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Bell-Canada-130.gifAs Canada's largest communications company, Bell takes its hat off to the City of Québec for being named one of the seven most intelligent communities in the world. Bell provides a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services to residential and business customers in Canada.
Powered by industry-leading investments in media content and broadband networks, Bell services include high-speed Fibe Internet, Fibe TV, Satellite TV, Bell Mobility, Home Phone local and long distance services as well as IP-broadband services and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media, the newest division of Bell, is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. They include CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels. En français

BusinessOulu-170.gifThe City of Oulu is the business and logistics hub for Northern Scandinavia. It focuses on Information Communication Technology, Energy, Life Sciences and Mining. Future developments in the Arctic and in surrounding northern regions form a key backdrop for growth and development in Oulu. The total investment in the Scandinavian and Barents area through the early 2020s is expected to be EUR 227 billion. Scandinavia and the Arctic Ocean, showcase the Barents Sea gas and oil fields, the Northern Sea Route (also known as the Northeast Passage), the Gulf Stream boost phenomenon, and the operation, growth and competitiveness of the region’s businesses. City of Oulu’s economic development organisation - BusinessOulu provides multiple services for startups and companies relocating to Oulu region. BusinessOulu promotes the internationalisation of regional companies and manages the international business marketing for the region.

EnterpriseSJ-180.gifEnterprise Saint John creates an environment for prosperity in the Saint John Community by inspiring and supporting people, ideas and investment. ESJ works collaboratively with government, industry, entrepreneurs, organized labour, and community stakeholders to make the Saint John region a magnet for innovation, creativity, and business development. Enterprise’s work encourages regional cooperation to gain greater support for major public and private sector investment, with a focus on key strategic growth sectors: Entrepreneur Development, Health & Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology (ICT),Tourism, Energy, and Advanced Manufacturing.

FIABCI-Chinese-Taiwan-170.gifFIABCI, the French acronym for The International Real Estate Federation, was founded in 1948 in Paris France. It is the only worldwide real estate association that represents all of the real estate professions. FIABCI’s objective is to help its members acquire knowledge, develop networks and optimize business opportunities all over the world. In 1974, The Real Estate Association of the Republic of China applied to become a chapter, and came to be known as FIABCI-Chinese Taiwan. Currently, FIABCI membership consists of 65 Member States and more than 120 real estate group members representing more than 1.5 million real estate professionals and more than 3,300 real estate firms in the world.

Herbert-Hoover-2-230.gifHerbert W. Hoover was an industrialist and early leader in the conservation movement, fighting to protect natural resources in both Ohio and Florida through accurate scientific research, public information and education. Founded in 1990, the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation has taken up the mantle, and established itself as a leader in funding unique opportunities that provide solutions to issues related to the Community, Education, and the Environment.

The Walsh_IC-Institute-160.gifWalsh University Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community provides a source of identity, legacy, university resources and a model for anchoring knowledge and research for education initiatives of the Intelligent Community Forum. This first-of-its-kind institute in the United States is a collaborative effort between the University and the Intelligent Community Forum, a new York-based global think tank that promotes and advocates for the use of broadband technology to transform communities. Lead and encouraged by an international board of advisors, Walsh’s Institute for the Study for the Study of the Intelligent Community: investigates new models of teacher training to best advance learning for the knowledge (creative) economy; supports and teaches the principles of the ICF movement; and creates relationships with communities around the world who are part of the Intelligent Community movement to inspire and enrich regional business and community connections through collaboration. The Institute’s presence and influence on the Walsh University campus in North Canton, Ohio increases student opportunities for international literacy, enhances understanding of sustainable community building and encourages creative social and business practices in the greater community.

LEE-MING-logo-170.gifThe Lee Ming Construction Company provides civil engineering, design, paint project contracting business and gravel-building materials and hardware trading. It serve private and public-sector customers throughout Taiwan.

Motorola-170.gifOn any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions' innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. We make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. We provide the situational awareness first responders need when a moment brings catastrophe. And we help companies deliver shipments at the moment they’re promised. We do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices. Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication products, solutions and services for government and enterprise customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it's a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter.

Oulun-Energia-200.gifOulun Energia, together with its subsidiaries, provides high-standard and reliable energy services primarily in Northern Finland. It engages in the generation, transmission, distribution and sales of electricity and district heat and provides energy-related construction and maintenance services in an effective, environmentally friendly and competitive way. Northern energy is produced close to Oulun Energia´s customers, at low cost, in a reliable and sustainable way. In power plants owned by Oulun Energia, local energy resources, peat, wood, water and wind, turn into power and heat, to be transmitted through its own distribution and regional networks. Since 1889, Oulun Energia has contributed to the well-being of people in the Northern areas and prosperity to the region’s enterprises. Its headquarters are in Oulu, Finland and it is owned by the City of Oulu.

