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Newly Confirmed Speakers include Mayors, CIOs and Development Leaders
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Summit 2014 has confirmed speakers and panelists for the Master Classes to take place on Wednesday, June 4 including Mayor Rod Shagic of Parkland County, Alberta Canada ,which is developing a reputation across western Canada for its smart strategy for broadband deployment. Two chief information officers - Jack Belcher of Arlington County, Virginia, USA and Dan Babineau of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada - will debate how much communities really   read full article >>
Stockholm among top smart cities – hailed for integrated telecom and IT network
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm was named the Intelligent Community of the Year in 2009 and this article   read full article >>
Seven Communities in search of a brain gain
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Toronto, Canada - Robert Bell writes in the Economic Development Journal of Canada, "The economy of the   read full article >>
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Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea (2008)
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

This district of 557,000 people contains 2.5% of Seoul's people but produces 25% of its gross domestic product.  High-rise apartments make up 80% of its residential areas, and the district is home to the corporate headquarters of such Korean firms as POSCO and Korea Telecom, as well as the IT venture companies on Teheran Road, South Korea's Silicon Valley. So it is perhaps no surprise that, if you wish to see how completely broadband and information technology can transform local government, Gangnam-gu (as it is called in Korean) is the place to go.

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Summit 2014
Date: June 4 - 5, 2014
The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief More>>
Smart Cities Summit in Morocco
Date: June 9 - 10, 2014
The first International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa will take place in Ifrane, Morocco More>>
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Canadian digital strategy isn't very smart
Toronto, Canada - John Jung, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum was the keynote speaker at the annual Smart City Summit in Toronto as experts such as Jung and city leaders spoke about what it takes to be
The Smart Cities of the Future
Padua, Italy - Ten Italian cities set aside one week in March to examine the ways to improve the economic and cultural life of urban centres. La Stampa newspaper did a series of stories and included advice from Lou
Global Convergence Inc. participates in event to celebrate Columbus as an Intelligent Community Forum finalist
Oldsmar, USA - As one of the technology partners with Columbus, Ohio, Global Convergence noted the site visit of John Jung to the city as part of the judging process for the Intelligent Community of the Year award. Read
OneCommunity speeds up its revenue stream
OneCommunity's blazing-fast Internet service isn't just for nonprofits anymore. The Cleveland-based organization has formed a for-profit subsidiary, Everstream, that recently started signing contracts with private
Fast Internet Is Chattanooga’s New Locomotive
For thousands of years, Native Americans used the river banks here to cross a gap in the Appalachian Mountains, and trains sped through during the Civil War to connect the eastern and western parts of the Confederacy. In the
Broadband Boosts GDP Growth and Household Income
In this presentation, Professor Erik Bohlin summarizes and supports two studies: a macro-economic study of broadband's impact on overall economic growth, and a micro-economic study of the impact of broadband speed on



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