Monday, January 31, 2011

Office of Strategic Innovation Roundtable Format and Logistics

Below is information on the format and the logistics for The Office of Strategic Innovation Roundtable (OSI/R).

 Just as a reminder, the OSI/R is a joint effort with AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology and Virtual Photons Electrons.  The OSI/R will be a regularly scheduled (likely weekly) webcast interviewing thought leaders in manufacturing, the computer industry, science and technology.

The basic format of the OSI/R will be:

  • The podcast will be an interview with thought leaders.
  • The length will be 15 to 30 minutes depending on topic.  Likely 30 minutes.
  • This will be captured as an audio only interview using Skype. 
    • In other words, this will not have live video with the thought leader, but will be voice ONLY recording with graphics added after the fact.  
    • I could add video after the fact as well.
    • I am going to use Skype on my MacBook Pro with AudioHijack Pro to record the OSI/R audio.
    • The thought leader will use Skype as well. 
  • The format will be dedicated (90%) on a topic that educates folks.
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • What is topic we will be discussing today?
    • Why is this topic important?
    • Who should know about this topic?
    • What are the business issues to be aware of?
    • What are the technical issues to be aware of?
    • How might this topic change over time?
    • When and how should someone embrace this topic?
    • Finally, tell me about your company or organization?
  • The last 10% of the interview, the thought leader can take the time to talk discuss they want about anything they want related to their company's/agency's product's and/or services.
  • The thought leader should send me some slides if they want that I will add to the podcast.
  • The thought leader and I will work out the topic with a list of areas to discuss.  This will be a combination Q&A and discussion.
  • The OSI/R will be used for MTConnect, MTInsight and Office of Strategic Innovation purposes.
  • The overall intent is to create a robust library of topics.
    • One advantage will be that when someone asks a basic question, we can point them at a podcast/webinar which is typically much better than a white paper or an email.
  • We can do this dirt cheap - which is important. 
  • Speakers do not need a lot of prep which is key.
  • I can edit stuff after the interview.
  • It should be fun and informative or why do it at all  :-)

Below is the opening I will use for Office of Strategic Innovation Roundtable's webcasts:

Please contact me if you would like to participate.  Stay tuned for more details.

Washington DC 2011 Auto Show

Below is a video I took on the amazing Chevy Volt.  I spoke to the Volt Product Specialist for about 45 minutes which was very interesting.

Below is $183,000 for the Mercedes SLS Gull Wing.

Below is the Nissan Leaf, which is the first 100% electric vehicle in mass production.