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.