Big Data 2013: Seong Ju Kang

Topics: Government Perspectives from Japan & Korea

The Cloud does not respect borders. Data sharing between the two countries can be an important catalyst for economic growth and greater economic interdependence, but it can also cause tensions if managed poorly. What are the points of convergence and difference in the government policies toward the promotion of the Cloud and Big Data in Japan and Korea? Is there an opportunity for greater cross-border cooperation and, if so, how might it be structured?


Seong Ju Kang is Director General at the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, where he is responsible for convergence policy including ICT R&D, SME policy, and digital contents. He has been involved in a variety of ICT policy area, such as deregulation, e-government, ICT industry policy and broadband since 1987.