• 11.6 (Tue.)
  • 11.7 (Wed.)
Time Program
08:30~09:00

Opening Ceremony

Opening Speech
Kiwoong Kim President and Publisher, The Korea Economic Daily
Welcome Speech
Eun-Hae Yoo Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Education
Congratulatory Speech
Jae-in Moon President, Republic of Korea (Message)
09:00~09:40

Keynote Speech 1

'Innovation for Creating Future Work'Detail

Speakers
Fredrik Reinfeldt Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Moderator
Yong-Hak Kim President, Yonsei University
09:40~10:20

Special Discussion

'Talent Management of Innovative Company'Detail

Speakers
Jessica Neal Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
Moderator
Daeje Chin CEO, Skylake Investment
10:20~10:40 Break
10:40~12:10

Plenary Session 1

'Digitalization & The Future of HR'Detail

Moderator
Young-Key Hwang Senior Advisor, Shin&Kim
Speakers
Kuniya Tsubota Vice President, Human Resources, IBM Asia Pacific
Marc Havercroft Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors
Sunghyun Hwang Vice President, People Intelligence Lab, Kakao Corp

Special Session 1

'Maker Education for Tomorrow'Detail

Moderator
Inae Kang Professor, The Graduate School of Education, Kyung Hee University
Speakers
Sherry Lassiter President & CEO, The Fab Foundation
Sylvia Martinez Co-author of《Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom》
San Ko CEO, A·TEAM VENTURES
12:10~13:30 Lunch
13:30~14:10

Keynote Speech 2

'The Future of Learning: Building Peaceful and Sustainable Societies through Global Citizenship Education'Detail

Speakers
Irina Bokova Former Director-General of UNESCO
Moderator
Utak Chung Director, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO
14:10~15:40

Plenary Session 2

'Change in Future Society and University Innovation'Detail

Moderator
Dong-Sung Cho President, Incheon National University
Speakers
Suzanne Fortier Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
David Rhodes President, School of Visual Arts
Christopher Morash Vice-Provost, Trinity College Dublin
Jaeho Yeom President, Korea University

Special Session 2

'How to Bridge the AI Skill Gap through Upskilling & Reskilling'Detail

Moderator
Dae-Bong Kwon Professor, Department of Education, Korea University
Speakers
Chee Tung Leong CEO, EngageRocket
Katherine Newman Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts System
Sun Hee Yoo Executive Vice President , POSCO Group University
15:40~16:00 Break
16:00~17:30

Plenary Session 3

'Future Education and Edutech'Detail

Moderator
Hyun Chong Lee Distinguished University Professor, Hanyang University
Speakers
Pasi Sahlberg Professor, Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales
Frank Schulenburg Executive Director, The Wiki Education Foundation
Jasen Wang Founder & CEO, MakeBlock

Special Session 3

'Learning Strategies for the Future of Job'Detail

Moderator
Min-Hwa Lee Chairman, KCERN (Korea Creative Economy Research Network)
Speakers
Margo Hoftijzer Human Development Economist and Consultant, The World Bank
Jeongki Lim Director of Strategic Design and Management, Parsons School of Design
Don Buckley Co-founder, Rewind Reset Forward
Time Program
09:00~10:30

Track A 'Education Innovation Starts Right Now'

A-1 Session 'Future Society and Change in Primary and Secondary Education'Detail

Moderator
Kyung-Hwan Mo Professor, Department of Social, Studies Education, Seoul National University
Speakers
Hugh Starkey Professor, Institute of Education, University College London
Hyun Chul Kim Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University
Discussants
Hyun-Jin Kim Teacher, Cheonglim Middle School
Hwa Kyung Kim Professor, Department of Mathematics Education, Sangmyung University

Track B 'Entrepreneurship for Tomorrow'

B-1 Session 'Corporate Entrepreneurship for Organizational Competitiveness'Detail

