ABOUT DEF


The 4th Digital Economy Forum (DEF2021)
hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and
organized by Korea Startup Forum will be held as
an online forum on August 25.

DEF is a global forum focused on discussing the future direction of the digital economy. Since 2018, it has been partnering with opinion leaders on digital economy from home and abroad and startups to expand awareness and share knowledge on a global scale.

DEF2021, in celebration of its 4th anniversary this year, will discuss significant changes and initiatives in the post-COVID-19 world under the theme <The Next Big Things, Beyond the Pandemic>.

The accelerated digital transformation and the growth of digital capabilities triggered by COVID-19 pandemic suggest a new standard for the global economy. What are the changes in technology and society we face and what policies or institutions must we build for future generation?

In this year’s forum, we will explore changes in the post-COVID-19 era and a peek behind the curtain of data ethics and security with keynote speakers - global authority on digital economy and analytics, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) Sinan Aral, and data scientist and author of the New York Times Best Seller, Weapons of Math Destruction, Catherine Helen O'Neil. In subsequent four sessions, we will discuss the changes in digital economy and its influence on society with a focus on ‘Metaverse, Digital HealthCare, Data Governance and Policy, and Future Talents’ to shape ‘the future of digital economy.’


Sophie Kim

Chairman of Korea Startup Forum
Founder & CEO of Kurly

PROGRAM


Namki Hong
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Finance
Sophie Kim
Chairman of Korean Startup Forum, CEO & Founder of Kurly

Digital Economy Roadmap beyond the Pandemic
Keynote Speaker
Sinan Aral
Director of MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor of MIT Sloan School of Management

The Impact of Metaverse
This session discusses the nature and technological trends of Metaverse where new social, economic, cultural, and artistic values are created. It will take a look at the changes and influence brought to our everyday life and digital economy including the mixture of real life and virtual life.
Moderator
Jeong Hye Ryu
VP of Strategic Marketing,
Kakao Entertainment
Panelist
Sébastien Deguy
Vice President of 3D & Immersive at Adobe
Panelist
Raph Koster
CEO of Playable Worlds

The Future of Digital Healthcare
Session 2 will examine the digital healthcare ecosystem in the post-COVID-19 era, including areas such as untact medical service and digital medication, as well as discuss what needs to be improved to shape the better future.

Moderator
Yoonsup Choi
Managing Partner of DHP
Co-Host
Panelist
Youngin Kim
Country Manager of Noom Korea Inc.
Panelist
Doo-Ah Choi
CEO & Founder of HurayPositive Inc.
Panelist
Sujin Kim
Chief Medical Officer of Aimmed Co., Ltd.

Startup Pitching
This session shares the technologies and business models of startups fostering changes with innovative technologies in the area of digital economy.

Human-Centered Data Policy for All
Keynote Speaker
Cathy Helen O'Neil
Data Scientist, Founder of ORCAA (O'Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing)

Data Governance and Policy
Session 3 focuses on ways to build a competitive data economy by sharing the voices of the industry and taking a look at overseas case studies at a time when data-based digital economy accelerates in the areas of finance, transportation, and medicine following the start of the MyData project.
Moderator
Byungjoon Yoo
Professor of Seoul National University
Panelist
Joonghee Shin
Business Development Team Leader of Viva Republica
Panelist
Jaehwan Kim
Panelist
Jade Nester
TikTok Europe

Future Talents
The digital economy is accelerating through the exponential growth of cutting-edge technologies and contactless business. This session discusses how to nurture diverse future talents and reform education systems to strengthen national competitiveness and prepare for the rapidly changing digital economy.
Moderator
Sungjin Choi
Executive Director of Korea Startup Forum
Panelist
Jae Sung Park
Director of Woowa Bros
Panelist
Jieun Choi
Visiting Professor of Seoul National University

SPEAKERS


OPENING REMARKS

SESSION 1

The Impact of Metaverse

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SESSION 2

The Future of Digital Healthcare

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SESSION 2

The Future of Digital Healthcare

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The Future of Digital Healthcare

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The Future of Digital Healthcare

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KEYNOTE 2

Human-Centered Data Policy for All

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SESSION 3

Data Governance and Policy

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Data Governance and Policy

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SESSION 4

Future Talents

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Future Talents

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Future Talents

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    Session of Interest

    Keynote 1 : Digital Economy Roadmap beyond the Pandemic
    Keynote 2 : Human-Centered Data Policy for All
    Session 1 : The Impact of Metaverse
    Session 2 : The Future of Digital Healthcare
    Session 3 : Data Governance and Policy
    Session 4 : Future Talents
    Special Session : Startup Pitching

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