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    infrastructure has helped attract or retain 12 800 jobs in a city of just 41 000 I am honored and humbled to receive such recognition by the ICF co founders who I greatly admire and respect McDaniel said In Dublin Ohio we share the ICF s passion to advance the quality of life and competitiveness of knowledge communities around the globe As one of the Broadband Economy architects of DubLink a crowning achievement among so many others Dana McDaniel extended Dublin s connectivity and its influence throughout the region said ICF co founder Lou Zacharilla Over a remarkable career he has carried out his duties and succeeded beyond all expectations with extraordinary humility We are in awe of his accomplishments He is someone from whom ICF learns daily McDaniel created DubLink through public private initiatives while avoiding backlash from the local incumbent telecommunications and cable operators a testament to his ability to collaborate DubLink had the effect of maintaining downward pressure on pricing for services which in turn continues to stimulate significant economic activity After DubLink he helped create a 24 square mile WiFi network which continues to expand and then he co founded the Central Ohio Research Network CORN in partnership with the Ohio Academic Research Network and the Ohio Supercomputer Center During McDaniel s 25 year tenure with the city Dublin has received multiple national and international awards The city was named Best Small City for Startups by Business Week and Best Small City for small businesses by Fox Business News Dublin was designated a four time Smart21 Community and a global Top7 Intelligent Community twice by ICF both times against stiff competition from some of the world s largest most ambitious cities McDaniel also serves on the Franklin County Emergency Management Homeland Security Executive Committee the Franklin County Public Health Board and the Dublin Methodist Hospital Foundation Board The Ohio Health hospital is America s first paperless facility of its size and kind He further serves his community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Board of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University In 2011 he received the school s Public Affairs Outstanding Alumni honor from United States Senator John Glenn the first American to orbit the earth McDaniel earned his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Miami University in Oxford Ohio He has a Master s in Public Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master s of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College He will accept his award at ICF s annual awards luncheon at Abigail Kirsch Stage Six at the Steiner Studios in Brooklyn NY beginning at noon on June 7 Interview requests for McDaniel before his award ceremony can be directed to Paul Brent paul market2world com 613 256 3939 Admission to the awards event is by invitation only or by sending an email request to mowen intelligentcommunity org Founders Lifetime Achievement Award Previous Honorees This is only the

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    including a high quality of life strong social networks and rich cultures Cities are where commerce and culture thrive offer efficiencies of housing and transportation and where the so called creative class sips its skinny lattes But extreme urbanization has a darker side from the unbreathable air in Beijing to the water crisis in Los Angeles says Robert Bell the ICF co founder who leads the research effort of the Rural Imperative for the organization It begs the question if over 70 of the world s nine billion people are jammed into mega cities by 2050 would everyone really want to live in one Rural communities provide the ecosystem that gives cities life yet on a global basis they are suffering population and economic losses states Bell We don t believe rural communities have to accept this as the status quo Inventive applications of ICT technologies can bring new prosperity and offer urban dwellers an opportunity to return to their rural roots or form new roots in places of their choice outside of dense cities while stopping the steady exodus of people to urban areas Added ICF co founder Louis Zacharilla This is not a romantic attempt to keep people down on the farm technology has made this unnecessary It is however a way to make the fields of choice wider using technology and innovative social development Through the Rural Imperative ICF will devote effort to create model strategies and programs that use ICT to meet the challenges unique to rural communities From these strategies and programs ICF will distill best practices and share them with communities around the world just as it has done for communities since 1999 ICF will make an announcement regarding its first initiative before May 1 More information about ICF s Rural Imperative can be

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    century library is no longer just about books or solely a place for kids A 2012 survey of more than 7 000 libraries in the U S revealed their changing role The key services from libraries now include computer training electronic job search skills how to access online databases how to deal with e government and in 62 1 per cent of communities libraries are the only source of free public access to computers Historically library usage has increased during economic downturns The use of services such as computer workstations and technology training increased 30 to 70 per cent between 2011 and 2012 The U S survey revealed that communities have come to rely more heavily on libraries as Internet access centers In a keynote address at the start of the IFLA Presidential Meeting on March 6 Zacharilla will address librarians from around the globe about the rise of the Intelligent Community how ICT has eliminated the concept of being in the middle of nowhere and how libraries can enable a brain gain in their own community Using ICF strategies a growing number of communities have found their way back to economic prosperity after being given up for dead The stakes are extremely high for the smaller communities and cities to get it right and to harvest their natural and embedded intelligence says Zacharilla Zacharilla is co author of a new book along with ICF colleagues Robert Bell and John Jung Seizing Our Destiny was released in 2012 and profiles the world s Top 7 Intelligent Communities from the 2012 award program operated by ICF Seizing Our Destiny reveals a broad range of successful actions that stimulate an economy For example A 10 per cent growth in broadband penetration adds 1 3 per cent to a country s gross domestic

