ICF co-founder Louis Zacharilla is the creator and presenter of the annual Smart21, Top Seven and Intelligent Community Awards and oversees ICF's media communications and development programs.
ICF co-founder Louis Zacharilla is the creator and presenter of the annual Smart21, Top Seven and Intelligent Community Awards and oversees ICF's media communications and development programs. He is a frequent keynote and motivational speaker and panelist, addressing audiences of tech, academic and community leaders around the world, and writes extensively for publications including American City & County, Continental Airline's in-flight magazine and Municipal World. His frequent appearances in the electronic media have included both television and radio in South Korea, China and Canada. He has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University in New York and is a Guest Lecturer at Polytechnic University's Distinguished Speaker Series. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
The Next Trail Along the Digital Divide
July 25, 2014 - With the line now drawn between those with access and those who can interpret information once connected, organizations show how to put the divide into play economically. Most of the consequences are unintended, but all impact the community.
The 'Triple Helix' and Proof of Concept at Harvard
July 03, 2014 - The Triple Helix -- when the academic, private and local government sectors work closely together toward a common goal inside a community or a region -- could enable cities and communities to remain "future proof" and profitable.
Congrats to Toronto, Ontario, the No. 1 Intelligent Community of the Year
June 11, 2014 - Toronto was celebrating what it has been for the past year, which is a city that is using broadband effectively to move its economy forward, and its creative and academic capacity to give knowledge workers and start-ups the tools to build the city's future.
Eliminating 'The Middle of Nowhere'
May 21, 2014 - Intelligent Community Forum discusses its 2014 Visionary of the Year, Sunseet Singh Tuli.
Broadband and the Human Factor
April 29, 2014 - Using the tools of the "Broadband Economy" to unleash a revived global economy.
"What Are They Saying Downtown?"
March 18, 2014 - We can offer data for, or profile the implementation of, smart traffic systems in Taipei, smart lighting in Riverside and smart graffiti remediation in Riverside.
Why The World Needs A Rural Imperative
February 25, 2014 - Even the Chinese, with a relentless urban focus, have started to worry that their nation's traditional culture and identity is getting lost in the process.
Incense Rising – Taichung and the Announcement
January 28, 2014 - As the Year of the Horse races toward Asia, we acknowledge seven communities, two from tiny Taiwan, who are out of the gate and running toward the 21st Century by using ICT and, yes, heart and soul.
Success the Crooked Way
January 13, 2014 - This is the age of the civic experiment and the community is a canvas and a lab.
2013 Goes Home
December 09, 2013 - 2013 was a year to cherish. Pessimists need not apply in 2014.