The PCFIR deliberates upon and coordinates important policy matters pertaining to the development and acquisition of new science and technology, including artificial intelligence (AI) and data technology, as well as new industries and services necessary for Korean society’s adaptation to the 4th Industrial Revolution. The committee’s legal basis can be found in the Presidential Decree on the Creation and Management of the PCFIR, promulgated and effective as of August 22, 2017.
- Deliberates upon and coordinates policy measures submitted by various ministries and the committee members.
- Organizes public campaigns related to the 4th industrial Revolution and encourages public participation.
- Prepares the groundwork for regulatory and institutional reforms in support of public-private partnerships; and
- Fosters ecosystems for new industries (Special Committee on Smart City, Special Committee on Digital Healthcare, etc.).
The PCFIR discussions and reviews matters pertaining to the following.
- National master plans and strategies related to the 4th Industrial Revolution;
- Executive plans and major policies of various ministries regarding the 4th Industrial Revolution;
- Measures to support the advancement of science & technology and the development & innovation of core technologies(AI, ICT, etc.) necessary for the 4th Industrial Revolution; and
- Measures to foster new industries and services created through the integration of intelligent technologies into existing industries.
Directions of the PCFIR
Organization, Member of the PCFIR, PCFIR Secretariat
presidential committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Korean government established the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and started to drive consensus-building for changes
Introduction members to the 4th Industrial Revolution Committee
Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University
- M.S.and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Standford University
- Research Engineer, Intel Corp. Silicon Valley, the U.S.
- Associate Prof. of Electrical Engineering, Korea University
Chonnam National University, Korea
- B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
- Researcher, University of California, Irvine, USA.
- B.A. in Industrial Design, KAIST, Korea
- CEO of J3T
- Chairman of Marketplace Finance Council
- Commissioner of Korea Startup Forum, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kangwon National Univ.
- Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University
- Motion Capture Researcher and Developer, Weta Digital, New Zealand
- Research Prof., Institute for Imbedded Software, Hanyang Univ., Korea
Advisor to Coinplug Inc.
- B.A. in History, Yonsei Univ. Korea
- Secretary to the Prime Minister for Civil Affairs
- Permanent Vice President of Korea Blockchain Association
Director of IMM Investment
- B.S.,M.S. and Ph.D. in Yonsei Univ. College of Medicine, Clinician
- Gynecologist at Severance Hospital, Sinchon, Seoul
- Ph.D. in Technology Policy, Yonsei Univ., Korea
- Head of Future Technology Center, SK Telecom
- Team Leader, Future Business Development, SK Telecom
Advisor to the President for Science and Technology, Office of the President
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University(the U.S.)
- Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Yu Rang Park
Prof. of Computer Engineering, Kangwon Univ. Korea
- Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Seoul National University, Korea
- Researcher of CSP R&D, Samsung SDS
- Prof. of Health Innovation Big Data Center, Asan Medical Center, Seoul
Seo, Kyong Ran
IBK Economic Research Institute
- Ph.D. in Business Administration, Univ. of Seoul
- Researcher of Korea Development Institute(KDI)
- Assistant Secretary to the President for SMES and Start-ups
Alice Haeyun Oh
- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Researcher, HP Labs
Kakao Mobility Corp.
- M.B.A in Yonsei School of Business, Korea
- Team Leader in Smart Grid and Smart City, SK Telecom
- Director and Team Leader of External Cooperation, Kakao Mobility
Sang Yong Lee
Konkuk Univertity, Korea
- M.A. in Law, Korea University
- Judge, Seoul Central District Court, Korea
- President of Korean Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law
Lisa Yekyung Lee
Sogang Graduate School, Korea
- Ph.D. in Educational Technology, Purdue University, U.S
- Vice President of the Korean Society for Educational Technology
- Senior Researcher of the Korea Human Resources Research Center
IoT Research Center, Pusan National Univ. Kor.
- Ph.D. of Industrial Engineering, SNU, Korea
- Junior Researcher of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
- Senior Researcher of LG CNS
SHIN & KIM LLC.
