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Asia Internet Symposium, Seoul 2015


 Policy and Technology Perspective on Internet of Things   


  • When: Thursday, 07 May 2015
  • Time:  14.00 - 17.30 (Local Time, UTC +9)
  • Where: Lotte Hotel Seoul   


The Internet today is increasingly the home for communications between sensors and devices. Societies are experiencing a hyper-connected revolution based on the Internet of Things (IoT); devices connected to the Internet, operating across a host of industries, including communications, entertainment, medical, agriculture, energy and transportation.

While the IoT promises significant benefits to society, it however, also poses considerable policy, legal, ethical and technological challenges. Autonomous systems of IoT operate beyond the governance paradigm of the traditional Internet.

IoT are now being discussed heavily to determine the need for regulation and to provide decision makers with suggestions on how to respond to issues such as privacy, security, and support for future innovation. There are also global debates happening on standardization and interoperability need.

Republic of Korea is ranked as second in IDC’s ‘Internet of Things Index’ following the United States (source: IDC, 2013). Last year, the country established a ‘Global Council of Public and Private Sectors for IoT’ and a ‘IoT Innovation Center’ to improve partnerships between software, device and businesses.

The Internet Society's (ISOC) Asia Internet Symposium Seoul will bring together leaders from Government, Business, Academia and End user communities to deliberate on technological and policy issues for IoT.

The following points are intended to be deliberated:

  •     Opportunities brought by IoT to the Korean society ?
  •    Need for global standardization and how to address interoperability issues?
  •    Key public issues surfacing through IoT evolvement ?
  •    How much trust can we put into devices and risks to our privacy?

Participants / Invitees 

  • Ministry Officials 
  • Business Community.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Representatives from Academia.
  • End Users. 




13:45 - 14:00 

Registration / Participants to be seated

14:00 - 14:05

14:05 - 14:15

Opening Ceremony

Welcome and Symposium highlights, ISOC Republic of Korea 

14:15 - 14:25

  Key Address by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning


14:30 - 14:50

Chief Guest Speech:
Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU TSB  

14:50 - 15:10

Key Note:
Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, ISOC  

15:10 - 15.30

Coffee / Networking Break 

15:30 - 17.00

Round Table Discussion:

Kishik Park, Principal Researcher, ETRI (Moderator)

Sungwan You, Director, ICT and Industry Division, MSIP

Taa Hee Moon, Manager, SK Telecom

Dongoh Kim, CEO, Konustons 

Daeho Kim, Professor, Inha University 

Younghan Kim, Professor, Soongsil University 

Eunchang Choi, Professor, Hanyang University

17.00 - 17.30 

Q&A with Note of Thanks 



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