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Year 2018

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Dirk Ahlborn

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT)
CEO

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Ahn Dong-Hyun

Seoul National University
Professor

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Esko Aho

The 37th Prime Minister of Finland

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Abdullah Albeyatti

Medicalchain
CEO

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Eric Allison

Uber Elevate
Head

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James Allsop

Herbert Smith Freehills
Senior Associate

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Bruce Anderson

Global Electronics Industry of IBM
Global Managing Director

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Diana Aparicio

Kiwibot
Head of Sales and Strategic Partnerships

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Diego A. Areces

Schneider Electric
Process Automation North Asia Hub Leader

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Ban Ki-moon

United Nations
The 8th Secretary-General

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Bark Taeho

Lee&Ko Global Commerce Institute
President

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Bruce Bennett

RAND Corporation
Senior Researcher

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Linda Brimm

INSEAD
Professor

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Byun JeoungWoo

Kyung Hee University
Professor

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Heidi Capozzi

The Boeing Company
SVP, Human Resources

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Joshua Carrott

YouTube Channel ′Korean Englishman′
YouTuber

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Michael Cashen

Google Android Auto
Senior Technical Solutions Consultant

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Samuel Cassatt

ConsenSys
CSO

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Cha Inhyok

SK Telecom
Executive Vice President

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Chang Dae-Whan

Founder of World Knowledge Forum
Chairman of Maekyung Media Group

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Cho Wan-suk

Seoul
Director of Social Entreprises Support Division

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Choi Seunghyuk

McKinsey Korea
Partner

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Chung Byung-Hoon

D.STREET
CEO

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Richard N. Cooper

Harvard University
Professor

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Bruce Cumings

University of Chicago
Professor

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D

Da Hongfei

NEO
Founder

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Thierry de Montbrial

French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)
Executive Chairman

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Fraser Doherty

SuperJam
Founder

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Tim Draper

Draper Associates and DFJ
Founding Partner

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Gabriel Dye

Freelance Model and MC

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John Ehara

Unison Capital
Partner &. Founder

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Markus Engelberger

Creative Tribe
Founder

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Stephen Engle

Bloomberg Television
Chief North Asia Correspondent

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Jay Eum

Translink Capital
Co-Founder & Managing Director

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Stephen Ezell

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Vice President

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F

Edwin Feulner

Heritage Foundation
Founder

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Paige Fitzgerald

Waymo
Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development

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Gordon Flake

Perth USAsia Centre
Founder & CEO

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Kenneth Frazier

MSD (Merck & Co., Inc.)
Chairman of the Board & CEO

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Charles Freeman

US Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President

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Scott Galit

Payoneer Inc.
CEO

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Gao Erji

Vice President of Caixin Media
Executive President of Caixin Insight

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Ignacio Garcia Alves

ADL
Chairman & CEO

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Gonzalo Garland

IE Business School
Vice President

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Adam Gazzaley

UC San Francisco
Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry

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Renaud Girard

Le Figaro
Journalist

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Arancha González

International Trade Centre
Executive Director

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Nick Halla

Impossible Foods
Senior Vice President for International

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Andrew Hamilton

New York University
President

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Herbjorn Hansson

Nordic American Tankers Ltd.
Chairman

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Jack Harari

Blizzard eSport Leagues
Vice President, International Partnerships

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Sameer Hasija

INSEAD
Professor

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Mikkal Herberg

The National Bureau of Asian Research
Research Director for the Energy Security Program

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Christopher Hill

25th Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Karoli Hindriks

Jobbatical
CEO & Founder

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Hong Daesoon

Ewha Womans University
Professor

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Hong Won-Pyo

Samsung SDS
President& CEO

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Jason Hsu

Taiwan Parliament
Legislator & Member of Parliament

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Hurr Hee Young

Korea Aerospace University
Professor

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Hwang Jongwoon

KIST Europe
Head of Smart Convergence Group

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Hwang Jong-Sung

National Information Society Agency
Lead Researcher

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Jessy Yeunju Jang

ASEAN-Korea Centre
Head of Information and Data Unit

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Je Hyunjoo

Yellowdog
CEO

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Jeong Gu-Min

Kookmin University
Professor

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Jia Qingguo

Peking University
Dean

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Donald Johnston

OECD
The 4th Secretary-General

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Daniel Jones

Bext360
Founder and CEO

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Kersti Kaljulaid

Republic of Estonia
President

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Kang Tae Young

POSCO Research Institute
President

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Amit Kapoor

Chair, Institute for Competitiveness
President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness

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Akira Kawasaki

ICAN(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
International Steering Group Member

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Lucas Kello

Oxford University
Senior Lecturer in International Relations

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Kim InChul

Sungkyunkwan University
Professor Emeritus

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Anthony Kim

The Heritage Foundation
Resarch Manager

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John Kim

New York Life Insurance Company
President

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Kim Youngjun

KIST School
Associate Professor

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Kim Daeyoung

Maeil Business Newpaper
Editor of Finance News Desk

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Kim Bowon

KAIST
Associate Vice President of the Office of Planning and Budget

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Kim Kyoung Hyeok

Samsung Heavy Industries
EVP and Head of Marketing Division

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Kim Hongil

Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs
Managing Director

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Kim Jin Han

Gyeongbuk Center for Creative Economy and Innovation
Director

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Kim Yonghwan

Seoul National University
Chair of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

