When Jim Savage walks toward a home with a bag full of groceries in each hand, it's usually his own — but this weekend, the 60-year-old has been showing up in front of houses with a shopping cart full of supplies for strangers who can't zip around Hamilton to buy groceries as more COVID-19 cases pop up around the city.
He is one of the thousands of locals who have joined an online group to help deliver items to those who can't afford them or can't get around the city easily.Read more
At the beginning of the New Year in 2020 we were looking at the threat of war rising out of the rhetoric coming out of Washington and from Tehran. I had a flight planned to travel to Kuwait in January to give a keynote address as part of the Kuwait Public Policy Center’s Lecture Series at the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning & Development in Kuwait. See: https://lnkd.in/esEVzzn. As the tensions grew and missiles were fired that downed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 on Jan. 8, I debated my flight to Kuwait, which neighbors Iran on the Persian Gulf. Ultimately, I made the trip via Cairo and spent an uneventful, but very enlightening, week in Kuwait. Upon my return we immediately had another crisis to deal with – whether or not the ICF Institute-organized ICF TOP7 event in Taoyuan, Taiwan would continue or not due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.Read more
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, ICF Co-Founder Lou Zacharilla speaks with author and award-winning journalist with NPR and PBS, Celeste Headlee.
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, Lou Zacharilla interviews Jon Milos, Professor of Business at Lambton College, about the ENACTUS Lambton Program.
FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick-based dairy technology company will be reaching more customers across North America with a new partnership with the world’s largest provider of dairy management software.
Fredericton-based SomaDetect, a precision dairy technology company, and Valley Agricultural Software (VAS), the world’s largest provider of dairy management software, announced this that VAS’s Software API will be integrated into SomaDetect’s data system.
The integration with VAS’s API will enable SomaDetect’s software to synchronize with any milking equipment using VAS’s dairy herd management software, DairyComp.Read more
Newmarket may not be getting an award for being the world’s leading intelligent community, but that’s not going to stop it from blazing trails into the 21st century.
After having been named last October as one of the Smart21 Communities of 2020 by international think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), the town has dropped off that semi-finalists list as the ICF has now announced its Top 7 finalists, one of whom will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year 2020 at a June 18 summit in Dublin, Ohio.Read more
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, Lou Zacharilla speaks with Hunter Newby of Newby Ventures and Chris Moon, Managing Director, Technology and Telecom Banking, for ING about financing a Smart City Neutral Network.
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, Lou Zacharilla discusses Eindhoven and The Smartest Neighborhood in the World with Peter Portheine of the Eindhoven International Project Office (EIPO).
Small and Midsized Communities from Four Nations Become Finalists to be named Intelligent Community of the Year at ICF Global Summit in Dublin, Ohio, USA in June
(New York, USA and Taoyuan, Taiwan – 10 February, 2020) – In an announcement this evening at an international conference at Taoyuan, Taiwan, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2020. The 18th annual Top7 list includes cities and counties from the United States, Canada, Australia and Estonia. One of these seven finalists in the think tank’s annual awards program will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year at the ICF Summit in June in Dublin, Ohio, USA on June 18th. (www.icfsummit.com)
In alphabetical order, the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2020 are:
- Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Hudson, Ohio, USA
- Markham, Ontario, Canada
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Westerville, Ohio, USA
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, Lou Zacharilla discusses Binh Duong Vietnam with Peter Portheine of the Eindhoven International Project Office (EIPO).