Mayor’s Intelligent Community Sub-Committee

About the committee

As a means of increasing Hamilton’s international visibility and name recognition, the City of Hamilton applied for “Intelligent Communities” designation to the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF).  ICF is a non-profit group that examines the capability of individual cities to prosper in a Broad Band Economy and designates some of them as “Intelligent Communities.”  

The Mayor’s Intelligent Community Sub-Committee will provide the leadership and direction to explore and address Hamilton’s weaknesses while leveraging the strengths, as they relate to an Intelligent Community.  

Specific objectives include:

  • Examine and assess Hamilton’s IT infrastructure.
  • Develop a City-Wide digital strategy, supported by an action plan.
  • Improve Hamilton’s strengths and assets as they pertain to ICF indicators.

Committee type: Sub-committee
Reports to: 
Meeting schedule: Quarterly meetings 

Loren Kolar, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2604
Email: loren.kolar@hamilton.ca

  • Mayor Fred Eisenberger
  • Councillor Judi Partridge
  • Councillor John-Paul Danko
  • Kevin Browne, Innovation and Technology Committee Chair, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  • John Preston, Associate Dean and External Relations, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University
  • Ted Scott, Chief Innovation Officer, Mohawk College
  • Mark Farrow, Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton 
  • David Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Factory
  • Maria McChesney, Director of Information Technology 
  • John Hertel, Director, Enterprise Management and Revenue Generation 
  • Cindy Mercanti, Director, Customer Service, Access and Equity 
  • Gordon McGuire, Manager, Geomatics/Corridor Management, Public Works
  • Chris Moore, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrea McKinney, Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Andy Zimmerman, Senior Communications Officer, Social Media & Marketing
  • Ali Sabourin, Strategic and Business Planning Coordinator
  • Jeffrey Cowan, VP & CTO, HCE Telecom
  • Rob McCann, Intelligent Community Forum
  • A representative of Clearcable Networks