Dr. Jong-Sung Hwang
Senior Researcher, ICT Policy Group, National Information Society Agency (NIA)
Dr. Jong Sung Hwang is an ICT strategy expert who served in a number of key positions in the IT policy planning in distinguished organizations. Currently, he is a senior researcher at the National Information Society Agency. He is also a member of the Gov3.0 Committee of the Korean government, which designs and coordinates government and public sector innovation programs at a vice-ministerial level. Dr. Hwang is a former Chief Information Officer of the Seoul Metropolitan Government as well as the former Secretary-General of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO). He is also a Member of the Global Advisory Board to the Smart City Exhibition and World Congress (SCEWC), and of the Steering Committee of the IoT World Forum. In particular, he has a lot of experience in designing national IT strategies and developing a new breed of smart services. He drafted the first Korea IT Promotion Basic Plan in 1996 and initiated the u-City project, one of the world’s first smart city projects in 2005. As a CIO of Seoul, he launched the Smart Seoul 2015 initiatives in 2011 and made Seoul as a best case for a smart city recommended by the ITU. Dr. Hwang holds a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Political Science from Yonsei University in Korea.