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Defrag Backgrounder 12-07

Defrag Backgrounder 12-07

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Defrag Ohio, a rich digital media industry network, is an industry network initiative spin out of Tuesdays@FUTURE, an I-Open Civic Forum hosted in partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

The Defrag Ohio Network connects information, people, resources and next generation project opportunities in creative digital media for 21st century business innovation.

This backgrounder document provides an overview of Defrag network activities resulting from Tuesdays@FUTURE I-Open Civic Forums hosted at the Cleveland Institute of Art June 2006 - March 2007. This document was assembled by I-Open following the first Dec 2006 Defrag Ohio conference hosted at FUTURE and the next quarterly conference April 2007 hosted in partnership with and at Lorain County Community College. The Industry Cluster Map shows the general concentrations of interest in April 2007 session topics.

Video archives of Defrag 2006 hosted at the Cleveland Institute of Art and and Defrag 2007 hosted at LLC are available for free streaming broadcast at http://www.livestream.com/defrag

Pictures of Defrag Dec 2007 lunch are posted to I-Open on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/iopen/sets/72157622659625377/
Defrag Ohio, a rich digital media industry network, is an industry network initiative spin out of Tuesdays@FUTURE, an I-Open Civic Forum hosted in partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

The Defrag Ohio Network connects information, people, resources and next generation project opportunities in creative digital media for 21st century business innovation.

This backgrounder document provides an overview of Defrag network activities resulting from Tuesdays@FUTURE I-Open Civic Forums hosted at the Cleveland Institute of Art June 2006 - March 2007. This document was assembled by I-Open following the first Dec 2006 Defrag Ohio conference hosted at FUTURE and the next quarterly conference April 2007 hosted in partnership with and at Lorain County Community College. The Industry Cluster Map shows the general concentrations of interest in April 2007 session topics.

Video archives of Defrag 2006 hosted at the Cleveland Institute of Art and and Defrag 2007 hosted at LLC are available for free streaming broadcast at http://www.livestream.com/defrag

Pictures of Defrag Dec 2007 lunch are posted to I-Open on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/iopen/sets/72157622659625377/

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Published by: Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) on Jul 22, 2010
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Written by Betsey Merkel, Co-Founder and Director, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) This paper provides a brief description of Defrag Ohio, industry sector opportunities for businessdevelopment in the emergent Ohio creative digital media industry, overview of process methodology, currentpartners, activities, and next steps. More information can be found at:http://defragohio.pbwiki.com
WHAT IS DEFRAG?
Defrag is an international business network focused on next generation opportunities inthe creative digital media industry. Digital media is defined broadly as any digitally engaged business orapplication. Defrag Ohio builds open, transparent networks to identify and connect industry professionals.
INDUSTRY SECTORS:
. Defrag focuses on the development of transformative initiatives in five industrysectors: (1) video games, and/or education (2) social software technologies (3) entrepreneurship andbusiness development networks (4) modeling, animation, robotics, simulation and visualization and, (5)marketing and branding. Other sectors may be added.
METHODOLOGY: 
Open Source Economic Development provides the coordination and alignment of evolving theories, ideas and concepts to strengthen prosperity in networked, regional economies. TheInstitute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) designs, develops and customizes strategy for applyingthese new tools and practices in globally connected economies.Defrag Ohio identifies and connects Ohio resources and capabilities in creative digital media; buildspartnerships and collaborations with community and regional organizations; focuses on education andworkforce development opportunities in creative digital media; models and teaches principles and practicesfor Open Source Economic Development; models and teaches skills in collaborative leadership, socialnetworks and Strategic Doing.
 ACTIVITIES:
are designed to build network infrastructure and encourage public participation: identify andconnect resources and capabilities; strengthen levels of community engagement; and accelerate businessdevelopment. Conference sessions focus on open interactive conversations; presentation and exchange of innovative research, and emergent industry innovation and best practice discovery.
NEXT STEPS:
Working with partner, Near-Time.net, we build collaborative on-line communities to sustainand amplify face-to-face conference activity. Using sophisticated Web 2.0 technology, these onlinecommunities strengthen business development, connect venture capital, build career pathways to advanceworkforce development, map social networks, and track milestones and performance measurements.
DEFRAG OHIO PARTNERS:
Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Institute of Art, E CityCleveland, The Digital Airport Initiative, FUTURE: Center for Design & Technology Transfer, I-Open VenturesLLC, Ingenuity, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), Lorain County Community College, TheLorain County Community College Foundation, Meet The Bloggers, Northeast Ohio Video Game Initiative,Ohio University, Shawnee State University, and the Strategic Technology Alliance (STA).
DEFRAG WEBSITE:
 http://defragohio.pbwiki.com
SITE INDEX: 
Welcome/About The Conference/Conference Schedule/Registration List/Contributors/ Sponsorship/Resources on the Creative Economy/Papers/Sessions/Exhibitions/Registration/ConferenceStrategy/Declaration/Leadership Committees/Presentations and Downloads/Media Inquiries/Contact/ Session videos (posted on the web courtesy of NEOhio.org and New Image Media, Inc./ConferenceBrochure & Matrix
DEFRAG OHIO BUSINESS and ORGANIZATIONAL CONTRIBUTORS: (Full list.)
Defrag Cleveland 
http://defragohio.pbwiki.com/DefragOhioAtFuture20061209 
Defrag Lorain
 http://defragohio.pbwiki.com/Conference-Contributors
DEFRAG OHIO BACKGROUNDER MATERIALS
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), 4415 Euclid Ave.,Third Fl., Cleveland, Ohio 44103 216-577-9957http://www.i-open.org
 
