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Jon DeKeles
About Me

As a co-founder of New Riders Publishing in the mid-80s, Jon created the first desktop publishing system to lay out their best-selling books about AutoCAD. It was a precursor to software like PageMaker and Venture Publisher. Later, in conjunction with Ziff Davis Publishing, Jon was instrumental in creating the first database generated web site technology behind the very popular AnchorDesk email alert, which was sent to over 3 million readers daily at its peak. The first program he wrote was saved to paper tape.

For the last 15+ years his main occupation has been training. Well... with Large Scale Garden Trains. Check out


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Global Smart Energy
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Our Vision
We envision a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. We promote cities that embody our three core values:

Our Mission
The Smart Cities Council is an advisor and market accelerator. We promote the move to smart, sustainable cities. We contribute to our Partners' business success through advocacy and action.

Our Sector
A smart city gathers data from smart devices and sensors embedded in its roadways, power grids, buildings and other assets. It shares that data via a smart communications system that is typically a combination of wired and wireless. It then uses smart software to create valuable information and digitally enhanced services.


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