TOCNY Presentation by Michael Smith from Worldreader, discussion on Disruptive Innovations in the developing world: E-readers & Mobile Phones
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1. Disruptive Innovations1. Initially offers a lower performance according to what the mainstream market has historically demanded2. At the Same time it provides some new performance attributes, which in turn makes it prosper in a different market3. As it improves along the traditional performance parameters, it eventually displaces the former technology.350300250200 Series1150100Series2 5001 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2. #TOCDI #TOCCONDisruptive Innovations2/14/2013 Michael Smithmichael@worldreader.org@rothwellsmith www.worldreader.org#TOCDI #TOCCON 3. 10,000 2010March kids20 kids428,436 e-books. 100 e-books and growing 4. 1,200,000.001,000,000.00 800,000.00 600,000.00Series1 400,000.00 200,000.00- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 5. E-Reader Projects Ghana Rwanda Uganda Kenya Tanzania Zimbabwe South Africa Ethiopia Nigeria Malawi The Gambia South Sudan Cote DIvoire Liberia Sierra Leon 6. Is E-reader Program a Disruptive Technology? North America, Europe, Australia? YES / NO? Africa & the Developing World?YES / NO? 7. What Next?#TOCDI, #TOCCON 8. Africa is a Mobile-Only Continent More People Own a Mobile Phone than a toothbrush 1 Billion People in Africa and there are over 800millionActive Sim Cards 450 million mobile phones in Africa, almost one for everytwo people here. USAID claims that every household in Africa has access to amobile phone 77% of Global Mobile Subscriptions are in Developing Countries,#TOCDI #TOCCON 9. When Worldreader came to me and asked if Idlike to donate a story, I immediately said "Yes!".When it comes to literature and education, oneof the biggest issues in developing nations is getting physical books to the people who want to read them. Worldreader is using technologyin precisely the way Ive wanted to see in a long time. Nnedi Okorafor#TOCDI #TOCCON 10. 3-4G Infrastructure needed Worlds wealthiest people1 billion users by end IOS, Android, Blackberry, etc.2013 Worldreader android app on Google PlayCheap SmartphonesInfrastructure 2G / 2.5G ($100+)1 billion WR App on biNu phonesUpgrades as smartphones arecheaper, but the infrastructure is lagging4 billion phonesOnly Voice and SMS Feature Phones ($30+)Only SMS based bookWorlds poorest peopleUpgrades as feature phones become cheaperdelivery possibleBasic Phones (under $30) 11. 1200 books and counting.