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1 Canadas Moonshot, the Intelligent Communities Movement and the Role of Public Libraries OLA Superconference 2011 K. Dubeau, SDI, Newmarket PL

2 Theres something happening … Multiple conversations about Canadas Role in the Digital Economy – Canada 3.0 – Moonshot – i-Canada – a New National Dream – Intelligent Communities Foundation Today: share some of the thinking, and ask the question: What is the role for Public Libraries?

3 Started in 2009 in Stratford, Ontario Collaboration with University of Waterloo In 2010: More than 2000 attendees Key Message: Take stock of today so you can imagine tomorrow Shared Goal: 2017 - Canadas Moonshot By 2017, any one, can do anything online in Canada

4 Five Streams: Creating – developing content & commercialization opportunities Learning – finding and retaining talent and research opportunities Changing – how digital rights, regulations, policies need to change Empowering – focusing on networks, infrastructure and mobility Revolutionizing – focusing on Health ICT

5 Creating: The tools have changed us; the medium for opportunity -> Digital Experience Management How to manage and create distribution techniques How to monetize the channel Learning how to rally communities around your content : new trust models The trust enabled by the community allows transactions at a higher value Role of packager, role of distributer in an era of explosion of content Risk fund to support artistic experimentation Single, integrated portal for govt services

6 Learning: Not only about the technology, but the practices and processes Innovation occurs at the margin – true innovation is experienced by the majority as uncomfortable Innovation-based leadership – is Canada ready? Googles recipe for success – 98% failure rate National and provincial plan to integrate digital resources across K-12 curricula Develop open source repository of resources

7 Changing: Become more strategic with Canadian content policy Begin to develop a taxonomy for facilitating open and cost-effective rights management and transactions Commercial and technical infrastructure to build strong companies

8 Empowering: Next generation networks are going to be as important to where businesses locate today, as railways were in the 50s Approach next generation network infrastructure as a public utility Wi fi networks made widely available and accessible (on par with basic cable) Harness the energy, momentum and vision of the attendees to keep moving development forwards

9 Revolutionizing: Call to digitize the health care system by 2017: enabling practitioners with digital tools, automating processes to increase productivity and allowing patients to manage own health care All levels of government to standardize and harmonize Health ICT standards Call for an innovation strategy that leverages the current 182 billion spent by Canadians annually on health care.

10 Wireless – Future of Mobile Technology Opportunity: multi-lingual, multi-cultural, new tactile interfaces -> poised @ massive explosion of creativity that will shift paradigms Need to nurture folks in the garage -> innovation coming from outside traditional channels – how can you identify, harness? Pace of technology change is an issue Devices – continued fragmentation, yet 60-70% of gross margin $ being eaten up by a relatively small # of manufacturers Applications eating up all available bandwidth – wired networks are becoming full; hybrid networks VC Investment – lowest level in 14 years Thin client devices - cheaper to get to developing world than a truckload of books

11 Digital Strategies Around the World Ignore other countries at our peril Sense that Canada does not recognize the _scale_ of what is happening across the world Taiwan – 10 years ago, launched e-Taiwan, 4 years ago, launched M- Taiwan (M-Learning: schools, museum, library, gallery, M-Services – warehousing, local govt, harbour, healthcare, M-Life – entertainment, culture) now launching U-Taiwan – ubiquitous network Singapore – iN2015< Imagine Your World: combining research, teaching, incubators Asia – slowly turning back on Western world – are becoming the innovation leaders R&D $ -significant shift in last 5 years; lg. Multinational companies now spend 62% of R&D in China and India

12 iCanada Declaration Program from the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) Need for high speed (ultra-fast) networking to support/spur innovation Statistics: Canada is 22 nd out of 30 countries – broadband adoption network capacity, pricing Canadas speeds are 1/100 to 1/1000 of the top 20 competitive nations Canada ranks 33 rd globally in download speeds to the home Vision: Come together across many sectors, share ideas, best practices, strategies to form a national plan, a national collaborative BY 2020: Canada is one of the world leaders in global Smart, Ubiquitous and Intelligent Communities http://www.cata.ca/Advocacy/iCanada/default.aspx

