2021.11.8 (PST)


2021.11.9 (KST)

ICT Forum

Brilliant minds behind technological innovations in Silicon Valley will share inspirational experiences regarding the growing digital transformation trend and its various applications. Our keynotes include CTO of IBM Ranjan Sinha, CISO of Twitter Rinki Sethi, Chief Digital Officer at Amazon Web Services Faraz Shafiq, and VP of SK Telecom Jongmin Lee. The forum will outline topics in new and emerging technologies such as VR/AR, cybersecurity, hybrid cloud, data, and, AI with a focus on how to harness the opportunities that digital transformation presents to the IT industry.


Ranjan Sinha

Chief Technology Officer


Ranjan Sinha is an IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO for the IBM Global Chief Data Office. He is a digital transformation leader and innovator in data platforms, data engineering, and data science. He is on the front lines of transforming IBM into an AI Enterprise and helping IBM's clients navigate their data and AI journeys in a hybrid multi-cloud world. Additionally, he oversees the development and operations of the Cognitive Enterprise Data Platform, which is the data and AI backbone for IBM. Sinha is passionate about promoting wellness, safety and empowerment of vulnerable groups, and is an avid advocate for social and global issues.


Rinki Sethi

Chief Information Security Officer


Rinki Sethi is VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Twitter. She is responsible for leading efforts to protect Twitter’s information and technology assets and advising the company’s continued product innovations security. Previously, Sethi was VP & CISO at Rubrik, Inc. and has also held positions in online security infrastructure at such Fortune 500 companies as IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, eBay,, and PG&E. Rinki has received several accolades including the “One to Watch” award from CSO Magazine and the Executive Women’s Forum and the Senior Information Security Practitioner Award from ISC2. She has led an initiative to develop the first set of national cybersecurity badges and has worked to develop a curriculum for the Girl Scouts of USA.


Faraz Shafiq

Chief Digital Officer


Currently working as a combination of CTO and CIO, Faraz Shafiq leads Digital Transformation and Enterprise Modernization at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Directly engaging with C-level executives at Fortune 500 firms globally, his team helps enterprises modernize their technology and application stack, data, and business platforms and products. Previously, Shafiq was the Senior VP and Chief Data and AI officer for Cambia, a 101-year old, $10 Billion healthcare company, and served as the Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Executive Managing Director for Verizon, responsible for reporting to the group CTO and EVP of Verizon and for Data Science and Internet of Things products and platforms. His key areas of expertise include Digital transformation, Data Products, 5G, Internet of things (IoT), data science, and AI. He also serves as an executive advisor to the Airbus group in France.


Jongmin Lee

Vice President

SK Telecom

Dr. Lee is currently Vice President (VP) and Head of Tech. Innovation CO at SK Telecom, the largest mobile network operator in Korea.

In this role, he leads the company’s ICT R&D strategy and technology-based business development to expand the technology portfolio and further strengthen SK Telecom’s leadership in global presence.

In addition, He is the key leader as a board member in Cast.era, a joint venture (JV) company between SK Telecom and Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which is the number one TV broadcasting company in US, that provides the next generation broadcasting solutions based on ATSC 3.0 in the U.S. and global markets.

Prior to his current role, Lee served as Head of Media R&D Center where he dedicated to develop diverse media technologies such as immersive AR/VR and personalized recommendation. He had also led the commercialization of ultra-low latency real-time streaming technology that reduces stream delay.

Dr. Lee, 200+ patents holder, has over a decade of experience in the media and wired/wireless telecommunication fields. He has been awarded many times including the Presidential Recognition for his outstanding research and development (R&D) achievements.

He has been actively involved with GSMA(Global System for Mobile Communications Association) since 2019 and NGMN(Next Generation Mobile Networks) since 2012 as a TG(Technology Group) member and a project leader of MCDO (Mobile Contents Delivery Optimization), respectively. Also, he has been involved with MPEG and ITU-T as working group Chair and Rapporteur.

Dr. Lee received his M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, in 2007 and 2010 respectively


Jeehyun Kim

Vice President


Jeehyun Kim is the vice president of SK mySUNI and has more than 25 years of experience in IT service and digital business industry. He joined Daum communication in 2005 and worked as a service strategist for mobile and new business development. Kim was also in charge of new business strategy at SK planet and headed digital transformation at OK cashbag. He is currently responsible for AI education planning and Digital Transformation research of the SK group.


Susan Akbarpour

Investor, Entrepreneur

Candou Ventures

Susan Akbarpour is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. She is the founder and board member of several start-ups and has over 30 years of hands-on experience building innovative products and businesses in technology and media. After graduating from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a Master of Science in Management, she has made it her mission to develop, invest in and leverage consumer-centric technologies that can end the internet consumer as-a-product model. Akbarpour has recently joined Candou, an early-stage fund, as a managing partner and works on sourcing, development, and support of startups focused on SaaS, AI, blockchain, and the consumer internet. She also serves on the Facenote and Algopix board of directors while also being a limited partner in other funds such as Practical VC and Venture University Venture Partners. She is a contributor to Forbes, the IPR Journal, and Disruptor Daily as well.


