John G. Jung – Urban Planner, Expert Smart Technology – Canada

John G. Jung – Global Smart City/ Intelligent Community Advisor

John is an award winning registered urban planner, urban designer, economic developer, author and global speaker on planning, development, urban design and economic development related issues. He is recognized for his work for over 3 decades related to smart cities/intelligent communities. John is the formerly CEO of Canada’s Technology Triangle (2008-2015), President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (1998-2008); President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development Authority (1995-1998); Planning and Development Director, Toronto Harbour Commission (1987-1995) and held various senior level and executive planning positions across North America from 1973. John is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the global think-tank called the “Intelligent Community Forum” (ICF) ( headquartered in New York City. John is also the President, Intelligent Community Forum Foundation representing a league of nearly150 intelligent communities around the world and inaugural Executive Director of ICF Canada representing nearly 30 cities across Canada. In addition to leading urban planning departments and economic development and regional marketing alliances, he advises several international leaders and heads of government on planning, economic and development issues. As former head of a private sector consulting firm, he has also been involved in unique development projects in Canada, USA, Brazil, the UK and Hong Kong.