Jung Hee Song: Senior Executive Vice President, KT

Guru BanavarJung Hee Song, a senior executive vice president at Platform & Innovation Group, is an engineer who has opened up the first generation of engineering industries for women.

Ms. Song graduated from Seoul National University in 1981 majoring in Electronics Engineering and obtained Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989. Since then, she has been involved in politics, government, and academia while devoting her effort to improving development of the IT industries in Korea.

Starting her career as a senior engineer in Electronic Equipment Laboratory at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in 1989, she was later promoted a director of Strategic Planning office at Samsung Electronics. There she focused on the technology planning and new business development that contributed to Samsung’s rapid growth in global markets.

Ms. Song has also served as an assistant professor in media engineering department in 1999, and as an entrepreneur of the software solution company, Telezen.

In 2003, she was appointed as an IT policy advisor to Minister of Information and Communication of Korea. When she led the IT839 project and governmentIT R&D initiatives, she brought out current IT issue and spoke up for key improvements to build significant policies for IT industries.

Since October 2006, she served for 4 years as an assistant mayor of IT (CIO) at Seoul Metropolitan Government. She led a project upgrading the outdated government systems and, this turned out to be the world-best e-government services among 100 cities e-governments. As a result of her achievement, Ms Song was recognized as “CIO of the year” in 2009.

Since Ms. Song joined KT in 2011, she has worked as the head of Service Innovation Group. In 2013, the name of Service Innovation Group was changed to Platform & Innovation Group which primarily focuses on executing innovation of the product and services fromcustomer’s perspectives and innovation of business through the ICT convergence.

Especially, the goal of 2013 is to successfully execute Business & Information system Transformation in order to contribute to future growth.