Dave Carter to be honoured by think tank in New York
Dave Carter, the head of the Manchester Digital Development Agency, has received the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Founders Award at a special ceremony in New York on Friday 15 May 2009.
Carter is being honoured by the ICF for achievements that complement the think tank’s remit of ‘promoting and sharing best practice in the use of digital technologies for economic and social development’ worldwide.
His contribution includes endeavours such as setting up the UK’s first public access email system, the ‘Manchester Host’ and the Electronic Village Halls in 1991 and most recently the ‘Fibre to the People’ pilot project for next generation broadband for ‘Corridor Manchester’.
He is also one of the founding members of Telecities, a pan-European network that promotes knowledge sharing on new technologies between cities across the continent.
Sir Richard Leese, leader, Manchester City Council, said of Carter’s recognition: “I congratulate Dave on his award, and I believe it is another indication of how, through investment in innovative projects, Manchester is becoming a leading player in the knowledge led economy on a global level.
“Dave’s enthusiasm, commitment and understanding of the importance and potential of digital technologies has been making a real contribution to the city for many years, and this recognition is very well deserved.”
Three founders awards are given out each year by the ICF. This year’s other recipients are Andrew Spano from Westchester County, New York and Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009