|International Participants of Young ICT Leaders' Forum 2015|
The forum was for invitation-only, where the participants were between 18-30 years old, from government sector, private sector, academia or R&D organizations, and have work responsibilities related with modern ICT convergences. The committee selected the participants based on submitted CV and application forms. Thank God, I was selected as one of 50 international participants invited by ITU ;)
|Young ICT Leader's Forum 2015 at Busan|
On the first day of the conference, we learned about how serious Korean government improving their nation-wide economic performance through ICT. The government has an initiative called "Creative Economy Vitamin Project" which seek to promote the integration of information technology with conventional industries such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, food, culture, tourism, healthcare, etc.
Korea National IT Industry Promotion Agency has 5 strategic areas #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/Eehvx6s2DD— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 9, 2015
We also learned the development progress of ICT convergences in various sectors, such as fisheries, maritime, automotive, electricity, home appliances, healthcare, and manufacturing.
The future of automative technology : connected mobility, e-mobility, shared mobility #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/Xoj0XtqWAK— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 9, 2015
Total project cost for the implementation of cybersecurity testbed in smart grid = KRW 5.09 Billion #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/RxuDjSwysl— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 9, 2015
Byung-Jo Suh, President of NIA Korea, is sharing about ICT Convergence-based creative society. #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/Lk7VwVGHsj— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 9, 2015
On the second day, we learned about International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its role in the world, development progress of IoT standardization, international ICT volunteers program, and open discussion about ICT problems and solutions from each participating country.
Mr Houlin Zhao: Enjoy your time, make friends, and I hope you can contribute in the future of int'l ICT. #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/ZICzmGjqFe— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 10, 2015
ICT can help us achieve the new sustainable development goals. #globalgoals #action2015 #YILF2012 pic.twitter.com/u3cCNjACas— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 10, 2015
.@ITU is currently developing IoT standardization to build sustainable smart cities. #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/Hpcq0S3714— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 10, 2015
And today was closed with open discussion and nice networking party~ 감사합니다!! 😊 #bay101 #busan #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/Py18pGn5y7— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 10, 2015
And lastly, on the third day we had tour to two IoT infrastructures: a laboratory in Pusan National University (PNU) and Hyundai Mobil factory in Ulsan.
Now visiting Hyundai factory in Ulsan — and they have Equus by Hermes in the showcase 😍 #YILF2015 pic.twitter.com/uBdxUew84w— Anggriawan Sugianto (@anggriawan) December 11, 2015
Aside all the knowledge and insights from the conference, we were also glad to meet new friends from various countries enjoying Busan on the days and nights. Till we meet again! :)
|Hanging Out at Busan Tower, Yongdusan Park | Photo: Adriana Suárez|
Friendship is so weird. You just pick a human you've met and you're like "yep, I like this one" and you just do stuff with them.