In addition to Chairing the global non-profit think tank, the Intelligent Community Forum in NYC, John also founded the Canadian national non-profit, ICF Canada and acts as its inaugural Executive Director.
Jung is former President and CEO of several of Canada’s largest economic development organizations, including Calgary Economic Development Authority, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and Canada’s Technology Triangle in Waterloo. John is also a former urban planner, urban designer and developer in many cities, including Toronto, and advisor on urban development and economic development to global leaders around the world for over the past three decades.
Being a professional, award-winning urban planner, urban designer, economic developer, John speaks globally at conferences, corporate gatherings as well as to city councils and university classes. Jung has created several collaborative networks, nationally and internationally, including the Ontario Tech Corridor.
John is also a former Board member of the University of Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre and the Canadian Urban Institute. Jung has been involved with other global boards, such as the World Teleport Association, World Trade Center Association.