13 iCanada Declaration We need a new approach to community transformation which calls for leaders to use technology to inform and connect people. We need to convert the social safety net into a social safety network through the creation of smarter communities that are information-rich, interconnected, and able to provide opportunities to all citizens; Informed and Interconnected: A Manifesto for Smarter Cities, (2009); Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard and Stanley S. Litow, IBM*.

14 ISSUE: HOW TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CREATE JOBS AND DRIVE THE SOCIAL AGENDA IN THE 21 ST CENTURY? ANSWER: CREATE GREAT PLACES AND SPACES WITHIN A FRAMEWORK OF ESTABLISHING THE WORLDS LEADING GREEN AND SMART COMMUNITY ANSWER: CREATE GREAT PLACES AND SPACES WITHIN A FRAMEWORK OF ESTABLISHING THE WORLDS LEADING GREEN AND SMART COMMUNITY ANSWER: CREATE GREAT PLACES AND SPACES WITHIN A FRAMEWORK OF ESTABLISHING THE WORLDS LEADING GREEN AND SMART COMMUNITY

15 The Waterfront Toronto Example From This To This And Much More……………!

16 i-Waterfront: The 21st Century Intelligent Community INNOVATION SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ECONOMIC

17 Buildings, Parks, Ravines, Mountains, Waterfronts Communications, Roads, Rail, Trails, Transit, Water, Energy, Waste Creativity Index, Open Innovation, Synergy, Facilitation, Community Animation, Social Networks Live, Learn, Work, Play e-Health, i-Building, e-Education, e-Arts, e-Government, e-Community, e-Business How Do We Create Intelligent Communities? LIFE APPLICATIONS COLLABORATION ECOSYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE PLACE i-COA®: Intelligent Community Open Architecture® © 2010 All Rights Reserved: Hutchison Management International

18 The Foundation for Innovation?..... The Open Access Intelligent Ultra Broadband Communications Infrastructure Computing Data Gathering Networking Revolution in Information Systems New Frontiers For Digital Community Solutions Technology Push Application Pull Internet Computation Tele-communication WWW Open Access Intelligent Infrastructure First-waveSecond-wave Adapted from: Dan Atkins – Chair NSF, Cyberinfrastructure Panel Third-wave

19 Intelligent Communities The Winning Characteristics: Economic Growth and Investment New Knowledge Economy Employment Social Prosperity Community Collaboration Digital Democracy Effective Marketing Sustainability Advanced Communications Infrastructure

20 Intelligent Communities "I think one of the great triumphs was the recognition of Waterloo as one of the most Intelligent Communities in the world in 2007. That was not simply the existence here of good ICT tools, it was how well the community was using these tools to improve not simply the prosperity of the community but the lives of everyone. – David Lloyd Johnston is a Canadian academic and author, and the outgoing president of the University of Waterloo. He succeeded Michaëlle Jean as Governor General of Canada on Oct. 1

21 Intelligent Community For http://www.intelligentcommunity.org

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25 What role do public libraries play in this transformation?

26 Opportunities Join the conversation; engage Libraries uniquely positioned to advocate for residents: Education/awareness Digital Inclusion: access, affordability, support Community-based collaborative strategies Knowledge repositories Support Innovation engines

27 What Next? Raise the i-Canada declaration Plan to participate (even virtually) in Canada 3.0 Become involved in advocacy issues (UBB) Educate the local community – roundtables, guest speakers; identify champions Engage with other libraries on Intelligent Communities Investigate fibre/broadband infrastructure Discover what is happening in your community by reaching out to Town, Chambers, schools, post-secondary etc. Take a leadership position


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