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Young ICT Leaders' Forum 2015

The Busan Metropolitan City joinlty with the National Information Society Agency (NIA) and  in close collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized the “Young ICT Leaders’ Forum 2015” which was held during 9-11 December 2015 at BEXCO, Exhibition Hall 2 in Busan, the Republic of Korea.


The forum,  hosted by Busan Metropolitan City, comprises three parts i.e.
   1)   2-day Conference;
   2)   Welcome Reception; and,
   3)   Half-day Fam Tour.

The programme seeks to, inter alia:
   •   inform and empower the next generation of ICT policy makers,
   •   assist Member States in developing the capacity of their young professionals,
   •   ensure that the Union benefits from new and innovative ideas, and
   •   nurture knowledge and skills exchange at an international level.

The goal of this forum is to present a community to Young ICT Leaders whereby they could share ideas and innovative concepts for the advancement of future IoT industry. More importantly the forum is aimed to offer a common window between participants and the industry with a strong networking opportunity for their professional development and thereby a potential positive social contribution to their own local community.


Download 'Invitation' by Busan Metropolitan City
Download ITU/BDT Letter
Download 'Tentative Agenda of the Conference'
Download 'Application Form' (application is closed)

The Conference will be conducted in English and no participation fee applied. For more information about the events, please contact:
Busan City: Ms. Soo Nam, Email:
ITU: Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, Email:

- Day 1 (09.12.2015)
- Day 2 (10.12.2015)
- Day 3 (11.12.2015) Fam Tour

Visit Facebook of the Forum at:

Wednesday 9 December 2015

​09:00-10:00 Registration

​Session 1: Korea IoT / ICT Status of Fusion Business

​10:30-11:00 The Creative Vitamin Project in Korea
Mr. Hae-Kyung Lee, Principal Manager, National Information Society Agency (NIA)
​11:00-11:30 ​Status of South Korean Healthcare ICT Convergence Project
Mr. Jun-Young Lee, Manager, National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)
​11:30-12:00Tilt-rotor UAV System to Monitor Illegal Fishing
Mr. Young-Shin Kang, Principal Researcher, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
12:00-13:30​​Lunch break

​Session 2

​13:30-14:00 Maritime Digital Communication for e-Navigation
Mr. Dae-Ho Kim, Principal Researacher, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
​14:00-14:30​ Smart Car Services Commercialization Strategy and Achievement
Mr. Su-Jin Kwag, Manager, Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH)
​14:30-15:00 ​Implementation of Cybersecurity Testbed and Overseas Export Strategy for Smart Grid
Mr. Seung-Won Lee, Manager, KEPCO-KDN
​15:00-15:30Evolution from A Boiler to Home IoT Total Service
Mr. Jae-Young Chang, Assistant Researcher Engineer, KD One
​15:30-15:50​Coffee break

Session 3​

​15:50-16:20 ​IoT-Based Healthcare Services and Incubation Project
Prof. Jong-Tae Park, Professor, Kyungpook National University
​16:20-16:50 The Future of Manufacturing is with Smart Factory (Industry 4.0)
Mr. Yong-Ju Cho, Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)

Keynote Speech

​17:00-17:30​ICT Convergence-Based Creative Society
Mr. Byung-Jo Suh, President, National Information Society Agency (NIA)
​18:00-20:30Dinner hosted by NIA
(for invitations only)


Thursday 10 December 2015

​08:00-09:00 Registration

​Opening Ceremony ​

​09:00-09:10 Opening Speech
Mr. Suh, Byung-soo Mayor, Busan Metropolitan City
​​09:10-09:20 ​Congratulatory Speech
Mr. Choi, Jae-You The 2nd Vice Minister Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Republic of Korea
​​09:20-09:50 ​Keynote Speech
Mr. Houlin Zhao Secretary General ITU
​09:50-10:10Coffee break

​Session 1            

​​10:10-11:00 ITU Introduction and the Digital Societies
Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, Programme Offier, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
​11:00-12:30Lunch break​

​ ​Session 2

​12:30-13:20 ​Driving Internet of Things (IoT) standardization to build smart sustainable cities
Ms. Xiaoya Yang, Head WTSA Programmes Division, ITU

​ ​Session 3

​13:20-14:20 International ICT Volunteers Programme
Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, Programme Offier, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
14:20-15:00​​Coffee break
15:00-17:00 Workgroup & Open Discussion 
Moderator: Ms. Xiaoya Yang
•   Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon
•   Mr. Yeo, Hyukmin Sales Business Dev. Manager, CISCO
•   Mr. Jung, Changwoo Lab Director Korea Lab, IBM Korea

All participants
19:00-21:00​ Networking Reception hosted by Busan City
(For All Participants)

Friday 11 December 2015

​Location:​City of Busan and neighborhood areas Total of two sites / See attached chart below
Target number of visitors:​Approx. 50 participants including international ICT Young Leaders
​Content:​IoT Infrastructure observation and FAM Tour
Transportation:​• Two buses (4 Guide & Operational personnel per bus)
• City official, English Tour guide, PCO, and Staff to
  provide smooth and safe operation of educational Field
  Trip of IoT infrastructures in Busan
• Preparation of site visit guidebook, emergency medical kit,
  snacks & drinks, etc.
​Registration:​• Pre-Registration & Letter of Confirmation (Selected
• On-site Registration at BEXCO


Fam Tour Programme

​09:00-10:00 BEXCO -> IoT Infrastructure 1
10:00-11:00 Visit IoT Infrastructure 1
​11:00-12:00IoT Infrastructure 1 -> IoT Infrastructure 2
​12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:30-14:30Visti IoT Infrastructure 2
​14:30-16:30 ​IoT Infrastructure 2 -> BEXCO


※ Please note that the programme is subject to change and dinner on 6 Nov will not be provided by the organizers

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