This year’s Summit in Toronto was different and perhaps needs to be recounted. First of all, it was produced by an entirely new entity, ICF Canada, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto, Invest Toronto and the Summit’s Platinum Sponsors, IBM and Cisco. We also had an anniversary - the 20th Anniversary Edition! We had our best-ever event this year since 1995 when we held SMART95 in Toronto – the world’s first ever Smart City conference. So it was no surprize to us that 20 years later we held a phenomenal SOLD OUT event once again that covered 5 days from June 8-12.Read more
The ICF Summit in Toronto (www.icfsummit2015.com) had a lot of moments I will long remember.
Onstage discussions among ICF mayors, city managers and IT directors about how they are collaborating with each other across borders to build their economies.
Visionary of the Year (2014) Suneet Singh Tuli committing to provide a Toronto-based charity with hundreds of his low-cost Datawind tablets for low-income kids.Read more
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 Intelligent Communities of the Year. In the end, however, our Jury and researchers decided that Columbus had enough of the right stuff to accumulate the points needed to push it upward, after several tries, to Intelligent Community of the Year. The city with the “inner go” earned the right to go back home in that bus as the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year. They did it their way, proving again, as I said in an interview in their city in April, that no one is fast enough to run away from who they really are.Read more
ICF opens nominations, announces theme for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program
New York, NY – July 10, 2014 - The Intelligent Community Forum announces the opening of nominations for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program. The 2015 Awards Program run by the New York-based think tank will name the 17th Intelligent Community of the Year, a community that is a global leader in creating wealth and jobs by seizing the opportunities of information and communications technology (ICT). The 2014 recipient was Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Read more
ICF also presents DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli with the 2014 Visionary of the Year Award
New York, NY – June 5, 2014 - The Intelligent Community Forum today named Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year at its annual awards in New York City. Toronto’s win marked the conclusion of the annual Intelligent Community Summit.Read more
Focusing on culture as an agent for positive economic and social change, the Intelligent Community Forum hosts its annual Global Summit June 3-5
New York NY (June 3, 2014) - The Intelligent Community Forum will hold its annual Summit this week in New York City and will name the 2014 Intelligent Community of Year. The three-day event is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers and economic development officers from cities, states and regions around the world that are designated as Intelligent Communities by the Intelligent Community Forum.Read more
ICF opens nominations for 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year Award and publishes new paper on culture as economic development engine
Any community using technology to improve its economy can participate in the rigorous yearlong awards program
New York City – July 9, 2013 – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announces the opening of nominations for the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year award. The 2014 awards marks the 16th year the New York-based think tank will name the Intelligent Community of the Year, a community that is a global leader in creating wealth and jobs by seizing the opportunities of information and communications technology (ICT).Read more
New York City – 21 May 2013 – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a New York-based think tank dedicated to studying the use of information and communications technology to create the community of the 21st Century, today announced that it will award Dublin, Ohio (USA) Deputy City Manager Dana L. McDaniel its third-ever Lifetime Achievement Award at ICF’s annual Summit in New York on Friday June 7 at 12PM EST.Read more
ICF Names BlackBerry Founder and Vice Chairman Mike Lazaridis as 2013 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year
The Intelligent Community Forum is proud to name BlackBerry Founder and Vice Chairman Mike Lazaridis as the Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year for 2013.
The Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year Award is presented to an individual or an organization that has taken a leadership role in promoting broadband technology and applications as an essential and transformative utility in the Digital Age.Read more