ICF co-founder John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum's leading visionary. Formerly President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and Calgary Economic Development Authority, he is a registered professional urban planner, urban designer and economic developer. He leads regular international business missions to US, European, Asian, Indian and Australian cities, and originated the ICF Immersion Lab program. John is a regular speaker at universities and conferences and serves as an advisor to regional and national leaders on Intelligent Community development. The author of numerous articles in planning and economic development journals, he has received global and Toronto-based awards for his work in collaboration and strategic development and sits on numerous task forces and international advisory boards.
Through deploying smart city infrastructure and undertaking big data analytics, civic efficiencies are expected to generate improved asset management that should be able to help municipalities make better decisions and help them keep pace with their budgets.
As the largest city in Manitoba, Winnipeg seems to be much bigger than its population would suggest, actively pursuing economic growth through innovation and collaborative industry, government and education partnerships.
Even in its night-markets these riders are everywhere and even shop and communicate on their bikes along with pedestrians in a dance that seems to work, at least no one complains as they slide past you, weaving between couples and families eating their dinners among the stalls of clothes and blinking puppy toys and ringing gadgets.