RPU-140.gifEstablished in 1895, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is a consumer-owned water and electric utility that provides high quality, reliable services to over 106,000 metered electric customers and 63,000 metered water customers throughout the City of Riverside, California. Governed by a Board of nine community volunteers, RPU maintains some of the lowest water and electric rates in Southern California and is proud to offer its customers a variety of innovative programs that provide valuable rebates and services designed to increase water and energy conservation and help promote a thriving community in which to live and work. From installing the world’s first in-pipe hydroelectric turbine, to planting more than 114,000 shade trees, to providing rebates for the installation of more than 430 solar systems citywide that produce nearly 5 megawatts of clean energy, the Utility is committed to the increased use of renewable energy resources and sustainable living practices. RPU remains committed to supporting new technologies and projects that help reduce environmental impacts within the City of Riverside and California. It meets and surpasses state goals for renewable energy that allow it to retain its water independence.

RUSD-130.gifThe Riverside Unified School District, the 15th largest school district in the California, is proud to offer students “Innovation in Education.” District leaders continuously search for ways to bring engaging and meaningful learning to our 42,000 students. Through the Digital Learning Revolution, RUSD has harnessed the power of technology to inspire a new generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers. The Riverside Unified School is a leader in instructional technology, drawing visitors from around the world who want to see how we integrate technology in the classroom. More than 300 teams have visited our district over the past two years to see how we are integrating technology in the classroom. RUSD remains committed to working with our city and state leaders to continue to be on the forefront of learning now and into the future. We are proud to be part of a larger community that puts education among its highest goals.

Stratford-130.gifThe City of Stratford, Ontario Canada is a 32,000-person community demonstrating how small cities can compete with large urban centres by innovating. Known for its small town ambience and Stratford Shakespeare Festival, North America’s largest theatre company, (and Justin Bieber) the city repositioned itself as a technology centre focused on digital media. As local factories transitioned to data intensive advanced manufacturing, Stratford secured its digital infrastructure by buying the local electrical utility and expanding its fibre network, then built a citywide Wi-Fi smart meter system over it and called it Rhyzome Networks. Two of Canada’s six major banks headquartered their IT and/or data centres there. Stratford’s was the first school board in Ontario to offer a complete high school education online, plus several high school ICT and digital media pilot programs. Two game-changing digital media and business degree programs at the new University of Waterloo | Stratford Campus make Stratford Canada’s newest university town. Stratford established itself as a regional healthcare hub for imaging and electronic medical records, with 85% of its family doctors networked via fibre and Wi-Fi. With a 25km2 footprint, Stratford now partners with global technology companies and world-class universities looking for scalable proving grounds to commercialize broadband technologies.

Vee-Telecom-170.gifFounded as a cable TV operator in Taichung, Taiwan in 1998, Vee TIME Corp. offers Cable TV, IPTV, fiber broadband and 4G WiMAX wireless broadband services in Taichung City. Vee TIME employes fiber optic technology for backhaul, and coaxial cables for its network infrastructure. To address the trend toward digital convergence, Vee TIME acquired the WiMAX license for the southern region in 2007, and integrated its telecom, Internet, mobility and entertainment services onto an all IP-based cloud platform. Customers receive content and applications on any device, such as smart phones, tablets, TV, PC, game consoles, STBs via fiber broadband and 4G WiMAX wireless broadband. Vee TIME is the only quad-play telecom operator in Taiwan. Through an investment in VMAX Telecom and TaTung Telecom, Vee TIME became the only nationwide WiMAX operator in Taiwan. Vee TIME also owns the network infrastructure of Taiwan High Speed Rail, deploying over 360KM fiber broadband and over 100 WiMAX base stations along the track, and RoF (Radio over Fiber) technology to conquer the loss of signal in tunnels.

Xerox-140.jpgXerox is the City of Riverside outsource partner and is proud to have played an integral role in the City’s recognition by the ICF as the world’s most intelligent community. It is the leading outsourcing company in the Public Sector, has highly skilled resources that are experienced in city government, is client driven, service delivery focused and has the capability to rapidly adapt resources to meet evolving demands. Xerox is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. It offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading edge document technology, services, and software. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises – to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox invests $1.5 billion in R&D each year, is a top 20 world leader for patents with 55,000 (1600 in 2010), and introduced more than 100 new products in the last three years. It serves clients in more than 160 countries.

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