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Kim Sang Hyup

Graduate School of Green Growth, KAIST
Visiting Professor

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Kim Jun Ho

Intel
Director, Asia Pacific Client Application Engineering

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Kim Byung-gun

CEO of BK Medical Group
CEO and Co-founder of ICO Platform

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Kim Seungjoo

Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University
Professor, Department of Cyber Defense

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Kim Sung-han

former Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Republic of Kor
Professor at Korea University

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Kim Young Joon

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Partner

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Kim Eugene

SparkLabs
Partner

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Bruce Klingner

The Heritage Foundation
Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia

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Florian Kohlbacher

North Asia The Economist Group
Director, Economist Corporate Network

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Koo Sunggy

Samsung Electronics
VP, Smart Appliances & Home IoT, Digital Appliance

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Jordan Kostelac

JLL APAC PropTech
Director

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Taavi Kotka

Estonia
Former Chief Information Officer

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Kwahk Jiyoung

POSTECH
Professor at Department of Industrial & Management Engineering

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Kwon Young-eun

teamw.e
CEO

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Kent Larson

MIT Media Lab
Director of City Science

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Sylvain Laurent

Dassault Systèmes
Executive Vice President

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Jack Lee

HCM Capital
Founding Managing Partner

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Lee Kunwoo

GenEdit
Co-Founder and CEO

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Lee Narae

Block Crafters
Partner and General legal counsel

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Lee Joo Ryang

Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)
Research fellow

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Lee Jae-Seung

Korea University
Professor & Jean Monnet Chair

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Lee Dongho

Herbert Smith Freehills
Managing Partner - Korea

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Lee Won Bok

Ewha Law School
Professor

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Will Lee

Blue Whale Foundation
CEO

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Lee Myung Jae

Yulchon
Senior Foreign Counsel and Co-head of the Mobility Team

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Lee Jung-Hoon

Yonsei University
Professor

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Lee Junghoon

Telofarm
CEO

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Lee Jinhyung

Stanford University
Professor

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Eun-Chul LEE

Bitfury Group
Head of Bitfury Korea

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Lee Dong Kurn

Global Compact Network Korea
President

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Wes Levitt

Theta Labs
Head of Strategy

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Antony Lewis

R3
Director of Research

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Li Zhuo

AutoX
COO

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Laurence Liao

CMIG International Holding Pte. Ltd.
CEO

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Regina Lim

JLL
Head of Capital Markets Research, Southeast Asia

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Lim Sang Hoon

This is Game
CEO

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Peter Limbourg

Deutsche Welle (DW)
Director General

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Ted Lin

Binance
Chief Growth Officer of Binance

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Liu Wenjing

Tsinghua SEM
Professor of Marketing

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Gary Liu

South China Morning Post (SCMP)
CEO

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Mitch Liu

Theta Labs and SLIVER.tv
Co-Founder and CEO

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Eric Ly

LinkedIn.com
Co-Founder

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Sonja Lyubomirsky

University of California, Riverside
Professor

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Juan Ma

INSEAD
Professor

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Richard Ma

Quantstamp
Co-Founder and CEO

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Ming Maa

Grab
President

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Terry Martin

DW(Deutsche Welle) News
Senior Anchor

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Miko Matsumura

Evercoin
Founder of Crypto Exchange

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Margarita Mayo

IE Business School
Professor

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H. R. McMaster

The US National Security Council
The 26th Advisor

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Robert C. Merton

MIT Sloan School of Management
Professor of Finance

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Jason Miller

Teneo Strategy
Managing Director

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Halsey Minor

Founder and CEO of Live Planet
Strategic Technology Partner and Investor in the VideoCoin Network

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Moon Younghoon

nonce
Co-Founder

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Martin J Murray

GM International
Director, Global Program Manager BEV Propulsion

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Na Kyung-Won

National Assembly Congressman

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Masashi Nakajima

Reitaku University
Professor

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Ben Nelson

Minerva
Founder & CEO

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Egle Nemeikstyte

Blockchain Centre, Lithuania
CEO

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Nguyen Thanh Hung

SOVICO Holdings
Chairman

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Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh

Vice President of Vietjet Group
Chairwoman of Thai Vietjet

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Hajime Nozawa

JTB Tourism Research
President & CEO

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Tetsuo Ochi

MCP Group
Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer

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Elena Okorochenko

S&P Global Ratings
Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific

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Dominic Ong

Strategic Automotive Partnerships, Grab
Regional Head

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Richard Orbell

JLL Korea
National Director, Capital Markets

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Mike Orgill

Airbnb
Director of Public Policy, Asia Pacific

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Tami Overby

US Chamber of Commerce
Former SVP

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Douglas H.PAAL

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Vice President

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Paik Keun-Wook

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)
Senior Research Fellow

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Park In-kook

Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies
President

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Park HongKun

Harvard University
Professor

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Jason Park

Korbit
CEO

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Park Sanghwan

HanaTour Service Inc.
Founder and CEO

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Park Suyong

Block Crafters
Founder and Managing Partner

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Park Seung Yong

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group
Executive VP, Chief Marketing

