Jong-Sung Hwang

Lead Researcher – Smart Cities & Government 3.0

National Information Agency

June 8, 5.30pm - 6.10pm
Keynote Conversation – The Detail is in the Data
Dr. Jong Sung Hwang is an ICT strategy expert who served in a number of key positions in the IT policy research and planning in distinguished organizations. Currently, he is a lead researcher at the National Information Society Agency, in charge of developing intelligent technology policy such as smart city and Government 3.0. He is also a member of the Gov3.0 Committee of the Korean government, which designs and coordinates government and public sector innovation programs at a vice-ministerial level. Dr. Hwang is a former Chief Information Officer of Seoul Metropolitan Government as well as the former Secretary General of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO). He is also a Member of the Global Advisory Board to the Smart City Exhibition and World Congress (SCEWC), and of the Steering Committee of the IoT World Forum. In particular he has long experiences in designing national IT strategies and developing a new breed of smart services. He drafted the first Korea IT Promotion Basic Plan in 1996 and initiated the u-City project, one of the world’s first smart cities, in 2005. As a CIO of Seoul, he launched the Smart Seoul 2015 initiatives in 2011 and made Seoul as a best practice of smart city recommended by the ITU. Dr. Hwang holds a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Political Science from Yonsei University in Korea.