Blog: Oulu 2.0 – Revisiting Arctic Silicon Valley

During my recent visit to Oulu, the Capital of Northern Scandinavia and the beginning of the Lapland region of Finland, I visited the Oulu Museum of Art which was hosting an exhibit called “The Hype in the Arctic Silicon Valley”. It was a quiet Saturday afternoon and I had the opportunity to visit the exhibit with Juha Ala-Mursula, who today…

Blog: Planning our Cities Through Humanizing Data – Data Driven Cities from a People-First Perspective

Buzz around many urban planning offices today is the question of how best they can plan for cities using the tools available to them today. Traditionally, planners have always looked holistically. Before the buzz-words “innovation ecosystems”, “smart cities”, “human centric design”, and now “data-driven cities” were on their lips, planners gathered up the available data, thought leadership and public opinion…

IoValue: Intelligence in Community Ecosystems

IoTCC and InsightaaS have released a major new report that explores challenge and opportunity in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart communities. IoValue: Intelligence in Community Ecosystems is the first report in a series of best practice papers co-developed by members of the IoTCC, led by Mary Allen of InsightaaS, who also moderated a panel of…

WHEN IT COMES TO BROADBAND, MILLENNIALS VOTE WITH THEIR FEET

Purdue University’s Purdue Center for Regional Development and ICF have published a thought-worthy article in the Daily Yonder on the evolution taking place in the US rural area.  This article is republished from the Daily Yonder. For more see: http://www.dailyyonder.com/comes-broadband-millennials-vote-feet/2018/04/11/24960/. Their conclusion? That the new connected countryside is a work in progress. The authors are Professor Roberto Gallardo, Assistant Director…

bee smart city and Intelligent Community Forum announce partnership

bee smart city, Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), and ICF Canada have signed a partnership agreement to accelerate the global development of smart cities and intelligent communities. With the new partnership, the three organizations join forces to facilitate the creation of prosperous and livable smart cities and intelligent communities around the world. The partners share the view that the successful city,…

Featured Speakers at ICF Summit ’18

At the ICF Summit, 4-6 June in London, you will hear from public- and private-sector speakers from across the world about their communities’ successes and how they got there. Here are some of the speakers you'll hear from this year. See last month’s ICF Canada Newsletter for more speakers profiled or go to the ICF Website: https://www.intelligentcommunity.org/summit_18_speakers Sir Nigel Shadbolt…

How to Kickstart your Smart Community Journey

On February 15, a set of ICF Canada Webinars took place over the course of a full day in British Columbia, hosted by the B.C. Government with the theme – “Smart Communities: How BC communities can leverage the Smart Revolution”. The first webinar essentially covered a range of topics to help communities, especially rural and small towns in B. C.…

Blog: Smart Cities- a Dominant Feature of Barcelona’s 2018 Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona is always a big show. With well over 100,000 attendees, mostly visitors from out of town, this show fills the hotels and restaurants of the city and adds significantly to Barcelona’s tax coffers. Yet, the streets were not filled as last year, but that may have had something to do with the unusual…

Hamilton, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada’s Finalists in the 2018 Intelligent Community Awards Program

On February 7, 2018, the Intelligent Community Forum named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018.  In the list of seven cities, Hamilton and Winnipeg were identified having gone, in ICF’s words, “from Smart City to Intelligent Community.”  This year’s list includes communities from four nations. In addition to Canada’s two Top7 Intelligent Communities, Taiwan has three, and Australia and…

“What is the foundation for ‘smart’ in smart communities, and who is part of the intelligent community?”

When: Thursday, March 22. 6:16-8:30pm Where: Cisco Innovation Centre, RBC WaterPark Place, 88 Queens Quay W. Contact: Steve Symonds steve.symonds@insightaas.com Increasingly, ‘intelligence’ is delivered through the interconnection of an instrumented physical world – IoT – and the sharing of digital information throughout an ecosystem of stakeholders who each play a role in creating economic, social or environmental benefit in a…