3 information and communication technology personnel out of 24 members of the transition committee
Evaluation of ‘Insufficient ICT Recruitment’
“ICT is a national domain and is also directly related to the 4th industrial revolution” [National Government 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.
[Edaily Reporter Lee Dae-ho] As the appointment of the 20th Presidential Transition Committee is complete, voices of regret over the information and communication technology-based state affairs of the new government are heard. As President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol revealed the vision of establishing a “digital platform government,” there was an expectation that ICT would be a priority in the appointment of the transition committee, but when the lid was opened, the reaction was that they were not sure.
The division of ICT within the transition committee seems to span science and technology education and economy 2 divisions. Considering this, the Ministry of Science and Technology Education, which resembles the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology at the time of the Lee Myung-bak administration, will be launched, and the establishment of the Digital Media Innovation Department to preside over ICT and media-related affairs is being discussed. All of them are expected to become key ministries that will lead the 4th industrial revolution based on ICT.
In an organization with a total of 24 secretaries and underwriting committee members, those with ICT history or close relationships are △Chang-Kyung Kim, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University in the Science and Technology Education Division; About three people.
[Edaily reporter Kim Il-hwan] ◇ “ICT is the key to national food, but I can’t see it”
Rep. Lee Won-wook, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea, said, “The establishment of a digital foundation is not an area of one industry, but the area of the entire country.” It would have been nice to be able to reflect it, but isnt it too lacking?”
A former high-ranking government official also diagnosed that “ICT is directly related to the 4th industrial revolution.
There is also an evaluation that ‘there is a shortage of ICT entrepreneurs’. An official who has been in the ICT industry for more than 20 years said, “Isnt it enough to represent Kosan, who is famous for being an astronaut? An experienced person who built a large company should have been on the acquisition committee,” he said, expressing his disappointment.
Industry and academia said, “The digital content game has been mentioned as a promise, but there is no one to deal with it” and “ICT is poor. There are doubts as to whether the promise will come true” and “the selection of expert committee members is important”.
Rep. Lee Won-wook reiterated the shortcomings of the appointment of expert committee members, saying, “They back up data and are at this level.
[Edaily Correspondent Bang In-kwon] Park Seong-joong of Peoples Power
◇A call expert? Concerned about the appointment of Park Seong-joong as secretary
Park Seong-joong, a member of the Peoples Power, who was named as the secretary of the science and technology education subcommittee, is the secretary of the Science, Technology, Information, Broadcasting and Communication Committee of the National Assembly. Rep. Park said in a phone call right after his appointment announcement, “I will mainly be in charge of ICT-related media.”
However, Rep. Park is classified as an administrative expert rather than an ICT expert. He graduated from the public administration exam, and after working in Seoul for 20 years, he entered politics.
In the industry, there is concern in that Rep. Park, the secretary of the overdefense opposition, played a major role in the conflict in which the passage of major ICT livelihood issues such as the law on the compulsory prohibition of in-app payment in the app market in the National Assembly was sluggish. At that time, members of the ruling party of the National Defense Party issued a critical statement saying, “If you dont want to work, you should resign.” During his audit, there were several scenes of yelling at not only ruling party officials but also ICT entrepreneurs.
An official who was well aware of the internal news of the Peoples Power pointed out, “There is an atmosphere of disappointment over this announcement, such as the call expert In-seon.” This official also commented, “There are no experts or entrepreneurs with extensive experience in the government, saying that they are aiming for a digital platform government.”