The Data Driven Society
  • Peter Hirshberg Author of <Maker City>, Co-founder of the Maker City Project

    Peter Hirshberg has been at the forefront of innovation and disruptive change in emerging media and technology for more than 25 years.
    He is the co-founder of the Maker City Project, the national organization tasked with helping cities and towns reclaim manufacturing prowess by leveraging the Maker movement. His research on the Maker City is available in the best selling book - Maker City: A practical guide to reinventing our cities - funded by the Kauffman Foundation. This book was created in collaboration with White House where it was launched in 2016 and with the Brookings Institution, where Peter is an author. Peter is the co-founder of City Innovate foundation, an organization formed with The San Francisco Mayor’s office, UC Berkeley and the MIT media lab to promote a network of global civic innovation centers. Peter is a sought after technology and innovation speaker, having presented at TED, the World Economic Forum, DLD, The Aspen Ideas Festival, E.G.,Techonomy, CeBIT, WEB 2.0 Summit, and many other events.
  • Brock Pierce

    Brock PierceChairman of the Board at the Bitcoin Foundation

    Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses.
    He's credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded.Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance,, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO). Pierce is a frequent lecturer at Singularity University and has spoken about the power of blockchain technology and decentralization at global events institutions such as Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford University, USC, and UCLA. He also has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Wired and Rolling Stone.
Yigal Erlich

    Yigal ErlichFounder and Chairman of the Yozma Group

    Yigal Erlich is the founder and managing partner of the Yozma Group, one of the veteran venture capital groups in Israel. Mr. Erlich served as the Chief Scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry and Trade between 1984 and 1992. Based on such experience, he established the Yozma Group, which was the first Venture Capital fund sponsored by the government of Israel.
    Mr. Erlich is considered as the founding father of the Israeli venture capital industry and one of the most prominent figures inthe Israel high-tech arena. The Yozma Group Korea was also established in 2014, to help make Korea the stepping stone to provide the platform for Asian startups to advance into the global market.
  • Jerome Glenn

    Nitin GaurDirector of IBM WW Digital Asset Labs

    Nitin Gaur, currently serves as Director of IBM WW Digital Asset Labs - serving to device industry standards, use cases and working towards making blockchain for enterprise a reality.
    Nitin also founded IBM Blockchain Labs and led the effort in establishing blockchain practice for the enterprise. In his 19 years with IBM he has achieved various industry-recognized certifications. As a technical leader Nitin has been involved in many enterprise project implementations and technical paper presentations at internal and external conferences. The range of the topics presented by him span from software architectures to improvement of management processes. Nitin, has been focused on staying close to customer and providing IBM clients with Solution to realize Digital Strategy with IBM Cloud and IBM MobileFirst Portfolio.
  • Jerome Glenn

    Jerome GlennThe co-founder and CEO of the Millennium Project

    Jerome Glenn is the co-founder and CEO of the Millennium Project, and co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future reports.
    He has been an independent consultant for the World Bank, UN organizations, and several governments and corporations. He has published over 100 future-oriented articles in publications such as the International Tribune, New York Times, Royal Society of Arts Journal, and The Futurist. He has keynoted over 200 conferences for leading corporations, governments, and universities around the world.
  • John Clippinger

    John ClippingerResearch scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group

    John Clippinger is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group.
    He is also the co-founder and executive director of ID3 (Institute for Innovation & Data Driven Design), a 501 C(3) non profit organization formed to develop and field test legal and software trust frameworks for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. He consults with companies, foundations, NGOs, and government agencies on technology, policy and business strategy issues related to privacy, trust frameworks and social networks.
  • Gary Cudmore

    Gary CudmoreGlobal Director of Data Centers for Black & Veatch

    Gary Cudmore is the Global Director of Data Centers for Black & Veatch.
    Gary has been engineering and constructing data centers since 1983 and has been involved in over five hundred data center projects globally. He has been a subject matter expert for HP, IBM, Dell, Northrup, Lockheed, Visa and CLP. Gary also held the B-1 General Commercial Contractor license in the State of California, USA. He is a certified Health Care Constructor, and was the Project Director for an Edison Award winning Bio-Defense Project in 2017.
  • Sergey Jakimov