Moderator
Zong-Tae Bae Professor, College of Business, KAIST
Speakers
Marc H. Meyer Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University
Jae-Il Lee Vice President, Creativity & Innovation Center, Samsung Electronics
Discussants
Hyunchul Choi CEO, Innomdle Lab
Jong-hoon Seok Deputy Minister, Office of Startup and Venture lnnovation, Ministry of SMEs and Start-ups

Track C 'Maker Education and Future Jobs'

C-1 Session 'Maker Community Leading Future Innovation'Detail

Moderator
Sang-Chul Park Professor, Graduate School of Knowledge-Based Technology & Energy, Korea Polytechnic University
Speakers
Kalaya Kovidvisith Founder, FabCafe Bangkok
Abe Fatterman Co-Founder, Nomiku
Discussants
Yong Joon Hyung Chief Information Officer, SigmaChain
Sunjong Ryu Co-CEO, N15

Track D 'Beyond Formality'

D-1 Session 'University Revolution-Exceptional Debate among Presidents' (part 1)Detail

Moderator
Jeung-hyun Yoon Former Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Speakers
Hye-Jung Lee Director General, Institute for Education and Innovation
Kyung-Chan Min Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University
Discussant
Young Moo Lee President, Hanyang University
Sung-Chul Shin President, KAIST
Deog-Seong Oh President, Chungnam National University
Gi Woo Lee President, Incheon JEI University
Moon Namgung President, Wonkwang Digital University
10:30~11:00 Break
11:00~12:30

Track A 'Education Innovation Starts Right Now'

A-2 Session 'Paradigm Shift in Job and the Direction of Vocational Education'Detail

Moderator
Soo-Myung Jang Professor, The Graduate School of Education Policy and Administration, Korea National University of Education
Speakers
David L. Passmore Distinguished Professor, Penn State College of Education
Discussants
Susanne Woehrle Project Manager Ausbildung, KGCCI DEinternational Ltd.
Yoon Hee Park Assistant Professor, Department of International Office Administration, Ewha Womans University

Track B 'Entrepreneurship for Tomorrow'

B-2 Session 'Access to Startup Talent'Detail

Moderator
Dohyeon Kim Dean, Graduate School of Global Entrepreneurship, Kookmin University
Speakers
Andy Tang CEO, Draper University
Matthew Shampine General Manager, WeWork Korea
Jong Yoon Kim Vice President, Yanolja Incorporated

Track C 'Maker Education and Future Jobs'

C-2 Session 'Raising Data Scientists for the Future Jobs'Detail

Moderator
Joon-Shik Park Professor, Department of Sociology, Hallym University
Speakers
Sang Kyun Cha Founding Director, Big Data Institute, Seoul National University
Robert Hsiung Managing Director, Udacity China
Sungwoo Chang Senior Director, Oracle
Seok-Yong Yun Ph.D., Vice President, Begas

Track D 'Beyond Formality'

D-1 Session 'University Revolution-Exceptional Debate among Presidents' (part 2)Detail

Moderator
Jeung-hyun Yoon Former Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Speakers
Hye-Jung Lee Director General, Institute for Education and Innovation
Kyung-Chan Min Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University
Discussant
Young Moo Lee President, Hanyang University
Sung-Chul Shin President, KAIST
Deog-Seong Oh President, Chungnam National University
Gi Woo Lee President, Incheon JEI University
Moon Namgung President, Wonkwang Digital University
12:30~14:00 Lunch
14:00~15:30

Track A 'Education Innovation Starts Right Now'

A-3 Session 'From School Innovation to Local Education Community!'Detail

Moderator
Tae Uk Ha Professor, Asia LIFE University
Speakers
Yaacov Hecht Israeli Educator
Yong-Lyun Kim Professor, College of Education, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Discussants
Yongseon Seo Educational Researcher, Ministry of Education
Byeong Gon Lee Headteacher, Jecheon Gandhi School

Track B 'Entrepreneurship for Tomorrow'

B-3 Session 'Beyond Silicon Valley: Secret to Success of Chinese Startups'Detail

Moderator
Jungwook Lim Managing Director, Startup Alliance Korea
Speakers
Allen Ding President, iMakerbase
Shan Lu Chief Operating Officer, LeaguerX
Kay Woo CEO, Easi6

