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    Home Login Email Print Jagadish Rao Chairman Intelligent Community Awards Jury Mr Rao has twenty six years of international management experience with IBM in Europe Latin America and the Asia Pacific focusing on marketing product management and business development Prior to his time with IBM he worked in communications technology sales and business devleopment for the Tata Group and Brown Boveri Since 1993 as owner of EastWest Alliance Inc he

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    Print Dr Mel Horwitch Advisor to the Forum Mel Horwitch is Professor of the Management at Polytechnic Institute of NYU and founding Director of the Institute for Technology and Enterprise He is also Visiting Professor at London Business School Previously he was Professor and Founding Dean of Management at Theseus Institute in Sophia Antipolis France serving on the Theseus Board of Directors and Theseus Scientific Advisory Board Professor Horwitch has also served on the Faculties of the Sloan School at MIT and Harvard Business School He was also the John M Olin Distinguished Fellow at Templeton College Oxford University and Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Dauphine Professor Horwitch was also on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Macro Engineering S ocieties and Vice President and Board member of the American Society for Macro Engineering He is also a member of the Committee on Industrial Economics of the National Research Council He received his AB from Princeton University and MBA and Doctorate from Harvard Business School and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand Professor Horwitch has written extensively on innovation and technology strategy particularly with reference to such knowledge intensive sectors as services information technology

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    of experience in economic development in New York She served for four years in the Giuliani and Bloomberg Administrations as chief of Business Development and Senior Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation EDC is the City s primary portal to the business community Ann led a team that attracted record numbers of businesses to New York from around the world She also directed relief efforts to

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    s third ranking supplier of computers and peripherals and its capital city Taipei hosts the country s greatest concentration of high tech firms Building on that foundation this city of 2 6 million people is developing two vast new technology parks one focusing on software and the other on data communications mobile communications and biotechnology But in 1998 newly elected Mayor Dr Ying jeou Ma took a more ambitious step by introducing a far reaching initiative to transform Taipei into a CyberCity Uniquely this project was driven by Dr Ma s appreciation for Taipei s physical limits The city is bounded by mountains on three sides and a river on the fourth Rising congestion on the roads as automobile ownership has risen to 258 per 1 000 people plus 369 motorcycles per 1 000 led the government to base its development vision on moving information rather than people and goods Making Taipei a World Class International City The CyberCity plan seeks to increase the use of the Internet to decrease the use of roads to offer equal access to Internet services for all to view Internet services as public utilities and create a ubiquitous network of them and to use these resources to make Taipei a world class international city Work has focused on e government e schools and the creation of e communities Investing an average of US 75 million per year the CyberCity initiative installed PCs on the desks of all employees at leading first tier government agencies deployed a city wide electronic document system that is saving US 7 5 million in handling costs per year and created hundreds of online applications ranging from requests for service to complaints about parking violations The e schools effort placed at least one PC with broadband connectivity in every classroom

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    completed an inventory of the telecom conduit network owned by multiple organizations that underlies the city which reduces the challenges for new broadband providers and has encouraged the city to consider construction of its own network As the city changes it has been careful to engage organizations and citizens as partners in envisioning the future One multi partner initiative is coordinating a program to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 while another is forging a new urban development model that includes everything from business and social services to sustainability and health Read more New Taipei City Taiwan New Taipei City NTPC became the nation s most populous city with its official creation in December 2010 Previously it was a county surrounding the capital city of Tapei and NTPC has worked to unify the new city and create a dynamic economy distinct from that of the capital Massive investments in transportation are creating highways and transit lines that ringing Taipei connect the city s 29 districts and more than 1 000 villages The NTPC government has collaborated with telecom and cable TV companies to make ADSL available to 99 of the population while speeds of up to 60 Mbps are available to 94 and 4G WiMax reaches 85 Read more Surrey British Columbia Canada Surrey is a city in transition from a suburban past to a sustainable urban future It is Canada s third fastest growing city which welcomes 1 000 new residents each month and where residential construction is a major industry It is part of the growing metropolitan area of Vancouver from which it derives most of its economic energy today To gain greater control over its destiny Surrey has developed a diversification strategy calling for deepening the partnership between its institutions of higher learning and local business Development is focused on an Innovation Boulevard project where the city universities and business are building clusters in health technology clean tech and advanced manufacturing Read more Whanganui New Zealand Bypassed by national rail lines in the 19 th Century which led to the closing of a railways workshop that was a major employer it was bypassed again by broadband providers in the 20 th For Whanganui on the southwest coast of New Zealand s North Island the best of times may lie ahead Rich in natural beauty and culture Whanganui is currently the ninth poorest district in New Zealand and ranks near the bottom of the national index of social deprivation However the city has begun its transformation and is in the 8 th year of a Family Friendly Strategy that has overlaid broadband on goals set for the economy community partnerships health safety cultural richness and environmental sustainability Read more Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Located midway between the two coasts of Canada Winnipeg is the capital of a province rich in agricultural and natural resources The city has pursued economic growth by connecting industry and education more systematically and leveraging its indigenous geographical and cultural assets A public private

