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Discussing strategies for the new era of digitalization with Asian-Oceanian information industry associations!



- Strengthening international cooperation through the ASOCIO Digital Summit on November 14-15


- MSIT hosts a conference on recent trends in digital innovation policy, strategies, technologies, and market insights




The Ministry of Science and ICT (Minister Lee Jong Ho, hereinafter referred to as 'MSIT') announced that MSIT hosted the ASOCIO Digital Summit 2023*, a conference for discussing exchanges and cooperation strategies in the era of deepening digitalization with the Asian-Oceanian region digital industry associations.




* The ASian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) Digital Summit is an annual international meeting and conference series, hosted by member countries in rotation. The event serves as a platform for sharing and learning about policies, strategies, technologies, markets, and case studies regarding digital innovation within the Asian region.


(Date) November 14th (Tue.) - 15th (Wed.), 2023, (Location) Grand Ballroom, The Westin Josun Seoul




ASOCIO, or the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization, is an international organization consisting of information industry associations from 24 countries in the Asian-Oceanian region. This year, ASOCIO Digital Summit 2023 had been decided to be jointly organized with MSIT.




To partake in this Summit, over 200 government officials, business leaders, and institution representatives in Asia, including ASOCIO Chairperson Brian Shen, have visited Korea. The participants explored action plans for digital development and cooperation opportunities in Asia.




This year's Summit, titled "Digital Asia: Our Vision for Common Prosperity," conveys specific topics such as "Digital Government & Public Innovation," "Sustainable Growth of Digital Tech Industry," "Digital Transformation Service," and "AI & Data Service Strategy," bringing together experts from Asian governments, businesses, and institutions.




From Korea, Naver Cloud, IBM Korea, Samsung SDS, LG CNS, WooKyong Information Technology, Lemon HealthCare, and more, participated, while from abroad, Japanese Digital Agency, Singaporean Government Technology Agency (GovTech), the National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), Indian Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Thai Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) attended the Summit, providing presentations in the event.




MSIT, for its part, delivered a keynote speech in the morning of November 14th, encouraging participants to provide support for Korea's efforts in establishing a new digital order and the promotion of the Digital Bill of Rights in the international community. In the speech, key details of the Digital Bill of Rights, announced on September 26th, were shared.




ASOCIO Chairperson Brian Shen emphasized in his opening remarks, "For the promotion of digital transformation in the Asia region, Korea's role and moves are very significant as a leading digital nation." He requested Korea to actively engage in exchanging its experiences and insights in digital innovation, which is crucial for Asia's challenge of utmost importance, the "digital transformation."




Deputy Minister Kang Do Hyeon of MSIT Office of Network Policy stated that, "Korea, in response to the era of deepening digitalization, has formulated the Digital Bill of Rights which stipulates national-level fundamental principles in the digital era. MSIT has shared it with various countries and discussed Korea's role in the international community with an aim to realize a digital shared prosperity society." He further stated, "We are dedicated to  sharing our experiences and supporting international cooperation initiatives in order to stimulate digital transformation and innovation in the region."






For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (Phone: +82-44-202-4034, E-mail: of the Ministry of Science and ICT.

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