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    benefited equally Urban areas high income neighborhoods and wealthy business districts are well served but because of deployment cost rural regions and low income markets remain at the bottom of the priority list and thus are often at the bottom of the list for job creation and general prosperity Broadband friendly local building codes municipal tax credits to support network development public private partnerships and direct community based funding for broadband if no private partners exist are some of the ways Intelligent Communities activate infrastructure for bandwidth based 21st century jobs Train and retain a knowledge based workforce Today all desirable jobs in industrialized economies and increasingly in developing economies as well require a higher component of knowledge than they did in the past and those jobs can pay up to five times more Intelligent Communities can do two things to create a culture for knowledge work 1 Make a wide range of educational offerings available and actively connect educational buyers and sellers and ensure that education reaches not only those who can afford it but also those who need it most 2 Create new educational institutions and services from computer labs to public Internet kiosks teacher training programs to online learning tools so that even small and remote communities become highly competitive in the global battle for talent Insist on digital inclusion As broadband deploys widely through a community there is serious risk that it will worsen the exclusion of people who already play a peripheral role in the economy and society whether due to poverty lack of skills prejudice or geography Intelligent Communities typically respond by providing free access to computers and connections at public sites like libraries and community centers as well as by subsidizing computers and connectivity for target groups And because computer and broadband connection are useless without the right skills ranging from basic literacy to keyboarding intelligent communities provide training programs for every age group in schools libraries community centers and special purpose facilities Support creativity and innovation Sustainable economic growth is no longer built on attracting the manufacturing facilities R D labs or distribution hubs of the world s biggest companies Why Because the world s biggest companies are not net creators of jobs In the 20 years between 1980 and 2000 all of the net growth in American employment came from firms younger than five years old To attract them Intelligent Communities provide potential entrepreneurs with advice help them with paperwork even represent them before the various licensing and regulatory agencies They also convince local universities and technical schools to help entrepreneurs license technology on straightforward terms and develop progressive intellectual property policies Intelligent Communities that make it easier and faster to start and grow a business than its neighbors enjoy a serious competitive advantage Inspire marketing and advocacy Marketing and advocacy are vital to in helping communities survive and prosper in the Broadband Economy Just like businesses facing greater global competition communities must work harder than ever to communicate their advantages

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    problems using the same kind of thinking we used creating them The ICF is a connector it is of most importance to strengthen the bond between intelligent communities throughout the world Collaboration between the current and the future members of the ICF Foundation will have a positive spin off not only for the regions themselves but for the rest of the world The ICF Foundation is the nonprofit association of the Intelligent Community Forum Its members are the communities honored by the Forum s international awards program as Intelligent Communities which use information and communications technology to grow prosperous inclusive sustainable economies The global network created by the ICFF communities boosts their economic competitiveness social health and cultural strength through close and effective collaboration On behalf of the ICF and the entire Alumni of Intelligent Communities around the world as well as the ICFF membership I would like to thank City of Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran for her inaugural Chairmanship of the ICFF over the past two years I would also like to welcome the incoming Chairman Eindhoven Mayor Rob van Gijzel who championed Brainport s rise to the Intelligent Community of the Year in 2011 I am certain with Mayor Gijzel s leadership ICFF will move to the next level as it continues to gain members and raise greater awareness of the importance of the Intelligent Community movement in helping to create the best communities for its citizens the world over said ICF Co founder John Jung The ICF is also pleased to announce that past Chairs and Presidents will stay on with the Foundation and hold a special emeritus status Mayor Halloran will be the first person to join the Foundation s Honorary Board About Intelligent Community Forum The Intelligent Community Forum seeks to share the best practices

