Korean business leader speaks to world leaders in Tokyo

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John Koo of LG Electronics, chosen as the ‘Number One Digital CEO’ in 1999, conveyed his own unique style of management to world opinion leaders.

Vice chairman Koo delivered a speech at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan during the international symposium organized by the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies. The symposium was held on 25-26 July at the international conference center under the theme of ‘Co-existence and Creation in the Asia Pacific Region’ and drew more than 400 participants, including 120 foreign academics, 50 Japanese academics and 150 top executives of leading Japanese companies.

Koo defined the Digital Age as a time of rapid change where information is transferred at a speed closer to light, where relationships become fluid to encompass not only one-to-one, but also one-to-many.

He urged the audience that as in the Silicon Valley model, the Asia Pacific region in the should strive to create an open network based on mutual cooperation. To this end, he suggested that the region should work together to build a standardized IT infrastructure, create a venture community, and promote growth of high quality resources and technology development.

Koo concluded that as a member of the Asia Pacific region, LGE would be dedicated to realizing regional growth and full cooperation in a variety of areas.



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