Track C 'Maker Education and Future Jobs'

C-3 Session 'Software Education is the Answer'Detail

Moderator
Tae Yeol Kim Head, Software Industry Promotion Department, National IT Industry Promotion Agency
Speakers
Eun Dong Hwang Head, AI Business Unit, SK Telecom
Lucy Zhao Director of Product Marketing, CodeSignal
Discussants
David L. Passmore Distinguished Professor, Penn State College of Education
Don Buckley Co-Founder, Rewind Reset Forward

Track D 'Beyond Formality'

D-2 Session 'The Importance of Human Values in the Era of Innovation'Detail

Moderator
Kyoung Ryung Seong Chairman, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Speakers
Jin-Seok Choi Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Sogang University
Discussants
Daesik Hong Dean, College of Engineering, Yonsei University
Kyungsuk Choi Professor, Ewha Law School
Peck Cho Distinguished Professor, Sookmyung Women’s University
15:30~16:00 Break
16:00~17:30

Track A 'Education Innovation Starts Right Now'

A-4 Session 'Creativity and Convergence Vital to Talent'Detail

Moderator
Sang Hoon Bae Professor, Department of Education, Sungkyunkwan University
Speakers
Seong-Yul Kim Professor, College of Education, Kyungnam University
Hyun Woong Kang CEO, Hands On Technology
Kwangphil Jung Dean, 50+Life School
Woocheul Seo School Commissioner, Gyeonggido Office of Education

Track B 'Entrepreneurship for Tomorrow'

B-4 Session 'Fostering Future Talent, Enterprises Innovate Education'Detail

Moderator
Doowon Cha Research Fellow, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning
Speakers
Regina Son Chief Communications Officer, Communications and Corporate Citizenship, IBM Korea
Discussants
Dukyu Yu Principal, Semyeong Computer High School
Sun-do Jeon Professor, Department of Computer & Mobile Convergence, Gyeonggi College of Science and Technology

Track C 'Maker Education and Future Jobs'

C-4 Session 'Success Stories of Maker Startups'Detail

Moderator
Yeon Goo Choi Director, Division for Science Culture, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity
Speakers
Sang-hun Oh President, Luxrobo
Lisa Q. Fatterman Co-founder, Nomiku
Marc H. Meyer Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University

Keynote Speech 1

Innovation for Creating Future Work

We are currently facing major changes caused by globalization, digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, aging population, and so on. The big question is whether people would be compatible with their chosen job during and after this transition. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt was the longest-serving conservative prime minister in the history of Sweden. While he was in the office, he greatly reformed the Swedish welfare model by tax-cut, reduction of unemployment benefits, deregulation, and privatization of public enterprises. Despite the 2008 financial crisis, the Swedish economy has been led to the strongest among the 27 EU countries, and the government has lowered its national debt ratio to improve fiscal soundness. From Mr. Reinfeldt’s experience, we will discuss how we can create jobs for those who want and have capability to work. This session will deal with economic incentive, labor market policy, reskilling and upskilling to create more jobs.

Special Discussion

Talent Management of Innovative Company

Netflix has not only captivated the attention of its customers around the world, but also continues to grow its reputation as an attractive sought-after employer. Among many people, especially those in their twenties and thirties, Netflix ranks as one of the most coveted jobs to land. The company is also noted for its distinctive culture. Netflix culture deck, which explains how they shaped the culture and motivated performance, has been called one of the most important documents ever released from Silicon Valley by Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Over 17milllion internet users saw since it was released in 2009. The keyword of Netflix culture is “Freedom & Responsibility.” There are no detailed guidelines set regarding year-end performance assessment, working hours, vacations, and cost handling. Employees can decide on their own based on “Act in Netflix’s best interest.” However, if they fail to keep up with technological developments and fail to make any progress, they will have to leave the company. This means they enjoy their freedom, but must take responsibility. In this session, we will discuss more about the way Netflix manage talent with Ms. Jessica Neal, the Chief Talent Officer of Netflix, and how we can apply the philosophy and experience on our own case.