DEC 2006 DEFRAG SOCIAL NETWORK MAP:DEFRAG CONFERENCES:Defrag Ohio Cleveland, December 9, 2006
http://defragohio.pbwiki.com/DefragOhioAtFuture20061209
Defrag Ohio Cleveland, the first conference, was hosted at FUTURE: Center for Design and Technology Transfer @ The Cleveland Institute of Art. Business and academic leadership from across the state attended.Representatives from Ohio universities and colleges led discussions in brainpower, innovation, facilities, andeducation. Included in the discussions were forums and workshops in video game development, economicdevelopment, workforce development, medical imaging, and narrowcast technologies.
Defrag Ohio Lorain, April 12-14, 2007
http://defragohio.pbwiki.com/DefragOhioLorain
Partners Lorain County Community College (LCCC), the LCCC Foundation, the faculty of the Division of Science & Math, the LCCC University Partnership, and the Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)co-hosted the conference. Defrag Lorain was hosted at the LCCC John A. Spitzer Conference Center and2
DEFRAG OHIO BACKGROUNDER MATERIALS
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), 4415 Euclid Ave.,Third Fl., Cleveland, Ohio 44103 216-577-9957http://www.i-open.org
 
the Stocker Arts Center. The conference offered an integrated, multidisciplinary approach of presentations,industry exhibits and mixed media demonstrations and performances with a focus on five sectors of thedigital media industry with consideration of three cross cutting themes: collaborative leadership, socialnetworks and Strategic Doing.
METRICS: 
 The Defrag Lorain conference saw a 54% increase in presenters and attendees, a 35% increasein industry exhibitors and an increase to seven states and one international country represented. A total of 82hours of conference time was offered presenting the following research and practitioner content in these fiveareas of industry development: 1) Video Games and Education 22% (2) Social Software Technology 26% (3)Entrepreneurship & Business Development 10% (4) Modeling and Animation 10% and (5) Marketing andBranding 6%. Other areas: Plenary and Keynote sessions 8% and Industry Exhibits 18%
DEFRAG 2008 RETURNING PARTNERS:
EDR Media, Beachwood, Ohio/Envision Center for Data Perceptualization, Purdue University, West Lafayette,Indiana/Funutation, Inc., Beachwood, Ohio/Hand Turkey Studios, Jason van Gumster, Mechanicsville, Virgina/KnowledgeWorks Foundation/Collaborative Communications Group, Washington, D.C./Near- Time.com, Chapel Hill, North Carolina/PBWiki
MAP OF INDUSTRY CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT (BELOW):
 Maps total time spent delivering newinformation about emergent innovation in the creative digital media industry, network engagement andindustry exhibits.3
DEFRAG OHIO BACKGROUNDER MATERIALS
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), 4415 Euclid Ave.,Third Fl., Cleveland, Ohio 44103 216-577-9957http://www.i-open.org

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