go to contents



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 Yoon

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

Kyungbaek Kim

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.

SungJoon Kim


  • 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

Jongmin Kim

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

hwajoon kim

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

Moon Yeojeong

Director of IMM Investment

  • B.S.,M.S. and Ph.D. in Yonsei Univ. College of Medicine, Clinician
  • Gynecologist at Severance Hospital, Sinchon, Seoul

Park, Myungsoon

SK Telecom

  • Ph.D. in Technology Policy, Yonsei Univ., Korea
  • Head of Future Technology Center, SK Telecom
  • Team Leader, Future Business Development, SK Telecom

Park S.K.

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

KAIST, Korea

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Researcher, HP Labs

Lee Donggyu

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

Yang-Ja Jang

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

Juneyoung Jang


  • 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

JiWon Joo

Camp Cloud

  • 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

Choi Seongjin

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

Han Jeongsuk

Head of Policy Research Office Gyeonggi Business & Science Accelerator

  • Ph.D. of Economics, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Team Leader, Consulting Service, LG CNS

Andrew Hong


  • 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

Hwang Seonja

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

Koo Yun-cheol

Office for Government Policy Coordination

  • 2018-2020 2nd Vice Minister of Economy and Finance
  • 2017 Deputy Minister for Budget, Ministry of Economy and Financen


Ministry of Health and Welfare

Byeon Chang-Heum

Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Transport

  • CEO of Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH)
  • Member of the Special Committee on Urban Regeneration
  • Member of the Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development
  • CEO of Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation (SH)

Sung Yun-mo

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

Yoo Eun-hae

Ministry of Education

  • 2017 Chief Spokesperson of the Presidential Campaign Team of Candidate Moon Jae-in
  • 2017 Member of the Policy Planning Advisory Committee of the Moon Jae-in Government on Social Affairs
  • 2017 Chair of the Policy Coordination Committee of the Democratic Party of Korea on Education, Culture and Broadcasting
  • 2017 Assistant Administrator of the

Yoon, Jong In

Personal Information Protection Commission

Eun Sung-soo

Financial Services Commission

  • Chairman & President of the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM)

Lee Jae-kap

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

Jeon Hae-cheol

Minister of the Interior and Safety

  • May 2012 – Present Member of the 19th, 20th and 21st National Assembly
  • July 2020 – Dec. 2012 Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, National Assembly
  • Aug. 2019 – May 2020 Executive Secretary of the Special Committee on Budget and Accounts, National Assembly
  • July 2017 – Dec. 2020 Director of the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation
  • Aug. 2016 – Jan. 201

adminChung Sye-kyun

  • Chairman of the committee with the ruling party, the Blue House and the government to examine the situation and provide countermeasures in response to Japan export regulations
  • Speaker of the National Assembly
  • Democratic Party of Korea-Economic Competence Party Committee Joint Committee Chairman
  • Executive Advisor to the Democratic Party of

Choi Kiyoung

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

Hong Nam-ki

Ministry od Economy and Finance

  • Dec 2018 ~ PresentDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance
  • May 2017 ~ Nov 2018Minister of Office for Government Policy Coordination
  • Jan 2016 ~ May 20171st Vice Minister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
  • Mar 2013 ~ Jan 2016Secretary to the President for Planning, Office of the President

Committee Composition

Committee: Consists of 33 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 5teams (the Planning and Coordination; General Affairs; Technology and Industry; Regulatory Reform; Social Innovation).

