One member of the acquisition committee mentions that 100% of the digital platform TF will be created
Even if you go to a TF, you have to go to an ICT expert.. Industry expectations
The need for public-private organic service cooperation beyond the open of public data [Edaily Reporter Kim Hyun-ah] [National Assembly Promotion Foundation] President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol, Peoples Power Representative Lee Jun-seok, and transition chairperson Ahn Cheol-soo hold a signboard ceremony at the Hyojaro transition committee in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 18th.
A Digital Platform TF will be created in the Planning and Coordination Division of the Presidential Transition Committee.
In a call with E-Daily on the 22nd, a member of the acquisition committee said, “The digital platform TF will come out 100%. The place to be in charge is the Planning and Coordination Division,” he said. Shin Yong-hyeon, spokesperson for the transition committee, said, “We are discussing the necessity of forming a task force in relation to the digital platform government.”
As news like this spread, the information and communication technology industry and academia are welcoming. This is because, although the composition of transition committee members, expert members, and working members of the “Economy 2 Subcommittee” and “Science and Technology Education Subcommittee” that will cover industries and jobs in the transition committee was completed, no ICT experts were included. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning recommended two director-generals as expert committee members in the office of the second vice minister in charge of ICT, but it was not reflected, and there is no private ICT expert.
There were even criticisms of whether it would return to the MB-style civil engineering economy in the era of digital transformation. Ahn Jung-sang, senior expert on the Democratic Party, said, “I am very embarrassed and worried that there is no ICT person. The flow of the global economy has already shifted to a digital economy system, and in the midst of that, isnt it a situation where Korea has to play a game in a digital economy war?”
Expectations to include ICT experts in the digital platform TF
In this situation, the ICT industry was relieved when the transition committee decided to have a ‘Digital Platform TF’ in the Planning and Coordination Division. The task force is expected to present specific policies regarding the completion of the digital platform government within three years of his tenure as President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol announced his digital economy pledge.
President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol emphasized the digital economy by attending the ‘What is the direction of digital innovation for the next president? He said at the time, “Innovation is taking place by convergence with various intelligent information technologies. We need to get out of the chronic low-growth swamp of our economy by solidifying the foundation of the digital economy and creating quality jobs through nurturing new industries and developing technologies. We aim for a digital democracy in which all citizens participate. Two-way communication and promotion of public happiness are our top priorities,” he said.
At 2 pm on January 28, at 2 pm in the International Conference Room of Nuritkum Square, the then presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol attended the What is the direction of digital innovation for the next president? They are taking a commemorative photo after receiving policy proposals from the Chairman of the Innovation Venture Organizations Association and Roh Jun-hyung, Chairman of the ICT Federation.
However, contrary to his mention, it was difficult to find ICT experts in the transition committee. An IT industry official said, “There was no ICT manpower in the takeover committee, so there was no window to suggest policies for digital innovation in the industry. I look forward to it,” he said.
On the other hand, it is evaluated that for a digital platform government to succeed, organic service cooperation between the public and private sectors is important, not simply opening public data. It is also pointed out that the removal of regulations that hinder innovation should be treated with great importance.
For example, the mask app and vaccine reservation system are representative examples of successful collaboration between the government and the private sector. The mask app solved the mask crisis by creating an app in one week through public-private collaboration in the event of a mask crisis. solved the problem and reduced the inconvenience to the public.