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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    the economic importance and social value of culture in all its forms Participants at the Summit will discuss new ideas and methods that have been proven to work and help communities to survive and thrive amid the shift to a broadband based economy says Louis Zacharilla one of the co founders of the Intelligent Community Forum Summit attendees will also have the opportunity to get the first look at the new book Brain Gain written by the three co founders of the Intelligent Community Forum Brain Gain is the third in a series of books and will be published later this month It is a survival guide to how innovative cities create job growth in an age of disruption Produced in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of New York University the event brings the world s most dynamic communities together to discuss their journeys to becoming one of the world s Top7 Intelligent Communities Several of the communities will also make cultural presentations during the Plenary giving attendees a glimpse into some unique and fascinating cultures On the evening of June 5 the Intelligent Community Forum will announce the world s 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year Video of the announcement will be available on the Intelligent Community Forum s Web site later on the night of June 5 Other speakers include Mayor Rod Shaigec Parkland County Alberta Canada Mayor Annette Main Whanganui New Zealand Joep Brouwers Vice Director Brainport Development Eindhoven Dan Babineau Chief Information Officer Moncton New Brunswick Canada Representatives from each of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2014 For the full list of featured speakers click here to see the Program Key Events The Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Dinner June 5 6 30pm at Guastavino s in Manhattan Urban Challenges Urban Promise Master Class June

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    according to Forbes Magazine Discussing the selection of Suneet Singh Tuli a native of India as the Forum s Visionary of the Year Intelligent Community Forum co founder Lou Zacharilla said Suneet is one of those people who understands perfectly what low cost access means to the future of the community His tablet and platform which is sold for under US 40 can change the game for the other four billion who through no fault of their own have found themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide DataWind s Aakash UbiSlate tablets a line of affordable mobile Internet devices have been a truly revolutionary product The Aakash II launched in 2012 at the United Nations by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has begun to empower people in ways never before imagined Forbes Magazine named Mr Tuli as one of the world s top 15 classroom revolutionaries Using this device Tuli and DataWind hope to completely change education in the developing world In response to the award Mr Tuli commented I am humbled and honored to receive this distinction It is a great privilege for me and DataWind to be part of the Intelligent Community Forum a global initiative that is dedicated to empowerment and inclusion of the digitally disenfranchised DataWind is committed to continue and discover newer ways of breaching the affordability barriers for Internet access and in effect help the next four billion join the Internet age More about Suneet Singh Tuli Since receiving a Bachelors of Applied Science in Engineering degree from the University of Toronto Mr Tuli has over 23 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur having launched two successful companies prior to DataWind At DataWind and previous ventures he patented technologies that were created to develop scanning printing and imaging products that

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    on Internet auctions Mitchell USA reversed a population decline that persisted in the region for six decades through an intelligent agri initiative and a telecommunications R D sector Wanganui New Zealand invested 35 million in broadband service and high performing local businesses formed a self help group to share productivity lessons Prospect Australia improved broadband infrastructure to stimulate knowledge based businesses being run out of residents homes Walla Walla USA encouraged young chefs to move from big cities as the community mines its agricultural traditions and establishes a world class wine industry and a heralded plow to the plate economy Dr Jacknis will lead the Rural Imperative initiative to identify innovations and create a global network that will ultimately enable residents of rural communities to improve participation in the global economy while preserving a treasured way of life Dr Jacknis has served as Public Sector Director of Cisco s Internet Business Solutions Group His particular emphasis was on where technology will lead the human community over the next 20 years He is a globally recognized expert in government innovation and transformation He has given the Intelligent Community Forum s Revolutionary Community address in New York twice and was a contributing author for four books in the last four years Government Technology Magazine named him one of America s Top 25 Doers Dreamers and Drivers Dr Jacknis was cited as a creative leader who used technology to break bureaucratic inertia to better serve the public Among various leadership positions he is President of the Metropolitan New York Library Council We are very fortunate to have Norm join the team He is a big thinker whose unique skills as an executive and a thought leader on the subject of what makes communities work have had lasting impact As CIO of Westchester he

