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.
Renaissance Underway in Rural Parts of the World
April 22, 2015 - The phrase "middle of nowhere" is disappearing as technology helps cities like Mitchell, S.D., stay connected and improve citizens' quality of life.
The Disrupted Find a Voice
March 30, 2015 - The time is close at hand when the "Smart Cities" fetish will be revolted against, and when the Intelligent Community appears as the only rational balance of opposing forces.
The Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015: The Year of 'The No Name Cities'
February 11, 2015 - These cities are seeking ways to provide political and social cover for themselves as they invest in the proper infrastructure, responding to the shocks of a global economy.
The Part that is Broken is the Part You Plan For (Part 2)
December 22, 2014 - Officials must build in cities an enabling digital platform to include e-government systems and the type of infrastructure that will allow folks to thrive in the Broadband Economy.
The Part that is Broken is the Part You Plan For (Part 1)
December 03, 2014 - Should a new planning exercise, one that launches a "revolutionary community," include an anticipation of where fissures will occur?
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.