Shape the Future, by George Randelov, General Manager of

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Shape the future
George Randelov, Country Manager
Microsoft Bulgaria
- Bill Gates
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Complex Challenges, New Opportunities
Jobs & Economic
Growth
Empowering Youth
with a Foundation for Future Innovation
Key Societal Challenges
Accelerating Economic Growth
Empowering Youth
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we help governments
Creating
More Jobs
Education
Improving
Government
Efficiency
E-Government
Entrepreneurs
Shape the Future: 3 elements
partnerships
Identify, convene,
support
products
Devices, software,
connectivity,
distribution
programs
Education, small
business, egovernment
SEATTLE’S ‘GREAT STUDENT’
INITIATIVE
UPLIFTING CHILDREN & ELIMINATING THE
DIGITAL DIVIDE
Ensuring That All Seattle Students and their
Families Can be a Part of the ‘Digital Society’
WHY: Home access to education
technology creates jobs, drives
economic growth and increases
the city’s competitiveness
HOW: By reducing digital
exclusion among students
and their families to tackle some
of the city’s most pressing
challenges
WHAT: A public/private
partnership to deliver
broadband, PC, training
and city services to digitally
excluded Seattle families
From Vision to Outcomes
• Seattle can announce that every public school family can receive
a world class education through the city’s commitment to digital
inclusion for all students – and Seattle will lead the nation in this
effort
• The cost to a family will vary by their economic ability –
and be tied to Free Lunch eligibility with subsidies &
financing making the program accessible to all
• A partnership between public, private and non-profit
organizations will create a more affordable solution, with
higher relevance, training and support and with greater
accessibility to all Seattle families
• Seattle will serve as a national model for developing
smart and sustainable digital inclusion initiatives that
can enable all US cities and all citizens to
participate in the digital society
Who Will Benefit?
Students, Parents & Educators – and Seattle
• Parental involvement can be increased through the effective use of
technology in teaching and learning
• Educators can more efficiently communicate with parents and students using
technology
• Addressing the ‘Digitally Excluded’ unlocks Seattle Public Schools’ existing
technology, content and learning investments so that all students can use
them
• ‘Digitally Excluded’ students can end up creating a ‘Multiplier Effect’ of issues
the City ultimately has to take responsibility for:
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More likely to drop out of school
More likely to have encounters with law enforcement
More likely to have significant and long term social support needs
More likely to have parents who need workforce training assistance
More likely to require unemployment benefits
More likely to need local e-Services… and least likely to be able to access them
5 Key Steps to Developing a Solution
Deliver,
Support &
Measure
Map to the
Policy
Identify the
Solutions
Create the
Program
Build the
Partnerships
What is the impact?
Social, economic and competitive – while transcending
education
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Access to quality education becomes a fundamental right, not a privilege for all Americans
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Skilled workforces create competitive advantages for states and cities
Technology can enable equity for the underserved and disadvantaged
Having a digitally literate community improves economic opportunities, social engagements
and builds stronger tax bases through higher-paying jobs
Public Private Partnerships can be directed to any audience that can make an impact in a city’s
efficiencies, level of service or policies for inclusion:
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Education: Providing teachers, families and students with access to PCs to enable home and school
use through subsidized purchases of technology
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Entrepreneurs: Helping entrepreneurs gain access to affordable technology and training which can
increase their productivity and contribution to the local economy
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eGovernment: Helping state and city government agencies ensure that citizens have the necessary
technology to access online solutions
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eHealth: Building digital skills and access for public health professionals while improving citizen
access to health information and services
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Seniors: Helping aging citizens become comfortable with technology so that they can access
government health benefits, find new learning opportunities, maintain independent living, and
connect with extended family and friends
CMS Investment Study Group
Report:
Project L.I.F.T.
(Leadership & Investment For Transformation)
Average yearly earnings
Bottom Line: The more you learn, the more
you earn
• Avg. college
grad will earn
$1M more over
their lifetime
compared to a
high school
dropout!
• Over $60K in
lost North
Carolina taxes
per dropout
over their
lifetime
Education = Employment =
Opportunity
Unemployment Rate
High school
dropouts today
have 3.5x the
unemployment
rate of college
graduates
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Proposed 5 Year Investments
Investment Area
Per Year
5 Year Total
Talent
$2.3M
$11.5M
Time
$6.0M
$30.0M
$.6M
$3.0M
Community Support
$1.6M
$8.0M
School Environment Enhancements
In-kind
In-kind
$.5M
$2.5M
$11.0M
$55.0M
Technology
Management
Total Investment
*Average. incremental resources per student/per year: ~$1500

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