Junseok Hwang is professor of Information Science and Technology at Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program(TEMEP), Seoul National University and Director of International Technology Policy Program (ITPP) and Global R&DB Center. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He received his Ph. D. in Information Science and Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master's degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado.
Prof. Hwang has educated and advised more than 200 post graduate government officials, public researchers, academic and industry leaders from about 50 countries as global leaders of ICT innovation and smart city development. Along with the world-wide network of Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program(TEMEP), International Technology Policy Program (ITPP) and Smart City Global Convergence Program (SCGC), he hosts annual International Symposia on Green, Smart, Development and Vision (GSDV) to exhibit transdisciplinary ICT innovation research and practices as a part of global knowledge sharing and collaboration. Currently, he is leading the national funded BK21 program, Smart City Global Convergence (SCGC) Program in SNU as a program director with the dedicated mission of educating international technology specialists and smart city experts from around the globe.
His current research focuses on economics of information and networks, management and policy of convergence technologies, social impact study and forecasting of emerging technologies, knowledge and intelligence management. Recent research areas also include smart city technology innovation, sustainability of technology management, appropriate technology for developing economy and community, fourth industrial revolution education, digital transformation.
Yannick Glemarec is the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to adapt to climate change. He has 30 years of experience in international policy development, large-scale programme management for international development, sustainable development finance, and climate change management.
Prior to joining GCF, he was the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme for UN Women. In this capacity, he was responsible for setting the programming direction and guiding the planning, coordination, management and oversight of all activities and services provided by the Programme and Policy Bureau. He also served as the Executive Coordinator of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office and the Executive Coordinator of the UNDP Unit for the Global Environment Facility. Glemarec also spent more than 12 years with UNDP in management positions of increasing responsibility in Vietnam, China, and Bangladesh.
He holds a PhD from the University of Paris in Environment Sciences, and masters' degrees in Hydrology and in Business Administration. Glemarec has authored and co-authored several publications in the field of climate finance, renewable energy, and natural disaster risk management.
Kyungsu Yi is professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering in Hanyang University, Korea. He received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, a Master's and Bachelor’s in Seoul National University.
Prof. Yi is academic editor of Korean Society of Automotive Engineering(KSAE) and IJCAS (International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems), and Board member of Advanced Vehicle Control(AVCE)
His current research focuses automated driving, vehicle dynamics and control, and integrated risk management systems. His research team are well-known for its success in autonomous highway test drive(40km) for the first time in Korea. By collaborating with Hyundai Motor Group, his research outcome is also acknowledged by Society of Automotive Engineers(SAE) and nominated award winner of ‘Vincent Bendix Electronics Engineering Award’.
Mr. Hoon Sahib Soh is the Special Representative/Country Manager of the World Bank Group (WBG) Korea office. The WBG Korea office encompasses the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Mr. Soh’s priorities are to oversee the expansion of the Korea office and strengthen the partnership between WBG and Korean public and private stakeholders, to leverage and disseminate Korea’s development experience. The office expansion will result in a work program covering energy, environment, urban development, fragile and conflict states, financial sector, and knowledge management.
Mr. Soh joined the World Bank in 2000 as a Young Professional after receiving a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1996. In the World Bank, he has worked in regional departments (Latin America, Africa and East Asia and the Pacific) as an economist, and in the corporate policy department. Prior to the Korea office, Mr. Soh was at the World Bank’s Beijing office, as the Program Leader responsible for supervising the economic policy related work on China and Mongolia. Before joining the World Bank, he worked in Korea at the POSCO Research Center (POSRI) and the Arthur D. Little consulting firm.
Javier Manzanares is the Deputy Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. He previously served as GCF's Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services, when he joined the Fund in 2014. GCF is a new multilateral fund created to make significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. GCF seeks to promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Prior to that, he was Director and Representative of UNOPS in the MERCOSUR region, based in Argentina. He was formerly Division Manager of Investment and Development Banking at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Javier also worked as the Executive VP for two privately held banks of Grupo Fierro. His career in banking and finance began with Banco Santander/BSCH in the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.
Javier holds a dual MBA from Northwestern University / Kellogg (USA), an EMBA from Hong Kong University of Sciences & Technology (China) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at INHA University in South Korea.
Rose is the Director and Advisory Board Secretary to the UNFCCC, Climate Technology Centre & Network. She has over 20 years’ experience providing technical and policy advice on a wide range of climate change, environment and sustainable development issues. She has previously served as Chief Natural Resources Officer at the African Development Bank, and as Climate Change Policy Advisor for the UNDP Environment and Energy Group.
Before that, Rose was a Lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, where she also served as the Head of Department for Commercial Law, and Deputy Dean of the Law School. Rose holds a PhD in Environment and Natural Resource Governance from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; a Master’s Degree in International Comparative Law (With a Certificate of Academic Excellence) from the University of Florida, U.S.A and a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B, Hons.) from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Professor Nada Kakabadse has extensive international government, private sector and academic experience now focusing on governance and board performance, sustainability, reputation and conducting extensive research and teaching research methods.