Keynote Speech 2

The Future of Learning: Building Peaceful and Sustainable Societies through Global Citizenship Education

Phenomenal advances in technologies world have enabled people to connect and interact with others around the globe anywhere at any time. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, local problems such as poverty, infectious diseases and environmental issues have not confined to one country alone. Rather the problems go global. Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is UNESCO’s response to these challenges. GCED aims for learners of all ages to understand that these challenges are global, not just local issues and to become active promoters who contribute to make our society more peaceful, generous, inclusive, secure and sustainable. In this session, we will invite Dr. Irina Bokova, former secretary general of UNESCO, and discuss what global citizenship means, and how we should reform education to foster the global citizenship.

Plenary Session 1

Digitalization & The Future of HR

According to the report of the OECD G20 employment Working Group, the ongoing mega-trends of our time including globalization, digitalization, development of artificial intelligence, robotics, and IoT, are significantly changing the nature of work in quality and quantity of jobs. These trends maximize opportunities for various businesses and occupations yet they also become great challenges and risk at the same time. Some jobs are forecast to be newly created while others will disappear or be replaced by automation. To meet these uncertainty and challenges, Human Resources department is most affected by digitization, occurring in big data analytics, social networks or mobile solutions, and others. This session aims for discussion about how HR can embrace digitization and sharing deeper insights with leading HR professionals who successfully combine digitization with corporate culture and its further development, which would determine our future.

Plenary Session 2

Change in Future Society and University Innovation

We are living in the world of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Thanks to this revolution, technological advances and social changes are rapidly transforming the environment of higher education. We have seen school age population gradually shrink, leading less and less students to attending school. College diploma isn’t as much worth as it was due to growing number of competitors such as law schools, online colleges, etc. The advent of automation and artificial intelligence has brought change in the labor market and higher demand for lifelong education for further career development. Today universities are in a desperate need of change in this regard. However many Korean universities are focusing on obtaining the government’s grants and responding to the demand from the government that calls for the structure reform of university, rather than preparing themselves for the new revolution. This session will introduce the effort of top-ranked universities at home and abroad that have fostered talent qualified in this mega trend. Furthermore, in order to actively respond to the transition of future society, we will define new roles of universities and their change of direction.

Plenary Session 3

Future Education and Edutech

Conventional teaching methods are no longer attractive to students, because many chances of learning are given to them outside classroom. For example, many students enjoy learning at home with different devices, and a teacher of their choice. Now we have seen education take place in various times and places with the help of the rapid advancement of e-Learning, the rise of micro-schools such as AltSchool and Khan Lab School, and other innovative learning methods like blended learning, flipped learning, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). They are allowing students to have more choices in learning while schools are to be required innovative school curriculums. In this session, leading experts in future education and Edutech will share the latest innovative example in education.

Special Session 1

Maker Education for Tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence, Big data, 3D printers defining the 4th Industrial Revolution have been the talk of the town. On the other hand, less attention are drawn to how to foster talents who have the ability to make use of such advanced technologies. In response to this new Revolution, the U.S, Europe and China are carrying out Maker Education to cultivate innovators and makers of the next generation. This shows that talents in this digital Revolution age can be cultivated only by reforming conventional education methods, not just by advancing specific industries or investing in R&D in science and technology. As maker movement driven by ‘learning-by-making‘ is expanding, we have seen a boom in startups that take less risk with a low-cost investment. This session will invite leading makers who have created various types of Maker Spaces to share their expertise in raising talents.