    Sergey JakimovMember of the Board of Longenesis

    Sergey Jakimov is the Member of the Board of Longenesis, a joint venture between the Bitfury Group and Insilico Medicine, an american biotechnology company.
    Longenesis aspires to be an ultimate merge of blockchain excellence of Bitfury and proprietary AI from Insilico medicine, delivering world's most advanced and secure platform for life data storage. Previously founded two startups himself, Sergey joined Longenesis May 2018 as a strategist. He wants to demonstrate how blockchain technology could bolster the use of Big Data in Healthcare industry.
  • Eyal Oster

    Eyal OsterFounder and President of MobileBridge

    Eyal Oster is the Founder and the President of MobileBridge, the platform responsible for the Momentum coin.
    Momentum is the first Blockchain-based automated marketing platform. Momentum connects customers and companies by managing the customer’s personal data within the Momentum platform, and companies are then able to provide customers with automated custom marketing based on that data. An entrepreneur and visionary strategist, Oster brings more than twenty years of experience and leadership roles in both software and hardware companies and startups. He further brings a range of technology achievements including AI-Tech in which he led the development of the NASA space shuttle solid state flight recorder program which won the ‘Partner of the Year’ award for the International Space Station video compression program, and AI-Pixel, a video server and marketing video-casting focused technology startup which was taken over by Stern group NV.
  • Shlomo Cohen

    Shlomo CohenEurope, Middle East and Africa region General Manager at Intel Corporation

    Shlomo Cohen is Intel’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Logistics supply chain General Manager based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    He is also a Director of Intel International B.V. He joined Intel in 1987 after studying Social science and graduating from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.Shlomo has over 29 years of Intel Manufacturing Technology and Global Logistics Operational and Supply Chain experience. After working for 15 years in Intel’s CPU Manufacturing division, where he held several leadership positions and lead several global strategic technology programmes in Intel’s FSM organization, he moved into the Intel Global Logistics Group. Shlomo is currently responsible for all Intel’s supply chain Logistics in EMEA, and is responsible for a number of strategic global logistics programmes.
  • Liron Langer

    Liron LangerVice President Business Development of Nielsen Innovate

    Liron is an entrepreneur at heart and a high-tech veteran with proven experience as CEO, VP products, VP Business Development and CTO at private and public companies.
    Liron brings more than 20 years of experience in leading, managing and introducing products and services to diverse international markets, across both enterprise and consumer sectors. Liron’s career experiences include various management roles on both technical and business tracks including the establishment and management of startup companies.
  • Liron Langer

    Phu StylesCEO of Blockchain PR

    Phu Styles is the Founder of Women in Blockchain Foundation, CEO of Blockchain PR, Venture Partner at Velorum Capital, and the Co-Founder of the co-living/co-working space called Startup Villas.
    As an Asian-American immigrant, Influencer, and Futurist she is on a mission to make the decentralized future be inclusive for everyone.
  • Jungsik Suh

    Jungsik SuhSenior Vice President of ICT Division at Hyundai Motor Group

    Jungsik Suh is an expert in information and communication technology with over 25 years of experience in the industry.
    A graduate of International Economics (Bachelor) and Business Administration (Master) of Seoul National University and UC Berkeley, Suh worked at Arthur D. Little Korea as a director of broadcast communications from 1995 to 2003. In 2003 he joined Hanaro Telecom, which is now SK Telecom, as the youngest board member and served as a general manager of change management, business strategy and sales support. Since 2008, Suh was in responsible for the cloud services business unit at KT Corporation which was the first ever in the country and moved to Hyundai Motor Group as a senior vice president of ICT Division early in the last year.
  • Shane Kim

    Shane KimCEO of Wemade Tree

    One of the earliest generation of Korean internet and game industry, Shane joined Wemade after having worked at Freechal, NHN and Netmarble.
    He played a key role in building early online game services at Freechal and contributed to the integration of online community and game. While serving as a business, service group and marketing manager, the Wemade Tree CEO delivered successes in many projects mainly on game services. Shane moved to Wemade after having contributed in various projects including game services, publishing, and marketing at Netmarble. At Wemade he launced the renowned 'Kakao Game' project with Kakao. Shane currently serves as the CEO of Wemade Tree, leading the blockchain business of Wemade.
  • Sean Kwak

    Sean KwakExecutive Vice President, Strategy & Innovation at ID Quantique

    Mr. Sean Kwak joined ID Quantique in September 2018, bringing over 23 years of experience in electronics engineering.
    Prior to this he worked for SK Telecom, the largest South Korean telecom. Since joining SK Telecom in 1997, he managed the commercialisation of SMS, packet core networks and Internet protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). While working on solutions for packet core security, he became acquainted with quantum cryptography and led the founding of SK Telecom’s Quantum Tech. Lab in 2011. He also led the investment from SK Telecom in ID Quantique.
  • Sean Kwak