John Burton

CEO, Co-founder


John Burton is a serial entrepreneur with extensive expertise in technology and manufacturing. He is the Co-founder and CEO of UrsaLeo, an immersive 3D platform that combines digital twin technology with real-time and historical data from IoT streams, ERP, maintenance, and other enterprise systems. In less than three years, Burton and his Co-founder have raised funding and built a platform that is disrupting the way IoT data is visualized, collected, and analyzed while also transforming the energy, construction, and manufacturing industries. Prior to UrsaLeo, Burton served as the president of Macnica Americas, formerly Octera Solutions, which he helped grow to more than $50MM in revenue. As the founder and president of Octera, Burton secured an acquisition from Macnica and remained as the president after the sale of the company helping to grow its success.


David Fattal

CEO, Co-founder


David is co-founder and CEO at LEIA Inc, the leading provider of Lightfield display hardware and content services for mobile devices and automotive. He previously spent 9 years at HP Labs working on various aspects of quantum computing and photonics, and specializing in the manipulation of light at the nanoscale. He holds a PhD in Physics from Stanford University and a BS in theoretical physics from Ecole Polytechnique, France. David holds over 100 granted patents and was featured on the 2013 list of 35 Innovator under 35 by the MIT technology Review. He co-authored the text-book “Single Photon Devices and Applications” and was awarded the French National Order of Merit in 2014 for developing the “Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting” concept.


Philip Yun

CEO, Co-founder


Philip Yun is the CEO and Co-founder of methinks Technologies Inc, a research technology platform with a mission to enable quicker, easier, and cheaper market and user research. methinks is revolutionizing traditional qualitative research methods with automated and AI-assisted features helping global enterprises like Verizon, Samsung, and BambooHR. As a serial entrepreneur, Yun also co-founded two mobile gaming companies, XOO and Funner. Before his entrepreneurial career, Philip Yun was the CEO of Naver US and Outspark. He studied at Seoul National University and started his career at IBM and later launched Playstation 2 in Korea for Sony Computer Entertainment.


Sangwon Lee

CEO, Co-founder


Sang Won Lee is the CEO of Qeexo and co-founded the company in 2012. Lee has over 17 years of experience in IoT, mobile tech, and telecommunications. Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of innovation in these industries helping to bring to market new technology for the largest organizations in the ecosystem. At Samsung, Lee was responsible for planning next-generation products for the company, and as Mobile Device Product Manager at SK Telecom, he orchestrated the first international deal between a Korean telecommunications network operator and European handset manufacturers. He also spent time as a Technology Program Manager at HTC. He has an EE degree from POSTECH and an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.


Phil K. Yoon

Founder, General Partner

Big Basin Capital

Phil is the founder and General Partner of Big Basin Capital. Since founding Big Basin, he has raised three seed-stage funds and invested in more than 40 startups in Korea and the US in various sectors such as mobile application, e-commerce, enterprise software, digital content, education technology, and gaming. Phil serves on the board of many companies he backed, including Kong Studios, Cookat, ODK Media, Goodtime, Swingvy, and Classum.


Sungjoon Cho

Founder, General Partner

D20 Capital

Sungjoon Cho is a VC Investor at D20 Capital. Formerly at Amasia, Formation 8, McKinsey, and Samsung. He finished his M.B.A at Columbia Business School and got the master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University.


Monday Nov.8 ( PST )Tuesday Nov.9 ( KST )

5:00 PM(PST) 10:00 AM(KST)


5:05 PM(PST) 10:05 AM(KST)

Pre-session: What does digital mean to you?

5:10 PM(PST) 10:10 AM(KST)

Keynote Speech 01 |
Accelerating Enterprise Transformation using Data, AI, and Hybrid Cloud
time 15 mins
Ranjan Sinha
Keynote Speech 02 |
5G & AI Services in Post-pandemic Era
time 15 mins
Jongmin Lee
VP, SK Telecom
Case Study |
Digital at Scale: The First Movers
time 20 mins
Jeehyun Kim

6:00 PM(PST) 11:00 AM(KST)

Keynote Speech 03 |
Future opportunities with Digital Transformation
time 15 mins
Faraz Shafiq
Keynote Speech 04 |
The Future of Cybersecurity
time 15 mins
Rinki Sethi
CISO, Twitter

6:30 PM(PST) 11:30 AM(KST)

Panel Discussion |
Future Tech Giants On How to Better Tomorrow
time 40 mins
Susan Akbarpour M
Partner, Candou Ventures
John Burton
CEO, UrsaLeo
David Fattal
Phil Yun
CEO, methinks
Sangwon Lee
CEO, Qeexo

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