[GN Vol.3 No.2] The Joint Symposium of Three Institutes in 2021
The Joint Symposium of Three Institutes in 2021: Future Prospects and Policy Directions of the Broadcasting and Communication Industry
by Seung-Hoon Hwang Dongguk University, South Korea
KICS (President: Young-Han Kim, Professor of Soongsil University, https://www.kics.or.kr) held an online joint symposium of three institutes on Friday, October 8. The event has been held in a circular manner since 2009, and this year, under the theme “Future Prospects and Policy Directions of the Broadcasting and Communication Industry for Digital Transformation in the Post-Corona Era,” it was mainly organized with three presentation sessions and one discussion session. The three member institutes are KICS, KABS (Korean Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies), and KATP (Korea Association for Telecommunications Policies). This event was sponsored by the telecommunications operators LGU+, SKT, and KT.
The event was held online due to COVID-19 and used domestic platforms such as Kakao TV and Naver TV, as well as YouTube. The first session was organized by KATP, wherein Professor Do-Hoon Kim (Kyunghee University) presented the title “Changes in the ICT ecosystem according to digital transformation and response strategies of major ICT companies.” For the second session by KABS, “The direction of improvement of the media upheaval broadcasting regulation policy system” was presented by Professor Won-sik Hong (Dongduck Women’s University). In the third session, Dr. Yoongeun Lee (the director of AI research institute in ETRI) presented “ICT and AI technology prospects for the post-COVID-19 era”. In addition, a discussion was held by the three presidents of the institutes as well as by three speakers on the theme “Discuss the digital transformation of the post-COVID-19 era and the future of the broadcasting and communication industry.” It was significant that three different institutes organized the event together, and communicated and shared their views from different perspectives.
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