Press Release

Polytechnic University Hosts the 2nd Annual Intelligent Community Forum: Building the Broadband Economy 2007


Polytechnic University, the premier New York-based technology and engineering higher education institution, is hosting the 2nd Annual Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) Building the Broadband Economy. This is an international meeting place and idea exchange for local government officials, university officials and their private-sector partners in telecom, IT, finance, real estate and consulting. The ICF is a unique opportunity to learn from the world's most innovative communities how they have made the broadband economy work for them, sometimes against great odds. Polytechnic University representatives are available to offer a local perspective on how to cultivate invention, innovation and technology for economic growth in New York City.

Speakers at Building the Broadband Economy 2007 will include:

  • Jerry M. Hultin, President, Polytechnic University
  • Todd Ramsay, General Manager, IBM Global Government Industry
  • Paul Cosgrave, Commissioner, Dept. of Info Tech & Telecom, The City of New York
  • Gale Brewer, Member, New York City Council; Chair, Committee on Technology in Government
  • Mel Horwitch, Director, Institute for Technology & Enterprise, Polytechnic University
  • Nina Ziv, Academic Director, Institute for Technology & Enterprise, Polytechnic University
  • Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development and Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • Robert Lieber, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation