Sejong University and Sejong Research Institute jointly held the Sejong Forum entitled “Where are we on our journey to the Fourth Industrial Revolution?” on February 4, 2019. Jeongwon Yoon, Country Director of World Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Korea, attended the event as a guest speaker. Yoon explained that cloud computing is emerging as one of the core technologies as we are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution era.
AWS, an Amazon.com company, is a secure cloud services provider, offering a broad set of infrastructure services, such as computing power, storage options, networking and databases, delivered as a utility: on-demand, available in seconds, with pay-as-you-go pricing.
AWS is a leader in the global cloud market segment with the broadest range of cloud technology service and functionalities. Q4 2018 revenue for the AWS segment increased 45% year over year to US$7.4 billion, making AWS a nearly US$30 billion dollar run rate business.
AWS customers in Korea include Yonsei University, Seoul National University Hospital, and Inha University. Globally, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are also using AWS.
Yoon emphasized that one of the key benefits that AWS delivers is “Robust Security.” AWS provides services and tools for customers to protect and encrypt their data from threats such as hacking and viruses. In addition, AWS helps companies significantly reduce IT-related spending.
Deg-Hyo Bae, President of Sejong University, said, “Sejong University is fully committed to cultivating tech-savvy talent by providing coding lessons to all undergraduates. In fact, one of our graduate students was successfully employed as an engineer by AWS. We will continue to provide tech training to nurture next-generation IT and cloud talent, helping them prepare their future career paths while making contributions to the fast-changing society.”
Yoseop Lee, Chairman of Sejong Institute, said, “I would like to express my gratitude to Jeongwon for his lecture. Cutting-edge technologies including cloud computing, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence are the key drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Korean government needs to lift regulations to spur the growth of the domestic industry and swiftly follow the global tech trends to gain a competitive edge in the global market.”