Creating Intelligent Communities is More Than a Technology Initiative

Certainly the ever evolving IT and telecommunications technologies are the facilitators of tomorrow’s Smart/Intelligent Communities. But the real payoff is from the added initiatives focused on economic development and job creation along with the business and social innovation processes that are creating new models that benefit all citizens. That is why the announcement that Dr Sara Diamond has joined the i-CANADA Governors’ Council is so important.

Dr. Diamond, President of OCAD University is a recognized international leader in the “Creative Space”. OCAD U began its life as the Ontario College of Art and Design and its evolution to university status reflects the quality of its curriculum, research and graduate students over many years. Her participation in the i-CANADA Alliance will help to ensure that the value to communities of the creative and social side of life continues to be reflected in i-CANADA initiatives as we move forward.

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