Theme of 2018

Next Connectivity and Beyond
The Age of the 4th industrial Revolution can be summed up as the Age of Connectivity.
In this age of E2E (Everything to Everything), we will encounter the ‘expanded connectivity in our daily lives’; people to people, people to things and things to things. The great wave of change brought on by rapid growth has allowed technologies that were seen only in Sci-Fi movies or novels to become an actual part of our lives.
In the New Era of Connectivity, the focus has shifted from ‘technology’ back to ‘people’. Blockchain is changing the overall social infrastructure and ICT is realizing a human-centric smart city by connecting intra-city and inter-city networks and the ecosystem in our lives, corporations and the changing society.  
How is the technology applied in the human-centric society making changes? We will explore deeper into the age of connectivity and beyond.

Program

Time Program Detail Moderators and Speakers
08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Opening Ceremony Opening Address • Remarks
09:45 - 11:05 Keynote Speech Next Connectivity and Beyond more > Jaeseung Jeong │ Professor at Dept.. Bio and Brian Engineering, KAIST • Head of Graduate School of Future Strategy, KAIST
Michael Casey │ Senior Advisor of Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab
11:05 - 11:20 Networking Break
11:20 - 11:50 Trend Focus 2020 Big Data Analysis : Korea 2020 more > Jinsu Seo │ Data & People CEO
11:50 - 13:00 Luncheon
13:00 - 14:10 Session I Blockchain : Advance of Technology, Change of Daily Life more > Yanghee Choi │ Professor at Seoul National University
Eunchul Lee │ Head of Bitfury Korea
Sungjun Park │ Director of the Blockchain Research Center at Dongguk University
Eunsol Lee │ Co-Founder, MediBloc
14:10 - 15:20 Session II Close Encounters of Hyper Connectivity : Coming of New Lifestyle X more > Peter Jaewon Chun │ XnTree CEO
Silje Bareksten │ Head of Sustainability and Technology of Nor-shipping, FormerHead of Smart City at Oslo Business Region
Kangrim Choi │ Vice President of KT Corporation
Jongki Park │ Manager of Smart City Unit LPWA TF, SK Telecom
15:20 - 15:35 Networking Break
15:35 - 16:05 Seoul Insight Future of Population_Possibility and Changes more > Youngtae Cho │ Professor at Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University
16:05 - 16:50 SFC Talks Happiness vs. Digital Technology more > James Barrat │ Author of <Our Final Invention>
Seungyeon Cho │ Bestselling Author of South Korea
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Ceremony Wrap-up
Keynote SpeechNext Connectivity and BeyondProgram ↑

The various technologies that contributed to the realization of the 4th industrial revolution has taken us to the era of life-immersive technology. We live in a new world, where new technologies and relationships are created as a result of the compilation of off-line outcome from the primary, secondary and tertiary industries as well as big data. What changes will technology bring to our lives and how should we respond to such changes? How can technology be developed in harmony with the mankind and what kind of a future will it bring to us?
 
We will look into the following issues with the help of profound insight that will be offered by renowned professionals of the field.

- Smart City as an Experiment for Future Sustainable City
Keynote Speaker I Jaeseung Jeong │ Professor at Dept. Bio and Brian Engineering, KAIST • Head of Graduate School of Future Strategy, KAIST
- The Truth Machine, The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
Keynote Speaker II Michael Casey │ Senior Advisor of Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab
Trend Focus 2020 Big Data Analysis : Korea 2020Program ↑

In this session, experts on Big Data collection and analysis will share the various issues of the current society based on the keywords extracted from social media as well as traditional media during the period of 2016~2018 , then make a forecast for the upcoming years up to 2020.

- Big Data Analysis : Korea 2020
SpeakerJinsu Seo │ Data & People CEO
Session I Blockchain : Advance of Technology, Change of Daily LifeProgram ↑

The blockchain technology, which is at the center of worldwide attention, is a technology used as the ledger for crypto currency, which is the core enabling technology for the 4th industrial revolution. Blockchain can change the entire social infrastructure based on trust and it guarantees robust security that could prevent tampering and forgery. We will look into the current status of the blockchain technology and the changes it will bring to our daily lives from multiple angles.

- Blockchain : Advance of Technology, Change of Daily Life
Moderator Yanghee Choi │ Professor at Seoul National University
- Global blockchain technology company with a simple purpose : make the world more transparent and trusted
Speaker IEunchul Lee │ Head of Bitfury Korea
- The Regulatory system for blockchain technology and its scalability
Speaker IISungjun Park │ Director of the Blockchain Research Center at Dongguk University
- Blockchain in Healthcare and MediBloc
Speaker IIIEunsol Lee │ Co-Founder, MediBloc
Session II Close Encounters of Hyper Connectivity : Coming of New Lifestyle XProgram ↑

We have transitioned from the age of conversion to the age of connectivity as we prepare ourselves to usher in a new world. The near future is here in the form of the Smart City. Let’s take a look into a human-centric future city where the infrastructure will be connected with ICT networks to provide increased efficiency, convenience and quality of life to its people and understand the various underlying technologies.

- Close Encounters of Hyper Connectivity : Coming of New Lifestyle X
ModeratorPeter Jaewon Chun │ XnTree CEO, former Master Planner of National Smart City pilot project Busan Eco Delta City
- Human-centric Smart City
Speaker ISilje Bareksten │ Head of Sustainability and Technology of Nor-shipping, FormerHead of Smart City at Oslo Business Region
- Smart Mobility : KT’s Vision and Progress
Speaker IIKangrim Choi │ Vice President of KT Corporation
- Connectivity in the Smart City
Speaker IIIJongki Park │ Manager of Smart City Unit LPWA TF, SK Telecom
Seoul Insight Determined Demographics : A tool to project the future Program ↑

The future will not only present us with the challenge of surviving the “technology vs. population” showdown but a multitude of other issues occurring from quantitative and qualitative demographic change. How will technology impact the society and the declining population that is exposed to risks and opportunities present all around? What kind of technologies are there at our disposal to counter the qualitative changes in demographics?

- Determined Demographics : A tool to project the future
SpeakerYoungtae Cho │ Professor at Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University
SFC Talks Happiness vs. Digital TechnologyProgram ↑

Is digital technology the key to a happier and more convenient life for human beings? How can we deal with the rising youth unemployment, social inequality, fear of losing jobs and the consequent sense of deprivation? Will we be happy in the future where digital technology is expected to bring more dramatic changes to our lives? Do we need to create ethical guidelines that will prevent AI from controlling human beings?

In this session,the following topics will be discussed with distinguished scholars from around the world.

- Is technology going to bring a rosy future to the mankind?
Speaker IJames Barrat │ Author of <Our Final Invention>
- Insight into the future of technology and mankind
Speaker IISeungyeon Cho │ Best-selling Author of South Korea
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