Special Session 2

How to Bridge the AI Skills Gap through Upskilling & Reskilling

In the AI era, many jobs are to be taken away by machines, resulting in a big shift in the way of work and industrial structure. What employers help their employees develop new skill sets is of vital importance in enhancing competitiveness for businesses. Global consulting firms say it is imperative that businesses reskill their workforce. From an employer’s point of view, training existing employees is more effective than training new employees in meeting the demand of work. In the face of a radical change in technology, HR divisions encourage workforce to enhance learning ability and acquire new technology. Furthermore, HR management needs to offer reward for successful completion in upskilling and reskilling. Then what would be required resources, techniques, and strategies to make it happen? What kind of jobs would disappear or be reinvented? This session will introduce the best practices of the leading HR professionals who are carrying out excellent reskilling programs that improve work capacity, employees’ experience, corporate culture and performance management.

Special Session 3

Learning Strategies for the Future of Job

The 4th Industrial revolution has brought a rapid change in technology. In response, all stakeholders from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society are struggling to find the way of responding to the future of job. That is because job loss in many area is projected to happen and polarization in the labor market be intensified. In order to get a decent job after 2020, job seekers are expected to acquire in-demand skills such as complex problem-solving skills and social skills. The question is what skills the next generation need. Perhaps we could find answer in coding education for computational thinking, design thinking for creative innovation, STEAM education for convergence capability and other skills. This session will walk us through innovative learning methods that might be a game changer in the future of job market.

A-1 Session

Future Society and Change in Primary and Secondary Education

What would the future of super-intelligence caused by the new Revolution look like? AlphaGo match hinted last year what it would look like. To keep pace with this unprecedented Revolution, school curricula need to focus on the way of nourishing talent who has ability to develop core capabilities such as creativity, problem-solving, character-building and global citizenship. Major countries around the world including the US, France, and Finland have recognized the importance of software education. Schools in those countries have made up in-demand skills including problem-solving and computational thinking into their regular curricula. In addition, they are dealing with social conflict and issues such as widening gap in society and the phenomenon of human alienation. Plus, they are spearheading efforts to cultivate democratic citizens who raise awareness of many social issues. In this session, focus will be on the education to foster democratic citizens and software education that takes place in primary and secondary school of foreign countries. Next we will examine where Korean education should head for.

A-2 Session

Paradigm shift in Job and the Direction of Vocational Education

As the 4th Industrial Revolution progresses and technology innovation moves fast, we are seeing turnover and career move frequently happen. That is because the knowledge and skills that individuals acquired tends to be devalued. Platform economy and On-demand economy have brought different types of employment and workplace. In other words, job paradigm is in transition. Gig work, self-employment and hybrid job are cases in point. This new wave drives people to learn how to respond to a new environment. In this sense, vocational education is a key method that helps individuals deal with the new wave flexibly and with agility. In the same vein, this session will guide us to the example of innovation and the current state of vocational education at home and abroad. We are to gather ideas on how vocational education would set its direction.

A-3 Session

From School Innovation to Local Education Community!

Sustainable culture is said to help people get along with their neighbors and address the future of social issues such as inequality and environmental challenges. Some points out that only school education is not sufficient enough to create sustainable culture. Local education communities were formed in this recognition. Many Innovation Schools were restructured by linking their curricula with local communities, leading residents to serving as teachers and communities as a whole becoming a place of learning. Also social network is established to help children grow up to live in their hometown. In fact, the 4th Industrial Revolution has influenced adults as well as children to learn more to become more competitive. In this perspective, local education communities can act as a critical platform for lifelong learning for men and women of all ages. This session, we will learn how to run local education communities and talk about the role of the communities as a venue of school and lifelong education. Plus, we would like to see the future direction and good example of local education communities that would be responsible for future education and society

A-4 Session

Creativity and Convergence Vital to Talent

Low fertility, population aging and the rise of new technology have been changing the landscape of job market and the way we live. Under the circumstances, everyone were convinced that the future of worker should be creative, committed to good citizenship and acquire convergence capability. On the other hand, opinion among even small number of experts is divided as to what is the biggest challenge in the current education system and what are strategy and solutions to address this problem. In this session, presenters and audience are to collect wisdom to present answers for the key issues that put the hurdles in fostering the future of talent. Furthermore, they will seek solutions fit for each educational stage: primary and secondary school. We will learn the strategy of educational innovation and detailed alternatives. In addition, this session will provide an opportunity to trigger social discourse and public opinion for the issue as a result.