Professor Nada Kakabadse started in IT then extended into public service with appointments with the Australian and Canadian governments in technology innovation and foreign affairs. She also held private sectors appointments in Sweden and the Middle East and completed her doctorate in Australia. She pursues research across 20,000 organisations across 41 countries in the areas of board performance, leadership and policy delivery. She focuses on the boardroom promotion of sustainability and CSR and the role of the chair in social and environmental issues.
She has published 22 books and over 200 scholarly articles and has won numerous prizes for them. She has advised the British, Australian, Canadian and Omani governments. She has been consultant to Citi, Severstal (Russia), NATS, Alliance and Leicester, Motorola, Glaxo Wellcome, National Grid amongst others. She has lectured and held visiting positions at the IMI (Dublin), Mannheim Business School (Germany), Ben Gurion (Israel), Macquarie University (Sydney), University of New South Wales (Sydney), Université Paris II Pantheon-Assas, Copenhagen Business School and Capital University of Economics and Business (Beijing).
She is listed in Who’s Who, Fellow of the European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA); UK/Brussel representative of EASA; World Certification Institute (WCI); Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators; Member of the Governing Council of the Empress Theophano Foundation.
Over 20 years of experience in the international cooperation field. Most of his professional career has been within the UN Environment Programme.
He is currently articulating the climate agenda with the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including mitigation, adaptation, means of implementation and transparency, and access to financing. He previously worked in at UNEP’s Economy Division in Paris, in the area of Energy, Climate Change, and Technology. There, he coordinated the global energy efficiency initiatives of UNEP, such as en.lighten and U4E. He also led UNEP’s initiatives in Asia and the Pacific as well as the Technological Needs Assessment program within the framework of the Convention on Climate Change. Previously, he worked in the area of environmental governance and chemicals management at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR, in Switzerland and South Africa) and water resources management and dams in Africa for civil society (Friends of the Earth Mozambique).
Dr. Hosang Sakong is director general of the National Geographic Information Institute(NGII). He majored in urban planning at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Seoul National University and received a master’s degree. He also studied urban engineering at the University of Seoul and received a doctorate.
Before working as the director general of the NGII, he conducted research on geospatial information for about 30 years at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements(KRIHS).
His main research fields are the vision and development policy of national geospatial information, spatial analysis methods using satellite image and GIS, and digital twin strategies of national territory. He is particularly interested in smart city based on geospatial information.
Dr. ChiUng Song is vice president of the Science and Technology Policy Institute(STEPI). He majored in economics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and received both bachelor’s and master’s degree. He also studied economics at the George Washington University and received a doctorate.
Before working as a vice president of STEPI, he conducted research on the economics of forecasting and technology innovation for about 30 years at STEPI and he is vice president of the International Association of Area Studies since 2018.
His main research fields are economics forecasting and foresight study, economics of technology and innovation, and global cooperation and ODA in science, technology, and Innovation.
Yonghwan Kim is the CEO of Smart Radar System, Inc. He has a PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He also majored in control and instrumentation engineering at Seoul National University and received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.
Before working as the CEO of Smart Radar system, he worked at LG Group, AT&T Labs and Cisco Systems, Inc.
He has experience in innovative projects for smart home, smart city, building energy management, LED lights and fuel cell. He is now particularly interested in the smart radar system.
Jin Hyung Kim is currently the professor Emertius of KAIST, and chair professor in Chung-Ang University. He has majored in Computer science in UCLA in his PhD and became the first director at Spri(Software Policy & Research Institute) in Korea in December 2013.
He has served as a professor and the department chair in the Department of Computer Science at KAIST, as a president of Korean R&D Information Center, as a president of Korean Information Science Society, as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and as fellows of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and of the International Association of Pattern Recognition. He received the Order of Service Merit Green Stripes from the Korean Government in 2001.
Now, He is serving as an advisor of Artificial intelligence Research Institution in Korea, dedicating his knowledge and experience in the new smart industry, field of Artificial Intelligence.
Professor Eunnyeong Heo received his Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental and Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and has been working as a faculty member of Seoul National University since 1996. He had served as the Head of the Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Head of the Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program (TEMEP), and the Vice Dean for International Affairs at the College of Engineering at Seoul National University. He also has been serving as the Director of the International Energy Policy Program (IEPP) from 2009, and the Korea-China Scholarship Program (KCSP) from 2002.
Professor Heo is currently serving as President of the Korea Society of Innovation, President of the Korean Resource Economics Association, editor of The Energy Journal and vice president of the Korean Society for New and Renewable Energy (KSNRE) and vice president of the Korean Society of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering (KSMER). He also served as a vice president of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE).
