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|제목||[2017.09.18.] Port-city University Summit welcome speech|
PUS Welcome Speech
On behalf of Incheon National University, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Port-city Universities Summit. Thank you for attending this summit today. I would also like to thank the organizing committee led by Professor Shin Kwan-sup for making this Summit possible.
As you are well aware, the global economy is rapidly changing with the advent of Industry 4.0 and the rapid advancement of technological fields such as artificial intelligence. It is not foreign anymore to acknowledge that 50% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. To meet these changes successfully, companies are searching for talented people with the capability for convergence. Port-cities are where convergence of all kinds takes place: land and ocean, local and global, and academia and business, to name a few.
Port-city universities are strategically located to absorb and initiate innovation through convergence. To realize such convergence, I humbly request port-city university presidents, rectors, vice presidents and deans who are here today at Port-city Universities Summit to share ideas and experiences, and to explore collaborations with one another and as a group. I propose that we use this summit as a stepping stone in preparing for the challenges we may face in the next decades if not next centuries.
In order to ensure we get the best advice for us to meet this challenge, I have invited Professor Michael E. Porter as the keynote speaker for this event. He graciously accepted my invitation, and delivered a speech on “Smart, Connected Products” of a typical manufacturing company. His speech was centering around two main topics: connectivity and augmented reality. I was pleasantly surprised to identify relatedness in 2 respects between SCP and global education: one, connectivity is the very nature of global education; two, augmented reality is what port-cities can bring to us.
Global education that all of us in this room are responsible for, may be a vivid example of “Smart, Connected Products” that Professor Michael E. Porter explained to us in his keynote speech this morning. More precisely speaking, global education that we provide in our respective universities is connecting our students from various corners of the world. IT is embedded in products themselves (global education), expanding the way products (global education) create value and shifting the nature of competition.
SCPs (global education) are expanding and shifting industry boundaries.
SCPs (global education) affect industry competition through expanded opportunities for differentiation, segmentation, switching costs.
Augmented reality involves superimposing data or graphics onto the user’s physical environment to deliver digital information in context. Port cities play the role of augmented reality.
This way, I am positive that we can discuss our joint issues and generate logically sound alternatives to resolve the issues.
Hopefully, this effort will bring us closer together and pave the way forward for such cooperation in the future. I look forward to the success of this summit and hope to see you again the next time you convene in Incheon.