About the Co-Authors

BrainGainCoverWeb.jpegRobert Bell is co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum and the lead author of Brain Gain. At the Intelligent Community Forum he heads up research and content development activities, including directing the analysis of entries in the annual Intelligent Community Awards program. Robert developed and delivers Intelligent Community Master Classes, Community Accelerator and Advisory Services. He is also the author of the Intelligent Community Forum’s founding study, Benchmarking the Intelligent Community and compiled key data in the multi-year study, Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities Program. Robert has contributed articles to and been interviewed by leading media outlets around the world.

Louis Zacharilla is a co-founder of the Intelligent Community movement and has been contributing author on three books with his fellow co-founders. He is the developer of the Intelligent Community Forum’s Annual Awards Program including Intelligent Community of the Year. He communicates the importance of developing Intelligent Communities at speaking events ranging from the Nobel Prize in Norway to Harvard University lectures and major conferences around the world. Louis also oversees the global research Institutes of the Intelligent Community Forum. He appears is regularly sought out by global media outlets to discuss the impact of broadband and communications technologies on the renaissance of the world’s most Intelligent Communities.

John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept 20 years ago and as a co-founder continues to serve as the leading visionary. He has enjoyed a long and successful career as a leading executive with economic development agencies in the Canadian cities of Toronto, Calgary and most recently, Waterloo Region. He is a registered professional urban planner and urban designer and regularly leads international business missions to the US, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. John is a sought-after speaker at events focused on Intelligent Communities and serves as an advisor to regional and national leaders on Intelligent Community development, encouraging them to build vibrant, economically successful cities.

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