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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

13F KT bldg., 178 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Rep. of Korea 03154
  • Line 5 : Gwanghwamun station, Exit 2
  • Line 1 Jonggak station, Exit 1 ▶ toward the Gwanghwamun ▶ turn right at the crossroads of Gwanghwamun
  • Line 3 Gyeongbokgung station, Exit 6 ▶ toward sejong-daero ▶ at the opposite side of the Sejong Center for Performing Arts
  • Blue Bus (inter-regional line) : 103, 109, 150, 401, 402, 406, 606, 700, 704, 706, 707
  • Green Bus(local line) : 1020, 1711, 7016, 7022, 7212
  • Red Bus(metropolitan line) : 1005-1, 5000, 5005, 5500, 5500-1, 5500-2, 7900, 9000, 9000-1, 9401, 9730

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

organization chart

Introduction members to the 4th Industrial Revolution Committee

  • Sungroh YoonProfessor, Ph.D. / Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Seoul National University

  • Jean KohPresident, Ph.D. / Korea Mobile Internet Business Association

  • Seungjoo Gabriel KimProfessor / Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University

  • Heung-Soo KimVice President, Head of Advanced Corporate Product Planning / Hyundai Motor Company

  • Hyung Doo NamProfessor / Yonsei Law School

  • Yeo Jung MoonDirector, M.D., Ph.D. / Intervest

  • Hoi Ri MoonAssociate Professor / Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Department of Chemistry

  • Yu Rang ParkAssistant professor / Department of Biomedical Systems Informatics Yonsei University College of Medicine

  • Jae Eun SeokProfessor, Director of CK SMART Aged friendly Service / Hallym University

  • Kyeong-Hwan LeeAssociate Professor / Department of Rural and Biosystems Engineering, Chonnam National University

  • Na Ree LeeCEO / PLANNERY

  • Sang Yong LeeAssociate Professor / Chungnam National University Law School

  • Yekyung Lisa LeeAssociate Professor / Graduate School of Education, Sogang University

  • Choon Seong LeemProfessor, Ph.D. / Department of information and Industrial Engineering, Yonsei University

  • Myung Hee JangAssociate Professor(Director Center for Educational Accreditation) / Hansung University

  • Sungjin ChoiCEO / Korea Startup Forum

  • Charles PyoFounder & CEO / Chain Partners Inc.

  • Seon Ja HoangDeputy General / FKTU Research Center

  • Choi KiyoungMinister / Ministry of Science and ICT

  • Sung Yun-moMinister / Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

  • LEE, Jae-kapMinister / Ministry of Employment and Labor

  • Park YoungSunMinister / Ministry of SMEs and Startups

  • Kim Hyun-meeMinister / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

  • Kong Joo LeeAdviser to the President for Science and Technology

Committee Composition

Committee: Consists of 24 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
    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
    Fostering ecosystems for innovative tech startups, integrating intelligent technologies into existing industries, and developing new service
    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 3teams (the General Affairs and Planning; Technology and Industry; Social Innovation).

PCFIR Secretariat

PCFIR Secretariat | Description of Name, Responsibility, Contact
Name Responsibility Contact
General Affairs
Planning team
Kim, Kkok Ma Eum
  • Head of the General Affairs and Planning Team
Kwon, Soon Young
  • General affairs
Jihayang Park
  • Innovation Subcommittee on Science & Technology
Jeong, Yun Hee
  • Budget Execution
Oh, Jung yun
  • Writing a speech(interview)
  • Consult with National Information Society Agency
Lee, Jong Keun
  • Innovation Subcommittee on Science & Technology
  • Consult with Ministry of Science and ICT (R&D, Big Data, etc)
Industry team
Jung, Kyu Sam
  • Head of the Technology and Industry Team
Choi, Young chul
  • Smart Factory TF
Kim, Se-hwan
  • Special Subcommittee on Smart city
  • Consult with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(Drone, Smart city, etc.)
Hwang, Ji Eun
  • Innovation Subcommittee on Industry and Economy
  • Consult with Ministry of Strategy and Finance; Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Financial Services Commission
Lee, Eunjung
  • Head of the Social Innovation Team
PYO, Dae Bum
Lee, Seung Eun
  • Special Subcommittee on Digital Healthcare
  • Consult with Ministry of Health and Welfare
Kwon, Ae Kyong
  • Special Subcommittee on Digital Healthcare
Shin, Jeong Seon
  • Innovation Subcommittee on Social System
  • Consult with Ministry of Education
Lee, Eon yong
  • Regulatory and Institutional Reform Hackathon
  • International Cooperarion

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

The People-Centered Response Plan for the 4th industrial Revolution to Promote Innovative Growth | Description of Basic Direction
  • Create diverse new industries through intelligent technology innovation and strengthen major industries
  • Improve people's quality of life by resolving chronic social problems
  • Create high-quality jobs and strengthen the social security net in preparation for changes in the job market
  • Secure world-class intelligent technologies, data, and networks accessible to all
Intelligent Technology Innovation Projects(Driver)
Intelligent Technology Innovation
Secure Growth
Engine Technologies
  • Secure competitiveness in intelligent technology
  • Foster innovative growth engines
  • Improve R&D system
Create Industrial
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
Make Preparations for
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.


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