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    in Toronto in early June where he will be hosting a meeting of mayors from communities that have been national leaders in ICF s Intelligent Community Awards Program Following the i CANADA Summit Mr Jung will be traveling to New York City for ICF s Annual Summit culminating with the announcement of the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year on June 7 ICF s Lou Zacharilla co founder of the ICF noted All of us at ICF in New York and our Foundation members w orldwide are extremely proud of John This is a well deserved recognition by his home country for his vision his work and his tireless jaunts to every corner of our world to bring the Intelligent Community moveme nt and its hope for a better world to any place that simply believes in itself We constantly see examples of his ideas and labor in cities and communities that acknowledge ICF s influen ce on their success Robert Bell my fellow co founder and I offer o ur congratulations to our good friend About John Jung ICF co founder John G Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum s leading visionary Formerly President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and Calgary Economic Development Authority he is a registered professional urban planner urban designer and economic developer He leads regular international business missions to US European Asian Indian and Australian cities and originated the ICF Immersion Lab program John is a regular speaker at universities and conferences and serves as an advisor to regional and national leaders on Intelligent Community development The author of numerous articles in planning and economic development journals he has received global and Toronto based awards for his work in collaboration and strategic development and sits

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    and signed sales agreements with commercial carriers to deliver triple play and mobile services The network enabled the Festival to significantly expand its online marketing and plays a key role in the city s tourism strategy which builds on the Festival s reputation to attract foodies cyclists and other target groups throughout the year At the same time the city has used the network to slash its own telecom costs and power a smart meter program Adopting the triple helix approach to innovation it has turned Stratford into a test bed for technology pilots for such companies as Toshiba Research in Motion and Cisco as well as for institutions including Clemson University and the University of Waterloo UWaterloo springboard for Canada s tech industry Digital media however is at the core of its strategy the city persuaded UWaterloo to open a campus in Stratford with the support of OpenText Corp offer graduate and undergraduate studies and foster a startup culture in the city The near death of the North American auto industry pushed unemployment in Stratford to 7 9 per cent as the city lost 1 600 mostly low skilled jobs in manufacturing But in that same era the city also gained 700 jobs requiring ICT skills and has recently seen the revival of the local automotive industry create a labor shortage for the higher skilled manufacturing jobs it retains For an economy in transition the business trends in Stratford offer validation that the city is on the right track Taichung City Taiwan When the city and county of Taichung merged in 2010 a huge metropolis uniting completely different economies was created The united Taichung included a major seaport city where 70 per cent of employees work in services and a rural county where only 50 per cent work in industry and agriculture is a significant source of income Yet the city s leadership under Mayor Chih Chiang Jason Hu was determined to create a whole much greater than the sum of its parts The city and telecom companies partnered to create thousands of WiFi hotspots fiber based broadband and 4G WiMAX now reaching more than 90 per cent of the population Through imaginative applications developed by public private partnership ICT has become a driver of greater global competitiveness The backbone of Taichung s manufacturing economy is a network of 1 500 precision machinery makers and tens of thousands of SME suppliers Smaller companies now benefit from a shared cloud based ERP system that reduces purchasing costs and time to market An RFID system at the port automates the clearing of shipping containers for exit slashing the time trucks spend idling at the gate Taichung is also helping farmers apply ICT to improve yields and profitability while expanding international markets To power this new economy the city and its 17 colleges have created a truly lifelong learning system ranging from basic digital education and vocational training to advanced study and continuous skills improvement Taichung is aggressively pursuing industrial clustering through

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    creates Canada s first open access ultra high speed broadband community network that is 500 times faster than typical North American residential networks This will transform how residents and businesses in these areas will use telecommunications services and create a new sustainable hub of innovation and stimulate enduring economic growth for Toronto Toronto joins Kingston Stratford and Winnipeg as the four Canadian cities on the ICF s 2013 Smart21 list of communities Tomorrow January 23 ICF will cut that list down to the Top7 in the race to find the world s Intelligent Community of the Year Jung is co author of a new book along with ICF colleagues Robert Bell and Louis Zacharilla Seizing Our Destiny was released in October 2012 and profiles the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2012 There are lessons for every community techniques and strategies that can help a community be more competitive says Jung The book reveals a broad range of actions that can stimulate an economy for example a ten percent growth in broadband penetration adds one to three percent to a country s gross domestic product or how 80 per cent of GDP growth comes from the introduction of new technology Communities need to work on the complete package and include everything from quality of life to culture education and innovation At ICF we help cities to do that with research information and education services that can help energize and accelerate a community into the new economy Becoming an Intelligent Community means those communities are more likely to create good jobs and attract significant investment says Jung Community leaders from across Canada are attending the Smart Cities Summit at the Metropolitan Hotel Other speakers include representatives from Waterloo Stratford and Moncton all communities designated as an ICF Intelligent Community This is the first

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