Professor Heo also has served as a member of many national/government committees such as National Economic Advisory Council, Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution, National Committee on Green Growth, National Committee on Energy Policy and PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Throughout his 25 years of career dedicated to ICT development, Mr. Lee has worked in the fields
of international cooperation, cyber security, green ICT and public relations. Although Mr. Lee has
mostly worked in government ministries, he also worked in the Presidential Secretariat and the
Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PCFIR) as well as private companies,
accumulating extensive technical and policy experiences in the ICT field. He has shown impressive
know-hows and expertise in developing new projects, securing funding, designing implementation
mechanisms and successfully executing them. In Particular, Mr. Lee has two Master’s degrees in
Political Science from the University of Strasbourg, France and Economics from the University of
Bartosz Sokoliński is an advisor, investor, visionary. For over 15 years he was a co-owner and president of a group of marketing and IT companies. He founded the first crowdfunding platform for the third sector - Fundujesz.pl, a socio-political think tank – Forum Od-Nowa and the movement for better science in Poland – Citizens of Academia. He deals with management, creating visions, supervising strategies, development of innovations as well as training and creative workshops.
He started his professional career while still studying at the University of Warsaw (Institute of Applied Social Sciences), in the international - one of the best and largest in Poland – public relations agency – Alcat Communications Ltd. After two years of working in Poland and the United States, he became head of the Warsaw office. He was responsible for Poland and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He led a team of several dozen people there.
For over three years he taught at the Social Academy of Sciences. The largest private Polish academy of humanities. There he used his experience as a sociologist and a practitioner for technology and innovation.
He completed postgraduate studies with a specialization in PR and press journalism at the Journalism Center run by the American Free Media Foundation. In 1998-2002 he was a councillor in the municipality of Michałowice.
Carlos Cardillo brings a range of experience to his role as director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Center for Applied Research. As a professional with a history of directing teams, he has served as research director in startup companies and for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Cardillo also served as VP for R&D in a research institution and as CFO in a startup medical company in New York.
Dr. Cardillo has developed, implemented and successfully executed large research programs sponsored by the US Department of Transportation and the US Department of Defense, including projects with Special Operations Command and the Office of Naval Research. Additional research managing experience includes industrial research programs in mining operations, semiconductor manufacturing and drug development.
Among several programs lead by the Nevada Center for Applied Research, Dr. Cardillo is the
Program Manager for the Intelligent Mobility Initiative in Nevada.
After graduating from Seoul National University's Department of Ethics Education, he entered public office as an educational administration secretary, and obtained a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota, USA. he has focused on research on human resource development strategies and expertise. His major writings include 'The Technology Management Talent Expertise Expansion Process Study (2016)', 'The Convergence Talent Theory (2016)' and so on.
He is currently serving as a professor at the College of Education at Seoul National University and a dean of the Office of Siheung Campus, Seoul National University. He also manages the educational research program promoted by the Siheung Campus as the head of the Institute for Future Innovation. Eight centers, including the Future Mobility Technology Center and the Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Research Center, will research and develop future science and technology.
Dr. Daeyeon Cho is a Chief Director of National Strategic Smart City R&D Program in Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement(KAIA), a member of Special Committee of Smart Cities by Presidency, a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, a Head of Smart Cities Special Interest Group of IPMA. He has been in charge of planning and implementation of National R&D programs in the fields of urban problems, architecture, civil structures, and transportation since 2005. He suggested National Flagship Program pursuing value creation by large-scale demonstrative projects for the first time in Korea. Among them there were the prominent achievements of 430 km/h high speed railways, 100-floor high-rise building, 1.6km long-span bridge. Before present position, he had been a director of corporate venturing and research in Korea Highway Corporation from 1995 to 2004. He worked at George Washington University as a visiting scholar in Center of International Science and Technology Policy(CISTP)(2011-2012). He got a Ph.D in Structural Engineering from Seoul National University in 1994.
Dr. Dae-Yeon Cho introduced Korean smart city models (K-smart City), major smart city projects, and related technology innovations at a number of international conferences and forums.
For twenty years, he has supported Korean startups in Silicon Valley. Prior to Born2Global Centre, he was the founding member and CEO of ETRI Silicon Valley, The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute a Korean Government research institution. Creating Silicon Valley atmosphere bridging academia and the industry, making an idea into reality.
Prior to that, he has been the CEO of iPark Silicon Valley government agency, and of the incubating business. He was responsible for developing, implementing, managing business strategies for iPark Silicon Valley's portfolio companies and advising Korea government policy & budget development of the high-tech industry.
In addition, he has focused on creating investments, partnerships and strategic alliances with U.S. channel partners. On top of establishing and running Government operation in the American market, he himself is an entrepreneur with multiple startups in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara.
His expertise in technology startups and global business are among many.
He has supported over 2,000 startups penetrating in the global market.
He completed a Ph.D. course at Vanderbilt University in Finance and received an M.S. from Seoul National University in Environmental Planning and Design.
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