October 8, 2013 By News Report
The 2014 International Smart21 Intelligent Communities will be announced on October 21, on the Walsh University campus in North Canton, Ohio, at 8:30 p.m. in the Barrette Business and Community Center.
A panel of seven judges from the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum chose the winners. The Smart21 have all embraced broadband technology to deliver economic opportunities that lead to new jobs, investment and social development. The announcement will be made by Intelligent Community Forum co-founder and Walsh alum Louis Zacharilla and will be streamed live on the Internet at www.walsh.edu/institute as well as www.intelligentcommunity.org.
The Smart21 announcement will kick off an annual two-day symposium presented by Walsh University’s ICF Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community. The Institute is attracting international experts in the fields of education, technology, and business to discuss successful strategies for building prosperous and sustainable communities for the 21st Century.
On the evening of Oct. 21, Deputy Secretary General Ching-Chih Liao of Taichung City, Taiwan -- winner of the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year Award -- will discuss Taichung’s success story. The public symposium on Oct. 22 will include presentations and workshops given by Trung Le of Cannon Design’s Education Group, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind Inc., and Lev Gonick, futurist and OneCommunity CEO.
The Oct. 21 event is open to invitees and media only. The cost to attend the Oct. 22 symposium is $40 and is open to the public by pre-registration or by calling 330-490-7442. Space is limited and registration must be completed by Oct. 14.