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1 © 2006 Open Grid Forum Marketing OGF February 25, 2008 OGF 22, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 2 Agenda Welcome and Introductions - 5 min Review OGF21 Actions and Progress - 10 min OGF The Work of the Tiger Team - 15 min OGF-EU Project - 10 min OGF Marketing Challenges - 10 min Plenary Discussion - OGF Value and Marketing - 30 min Wrap-up and Actions - 10 min

3 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 3 Review of Seattle Comments on what OGF marketing needs to do: OGF needs to help people to understand who OGF really is, not what we were in the past or what we want to be – basically to clear up all the mis- perceptions OGF needs to have messages to governmental funding agencies about the benefits of what OGF does i.e., standards levels the playing field OGF needs promotional materials in the form of a few ppt slides that all members can use to talk about what OGF does and in an overview document that focuses on the benefits of what we do OGF should use the OGF landscape document as a living document for the members to rally around

4 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 4 Review of Seattle Comments on crafting a macro message for OGF: Stay away from the words grid and standards What/why/how/who Example macro message: OGF creates business value and enables scientific discovery for the global, knowledge based economy through the creation of open standards and best practices (need to work in the idea of promoting the adoption of new distributed computing technologies) Check SNIA and IETF web sites for good examples of macro statements for organizations that are similar organizations Any messaging strategy need to take into account who the audience is…need micro messaging for separate audience types Discussion on train analogy (what business is OGF in)– are we in the business of laying tracks or are we in the transportation business We should focus on the products and services we produce for the macro message (3 buckets of value) and all messaging We need an elevator pitch as part of our messaging strategy

5 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 5 Review of Seattle The Draft Messages

6 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 6 Review of Seattle THE TIGER TEAM

7 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 7 Options Summary OptionSummary 1 Wind UpStill no natural home for community or for solving the problems within the Grid context 2 Business As UsualIt hasnt worked for 2 years, why would this change? 3 Enterprise FocusHigh risk by throwing away existing community and betting on being able to (re-)attract vendors and end users 4 Sharper Focus, Existing Scope Could work – but may still spread the organization too thin and we may now lack the critical mass in the enterprise space 5 eScience FocusBack to the future!

8 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 8 Recommended Actions Choose An Option – Merge 4 and 5 Enhance website to articulate priority activities and deliverables Focus attention on groups producing highly relevant outputs Nurture with proven leadership and expertise Manage toward aggressive but realistic milestones for delivery Explore natural adjacencies where existing work has applicability 8

9 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 9 A NEW DEVELOPMENT OGF - EUROPE

10 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 10 DISCUSSION Test the Marketing Messages Marketing OGF as an organization Marketing the products of OGF Marketing Priorities Remember what marketing there will be will largely be done by volunteers What can I do to help?

11 © 2006 Open Grid Forum 11 NEXT STEPS ?

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