The 6th Digital Economy Forum(DEF2023) is set to take place on September 6th,
organized by of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and hosted by the Korea Startup Forum.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am Jake Park, Chairman of KoreaStartupForum.
‘6th DIGITAL ECONOMY FORUM’ that is hosted by Ministry of Strategy and Finance and organized by KoreaStartupForum is being held in Gangnam, Seoul on September 6th.
DEF is a global forum that predicts the future of digital economy and proposes the direction, and since 2018, many opinion leaders and startups from home and abroad gathered to share one another’s knowledge and carried out discussions to promote advancement of digital economy.
Digital economy has already been naturally incorporated into our daily lives. Digital economy is evolving more and more rapidly and creating new opportunities even amidst a complex set of crises including the slowdown in the global economic growth and intensified social instability. This year, in particular, an era of new AI revolution that was triggered by Generative AI was ushered in, and in addition, there is a fierce competition across the globe to lead in digital innovation in various areas including advanced bio or climate tech. Korea is no exception. On top of start-ups, that are the main players of digital player, government, conglomerates and small and medium-sized enterprises are picking up speed in innovation while doing their utmost to secure, transform and pioneer their digital infrastructure.
As such, in this year’s DEF, we would like to invite experts from various industries to hear their opinions under the theme of ‘true innovation to expand growth potential’. We would like to review the national strategic industry based on digital economy and carry out discussions about the policies or social mechanisms that should be established to successfully implement digital economy and society. The influence of digital economy on the overall society will be analyzed to ponder about the tasks and solutions required to become a ‘first-class country’.
Keynote speakers include Richard Yonck, the author of the global bestseller of ‘Future Minds’, ‘Heart of the Machine’ and futurist, and CTO Hwal-suk Lee of Upstage, a Korean AI start-up that received the spotlight by winning the 1st place over global companies in the Global AI Competition. Speakers will be sharing opinions about the latest technology trend for innovative growth, the influence the technology will have on the global digital economy, and the future we have to be prepared for.
The next five thematic sessions consist of technology and politics tracks. In the technology track, we are planning to predict the development direction of the digital economy centering on AI, digital healthcare and eco-friendly advanced technology. In the politics track, participants will be able to engage in discussions where experts from private and public sectors will put their heads together to talk about the ‘plan to vitalize the start-up ecosystem’ and ‘strategy to take the next leap into becoming a first-class country’.
Following last year, we also prepared a pitching session that allows participants to hear stories from the start-up sites. I hope you will have a chance to see the vision that our generation should be aimed towards in the future through the cases of start-ups that are leading innovation in 3 technology areas that are covered in the thematic sessions.
I hope that all participants of this forum will gain meaningful insights that will be of aid in preparing for the future. Thank you.
Chairman of Startup Forum,
CEO of Socar
Vice Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Chairman of Startup Forum, CEO of Socar
Leveraging Cutting-edge Technologies to Build Tomorrow’s Innovation Ecosystem
Futurist, Best-selling author "Future Minds", "Heart of the Machine"
Invitation to The Future : A New Era of AIAnalyze available AI technology, including ChatGPT, LLM and conversational AI, voice AI, Automatic Machine Learning (Auto ML), 6G-enabled large-scale data processing, and generative AI to predict the direction of future development and promote innovation, while preventing potential (ethical, social, economic and environmental) risks following AI technology.
Associate Professor of KAIST KimJaechulGSAI, CEO of INEEJI
LG Electronics Platform Business Center Artificial Intelligence Service Group Leader
Founder / Demystify Pte Ltd
Startup Pitching : From AI to Human – Nature and Future Prospects of the Virtual Human IndustryThis session will share the technologies and business models of leading startups fostering change with innovative technologies in the digital economy field.
CEO, dob Studio Inc.
Future of Our Lives : Healthcare RevolutionExplore the benefits of future digital healthcare advancement, such as non-face-to-face diagnosis · treatment and digital Therapeutic devices (DTx) and discuss enabling laws and policies to support safe and responsible implementation.
CEO, Gazilab Inc.
CEO & Medical Doctor, WELT Corp.
Co-Founder & CEO, CareShare(Zealth AI)
Startup Pitching : Digital Transformation of Korea Healthcare ServicesThis session will share the technologies and business models of leading startups fostering change with innovative technologies in the digital economy field.
CEO, Huraypositive Inc.
The Opportunities and Strategies of Generative AI
Breakthroughs for Our Green FutureShowcase best practices from home and abroad regarding eco-friendly advanced technologies, also identified as new growth engines, through smart solutions, such as renewable energy storage batteries, smart grids, energy efficiency management systems and waste monitoring systems, etc.
Professor, Seoul National University Graduate School of Environmental Studies
David Kuhwan Kim
CEO & Founder, Gridwiz
Head of Strategic Finance / Green Li-ion Pte Ltd
Startup Pitching : IT Service for Energy TransitionThis session will share the technologies and business models of leading startups fostering change with innovative technologies in the digital economy field.
CEO, 60 Hertz
Strategies Towards a Global Top-Notch CountryIdentify core challenges in New Growth 4.0 strategy implementation, such as securing future advanced technologies and digital transformation (R&D, global talent development, global technology hub and global investment cooperation, etc.) under the goal of becoming a top-tier country.
Professor, Seoul National University Graduate School of Business
Former TSB Director, International Telecommunication Union Telecom Standard Bureau
Director General, Ministry of Economy and Finance Office for New Growth Strategy
Vitalizing Startup EcosystemDeep dive into investment, talent development and regulation enhancement methods, against economic uncertainties depressing the venture start-up ecosystem, to unleash venture start-up growth potential, which is the core of future sustainable growth.
CEO, Korea Startup Forum
Partner, Sopoong Ventures Investment Team
Managing Director, Shinhan Venture Investment
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