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    attracting talent with the right mix of skills for today and doing what it takes to create local employment opportunities is not just necessary it s the whole game said Robert Bell Brain Gain s lead researcher Technology based disruption has raised the difficulty to a whole new level The places we call home are either experiencing brain gain or brain drain and the difference defines the path of prosperity and the quality of life in a community For example Brain Gain looks at cities as diverse as Taichung Taiwan home to 2 6 million people and Mitchell South Dakota USA home to 15 000 Taichung has used information and communications technology to gives its thousands of small to midsize manufacturers a global competitive advantage while Mitchell has literally built a new communications engineering and consulting economy employing hundreds of well paid specialists on top of its traditional agricultural one Other Intelligent community success stories detailed in Brain Gain include Birmingham UK Chattanooga Tennessee USA Columbus Ohio USA Eindhoven Netherlands Moncton New Brunswick Canada New York City Oulu Finland Pirai Brazil Riverside California USA Stratford Ontario Canada Taipei Taiwan Tallinn Estonia Taoyuan County Taiwan Toronto Ontario Canada and Waterloo Ontario Canada Mayor Andre Santini of the French high tech hub of Issy les Moulineaux and a former Visionary of the Year said Brain Gain explores the most important issue facing cities today whether they are technology centers or in the middle of agricultural lands The issue is how to attract and retain the talented people who provide the energy of the modern economy The lessons it offers based on the experience of leading cities around the world are of great value Visit www BrainGainBook com for more information reviews and video of the co authors discussing the book About the

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    plan that brings together the city s stakeholders who can and want to contribute to Toronto s long term prosperity is built around a single vision It is a call to action for a renewed level of investment in the city as well as cooperation among industry labor educators and orders of government to enhance competitiveness and stimulate sustained economic growth for the benefit of all And despite the fact that the labor workforce and population have both grown year over year the unemployment rate in Toronto is at its lowest since 2008 As the evening began the Intelligent Community Forum presented its 2014 Visionary of the Year Award to Suneet Singh Tuli the CEO of DataWind Tuli who lives in the Greater Toronto Area GTA earned this honour for the development of the Aakash II UbiSlate tablets which the Intelligent Community Forum believes will revolutionize access to knowledge for billions of people and stabilize communities in the process The tablet is the world s cheapest computer according to Forbes Magazine In one of his best known quotes regarding his mission Tuli said I don t care about creating the iPad killer I care about the four billion people who can afford this device Tuli has previously been recognized by Forbes Magazine in its 2012 Impact 15 list as a classroom revolutionary using innovative technologies to reinvent education globally He was also named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Sikh Awards The Intelligent Community Forum is an independent think tank and presented the awards as part of its annual Summit Today s Summit was attended by nearly 250 thought leaders from around the world including the world s 2014 Top7 Intelligent Communities and previous Intelligent Communities of the Year including New York Waterloo Eindhoven and Taichung The event was produced in association with New York University s Polytechnic Institute Mayors city managers CIOs and executives of leading technology companies from around the world as well as academics and urban planners are part of the Intelligent Community movement and participated in the three day Summit www icfsummit com Intelligent Community of the Year 2014 Snapshot Toronto Ontario Canada Toronto has both the assets and the liabilities that come with being Canada s largest city On the asset side is its diverse economy with key clusters in finance media ICT and film production and success as a magnet for immigrants that have made it one of the most multicultural cities in the world Major carriers offer high quality broadband to 100 of residents and its five major universities and multiple colleges have attracted 400 000 students and helped ensure that Toronto has more residents with undergraduate degrees than London England Toronto is challenged by the highest cost of living in Canada and transportation gridlock that gives GTA residents the world s longest average commute times These factors have contributed to the success of suburbs in attracting new and existing businesses To reverse this trend Toronto is doubling down on

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    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 4 9 00am 5 00pm at the law offices of Paul Hastings located at 75 East 55th Street in Manhattan Development Imperatives for Rural Communities Master Class June 4 9 00am 5 00pm at the Center for Urban

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    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 set world records in both price and performance The products created through these ventures have received numerous awards and accolades including recognition by the Guinness Book of Records The 2014 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year has

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    Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print News Intelligent Community Forum Names DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli as 2014 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year Developer of Aakash Ubislate Tablets Can Change the Game for the Other Four Billion Published Tuesday May 6 2014 Forum The Intelligent Community Forum studies and promotes the best practices of the world s Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology ICT To help communities build prosperous economies solve social problems and enrich local cultures the Intelligent Community Forum conducts research hosts events publishes newsletters and books and produces its high profile international awards program Since 1999 the Intelligent Community Forum is an international movement that attracts the attention of global leaders thinkers and the media The Intelligent Community Foundation consists of 126 cities and regions that have been designated as Intelligent Communities through the awards program and which participate in an ongoing global dialogue to strengthen local economies conduct business and solve complex problems For more information go to www intelligentcommunity

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    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 got it done We cannot think of a better person to lead our Rural Imperative initiative said Louis Zacharilla co founder of the Intelligent Community Forum Dr Jacknis is familiar with the Intelligent Community movement For ten

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    Intelligent Community Forum completed a project in conjunction with America s Blandin Foundation which studied the positive impact of broadband on 11 rural communities It has also conducted outreach in rural western Canada and is in discussion with the Austrian government and North Africa to study trends in rural sectors in Europe and Africa Our effort is built on global connections Dr Jacknis said This is a global challenge that Intelligent Communities working together can ultimately turn into a new quality of life for people no matter where they live NOTE A broadcast quality video of Dr Jacknis discussing the Rural Imperative is available at https www youtube com watch v d0fD6rguvwQ Upon request a high resolution photo of Dr Jacknis is available About Intelligent Community Forum The Intelligent Community Forum studies and promotes the best practices of the world s Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology ICT To help communities build prosperous economies solve social problems and enrich local cultures the Intelligent Community Forum conducts research hosts events publishes newsletters and books and produces its high profile international awards program Since 1999 the Intelligent Community Forum has

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    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 the Intelligent Community Forum The Intelligent Community Forum studies and promotes the best practices of the world s Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology ICT To

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