Heesu Kim

Heesu Kim
"Head & Executive Vice President, KT Institute of Economics and Business Research"
Session I : A Hyper-connected world through 5G

Dr. Kim is Executive Vice President at KT where he is Head of Institute of Economics and Business Research, an in-house management consulting powerhouse. In the past two years he co-authored three books: The <Korea’s 4th Industrial Revolution>, <Blockchain, the future of Business> and <2018 ICT Trend in Korea>, reflecting recent areas of research at the organization. In the former books, he argues that the ICT-based Fourth Industrial Revolution is a two-edged sword that involves the risk of aggravating social and economic inequality as well as the opportunities of empowering human beings enabled by ICTs (5G, AI and Blockchain in particular). He proposes an idea that big public-private partnerships, called a Digital New Deal, directed at solving social problems and making the upcoming transformation benefit all by means of ICTs.