Waterloo held an official celebration of its win as the 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year last week, and it looks like the victory lap will be a short one.

That was the main message of the local movers and shakers gathered last Tuesday at the Centre for International Governance Innovation to celebrate Intelligent Waterloo, as it is now called. They say it isn't time for the city to rest on its laurels.

The win at the Intelligent Community Forum in New York in May was a springboard, a launching pad, or whatever appropriate analogy you could come up with. In modern...

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  • Ahmed Galal joined CIGI’s former International Board of Governors in 2003, and now serves on CIGI’s Board of Directors. Currently, he is managing director of the Economic Research Forum. Ahmed served as Egypt’s finance minister between July 2013 and March 2014.