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Six Funerals and a Wedding: Highlights from the Summit
Thursday, June 18, 2015
When I heard that they were rumbling into Canada on a big “Buckeye” bus, the same one used by the university’s American-style football team, I thought to myself, “Either the delegation from Columbus, Ohio is very confident, or they are afraid of flying.” Neither was the case, since the delegation was mainly there to learn, to network and, of course, to represent themselves as one of the world’s Top7   read full article >>
Collaboration vs. Competition For Economic Growth
Monday, June 29, 2015
Lots of talk about the economy focuses on how individual businesses compete. Generalizing from the   read full article >>
Columbus Recognized Among Global Technology Leaders
Monday, June 22, 2015
Columbus, Ohio, USA - Connect Ohio blog discusses the 2015 Intelligent Community Forum summit in Toronto   read full article >>
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Montreal Metro Area, Quebec, Canada (2014)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013


The largest French-speaking city in North America, the Montreal Metro Area is home to more than a tenth of Canada’s population.  The region was hit by the decline of heavy industry in the Eighties, and launched a large-scale transition of its economy to ICT, aerospace, life sciences, health technologies and clean tech.  Together, these clusters contain more than 6,250 companies employing about 10% of the workforce.  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.  

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ICF's Robert Bell to be Interviewed on Bloomberg Radio
Date: July 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ICF Co-Founder Robert Bell, pictured right, will be interviewed about economic inequality on More>>
Columbus, Ohio Wins 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year
Columbus, Ohio, USA - The Connect Ohio Weekly Newsletter, Digital Works, and Connected Nation report that the Intelligent Community Forum has named Columbus as Intelligent Community of the Year for 2015. Read the full
International summit provides learning moments for Mitchell delegation
Mitchell didn't bring home the hardware for Intelligent Community of the Year, but participation in the Intelligent Community Forum's annual summit offered opportunities besides recognition. "It was really a gratifying
I will be out the office Monday June 8 through Friday June 12, 2015. I will return to the office hopefully with two trophies on June 15.
I am getting a lot “out of office” through June 12th messages in my email Inbox and I am one of the reasons. It is that time of year when I can expect two things as surely as the sun will rise over the warming
Dutch Technology Week 2015
The fourth annual Dutch Technology Week will take place in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands from May 31st through June 6th. Read more at dutchtechnologyweek.com (Dutch) or dutchtechnologyweek.com/en (English).
Montreal's First Smart City Expo Kicks Off
Montreal, Canada - On Montreal CBC Radio Paul Lewis, President of the Smart City Expo and Dean of the Faculté d’aménagement at University of Montreal, discusses how technology and intelligence can be
Intelligent Community: A Unique Urban Observatory in New York
New York, USA - Radio-Canada French Television out of Montreal presents a three part series on Intelligent Communities and how New York is tapping into Wi-Fi and Open Data as well as other technology to be become smarter.

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