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Justin Park

Metadium
CEO

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Park Suk-bum

UN Global Compact Network Korea
Secretary General

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Mike Petersen

New Zealand
Special Agricultural Trade Envoy

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Jack Poon

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor of Practice

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Keith Rabin

KWR International
President

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Krishna Ramachandra

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
Managing Director

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Sripriya Ranganathan

Embassy of India
Ambassador

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Ravi Velloor

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Associate Editor, The Straits Times

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Rhee, Mok-hee

The Presidential Committee on Jobs
Vice-chairman

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Sandra Ro

Global Blockchain Business Council
CEO

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Tilman Ruff

IPPNW(1985 Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Co-President

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Martin Ruubel

Guardtime
President

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Kaidi Ruusalepp

Funderbeam
Founder and CEO

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Ryu Woong Hwan

SK Telecom
GM and SVP of Open Collaboration Center

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Andreas Saari

Slush
CEO

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Gary Samore

Harvard Belfer Center
Executive Director for Research

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Fabian Schvartzman

AeroFarms
Strategic Research and Technology Development Lead

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Seo Seung-Woo

Seoul National University
Professor

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Peter Shannon

Levitate Capital
Managing Director

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Mordechai Sheves

Weizmann Institute of Science
Vice President

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Kenny Shih

Coinsuper
Executive Director

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James Shilling

Depaul University
Professor

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Shin Jaiwon

NASA
Associate Administrator for Aeronautics

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Shin Sung-Chul

KAIST
President

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Shin Jae Yoon

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
Advisor

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Shin Sunghwan

Hongik University
Professor of Finance

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Shin Insub

George Mason University Korea
Professor, Department of Systems Engineering

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Shon Dohyun

Twitch
Director of Business Development

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Jeff Shumway

Social Finance
Managing Director

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Carmen Simon

Founder of Memzy
Cognitive Neuroscientist

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Christopher Smart

Barings
Head of Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Research

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Scott Snyder

Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Fellow

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Prakash Somosundram

XSQ Global
Head of Acceleration

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Leona Son

Synco
COO

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Song Kyungjin

Institute for Global Economics (IGE)
President

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Daniel XuChang Song

Xiaozhu
CMO

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Johannes Stroebel

New York University Stern School of Business
Professor of Finance

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Suh Kyung won

Hyundai Motor Group
Global R&D Master

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Jane Jie Sun

Ctrip.com
Chief Executive Officer

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Ciara Sun

Bgogo
Digital Asset Exchange, Chief Strategy Officer

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Sung Taeyoon

Yonsei University
Professor

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Rajeev Suri

Nokia
President & CEO

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Austin Sweeney

Herbert Smith Freehills
Corporate Partner

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Tom Tao

Wanxiang Blockchain Inc.
Vice President

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Jonathan Tischler

Credit Suisse
Managing Director

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Beat Ulrich

St. Gallen Foundation & St.Gallen Symposium
CEO

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Hunter S. Urm

Head of DSME R&D Institute, DSME
Executive Vice President

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Dan Vahdat

Medopad
CEO & Founder

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Marc Vanhuele

HEC Paris
Professor of Marketing & Associate Dean

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Martin Villig

Taxify
Co-Founder

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Wang Zhenghua

Spring Group
Chairman

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Wang Rui

Peking University
Professor of Marketing

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Sheila Warren

World Economic Forum
Project Head, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

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Jong H. Wi

Chung-Ang University
Professor

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Randy Williams

Keiretsu Forum
Founder & CEO

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Nicholas Wilson

JLL
Director, Asia Pacific Capital Markets Research

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Won Heeryong

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Governor

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Sandra Wu

Origin X Capital
CEO

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Robert H. Xiao

Perfect World Co., Ltd.
CEO

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Tyler Xiao

Xianlife
Founder

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Lei Xing

Stanford University School of Medicine
Professor

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Yang Jun

37 Interactive Entertainment
Senior Vice President

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Yang Dong

Renmin University
Professor

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Yang Lan

Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
Chairperson

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Donna Yang

eMei
Founder and CEO

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Phil S. Yang

TK Net and CKT Development
Chairman

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Janet L. Yellen

Federal Reserve System (2014-2018)
Chair

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Yi Tehyok

Yulchon
Senior Foreign Counsel

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Alicia Yi

Korn Ferry
Managing Director, Co-Leader Asia Pacific

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Yoon Young-kwan

Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ROK

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Jae Yoon

New York Life Investment Management
CIO

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David Young

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) from the Boston office
Senior Partner and Managing Director

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Zang Zhong Tang

UCAR
Vice President

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Michael Wen Zhang

SenseTime
President

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Albert Zhang

Design Traveloka
Co-Founder and Head

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Zheng Chao

NOVAEX Cultural Development Group
Founder and CEO

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Jimmy Zhong

IOST
Founder & CEO

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