Keynote 3 - Soon-Ae Yang

Success Factors and Challenges in Korea’s E-government Development  

Abstract: E-government can be represented as an evolutionary process that usually takes a long time to build. Korean government started this evolutionary process in the 1980’s and Korea ranked the first in the UN E-government survey in 2010, 2012 and 2014. I will start my talk by introducing Korea’s e-government development as an evolutionary process. Then I will discuss factors that contributed to this success, such as strong political will and leadership, a partnership with the private sector, especially ICT industry, effective allocation of resources, and supporting legal system. Finally, I will describe some challenges that the Korean government had faced in this processes and how the Korean government dealt with them, which might provide guidance to countries in similar circumstances. 



Soon Ae Yang is an E-government Advisor, dispatched to IAEN by NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) in Korea. She is advising on the development of education and training courses for government officials and E-government policy research. She worked as an E-government Advisor in Timor-Leste for two years in 2013-2015. Since she received her Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, she had worked in the field of ICT planning and E-government policy in universities and research institutes in Korea including NIA (National Information Society Agency) and KLID (Korean Local Information Research and Development Institute). 


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