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KISDI Overview - The Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) is a government-affiliated institute established in February 1985, with an aim of developing communications environment by building communications infrastructure as well as modernizing the industry in the IT wasteland. By collecting, surveying, and researching a variety of data and information about IT policy, regulation, and business in and out of Korea, KISDI has made a great contribution to the establishment of national IT policy and, furthermore, the development of national economy.Today, to meet the needs in the emerging era of broadcasting and telecommunications convergence, KISDI expands to include the broadcasting sector as well as the telecommunications one, placing itself as the world's top think tank for both broadcasting and telecommunications.
KISDI History
2000’s - Mar 28. 2014(Dr.Dohawn Kim was inaugurated as the 11th President), Sep 10, 2011(Dr. Dong wook Kim was inaugurated as the 10th President), Sep. 10, 2008(Dr. Suk-Ho Bang was inaugurated as the 9th President.), May 19, 2006(Dr. Hoick Suk was inaugurated as the 8th President.), Apr. 01, 2003(Dr. Joo-hun Lee was inaugurated as the 7th President.), Apr. 01, 2000(Dr. Chang-Bun Yoon was inaugurated as the 6th President.)
1990’s - Jan. 29, 1999(KISDI changed it’s affiliation to the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences (NRCS) under the umbrella of the Office of the Prime Minister, in accordance with the Act No. 5,773 on the Establishment, Operation and Development of Government-Funded Institutions.), Jul. 09, 1998(Dr. Hyo-Seok Kim was inaugurated as the 5th President.), Aug. 30, 1997(The official name of the Institute was changed from the IT Development Research Institute to the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI). The revision to the Korea Information Society Development Institute Act (No. 5,407) was proclaimed.The revision of the Enforcement Decree of the Korea Information Society Development Institute Act (Presidential Decree No. 15,472) was proclaimed.)
Sep. 21, 1996(Dr. Se-Won Kim was inaugurated as the 4th Director.), Jul. 09, 1996(Dr. Cheon-Pyu Lee was inaugurated as the 4th President.), Oct. 06, 1994(The construction work on the new complex was completed and relocation to the new site also finished. (New address: 1-1 Juam-Dong, Gwacheon-Si, Gyunggi-Do)), Sep. 25, 1993(Dr. Se-Won Kim was inaugurated as the 3th Director.), Jun. 14, 1993(Dr. Seok-Hyun Bang was inaugurated as the 3th President.), Jan. 27, 1993(Construction work on the new complex began.), Apr. 30, 1991(Supplementary organization called the Office of Telecommunications Research Management was set up. (The Office operated until January 1999.)), Feb. 26, 1991(Kwang-Soo Choi, the former Communications Minister, was inaugurated as the 2nd Director.Dr. Paek J. Cho was inaugurated as the 2nd President.)
1980’s - Sep. 27, 1989(The complex was relocated at Daechi-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul.), May 24, 1989(Supplementary organization called the Telecommunications Cooperation Group was set up. (The Group operated until September 1994.)), Jan. 30, 1988(The Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) was established.Dr. Han-Bin Lee was inaugurated as the 1th Director; and Dr. Se-won Kim was inaugurated as the 1th President.), Dec. 31, 1987(The Enforcement Decree of the Korea Information Society Development Institute Act (Presidential Decree No. 12,360) was proclaimed.), Nov. 28, 1987(The Korea Information Society Development Institute Act (No. 3,952) was proclaimed.), Nov. 20, 1986(The complex was relocated at Shinsa-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul.), Feb. 04, 1985(The Institute for Communications Research (ICR) was established.)

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