DEF2020   |   DEF2019   |   DEF2018


Post-Corona Digital Economy : Accelerating Digital Transformation for Genuine Innovation

September 11, 2020
Online Forum

We will focus our discussion on the digital economy that is accelerating innovation through various attempts and experiments centered around our way of live, technology, and convergence under unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic circumstances.

DEF2020 invites Peter Diamandis, Founder of global thinktank on digital economy, Singularity University, as well as various organizations leading innovation including The Miilk, Aaltoes, ITU, and WHO. We will explore the changes and outlook on four key areas, Policy & Digital Transformation, Entertainment & New Media, Work & Job, and Healthcare, to share in-depth discussions on ‘the future of digital economy.’


Unicorn Startup and Innovation in The Digital Economy Era

November 21-22, 2019
Seoul Dragon City Hotel

DEF2019 discussed how to foster unicorn startups and innovation ecosystem.

Opened with the keynote speeches by Christine Tsai, the CEO of a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital called 500 Startups, and by Bindi Karia, an innovation expert in the European ecosystem, the forum was followed by presentations and discussions by representatives of unicorn startups from around the world.

Also, “Korea-ASEAN Special Session” gathered the leaders of unicorn startups representing the ASEAN to share their insights, such as Nexticorn, Gojek, and Bukalapak.


The Driving Force of Innovation : Platform Economy & Entrepreneurship

November 22-23, 2018
Seoul Conrad Hotel

DEF2018 was the very first step of DEF.

It brought the public and private sectors together to discuss the driving force of the digital economy for innovative growth, with a particular focus on platform economy and entrepreneurship.

At DEF2018, the keynote speeches were made by Geoffrey Parker, the author of Platform Revolution, Han Seong-sook, the CEO of Korea’s top online platform Naver, and Sophie Viger, Managing Director of École 42, a French computer programming school leading IT innovation. The following sessions offered a venue to share the prospects of platform business and the success cases of innovative growth.
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