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    hit the Park hard as demand slackened for the semiconductors its companies produced Leading companies like TSMC UMS Acer and Chimei Innolux shifted investment into higher value products and services the integrated circuit design business grew 9 percent from 2008 to 2009 These steps led to employment growth of 11 and production growth of 25 from 2006 to 2011 leaving Hsinchu with a 2012 unemployment rate of just 4 2 percent Today the county s challenge is to translate economic success into civic success to make Hsinchu a sustainable Intelligent Community with a high quality of life where innovation is a part of people s daily lives The challenge is increased by the broad geographic area the county covers from the urban coast home of Hsinchu City to the sparsely populated mountainous region to the east Government and business are pursuing the goal on multiple fronts Broadband and E Learning Global Mobile Corp the dominant wireless provider has extended 4G wireless to 97 of the city while Chungwha Telecom has made 100 Mbps fiber service available to 64 of residents as part of the national M Taiwan program Digital education has gone mainstream The county was the first in Taiwan to implement e learning platforms the e Book Schoolbag and e Book Reader which now reach nearly 60 schools A new cloud based English teaching platform was launched in 2012 to help students learn the international language of business in school and at home Resident Smart Card Hsinchu County government has put a smart card into the hands of 120 000 residents that lets them take the bus pay parking fees borrow library books shop and receive discounts from more than 30 participating vendors Data collected from users is helping the city adjust bus schedules and measure how efficiently services

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    of the workforce Becoming Smarter A Smart City plan introduced in 2011 is the most recent contributor to this transition It focuses on further build out of the city s wired and wireless broadband infrastructure as well as deploying technology to make city services and systems more efficient and creating a collaborative ecosystem involving business institutions and citizens The city owns its own electric utility which has contributed to an 81 Internet penetration rate with most connections at high speed Current plans call for build out of free WiFi across the 17 square kilometers of the central city An open citizen laboratory already invites participation in incubating social technologies An aggressive train the trainer program operates from 85 centers to equip community leaders with digital skills which also help the significant portion of the population who struggle with basic literacy a legacy of the city s industrial past Knowledge is Power The metro area s universities graduate more students from higher education than any other Canadian city Over 415 000 students earned an undergraduate or graduate degree there from 1998 through 2008 Montreal institutions also received more than 160 000 registrations for e learning in the 2011 12 school year while a specialized program is training hundreds of teachers in the use of digital technologies This educational foundation feeds into the region s fast growing knowledge economy which is a major focus of policy Montreal operates six Learning Labs specializing in areas from transportation to healthcare and urban planning and has deployed an online collaboration system to engage its ICT cluster some 5 000 companies in more open innovation Accelerator programs and co working spaces foster an expanding start up culture with the arts and media playing a significant role Cirque de Soleil is a Montreal company The history of

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    the Siemens Technopark and a start up center opened in 2005 to support new entrepreneurship Other major employers came to include the trading company Tengelmann and the technology firm Thyssen This progress has accelerated in the last ten years A midsize city of 170 000 Mülheim is home to two Max Planck Institutes and a new technical college Ruhr West set up in 2009 A government business academic partnership is building an Innovation Triangle program on this foundation connecting all the links in the educational chain from secondary school through higher education and local employment Mülheim is establishing a consumer Internet hub to promote e business start ups which will make it one of five digital hubs in the state of North Rhine Westphalia The hub will offer business accelerator programs co working and incubator space access to seed funding and to educational programs in business administration legal and taxation issues Realizing Potential Mülheim is also working to expand opportunities for its less educated population particularly youth The U25 House program offers vocational counseling in secondary school and a case management service that helps young people with job search skills development access to support programs and entry into apprenticeships So successful has this School to Work program been that the city s youth unemployment rate at 4 5 is 40 lower than the regional average While helping individuals achieve their potential Mülheim also focuses on small to midsize enterprises SMEs City government the chamber of commerce and business associations have launched SME 4 0 a campaign to make SME owners and executives aware of the opportunities available from digital technologies A project called Engage NRW modeled how gaming technologies could be applied to improve service and production processes By the end of the project SMEs had signed 1 5 million

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