Robert Bell heads research, analysis and content development and directs evaluation of applicants for ICF’s annual Intelligent Community Awards program — a global contest that recognizes efforts to foster inclusive prosperity through information and communication technology. Mr. Bell also developed and leads ICF’s Intelligent Community Accelerator programs. Serving as the content lead for ICF’s Global Summit, he authors and edits research reports and is the lead co-author of Brain Gain, Seizing Our Destiny and Broadband Economies. A regular blogger, Robert has contributed articles to numerous online publications. He has appeared in segments of ABC World News and The Discovery Channel. A frequent keynote speaker and moderator at municipal and telecom industry events, he has also led economic development missions and study tours to cities in Asia and the United States.