The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers and economic development officers from cities, states and regions around the world, taking place June 6-8 in New York City.

This year’s theme is Intelligent Communities: Platforms for Innovation.  The special theme will focus on how Intelligent Communities create uniquely powerful innovation ecosystems on a foundation of information and communications technology.

“The ICF’s core mission is to help communities everywhere find sustainable renewal and growth,” says Lou Zacharilla, Co-Founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. “Our annual summit brings together global thought leaders for three days of discussions, networking and community building.”

“This year’s focus on innovation is especially important,” says Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber and Juror of ICF. “Innovation brings together business, government and institutions to form dynamic partnerships and  increase the well being of all  citizens.”

 The latest confirmed speakers include Australia’s Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, as well as Jason Hu, the Mayor of Taichung, Taiwan and Rob Praske, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs. The full agenda can be seen here.

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