ICF co-founder John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum's leading visionary.
ICF co-founder John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum's leading visionary. Formerly President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and Calgary Economic Development Authority, he is a registered professional urban planner, urban designer and economic developer. He leads regular international business missions to US, European, Asian, Indian and Australian cities, and originated the ICF Immersion Lab program. John is a regular speaker at universities and conferences and serves as an advisor to regional and national leaders on Intelligent Community development. The author of numerous articles in planning and economic development journals, he has received global and Toronto-based awards for his work in collaboration and strategic development and sits on numerous task forces and international advisory boards.
Charging for Internet at Hotels is so Yesterday!
December 03, 2013 - I am currently writing this from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan looking at their hotel website and wondering why I am facing a 27 Euro per day charge for Internet services in my hotel room.
China’s Evolution to Create Intelligent Communities
November 13, 2013 - "Our smart cities programs cover aspects such as living, green architecture, community, health, education, security, transportation and environment."
Celebrating 120 (and growing) Intelligent Communities around the World
October 21, 2013 - Every corner of the globe is represented and nearly every culture, whether Asian, Middle East, African, Oceania, Europeans as well as from the Americas.
Happening this week in Eindhoven
October 02, 2013 - A unique experiment in global collaboration between Intelligent Communities of the Year.
Smart China is Evolving in a GIG-Way – (Sorry for the Pun)
September 16, 2013 - Four hundred million households in China are expected to get high-speed broadband at 20Mbps by 2015.
So what's Your Gig?
September 03, 2013 - Cities around the world are lining up to follow in the footsteps of Gigabit-enabled Intelligent Communities like Chattanooga, Seoul, Hong Kong, Toronto, Vancouver and Bristol, Virginia.
More Than Political Will
July 31, 2013 - Tallinn rose out from under the iron curtain in 1991 and in many cases had to learn how to become entrepreneurial, take risks and learn to become an intelligent community.
July 01, 2013 - "Innovation does not automatically create jobs- the innovations must be adopted and used." Vinton Cerf
Rio de Janeiro’s Knowledge Squares take on Digital Inclusion
May 20, 2013 - These Knowledge Squares are an example of one of the most dramatic and extensive opportunities to provide digital inclusion for its citizens anywhere I have ever seen.
When Good Enough is Just Right
April 29, 2013 - Tuli's Aashtak Tablet sells for a very affordable $40 and is being gobbled up by the politicians in India and in many other countries around the world.
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All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.
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