The 3rd Digital Economy Forum (DEF2020) hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance will be held virtually on September 11.
DEF is a global forum focused on discussing the future of Digital Economy. Since 2018, DEF has been partnering with expert opinion leaders from both inside and outside of Korea to expand awareness and share knowledge on the digital economy on a global scale.
In DEF2020, we will continue our discussion on the digital economy with the theme
In the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic situation, the digital economy is experiencing extraordinary growth and innovation, shaping the future of human life and technology. In this year’s forum, we will explore the current changes and foreseeable future for the digital economy, focusing on Post-Corona Digital Transformation & Policy, Entertainment & New Media, Work & Job, and Healthcare with Peter Diamandis, the founder of the X-Prize Foundation, The Miilk, Aaltoes, ITU, and WHO, all leaders of the current global digital economy.
Chairman of Korea Startup Forum
CEO of Viva Republica
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Economy and Finance
Chairman, Korea Startup Forum
CEO, Viva Republica
Meta-Trends - The future is faster than you think
Founder, XPrize Foundation
Digital Transformation & Policy
Executive Director, Korea Startup Forum
Co-Founder, Digital India Foundation
Global Future Council Member,
World Economic Forum
Digital Fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management
Senior Advisor, National AI Institute (US)
Partner, Bain & Company Korea, Inc.
Director for Policy Coordination,
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Entertainment & Media
Managing Director, The Miilk Korea
CEO, The Miilk
CPO & Co-Founder, SPATIAL
Rising Startups’ Use Cases in The Pandemic
CEO, Nowbusking Company
CEO, Lunit Inc.
COVID-19 and Digitally Induced Structural Change
Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
Work & Job
Vice President, Aalotes
Head of Robotics Business,
Woowa Brothers Corp.
Finnish Center of Artificial Intelligence
Be He@lthy Be Mobile Initiative, WHO
Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet
CEO, Lunit Inc.
Vice Director of Medical AI Research Center, Samsung Medical Center
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.