    Dongjoo ParkTechnical Director of Ericsson-LG

    Dongjoo Park is currently in charge of industrial application of mobile communication including the 5G, directly under the CTO. His recent interests include applying mobile communications to public safety, automobiles, factories and smart cities.
    Since joining LG Electronics in 1995, Park has developed the system algorithm development and commercialized the WCDMA and LTE systems. He also has been responsible for standardization and industry cooperation of those services.
  • Sean Kwak

    Jong-in HanProfessor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST

    Professor Han received his BS and MS degrees in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Seoul National University and the Ph. D degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
    He has applied that use of a number of physiological, chemical, and molecular genetic techniques to his studies, underscoring the utility of both classical and newly developed methods in the pursuit of fundamental questions in Environmental biotechnology.
  • Seo-jin Kang

    Seo-jin Kang Senior researcher at KB Financial Group's Research Center

    Seojin Kang has earned his master’s degree in accounting from the Ohio State University and joined KB Research in 2013 after working at KB Kookmin bank.
    In addition to business strategies and policies/regulations of the banking industry, he is specialized in researching digital trends, and has supported to establish KB Financial Group’s overall digital strategies. He has published a number of reports that cover digital strategies of global leading banks in response to the digital age and emerging FinTechs, development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, and innovative digital services of global banks and IT firms.
  • Jae-hyun Park

    Jae-hyun ParkCEO of Lambda256

    Jae-hyun Park is the CEO of Lambda256, a subsidiary of Dunamu which services the 'Luniverse' blockchain service platform.
    He majored in computer science at Pohang University of Science and Technology. Park started his career in 1994 as a senior researcher at Hyundai Electronics S/W Lab, where he developed object-oriented DBMS and middleware, and CORBA based data management systems. From 2008 to 2016, he led Samsung Pay’s service development and business as the GM, and also headed the development of the Knox message service and push marketing platform in the Mobile Business Division. Park also previously served as an executive at SK Telecom.
  • Jeong-won Kim

    Jeong-won KimInternet convergence policy director general for Ministry of Science and ICT

    Jeong-won Kim is the director general of internet covergence policy for the Ministry of Science and ICT.
    He is responsible for policies on the internet industry, the big data, the artificial intelligence and the blockchain which are all key technologies of the fourth industrial revolution. The Korean government has doubled its budget on blockchain pilot projects this year and is focusing on finding blockchain services that are relevant to peoples' lives. Kim is in charge of this project and is working as an expert for transplanting the blockchain DNA in South Korea. He also served as a second secretary to the President for ICT and vice president of the Intelligent Information Society Bureau.
  • Jong-hyup Kim

    Jong-hyup Kim CEO of ICONLOOP and Council Member of the ICON Foundation

    Jonghyup Kim is the CEO of ICONLOOP and Council Member of the ICON Foundation, leading the ICON Project which aims to connect diverse blockchain communities.
    He majored in computer engineering and science at Pohang University of Science and Technology, started to build his expertise at Jang Media Interactive. In 2013, he co-founded BTWorks, a public certification system developer. With over 20 years of experience in security, he is now leading ICONLOOP, a blockchain-specialized tech company based in Seoul, South Korea. ICONLOOP, as a partner of Seoul Metropolitan government, Korea Financial Investment Association (KOFIA), and Kyobo Life Insurance, drives diverse innovations in blockchain.
  • Jong-ho Kim

    Jong-ho Kim CEO of HAECHI LABS

    Jong-ho Kim established HAECHI LABS after having worked at VCNC, which develops "Beetween" and "TADA", and AWAIR, an air meter company.
    HAECHI LABS is a company that offers convenience and satisfaction by lowering the barriers to technological entry for everyone who makes use of blockchains. HAECHI LABS provides a smart contract security audit service and SaaS solution for developing blockchain services. In addition, Jong Ho Kim was a founding member and vice-chairman of Decipher, Seoul National University.
  • ETHCon Korea Preparatory Committee

    ETHCon Korea Preparatory Committee

    ETHCon Korea is non-profit, community-driven ethereum developer conference.
    ETHCon aims to expand the local ethereum development ecosystem. Supporting decentralization and open-source movement, ETHCon is solely organized by volunteers from community.