This week the Intelligent Communities Forum selects the world's Intelligent Community of the Year at their annual conference. ICF showcases the innovative use of information and communications tech to build prosperous, inclusive and sustainable communities.
However, how does broadband-driven innovation translate into practical benefits? Can you "plan" or create innovation, or does it just happen once the network's built? Several finalists for ICF's big award weigh in on these and other questions as they highlight their respective communities' innovations.
This is the interview lineup (all times are EST):
2:00 Mel Norton, Mayor - St. John, N. Brunswick, Canada
2:30 - Dan Mathieson, Mayor - Stratford, Ontario, Canada
3:00 - Jason Hu, Mayor - Taichung, Taiwan
3:30 - Ron Loveridge, Mayor - Riverside, CA, Steve Reneker, CIO - Riverside
4:00 - Regis Labeaume, Mayor - Quebec City, Carl Viel, President - Quebec International