Industrial Session

Industrial Session

Industrial Session 1:
“(Mis)understanding humans: Natural language understanding in ICT industry”
Dr. Yu-Sung Chang

Senior Vice President (SK Telecom)
Alexa and Siri are now household names and the word chatbot is becoming a synonym to Artificial Intelligence. Many ICT companies are rushing towards this seeming goldmine, yet poor understanding on the technology and mismanagement often result in undesirable customer experience, and rarely lead to huge success.
In this talk, we will cover a brief history of Natural Language Understanding and present practical applications of the current NLU technology in the ICT industry. We will discuss advances in NLU technologies and potential future directions, especially with respect to 5G hyper connectivity and decentralized computing in mobile network industry.

Yu-Sung Chang is Senior Vice President of Technology Prototyping Group for SK Telecom AI Research Center. He has been focusing on data-driven strategy and service development for over 20 years. He started his career at Wolfram Research—the makers of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha which powers mobile personal assistants including Siri and Bixby—where he held various positions including Chief Product Officer. He worked for Samsung Mobile between 2013 and 2015 where he led advanced UX group and spearheaded the launch of Samsung Digital Health Platform. He has been engaging with several NLP startups as tech advisor and recently cofounded Huma AI, a natural language-driven healthcare automation company. His topics of interest includes natural language understanding, advanced computer vision and machine decision making for embedded systems. He holds MS in Mathematics from New York University and PhD in CS from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Industrial Session 2:
“Impact of IoT on Industry 4.0.”
Mr. Soumya Kanti Datta

Research Engineer (Eurecom)

Soumya Kanti Datta is a research engineer in EURECOM, France since 2012 and is working on French national, EIT Digital and EU H2020 research projects. His research focuses on innovation, standardization and development of next-generation technologies in IoT, WoT, and CyberSecurity. He has published 70+ research papers and articles in top ACM and IEEE Conferences, Magazines and Journals. His research paper has been cited more than 1100 times in peer reviewed conference and Journal papers. Soumya is a member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. He leads the activities of IEEE CE Society Future Directions Team on IoT and is an Associate Editor in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He has also served several IEEE Conferences and Workshops in many capacities. He has also received awards from IEEE TenSymp 2018, IEEE ISCE 2017, and IEEE GCCE 2015 for his research papers. He has delivered Keynote Speeches in several international conferences and technical workshops. He is also actively involved in W3C Web of Things Working Group and contributing to its standard development activities. He obtained an M.Sc in Communications and Computer Security from Telecom ParisTech (EURECOM), France.

Industrial Session 3:
“Cognitive Thinking Machine (CybreBrain) to lead The 4th Industrial Revolution”
Mr. O.K. Baek

Research Fellow/ former IBM Architect, ETRI, Korea
The primary theme of the Cognitive Informatics Research and Development Program at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institutes of Korea(ETRI) is for development of a self-adaptive artificial intelligence with the capabilities of deductive reasoning, real time inferencing from in-motion data as well as at-rest data, progressive and incremental learning from outcomes, and self-adaptation to new findings and decision making.
Key constrains and shortcomings inherent in today’s machine learning and artificial intelligent technologies include: (1) very large amount of accumulated data are required for building and training a learning model; (2) laborious, timeconsuming and costly manual processes are involved for preprocessing of training data; (3) learning is based on trial-and-error approach and yet with “catastrophic forgetting”; (4) any slight changes of training data lead to building a brand new learning model from scratch; (5) the learning model is opaque and unexplainable; and (6) the results are unexplainable and therefore not debuggable.
In order to address the constrains and shortcomings inherent in today’s artificial intelligent technologies, we have been developing an advanced AI technologies, which are referred to as Cognitive Thinking Machine or “CybreBrain”.
The key functional properties of CybreBrain include: (1) autonomous learning as a human-out-of-loop system; (2) inferencing and prediction from small sets of in-motion data; (3) outcome-driven incremental learning; (4) self-adaptation to the unanticipated and uncertainties; (5) adaptive and debuggable learning model; and (6) explainable results with high level of confidence. CybreBrain learns itself incrementally and self-adapts to unanticipated exceptions or changes and helps us respond to the unanticipated and manage un.

O.K. Baek is the Research Fellow & Head of Cognitive Informatics Resear c h and Development at the Elec t roni c s and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). He is leading the strategic R&D initiative at ETRI to enable The 4th Industrial Revolution, with focus on the Cognitive Artificial Intelligence.
This cognitive artificial intelligence with plasticity is capable of deductive reasoning, real time inferencing from in-motion data as well as at-rest data, progressive and incremental learning from
outcomes, and self-adaptation to new findings and decision making.
Prior to joining ETRI in September 2017, he had worked as the Global Solutions Executive & Executive Architect at IBM, specialized in advanced systems and emerging industry solutions.
He focused on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Analytics as well as IT strategy, ecosystem architecture, end-to-end solution design and technical governance.
He has over 40 years of extensive experience in research & development and delivery of enterprise architectures and end-toend solution design of complex enterprise solutions involving multiple business domains and advanced technologies.
He has published two books through John & Wiley Publishing Company, authored over 50 technical papers and filed over 15 international patent applications related to cognitive computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, distributed and parallel processing, advanced analytics, IT security and privacy, and biomedical informatics.