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    seeking to build economic and social advantages based on broadband and information technology We are honored to have Dr Hu provide our Revolutionary Community address said ICF co founder Louis Zacharilla I have had the pleasure of visiting Taichung twice over the past year It is an exciting city The mayor s vision energy and determination have been vital to the city s exceptional progress We look forward to having him in New York to share his latest ideas on governance and as he always does turn conventional wisdom all the way around The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors CIOs tech leaders urban planners and economic development officials from cities states and regions around the world The Summit offers the chance to engage in a dialogue with the key people from the world s most dynamic communities The Intelligent Community Forum s Master Class workshop is the core content of the Summit It is complemented by social events that bring the 126 alumni communities of the Intelligent Community Foundation together to share ideas and best practices The Summit will include the Top7 Intelligent Communities Dinner and the presentation of the Intelligent Community Awards including the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year The theme of this year s program is Community as Canvas The Intelligent Community Forum believes that when Intelligent Communities seek to chart a new economic course culture is of fundamental importance The culture of the community forms the starting point for every program and project The community becomes a canvas according to an ICF white paper of the same name where new ideas that borrow from the strengths of the people are used as a natural resource to produce knowledge based services and programs More information on the Summit is available www icfsummit com About

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    service and re energize government business university collaboration Columbus Ohio USA which in its recovery from the 2008 recession has 20 000 more jobs than it did at its last economic peak in 2007 Hsinchu City Taiwan the first city in Taiwan to implement e learning platforms for its students and establish a science park Kingston Ontario Canada which leveraged its educational institutions to build an innovation economy focused on environmental sustainability New Taipei City Taiwan a new city forged from communities surrounding the nation s capital which is creating a unified and dynamic knowledge economy Toronto Ontario Canada with a renowned waterfront development that will provide Internet at 500 times the speed of conventional residential networks Winnipeg Manitoba Canada where reinvention of its agricultural legacy is creating strong growth while preserving a valued heritage Study after study notes that cities all over the globe need solutions to a wide range of problems from transportation and the environment to economic growth and education Intelligent Communities provide solutions In order to qualify to become a Top7 Intelligent Community these cities and regions first needed to become an Intelligent Community Forum Smart21 Intelligent Community The Smart21 named in October 2013 were chosen from hundreds of evaluated communities from around the world Candidates are evaluated based on the five Intelligent Community Indicators which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy In addition the Intelligent Community Awards Program is guided by this year s theme Community as Canvas that looks at three specific aspects of culture as art and craftwork with both economic and social value as heritage that gives a place its identity and as attitudes arising from that heritage that determine how people react

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    lopsided focus solely on economic growth that cannot be sustained and has created inequalities between rich and poor We were pleased to see that the UN agency urges a path very similar to the Intelligent Community Forum approach where communities take a more holistic approach to prosperity and innovation and seeks to emphasize the human potential in all places and also the fact that cities and towns need to create new industries not replacement jobs especially if more of us are going to realistically move toward a middle class lifestyle said Zacharilla The Smart21 of 2014 This year the Smart21 is comprised of six communities from Canada four from both Australia and the United States three from Taiwan and one each from Kenya Greece Brazil and New Zealand The communities range in size from 15 000 people in Mitchell USA to more than six million in Rio de Janeiro Brazil 15 of the communities are returning to the Smart21 list while Coffs Harbour Montreal Nairobi County Parkland County Sunshine Coast and Walla Walla are making a first time appearance NOTE the Intelligent Community Forum produced a video about the Smart21 for 2014 It can be viewed here Intelligent Community Forum Smart21 Communities for 2014 Community Country Population Arlington County Virginia USA 210 300 Coffs Harbour New South Wales Australia 70 900 Columbus Ohio USA 809 800 Heraklion Crete Greece 150 000 Hsinchu City Taiwan 427 000 Kingston Ontario Canada 159 500 Mitchell South Dakota USA 15 000 Montreal Metropolitan Area Quebec Canada 3 957 700 Nairobi County Kenya 4 000 000 New Taipei City Taiwan 3 949 800 Parkland County Alberta Canada 30 500 Prospect South Australia Australia 20 000 Quebec City Quebec Canada 728 900 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6 323 000 Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia 322 600 Taoyuan County Taiwan 2 038 000 Toronto Ontario Canada 2 791 000 Walla Walla Washington USA 31 900 Wanganui New Zealand 43 000 Whittlesea Victoria Australia 176 500 Winnipeg Canada 778 400 The announcement of the Smart21 list was made at the kickoff dinner for the annual Intelligent Community Symposium at Walsh University s Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community in North Canton Ohio USA The Symposium attracts international experts in the fields of education technology and business to discuss successful strategies for building prosperous and sustainable communities Keynote speakers include Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli whose Aakash 2 tablet computer is the world s cheapest Evaluation of nominations is based on the five Intelligent Community Indicators which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy In addition the Awards are guided by this year s theme Community as Canvas that looks at three specific aspects of culture as art and craftwork with both economic and social value as heritage that gives a place its identity and as attitudes arising from that heritage that determine how people react to change ICF released

