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Congratulations Toronto – Newest Intelligent Community of the Year!

Congratulations Toronto – Newest Intelligent Community of the Year! (image credit: Wikipedia) 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.

i-CANADA Chair Bill Hutchison said the win was well deserved, and added: “We can point with pride to the other Canadian cities – Kingston and Winnipeg – which were in the Top Seven contention. Canada came off as a winner tonight!”

Toronto is the first Canadian city to capture the Intelligent Community Forum’s global award since 2007, when another Ontario community, Waterloo, was named.

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Digital Strategy A Good Start, Says i-CANADA Chair

Many i-CANADA advocacy goals were supported by an announcement this afternoon from federal Industry Minister Moore, who outlined Canada’s Digital Strategy. The strategy calls for the Business Development Bank of Canada to invest $500 million on behalf of the government, with $300 million in for digital tech companies and $200 million for businesses adopting the technology.
Building on the announcement, i-CANADA Chair & CATA Leadership Council member, Bill Hutchison noted that the next step would be to put in place initiatives that cities and towns of Canada could use as market drivers for industry and support for their urban transformation: “The U.K. has a Smart Cities program and related fund, to support cities and towns in urban transformation and to provide a substantial market for domestic companies selling to their Smart Cities They are predicting the global Smart/Intelligent Community market will soon reach $1 trillion per year and they want British companies to capture 10% of that global market. i-CANADA has a working group partnering with the U.K., and it will be a real benefit to Canadian communities and companies to have that same kind of coordination and support . Helping to create the new “smart” markets is a “market pull” strategy for our digital companies. An effective Digital Strategy for Canada has to ensure that we are among the world’s leaders in the application of digital strategies at the city and community level.”

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Alliance With UK Aims At “Crucial” Commercial Opportunity

i-CANADA and the Government of the United Kingdom are forming mutual Executive Working Groups to spur international trade in services and products related to smart cities; those interested in finding out more about how to participate should connect with Barry Gander, Co-Founder, i-CANADA.
In a recent meeting with i-CANADA, U.K. Universities and Science Minister David Willetts stated that the development of smart cities is a “crucial commercial opportunity for Britain”. Willets said the government is keen to ensure that Britain gets a “good slice” of an expected £6.5 trillion investment in city infrastructure globally over the next 10 to 15 years. Within that budget, the market for integrated city systems is estimated to be worth £200 billion a year by 2030.

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