Conference Keynotes 13:10 - 13:50

“Keynote Speeches at the Smart Seoul Conference”

Conference Outline and Discussion on the Direction of Smart Cities

Mihhail Kõlvart [Mayor of Tallinn, Estonia]

Mayor of Tallinn (2019~)

Chairman of City Council and Deputy Mayor of Tallinn (2017~2011)

Lawyer of International Union of Associations of National Cultures, Lüüra (2001~2002)

President and coach of Etonian Taekwondo Union (Current)

Kyle Farrell[Chairman of Block by Block]

Chair of the Board of Directors, Block by Block Foundation

Consultant for the United Nations in the areas of Urban Economics and Development Economics

Associate, Department of Economics, Harvard University (2017-2018)

PhD in Urban and Regional Studies, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Presentation of Smart City Application Cases via Public-Private Cooperation 13:50 - 14:50

“We Make The City”

Application cases for the creation of smart cities via public-private cooperation

Yoo Eung Joon[CEO of NVIDIA KOREA]

Director of NVIDIA Korea Enterprise & Auto Country Lead

Responsible for cultivating growth strategies to deliver the total Enterprise and Auto revenues for all of Korea

PhD in MIS from Soongsil Universit

Master’s degree in Computer Science from Yonsei University

Prior to working for Sun Microsystems, he worked for HP Korea in various roles, such as system engineer, application engineer, consultant, project manager and consulting director for over 14 years

Rohit Kumar [Head of Project, Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Toulouse Mé tropole]

Project head, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) at Toulouse Metropole, France.

Specialized master in Air Traffic Management

Graduated with a master’s & bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur, Indi

Former, LED light manufacturing start-up

Kim Jong Hyeop[Director of  ICON LOOP]

Director of ICON Foundation

CEO of Iconloop

Co-Founder of BTWorks

Former Assistant Manager of Jang Media Interactive

Graduated from the Department of Computer Science at Pohang University of Science and Technology


Relay Speeches for Smart City Innovation Startup 14:50 - 15:50

“How to be Smart Start-up”

Panel Discussion and Experience-Sharing on Start-up Businesses in Korea and Abroad Implementing Smart Cities through Digital Innovation

Park Jae Wook[CEO of VCNC]


Founder and CEO of VCNC

Developed “Between”, a service app for couples

Launched the Premium Ride-hailing Service “Tada”

Graduated from the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Business Administration at Seoul National University

Jo Hyeon Koo[CEO of Classting]

CEO of Classting, a global edu-tech company

Classting is an education platform service with more than five million users, the largest number of users in Korea

Attracted KRW 14 billion in investment from companies such as Softbank Ventures, Samsung Venture Investment, Korea Development Bank, and Mistletoe

Currently, a full-time member of AERA (American Educational Research Association)

A former central leading member of the Smart Education Committee of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Master’s degree in Computer Education at Seoul National University of Education

Full-time member of Mensa

Kim Seong Hoon[Director of MoneyBrain]

Business and Sales Executive of MoneyBrain, an A.I. Startup

Former Business and IT Consulting Executive of C & D

Formerly of B2B IT Consulting in LG Uplus

Previously involved in service planning in CJ Hello Vision

Previously worked as a systems engineer

Kim Hong Rae[CEO of Huple Co., Ltd]

CEO of Huple Co., Ltd., a data service design company

CEO of Big Value, a company selected as a 4th Industry DNA 100 Company by the Korea Information Society Agency

CEO of Mousocial Comms, a preliminary social enterprise in Seoul

Former member of the Civil Service Design Team of the Seoul Design Foundation

Former advisory member of the Digital Doctor Group of the Seoul Digital Foundation

Planned the Service Design Project for the Seongsu-dong Hand-made Shoes Street

Formerly responsible for UI Consulting for the Next Generation System of Woori Investment & Securities


A “Talk Concert” on Smart Cities in the Movies 16:00 - 16:50

“People X Idea = Smarter City”

A talk concert on smart cities observed in Science Fiction movies and the smart technology that citizens feel in everyday life

Yoon Sung Eun[Moderator]

Film critic

A senior member of the Gyeonggi Film Council

Editorial Member for Cultura

Former researcher at Graduate School of Advanced Imaging, Chung-Ang University

Awarded the Critics Award in Film Sector of 2015 Performance and Review PAF Arts Award

Awarded the New Critic Award at the 31st Film Critic Awards in 2011

Ph.D. in film studies from Hanyang University

Bae Kwang Soo[Movie Director]

Senior Director of Brand House

Overall Director for Global Branding of CL BIO Co., Ltd.

Wrote and directed “Eighteen and Nineteen”, a movie featuring Yoo Yeon Seok and Baek Jin Hee

Wrote “SF Movies and A.I.”, the Intelligent Research Series for the Korea Information Society Agency

Appeared in “The 4th Industrial Revolution Seen in Science Fiction Films” for the Presidential 4th Industrial Revolution Committee

Directed “The DMZ Peace and Unification Campaign by Um Hong Gil” for KEB Hana Financial Group

Directed “Smart Walk”, a UNPSA selected by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security

Baek Seung Tae[CEO of Blue Signal]

CEO and founder of Blue Signal

Former Senior Business Development Director (Pacific, North America and Canada) of BeyondSoft (US)

The former CTO and Head of the US Subsidiary of Winosoft

Previously responsible for the Management Information System of CJ Group, and Smart TV and sCloud of Samsung Electronics

A former researcher at the Signaling Technology Lab of LGIS

Kim Seong Hoon[Director of MoneyBrain]

Business and Sales Executive of MoneyBrain, an A.I. Startup

Former Business and IT Consulting Executive of C & D

Formerly of B2B IT Consulting in LG Uplus

Previously involved in service planning in CJ Hello Vision

Previously worked as a systems engineer

Jeong Dong Hoon[Author]

Professor at School of Media Communications, Kwangwoon University/ Director of the Comm. & Tech. Lab

Director of the Korea Association for Telecommunication Policies

Editorial member of Information Policy

Member of the Public Relations Committee of Catholic Bishops

Vice-Chairman of the Cyber-communication Academic Society

Former visiting scholar at Department of Computer Science at Columbia University

Former professor at Department of Communication at University of Arkansas