Digital economy

2nd Broadband Workshop, 4-5 June 2002, Seoul, Korea


The second Broadband Workshop was held in Seoul, Korea on 4-5 June 2002, following the successful Workshop on " Broadband: Infrastructure, applications and use " at the OECD, December 2001. The second Workshop was organised by the OECD Working Party on the Information Economy, the OECD Working Party on Telecommunication and Information Services Policy and the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication.


: Lotte World Hotel, Seoul, Korea

DAY 1: Tuesday 4 June 2002

14.30 Opening and Welcome

  • Opening Remarks by Mr. Takayuki Matsuo, Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
  • Welcome Remarks by Dr. Seungtaik Yang, Minister of Information and Communication, Korea
  • Report of the first Broadband Workshop by Mr. Richard Simpson, Chair of the Working Paryt on the Information Economy, Director General, E-Commerce Branch, Industry Canada

15.00 Keynote Speech: Economic implications of broadband in the digital economy

  • Presentation by Dr. Andrea Camanzi , Vice Chairman of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)
  • Presentation by Korean private Sector: Dr. Sang-Chul Lee , President and Chief Executive Office of Korea Telecom

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 Session I Broadband Infrastructure: The Supply Side

  • Chairman's opening remarks: Mr. Michael Tiger, Chair of the Working Party on Telecommunication and Information Services Policies, Senior Policy Advisor, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada
  • Broadband service model and business profitability in Korea: Dr. Wonsic Hahn , Managing Director, Korea Telecom
  • Broadband from an equipment supplier's perspective:
    Mr. Malcom Lee , Senior Representative for Worldwide Government Affairs, Cisco Systems
  • Broadband service model in Japan: Mr. Hayato Kameta , Director of Corportae Strategy, BB Technology
  • Deployment and utilisation strategy of broadband: Dr. Nae-Chan Lee , Senior Researcher, Korean Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)

17.10-17.40 Discussion

17.40-18.30 Exhibition

18.30-20.30 Dinner (Hosted by the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication

DAY 2: Wednesday 5 June 2002

09.00 Session II Broadband: The Demand Side

  • Chairman's opening remarks: Utilisation and role of broadband, Dr. Sam Young Suh, President of National Computerizaion Agency (NCA)
  • Content development for broadband: Mr. Tom Kennedy , Managing Director, Beyond Online Ltd.
  • Medical/education use of broadband: Mr. Joseph Dal Molin , e-cology Corporation
  • Broadband services - usage and development factors in Korea: Dr. Hee Min Kwon, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Samsung Electronices Co. Ltd.

10.10-10.40 Discussion

10.40-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 Session III: Policy Issues

  • Chairman's opening remarks: Government role in depolyment of broadband, Dr.Chang Bun Yoon, President of Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)
  • National experience: Mr. Frédéric Maduraud , European Commission
  • National experience: Ms. Daniela Battisti , Italy
  • National experience: Dr. Byeong-nam Yoon , Vice President, National Computerization Agency (NCA)
  • National experience: Mr. Tetsuo Yamakawa , Director, International Policy Division, Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunicaions, Japan

12.10.-12.40 Discussion

12.40-13.00 Conclusion: Mr. Richard Simpson , Chair of the Working Paryt on the Information Economy, Director General, E-Commerce Branch, Industry Canada

13.00-14.20 Lunch

14.20-17.10 Site visit (Korean service provider, equipment vendor, Cyper APT, etc)



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