B-1 Session

Corporate Entrepreneurship for Organizational Competitiveness

When organizations work on entrepreneurship for young workers, their competitiveness is said to be secured. In fact, entrepreneurship is not only significant to startups but also big companies. The more big companies have built long-lasting business success, the more they have been struggling to create new growth engine. Skills in starting new businesses such as in-house venture and spinoff are important part of the creation of new growth engine. Instead of only focusing on new product business, employers need to encourage employees to foster entrepreneurship for the long-term success. In this session, we would like to share know-how and successful stories with professionals about how to encourage entrepreneurship for employees. Next we will discuss ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ that can generate economic gains and think of what we can do for the sake of better world at the same time.

B-2 Session

Access to Startup Talent

The Brookings Institution reports recently that as startups have been proliferating across the globe, they have been a source of national economic growth. More interestingly, startups are remarkably different from existing businesses in terms of networking strategy, financing, and corporate culture. Simply put, startups involve entrepreneurs, investors, suppliers, big businesses, and related organizations. For this reason, they are not typical in talent recruitment, talent retention, and the strategy to build relationship through networking. In particular, the mainstream of startup is millenials, born between 1985 and 2000, who are going through different way of communication. This session will serve as a great opportunity to share expertise and insights with professionals who incubate and educate startups.

B-3 Session

Beyond Silicon Valley: Secret to Success of Chinese Startups

There is growing sense of crisis among Koreans saying that Chinese companies are overtaking Korean counterpart at a fierce pace. Of Chinese cities, Shenzen has become a hub of technology innovation. The secret to Shenzen’s success lies in competitive startup ecosystem and innovation in R&D. From the initial stage of city planning, the Shenzhen local government established university town to attract Chinese prestigious universities such as Beijing University, Chingwha University and Harbin Institute of Technology. It aimed for securing workforce infrastructure and enhancing research capability. Now ‘Shezen fever’ is taking the world by storm, even in Sillicon Valley. Sillicon Valley accelerators, initial supporters of startups, are using Shenzen as forward base. Chinese startups such as Alibaba and Tencent are among 35 out of 174 Unicorns, startup companies valued at over $1 billion. This session will walk us through the secret to their success.

B-4 Session

Fostering Future Talent, Enterprises Innovate Education

Why has schools failed to nurture the talent that companies need? Many companies spend a lot of time and money training for new employees, pointing out the limitations and problems of school education. Moreover, skill gap would increasingly widen in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution in which technology is changing rapidly and convergence is being commonplace. In this sense, companies need to actively involve redesigning the curricula that are to enhance job competence they need and running education courses through partnership with schools, instead of only calling for the government to overhaul the current education system. Also companies should encourage employees with hands-on experience to take active part in educating college students. By doing so, businesses would foster talent who can meet the need of the workplace and lead the future society. Not only the participation of businesses in school education would be a great contributor of talent development in the short term, but also reduce cost and contribute to society in the long run. Additionally, their participation would drive up innovative education because practical teachings are sure of inspiring students. This session will be great opportunities for us to realize what support we need in order to promote the meaning of businesses’ involving in school education in this digital era.

C-1 Session

Maker Community Leading Future Innovation

The US and China have been using the Maker Movement as driver of the Industry Revolution 4.0. Major Maker Spaces such as the US Fab Lab and China’s Zhong Chuang Kong Jian established Maker community groups which professions in many areas are consisting of. This Movement is bringing boom in young startups. Many countries are fully supporting this Movement considering this wave as part of strategy to create the new industry. Currently 135million Makers are working in the US. Millions of Chinese Makers are born in Zhong Chuang Kong Jian that is now spreading across the country. Even Maker activity is considered a deciding factor of the level of the 4th Revolution. Moreover, Maker space is being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups. Those startups have seen cost and risk far lowered as a result. In this regard, an effort to support and foster the Maker community is essential in establishing and vitalizing Make space. In this session, we will talk about social value creation by Maker community and how to be a successful young entrepreneur.

