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Carnegie Mellon University Africa (Rwanda)
MIT World Peace University (India)
American Tower Corporation (United States)
Omnispace, LLC (United States)
Iranian Net Communication & Electronic Services Co. (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Institute of Acoustics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Arab States Research and Education Network - ASREN (International)
Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom)
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (India)
World Economic Forum LLC (United States)
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (Egypt)
Monenco Iran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (Bahamas)
International Sailing Schools Association (International)
CISD, SOAS University of London (United Kingdom)
Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (Norway)
Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador)
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russian Federation)
University of Nigeria (Nigeria)
SUNY Korea (Korea (Rep. of))
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University (Russian Federation)
Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Consortium of Cloud Computing Research (Korea (Rep. of))
University of the Philippines (Philippines)
Soonchunhyang University (Korea (Rep. of))
Guilab (Guinea)
Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science (China)
Multimedia University (Malaysia)
Daffodil International University (Bangladesh)
Le Consortium du Service Universel (Senegal)
Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (LABEL (Brazil)
Ajman University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Royal Holloway, University of London (United Kingdom)
Grenoble Ecole de Management (France)
VEON Ltd. (Netherlands)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea (Rep. of))
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentina)
Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)
National Law University Delhi (India)
Universitaria Agustiniana (Colombia)
Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)



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

CategoryProfessional Associations
Based inKorea (Republic of)
DomainsMobile ; Telephone ; Broadband ; Internet
ITU Global DirectoryNational Information Society Agency (NIA)
Jeongwon Yoon

Jeongwon Yoon has been working for more than 18 years as Executive Director of the National Information Society Agency, Korea, previously known as National Computerization Agency.
He is responsible for ITPAP (Information Technology and Policy Assistance Program), assisting more than 40 developing countries (Argentina, Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and etc) in the area of e-Government, Public-Private Sector Promotion and Various ICT pilot projects. He expanded the program by making partnerships with various international organizations such as the UN and World Bank.
He successfully launched ICT cooperation centers in Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria Vietnam, South Africa and Turkey, jointly with each of the countries’ governments. The centers played a critical role in creating and implementing pilot projects in the areas of RFID, G4C and IPv6. He introduced many successful projects of Korea such as Information Village Project and National Procurement Project to the centers of these countries. Specifically Information Village project, which enabled residents of rural areas to access digital economy, caught policy maker’s attention and triggered several pilot projects in rural areas of Latin American countries. The center’s unique success story is widely recognized by top leaders in Latin America.
Prior to this, he was responsible for reviewing the Korean National Finance System, planning the National Backup Center and Digital Certification Authority, and developing IT Risk Analysis methodology.
He also served as the Telecommunication Sector Coordinator (1998-2000) of the International Y2K Cooperation Center, Auspice of UN. He was responsible for analyzing the Y2K status of the 200 countries of the UN. As a guest researcher (2001) in National Institute of Standards and Technology in U.S., he conducted cross certification testing of Public Key Infrastructures between Korea and U.S. He has BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from California State University in U.S. He has a Ph.D. in Information Management from Seoul University of Information and Venture.
Role and responsibility of National Information Society Agency (Previously known as National Computerization Agency)
National Computerization Agency was founded on 1986 to serve as a think tank of Korean government in promoting e-Government, Broadband Network, and partnership of the public and private sector. The agency has been a key player in shaping project management, consultation, auditing, and national information strategy and policy.