Industrial Session 4:
“5G is Now, Together, Creating a Better Future”
Dr. Richard Lixiaojun (李晓骏) (Huawei)

Head of Huawei 5G E2E Solution Department, Korea&Japan
With 3GPP R15 Frozen on June 15, 2018, 5G has achieved an important milestone. Major countries have announced 5G commercial plan, among them, Korea is most aggressive and all operators will launch 5G service by middle of 2019. As a global ICT infrastructure vender, Huawei is going to work with the industry to deliver 5G mission, will deliver 5G NSA E2E commercial systems by Q3 2018 and SA E2E commercial systems by Q1 2019. During my talk, I will introduce Huawei E2E 5G products and solution, and 5G cooperation with international organizations and operators around the world, include 5G network verification and potential 5G use cases.

  • Academic Background
    – Zhejiang University EE (BS)
    – Zhejiang University EE (PhD.)
  • Career
    – 2017 ~ Present Huawei Korea & Japan, Head of 5G Integrated Solution Department
    – 2016~2017 Huawei Wireless Product Line, Head of 5G Solution Department
    – 2013~2016 Huawei & Vodafone, Head of Vodafone Wireless Joint Innovation Center
    – 2008 ~ 2013 Huawei Wireless Product Line, Head of LTE Development Department
    – 2005 ~ 2008 Huawei Wireless Product Line, System & Software Engineer

Industrial Session 5:
“Nokia 5G Vision and Execution”
Dr. Bong Youl (Brian) Cho (NOKIA)

Head of Radio Product Management for Asia Pacific and Japan, Mobile Networks, Nokia

Bong Youl (Brian) Cho is currently working for Nokia as a head of radio product management for Asia Pacific and Japan in Nokia Mobile Networks (MN) business group. In this role he is responsible for driving Nokia radio product competitiveness to provide the best-in-class 5G NR (new radio), 4G LTE, SRAN (single RAN), and other products to customers in this market. At the same time, he and his team are having various technology discussions & collaboration between Nokia and customers/industry about 5G, IoT, Cloud, network evolution, and DSP (Digital Service Provider), etc.
Before joining Nokia, he firstly joined radio research division at KTF (a wireless operator in Korea) in 1999, mainly working on the PHY/MAC layer topics of IS-95 A/B and 3GPP WCDMA. In 2001, he joined wireless communications modem development team at GCT Semiconductor, and developed various kinds of wireless communications modem including 3GPP Release 99 WCDMA PHY/MAC modem, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN, DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting), etc. From 2005 to 2010, he handles various technical topics around mobile broadband technologies ranging from standardization and regulatory/policy to products and network engineering in Asia Pacific region at Intel Corporation.
He holds the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree of electrical engineering, both from Seoul National University, South Korea, and holds the Ph. D degree of electrical engineering from Kwangwoon University, South Korea. His Master thesis is about CDMA interference cancellation and Ph. D thesis is about OFDM(A) and MIMO. He also holds the B.S. degree of business administration from Korea National Open University, South Korea.
He holds several US patents and Korean domestic patents on wireless communications. He also wrote a few books in Korean such as “3G/4G Mobile Communication Systems”, and translated several books to Korean including a well known book written by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala.

Industrial Session 6:
“Turn on 5G and Accelerate IoT”
Dr. Youngjoon Kim (Ericsson-LG)

Head of R&D
Throughout global collaborative efforts from telecommunication industry, 5G standardization has been achieved for phase 1 non-stand-alone operation and targeting to complete stand-alone operation with full service category enhanced mobile broadband, mission critical IoT and massive IoT in 2019. This talk discusses the 5G product and solution readiness along with standardization. It also how 5G accelerate IoT in various industries.

Youngjoon Kim is a currently Senior Vice President and Head of R&D Ericsson-LG and he is a member of Ericsson R&D North East Asia leadership.
Before joining Ericsson-LG, He held the position as Head of R&D LG-Nortel from 2008. Youngjoon held the position as Director in System Architecture Research Lab, LG-Electronics Korea from 2005 to 2007. He was named Vice President in 2002 and responsible for Mobile Communication Research Division, LG-Electronics Korea.
From 2000 to 2010, as a Korea ICT R&D leader, he led several mobile data technology development projects of Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Qualcomm, LG-Electronics and Korea Government. Since joining LG Group in 1986, He has also held various managerial positions in Korea.
He is currently one of the cooperate vice-president of KICS (The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences) and actively participated in many major Korean ICT Industry Fora.
He received his B.S and M.S degrees in Electronic Communication from Hanyang University, Seoul and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Korea University.