Excited to open collaboration opportunities with Moscow-based Ernst & Young Centre for Smart City Innovation

I’m very pleased to announce the following:

CANADA, RUSSIA WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE SMART COMMUNITIES: William Hutchison opens collaboration opportunities with Moscow-based Ernst & Young Centre for Smart City Innovation

Bill Hutchison in Moscow

17 May 2012: Ottawa, Moscow — Today in Russia, Ernst and Young (Russia) announced the creation of The Ernst & Young Centre for Smart City Innovation. Based in Moscow, the Centre will provide thought leadership and strategic advice for Ernst & Young’s public and private sector clients throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, “CIS”. William G. (Bill) Hutchison, Co-Founder and Chair of i-CANADA and CATA Director, has been appointed Executive Director of the Centre. Bill will also continue in his role as Chair of i-CANADA thereby facilitating global collaboration and opportunities for new business initiatives between Russian and Canadian Smart/Intelligent Communities and their companies.

The Ernst & Young Centre for Smart City Innovation will provide advice on strategies and implementation plans, based on global lessons learned and the experience of Ernst & Young professionals who have hands-on management experience in various Smart City initiatives around the world. The Centre will cover not only smart technology and environmental dimensions, but will focus on social innovation, governance and collaboration subjects as well.

Read the complete announcement here.

For more insights into smart cities, intelligent communities and the Ernst & Young Center for Smart City Innovation, download this background document (PDF, ~465K).

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