job skills necessary to do that – along the way.
Oh yah – we’ll also help build out a software infrastructure that will enable a NEO wide alliance of cities, municipalities and neighborhoods to have their OWN platforms, dashboards, etc. – and mesh us all together.
Another thing Chris got right – NEO doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s headed their way.
Well except for Lev Gonick, George Nemeth, Ed Morrison, Hunter Morrison, Jim Cossler, Kent Smith, Anthony Houston, Mayor Eric Brewer, Jim O’Bryan, Ron Copfer, Angela Seifer, Cara Keithly, Tom Williams, Jorge Delgado, Karen Baker, Bob Chalfant, Susan Sharp, Frank Revy, Bill Calahan, Cindy of the Beachland, Charley Daane, Peter Whitehouse, Nick Berente, Jon Cline, Mark Smith (and Patty), Joe Cimperman, Ben Blanquera, David Akers, Rep. Mike Foley and Anne Hill.
They know – cause they’ve met me. And I’ll be teaching a class at CWRU – called “How to build a Digital City” starting Aug. 25th.