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City of Waterloo Mayor Halloran and CTT's John G. Jung Help Create New Milestone for Intelligent City Development at ICF Forum in New Taipei City

City of Waterloo Mayor Halloran and CTT's John G. Jung Help Create New Milestone for Intelligent City Development at ICF Forum in New Taipei City

Courtesy of Canada's Technology Triangle
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John G. Jung, CEO of Canada's Technology Triangle, and co-founder of Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) and City of Waterloo Mayor and Intelligent Community Forum Foundation (ICFF) Chairman Brenda Halloran joined experts from global intelligent cities and related academic and professional areas at the 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum in New Taipei City. The forum shared experiences on the building of intelligent cities, and interchanged ideas on creating an innovation environment for industry and 'intelligent life' development.

  This was the first time New Taipei City took part in the ICF intelligent community nomination (nominated via over 400 entries into the Smart 21 list), raising international awareness of the city's focus on technology, innovation, industry development, and high quality of life.

During the forum, John G. Jung and Brenda Halloran signed an MOU (on behalf of ICFF) with New Taipei City Mayor Chu to promote global intelligent city research and development.

Mayor Chu remarked, "New Taipei City is honored to be invited to become an official ICFF member. New Taipei City will adhere to ICFF principles of establishment, and to collaborate with other members by sharing of intelligent cities development experiences, to promote and contribute efforts together for international economic growth and social progress, as well as cultural development."

New Taipei City is the municipality in Taiwan that makes best use of information technology. In terms of e-government, an Intelligence Integrated Center, Android-based government services, and e-kiosk services have been established. Intelligent lifestyle-wise, there is an intelligent residential complex, free wireless internet access in public areas, location-based tour guide service in three scenic towns, Android-based borough services, free computer training and mobile learning, and intelligent traffic control. New Taipei City has also been strengthening its information technology industry competitiveness by hi-tech industry, and trade zone development which fully incorporating wideband infrastructure and the most advanced cloud technologies in order to bring in new business opportunities to the city and further develop a broadband-based economy for Taiwan.

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