- M.A. in Law, Yonsei Univ., Korea
- Deputy Director, Korea Communications Commission, Ministry of Information and Communication
- Advisory lawyer to the Personal Information Protection Commission
- MBA, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
- PhD, Materials Engineering, Seoul National University
- Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, SKT
- Chief Marketing Officer of GS HomeShopping
- Consultant of Boston Consulting Group
President of Korea Startup Forum
- MA Cand of Law, Hanyang Univ. Korea
- General Manager of External Cooperation, Daum Communications
- Executive Secretary of the Korea Internet Corporation Association
Head of Policy Research Office Gyeonggi Business & Science Accelerator
- Ph.D. of Economics, Seoul National University, Korea
- Team Leader, Consulting Service, LG CNS
- MA of Education, Graduate School of Chungang Univ. Korea
- Associate Researcher, Seoul National University of Sport Science
- P.E. teacher, Kaywon Middle School of Arts, Korea
Deputy Director, Research Center, Federation of Korean Trade Unions
- Ph.D. in Labor Environment, Soongsil Univ. Korea
- Researcher of Korea Development Institute
- Member of the Economic Democratization Committee, Seoul City Government
Minister, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs
- B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei Univ.(Korea)
- Member of the 17th, 19th, 20th National Assembly
- Chair, Special Committee on Budget and Accounts
Minister, Ministry of SMEs and Startups
- M.A. in Literature, Graduate School of Mass Communication, Sogang Univ.(Korea)
- Member of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th National Assembly
- Chair, Special Committee on Judicial Reform, National Assembly
- Floor Leader, New Politics Alliance for Democracy
Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
- Ph.D. in Economics, University of Missouri
- Commissioner of Korean Intellectual Property Office
- Deputy Minister, Economic Policy Coordination Office, Office for Government Policy Coordination
- Spokesperson/Director General for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Minister, Ministry of Employment and Labor
- M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relation, Michigan State Univ.
- President of Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service
- Vice Minister, Ministry of Employment and Labor
Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Standford University
- Prof. of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
- Chair of SoC Design Committee, Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers
- Director of Neural Processing Research Center
Committee: Consists of 26 members, including one chairperson, The Committee’s inaugural members include Sungroh Yoon as the chairperson.
- The Committee’s inaugural members include Sungroh Yoon as the chairperson, the Science Advisor to the President as the administrator, the private sector experts, and the ministers of participating departments (Science and ICT; Trade, Industry and Energy; Employment and Labor; SMEs and Startups; Land, Infrastructure and Transport).
The PCFIR includes: the Innovation Subcommittees for various fields of expertise, Special Subcommittees for in-depth discussions on specific policy issues, and Committee secretariat.
- Innovation Subcommittees: The PCFIR consists of three Innovation Subcommittees on Science and Technology, Industry and Economy, and Social system.
Area of Expertise of Innovation Subcommittees
Area of Expertise of Innovation Subcommittees | Description of Science & Technology, Industrial Economy, Social Institutions Science
Scientific and technological development, network development, strengthening of data production and utilization technologies, and countermeasures for addressing the expected side effects of the 4th Industrial Revolution Industry
Fostering ecosystems for innovative tech startups, integrating intelligent technologies into existing industries, and developing new service Social
Innovation of employment and welfare policies, educational refoms to foster creativity, legal and policy reforms to slove real social problems, and international and community relations
- Special Subcommittees: The PCFIR operates a number of subcommittees to ensure thorough discussions on various issues related to the 4th Industrial Revolution, including Smart City and Digital Healthcare.
- PCFIR secretariat: provides administrative support for the Committee, including assistance with the organization of meetings.Headed by Mr. Youngjin Choi, and consisting of 5teams (the Planning and Coordination; General Affairs; Technology and Industry; Regulatory Reform; Social Innovation).
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The People-Centered Response Plan for the 4th industrial Revolution to Promote Innovative Growth
Realization of People-Centered Fourth Industrial Revolution, Participated in by All and Enjoyed by All
- Secure competitiveness in intelligent technology
- Foster innovative growth engines
- Improve R&D system
Infrastructure & Ecosystem
- Create a hyper-connected intelligent technology network
- Strengthen basis for data creation and sharing
- Improve new industry regulations
- Transform SMEs and venture-backed companies /regional hubs into growth engines
Future Social Changes
- Support the development of key personnel
- Innovate educational system in preparation for future social changes
- Expand the employment security net
- Strengthen measures for addressing adverse cyber effects and cyber ethical issues
Regulatory and Institutional Reform Hackathon
Now that the 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us, new institutional issues are arising amid the birth of new industries and destruction of the old order. The PCFIR encourages public debates on these issues and controversies, involving acute conflicts of interest, hoping to find suitable answers and solutions through discourse
- The PCFIR serves as the intermediator and coordinator of these debates and helps participants discuss and find specific reform measures.
Characteristics of the Hackathon
- Issues on the agenda, solutions, and executive plans must all be identified and selected based on the consensus of participants.
- Participants face no limits to their speech, but professional facilitators will mediate the debates.
- Working together, the participants draft a final version of the consensus, which is then relayed to the respective ministries and departments. The results of the debates are monitored and checked.
- Decide on the issues to be discussed.
- Select participants, including those from both the public and private sector.
- Organize preliminary discussions/meetings, both online and offline, for the analysis and finalization of the issues on the agenda and the detailed debate plan.
- Share core issues.
- Organize debates (opening → discussion → convergence).
- Draft plans for regulatory and institutional reforms.
- Organize meetings with policymakers.
- Draft the final consensus.
- Produce detailed action plans.
- Monitor and follow up with the government and National Assembly’s implementation of the plans.
- Confirm progress on a quarterly basis, and share feedback with Hackathon participants.