C-2 Session

Raising Data Scientists for the Future Jobs

Digital transformation is rapidly occurring in major countries around the world. Accordingly, the demand for Big data expertise, the key value of the digital transformation, is growing everyday. Global companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Kakao are fiercely competing for top data science talent. In fact, the analysis of data generated by IoT helps develop new product, which lays the foundation of the 4.0 Industry Revolution. The success of the new Revolution is depending on whether companies are securing data scientists. For example, according to a PwC survey of the US, about 50% of US companies have been using Big data for decision making and 83% of companies are projected to use them in running their business in 5 years. In this sense, job-seekers in the future should necessarily acquire the skill of data use and analysis. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) textbooks and well-trained teachers would pave the way to cultivate experts in data use and analysis. This session will report the status quo for data scientists and discuss how to further develop them.

C-3 Session

Software Education is the Answer

We can’t overemphasize the importance of earlier software education in this revolutionary digital era defined by Big data, AI, etc… The fever of software education recently arrived in Korea. Primary and secondary schools in Korea are adopting software class. There is saying that while steels used to be considered as bread of traditional manufacturing, software skills would be the bread for the future industry. Software education inspires creativity and convergence indeed. Both Students and adults should acquire the skill to materialize their creative ideas with STEAM and software education in the era of Industry 4.0. We believe software education will act as developers of creativity and convergence, key values in the future job market.

C-4 Session

Success Stories of Maker startups

We are living in the world where one-person business is possible only with creative ideas which can be realized on the internet platform such as U tube or Vlog. More importantly, the internet has made it possible for students to create added value and share visions on the new industry. The success and failure stories of Makers across the globe would inspire good example for youths to promote and deliver hopeful message for them as well. The future education industry would bring a new experience such as Gamification that refers to using games as an educational tool. Now startups are entering the Gamification market and some of them succeeded: China’s Makeblock and Korea’s Luxrobo, to just name a few. Tesla is another successful Maker startup. We need to understand what has made Maker startups success and promote youths to gain Maker startup mindset. This session aims to share not only how to build Maker startups but also success stories of the startups that are committed to better world. We believe success stories will inspire confidence in youths.

D-1 Session

University Revolution-Exceptional Debate among Presidents

The smart information system is presenting the future landscape with Big Data, artificial intelligence, robot technology, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and smartphones. Thanks to the Industry Revolution 4.0 and advances in artificial intelligence, new jobs generated by industry convergence would become popular while manual labor would lose ground because machines would take it away. In order to keep pace with this new revolution, change and innovation in college education are inevitable. In fact, our education has been committed to teaching students to select only the correct answer. Now it is time for us to look to ‘how to solve the questions without correct answers’. To this end, critical thinking is vital to students. This session will invite presidents of universities to discuss how to realize innovative education. Furthermore, they will talk about how to innovate the way of education which focuses on building creativity and problem-solving skills and how to manage it.

D-2 Session

The Importance of Human Values in the Era of Innovation

As science and technology are advancing and the new industry is growing, innovation is a buzz word. The growth model driven by innovation is critical because it has ripple effect on other industries. In fact, this technology innovation is causing inequality in knowledge and wealth. Also it is inevitably bringing out ethical challenges facing human society in the 21st century and nature. In this regard, from the initial stage of growth model should be philosophy and human values such as tolerance, consideration, sense of ethics, empathy and beauty reflected. Otherwise the fruit of innovation would not be shared for all. The Industry 4.0 originally aimed for digital utopia in human civilization. Without philosophy and values above mentioned, the Revolution would create dystopian chaos. It is said that while one genius could feed the entire world in the future, the genius could destroy it all. This session will be a great venue to share ideas on how to prepare new digital era with scholars in bioethics, philosophy, sociology, pedagogy, sociology and the humanities and scientists of AI, the icon of the new Revolution. Discussants will also deal with how to educate students about human values which can be solutions to inequality and ethical issues caused by technology innovation.