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    industries by encouraging innovation attracting new investment and enabling small companies to become global exporters Adequate broadband may also ensure that schools have access to the latest information tools and reference sources Web based tools also increase overall community involvement in new initiatives Ultimately the Intelligent Community Forum seeks to re energize cities towns parishes and regions for the new century Each Intelligent Community Forum workshop mixes tutorials and case studies with interactive discussions centered on proven actions that will improve a community s economic future Following the workshops seven Louisiana communities will be selected to participate in the Intelligent Community Forum s Self Test Program and receive an analysis and individualized reports at no cost The Intelligent Community Forum will report back to the selected communities on how well they perform The Self Test Program is often the first step toward becoming an Intelligent Community followed by addressing the five Intelligent Community Indicators Broadband household penetration rate and policies and programs to increase use Knowledge Workforce digital educational skills student to PC ratio in schools and availability of higher education Innovation policies encouraging business startups business incubation interactivity on municipal Web site and availability of seed capital grants and loans Digital Inclusion Internet availability public access computers and digital literacy training for adults Marketing Advocacy an economic development strategy with effective marketing to share the community s story with the world while advocacy builds a new vision of the community from within Additionally three communities will be selected for mentoring by the Intelligent Community Forum to prepare them to submit applications to the annual Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program if they chose to do so To attend the Intelligent Community Forum Master Classes or request information Louisiana community leaders who are interested in applying to attend the

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Community as Canvas The Power of Culture in the Emergence of the Intelligent Community The paper explains that when cities and regions seek to chart a new course for economic development culture matters greatly The culture of the community forms the launch pad for every program and project It provides a wide range of intangible assets that Intelligent Community champions put to use It helps determine how readily new ideas are accepted It can supply the words that persuasively explain a vision of the future and build support for it and the narrative that helps people understand where they belong in a changing world The white paper offers analysis and advice based on the experience of ICF s past Top7 and Intelligent Communities of the Year Its publication is made possible in part by the financial support of Powernoodle www powernoodle com a cloud based platform that engages people in the decision making process Stages of the Program The Awards program is a 12 month three stage data driven process First Stage The Smart21 After review of nominations received from cities and regions worldwide by an international academic team ICF will announce the Smart21 Communities of the Year on October 21 2013 The announcement will be made at Walsh University in Ohio USA home to the first ever Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community Second Stage The Top7 ICF invites the Smart21 to complete a detailed questionnaire which is evaluated by an independent research firm The seven highest scoring cities or regions are then named as the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year The Top7 will be announced in January 2014 in Taichung City Taiwan the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year The Top7 become the focus of intense interest around the world among governments institutions technology companies the international media and the citizens of each of the seven communities Third Stage The Intelligent Community of the Year ICF co founders make two day site visits to each of the Top7 communities and write reports which are reviewed by an international jury of thought leaders Their votes are combined with the analysis of the independent research company to select the Intelligent Community of the Year Finally during ICF s annual Summit on June 4 6 2014 one of the Top7 will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year Criteria for Becoming an Intelligent Community Evaluation of nominations is based on the ICF s five Intelligent Community Indicators which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy In addition to ICF s indicators the Awards are guided by an annual theme The 2014 theme Community as Canvas looks at three specific aspects of culture as art and craftwork that has both economic and social value as heritage that gives a place its identity and as attitudes arising from that heritage that determine how people react to change Arts and crafts have

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