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Good day to you. I am Nam Gyeong-pil, Gyeonggi-do governor.
I warmly welcome your visit to the homepage with interest in B.I.G. Forum 2017」which is to share innovation and future vision in the era of 4th industrial revolution.
4th industrial revolution is now a global trend. With the advent of 4th industrial revolution era artificial intellect(AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data etc., all of these new technologies will bring about innovative changes to our community and economy.
However, , in historical retrospect such technological revolution always accompanied threat factors and opportunity factors. The purpose of technological development is ultimately human and society, and this is also why we need discuss human and society beyond technology.
This year B.I.G. Forum, Bigdata Initiative of Gyeonggi pays attention to the changes and challenges 4th industrial revolution will cause to humans and society. This forum to be held with the topic of ‘4th industrial revolution and evolution of GLOCAL’ will present visions of rebuilding 4th industrial revolution era by converging global trend of 4th industrial revolution and future strategies of Gyeonggi-do.
Especially, this year not only the sophisticated lectures by the world’s greatest scholars but also the program ‘Future talk concert about 4th industrial revolution’ where we can hear opinions of residents in the province is ready. Moreover, you can experience the present and future of 4th industrial revolution era through various events accompanied such as coding, Lego robot, and VR.
Gyeonggi-do is preparing for 4th industrial revolution era going ahead with one step. Gyeonggi-do will from now on, through building innovation cluster for technological conversion solution , coalition for shared politics, shared market economy for new alternative to capitalism, lead 4th industrial revolution era. I extend my thanks to you who encourage with extraordinary attention and affection for the development of Gyeonggi-do, and wish your family health and happiness FT178}.
21century is the era of big data brought on by smart revolution. A large data , i.e., Big Data is the technology which finds any meanings and patterns hidden in vast amount of data and predicts the future based on those. The advent of Big Data era means we can promote our capacity of education/research in a more innovative way.
Lately with the appearance of Alpha Go, the changes in the future society Big Data, artificial intellect, bioengineering which represent 4th industrial revolution will bring, are heightening our attentions everyday.
4th industrial revolution will change the framework of industrial ecosystem with artificial intellect and Internet of Things, Big Data science, drone, autonomous vehicle, biotechnology working together . Not only the topography of industry but our life style will drastically change. Such a period of change could become one of the best opportunities when we, beyond the status of existing manufacturing industry and IT power, can pioneer in new industry.
SNU is making best efforts to lead the 4th industrial revolution era by overcoming current spatial and institutional limitations by preparing a turning point for a big leap in education and research through collecting wisdom of its community . As core of such efforts we are going to cultivate talent beyond existing educational system by establishing ‘Data Science Innovation Graduate School’ and to brighten the way to future industry.
At such a changing time BIG Forum 2017」jointly held with Gyeonggi-do looms more meaningful. In this forum having the world’s greatest scholars and experts from industry, government, public institutions invited, there will be various discussion with the theme ‘4th industrial revolution and GLOCAL’s evolution’. This will be a very meaningful sitting where we share innovation and future vision in order to advance to a better world.
Having many people participating with attention, I wish this BIG Forum 2017」will turn into meaningful footsteps in 4th industrial revolution era which look for new possibilities and materialize more abundant life.