Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU

Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU

Dr. Chaesub Lee has been involved in the fields of telecommunication and ICT for 35 years.

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Overview

00:13- About Dr. Chaesub Lee

  • Dr. Chaesub Lee has been involved in the fields of telecommunication and ICT for 35 years: as a technical expert for 27 of those years, and as an Elected Official of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the past 8 years.
  • Dr. Lee has contributed to the development of Telecom/ICT technology and services in areas as diverse as, Next-Generation Networks (NGN), IPTV, cloud computing, fixed networks/Machine Learning (ML) for 5G, application of emerging technology (Quantum, Blockchain, AI, and ML) into Telecoms/ICTs.
  • He launched initiatives for inclusion such as AI4Good, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI), and the Road Safety initiative.
  • He started his professional life in 1986 as a researcher at Korea Telecom. After 17 years, he took up a role at his country’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), where he stayed for the next eight years. Subsequently, he worked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and then as a senior advisor to the ICT and Future Planning at the Korean Ministry, (MSIP).

02:22-  What do you hope to accomplish next?

  • This is my last year as TSB, Director.
  • According to ITU’s rule, we allow two terms for the same position.
  • Dr. Chaesub Lee is presenting his candidacy for the position of Deputy Secretary-General of ITU, the elections for which will take place at the upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP-22), being held in Bucharest, Romania, 26 September to 14 October 2022.
  • ITU, as a U.S. Special Agency, we have five elected officials.

05:12- What is your vision?

  • My vision as a candidate is “Building a Trusted ICT Platform” with three pillars:
  • Building a resilient global ICT ecosystem;
  • Upgrading core competencies of ITU;
  • Strengthening OneITU.

23:46- Hands-on training programs or bridging the standardization gap

  • I am responsible for standard development in ITU.
  • It is not a simple process. Being a technical expert does not mean you become the standard expert.
  • In ITU, we have 193 member states. Out of these 193, less than 20 member states have enough ability to follow the International Standard of Development in ICT domain.

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Profile

  • Dr. Chaesub Lee has been involved in the fields of telecommunication and ICT for 35 years: as a technical expert for 27 of those years, and as an Elected Official of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the past 8 years.
  • Dr. Lee has contributed to the development of Telecom/ICT technology and services in areas as diverse as, Next-Generation Networks (NGN), IPTV, cloud computing, fixed networks/Machine Learning (ML) for 5G, application of emerging technology (Quantum, Blockchain, AI, and ML) into Telecoms/ICTs.
  • He launched initiatives for inclusion such as AI4Good, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI), and the Road Safety initiative.
  • He started his professional life in 1986 as a researcher at Korea Telecom. After 17 years, he took up a role at his country’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), where he stayed for the next eight years. Subsequently, he worked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and then as a senior advisor to the ICT and Future Planning at the Korean Ministry, (MSIP).

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