PCFIR Secretariat

PCFIR Secretariat | Description of Name, Responsibility, Contact
Name Responsibility Contact
Park Y.K
  • Head of the Secretariat
Coordination team
Kim, Kkok Ma Eum
  • Head of the General Affairs and Planning Team
Park Bo Kyeong
Park Ji-Hyang
  • Operation of the Innovation Subcommittee on Science & Technology
  • Support for the Special Committee on AI
  • Survey of public awareness
LEE Kukhwa
  • Report on tasks for the Chairperson
  • Managing on PCFIR Plenary Meeting
  • Personnel administration and organization of the Secretariat for the committee
Kwon, Soon Young
  • General affairs for the Secretariat
  • Tasks regarding the National Assembly, budgeting and closing accounts
  • Budget execution and management
  • Support for holding the PCFIR Plenary Meeting
Jeong, Yun Hee
  • Budget execution and contract on policy research
  • General affairs for the Secretariat
  • Support for holding the PCFIR Plenary Meeting and other gatherings
Oh, Jung yun
  • Institutional innovation as to Data
  • Cooperation with National Information Society Agency
Lee, Jong Keun
  • Operation of the Innovation Subcommittee on Science & Technology
  • Operation of the Special Committee on AI, the Data Research Group, etc.
  • Planning of major projects of the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Affairs team
Lee Chong-A
OH Chaeeun
  • On-and off-line promotion on committee activities
  • Managing the official website for the committee
  • Distribution of press releases and support for covering news stories
  • Approval and review of sponsorship title
Jee, Byoung Suk
  • Educational consulting on the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Raising public awareness on the 4th Industrial Revolution and relevant cooperative activities (local governments and offices of education)
  • Survey and analysis of public awareness on the 4th Industrial Revolution
Park, Jeong Soo
  • anagement of vehicles for the Secretariat
Seo, Min Joo
  • Operation of attached offices for the Chairperson and the head of the Secretariat
  • Support for external activities of the Chairperson
Lee, Eon yong
  • International cooperation with major nations as to the 4th Industrial Revolution and holding of relevant conferences and seminars
  • Identification and implementation of measures for cooperation between central and local areas
  • Tasks on social security
Industry team
Kim Wansoo
  • Head of the Technology and Industry Team
Park Joon Young
  • Operative support for the Special Subcommittee on Smart City
  • Support for the policies concerning the 4th Industrial Revolution under MOLIT
  • Shaping detailed methods on recommendations and support for implementation
  • Consultation on the policies concerning the 4th Industrial Revolution under MSS
  • Operative support for special and innovation committees, task forces and others of the kind
  • Shaping detailed methods on recommendations and support for implementation
Wang HeeDae
  • Operation of Innovation Subcommittee on Industry and Economy
  • Operation of Expert meetings on blockchain
  • Consultation with Ministry of Economy and Finance(MOEF); Financial Services Commission (Recommendations to the Government, issues on regulatory innovation)
Park H.Y
  • Tackling the policies and relevant matters concerning the 4th Industrial Revolution under Ministry of SMEs and Startups
  • Support for policy identification and discussion on the smart factory
  • Support for realization of recommendations(ecosystem for start-ups and smart factories)
KIM Sehwan
  • Tackling the policies and relevant matters concerning the 4th Industrial Revolution under Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT)
  • Operation of the Special Subcommittee on Smart City
  • Shaping detailed methods on recommendations for MOLIT and support for implementation
Kang, gui hyung
  • Autonomous vehicles TF
  • Consult with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Kim KwangSoo
  • Tasks around hosting Hackathon events on regulatory and institutional innovation
  • Consultation on regulation with MOEF and the Office for Government Policy Coordination
  • Consultation on regulatory sandbox with MSIT, MOTIE, MSS and FSC
JANG Woon young
  • Support for hosting the Hackathon events on regulatory and institutional innovation
  • Field investigation at companies regarding regulations on new products, holding of expert meetings, identification of bottleneck issues
  • Design as to prior regulations on new products
Han Seong Min
  • Operation of the Edutech TF
  • Consultation with the Ministry of Education
  • Cooperation with the Presidential Council on Education
  • Operation of the Special Subcommittee on Digital Healthcare
  • Consultation with the Ministry of Health and Welfare (including in bio-health)
PYO, Dae Bum
  • Operation of the Innovation Subcommittee on Social System
  • Consultation with authorities in labor (Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Presidential Committee on Jobs, the Economic, Social and Labor Council)
  • Tasks on jobs (including operation of the task force(TF))
Kwon, Ae Kyong
  • Operative support for the Special Subcommittee on Digital Healthcare
  • Collaboration with authorities in healthcare

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.


e-mail address

if you want to get more information, please send us an email

e-mail 4thir@korea.kr