KISDI is Committed to becoming a leading
global ICT policy research institute driving industrial and economic innovation as well as digital inclusion.
Countries around the world are now fiercely competing to gain the upper hand in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and trade protectionism and technological competition threaten Korea’s major industries. In addition, the recent COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the shift from face-to-face transactions to the contactless online-to-offline (O2O) economy. In such an era, countries face the urgent task of building an inclusive digital society by bridging the digital divide, in addition to securing competitiveness in these fields. Since its founding in 1985, KISDI has helped Korea become one of the world’s IT powerhouses by conducting policy studies and research on the information, communications, and broadcasting fields.
Today, KISDI has to play a more important role as an ICT policy research institute in forecasting changes caused by the ongoing digital transformation and helping the country take the lead in the era of intelligent information. To meet the demands of the new era, KISDI will strengthen its research divisions dedicated to AI convergence and intelligent information policies; commit itself to identifying policy demands; share research results; and bolster its global ICT policy network.
Moreover, KISDI will propose mid- to long-term ICT policies reflecting technological innovation and changes to industrial and economic paradigms, and devise policies to bridge the digital divide, thereby helping every member of society enjoy the benefits of the digital economy.
President, KISDIHo-Yeol KWON