National Information Society Agency (NIA)
In May 2009, the National Information Society Agency (NIA) has merged with the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) keeping the name of NIA. Both agencies have been at the center of pioneering efforts in achieving ‘ICT and Knowledge Information Power Korea’. The history that NIA and KADO have accomplished during the past two decades is itself the history of Korea’s national informatization. Both agencies have spared no effort to lead Korea into the present status as an ICT Powerhouse. Major achievements include building the Korea Information Infrastructure (KII), establishing e-Government, promoting new information technology application in businesses, bridging the digital divide, and developing information culture
|Based in||Korea (Republic of)|
|Domains||Mobile ; Telephone ; Broadband ; Internet|
|ITU Global Directory||National Information Society Agency (NIA)|
|Seang- Tae Kim|
Dr. Seang-Tae Kim graduated from Seoul National University with a BA in English and later completed his Masters in Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ph.D in Public Administration at the University of Georgia.
He has had a long and distinguished career in both academia and the public sector. His recent experience includes; Member of Informatization Promotion Advisory Committee, Office of the Prime Minister from 1998-2004, Member of Special Committee for e-Government (Advising Body to the President) - 2001-2003, Dean of Graduate School of Governance/Graduate School of Public Administration at Sungkyunkwan University - 2005-2008. Presently, Dr. Kim is the first President of National Information Society Agency (NIA) after merging with the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) in 2009. He is also the President of Future Politics and Governance Committee as well as the World Future Society Forum. He is also Co-Chairs the Future Network 2020 Forum.