Hi I would like to understand where south korea is solving worldwide challenges with technology. I visited the wonderful island of Jeju in 2017 and have had overnight stops in seoul but unlike tokyo that I have been to various times from 1985 I dont know very much. What I do see if there is to be a sustainability generation: In New York (for me the one hopeful city in usa beyond nationalist politics) one needs to talk two development alphabets - 17 sdgs of United Nations with next 2 years peak of what Guterres can do; the ESG. I know one of Japan's elders of ny finance (at nippon life) who understands ESGs from Japan and Asean clients of Nippon Life. Should I try and introduce you? When it comes to Artificial Intel for humanity I see Korea as a joint world leader ; the UN tries to connect this through Geneva #AIforGood ITU; Stanford and MIT remain the 60 year old AI labs -legacy of Von Neumann. My father at The Economist became von neumanns biographer. When it comes to edutech (my passion if not my expertise) Gordon Brown has asked Koreans to lead formation of Asia Education Commission. These are my guesses. Happy to be corrected- have no direct vested interests anywhere in Asia though there are a few people doing great tech in hong kong who I try and keep diaries of. I do, try as a nationless scot, to study china independently of everywhere else. Its one fifth of humans seem to have some very interesting AI explorations to do. One of my heroes was Ezra Vogel - probably the only academic in usa who kept door open to discuss human connections across big Asian nations. I got 8 trips to Beijing between 2015 and 2018, Christian Rosier and his partner Ms Song were always very kind showing me around. Do you know them? In fact I first met Ms Song when she was helping about 20 chinese student architects explore UN headquarters in 2015, She is passionate about how artists can bring borderless joy to communities. Dad Norman Macrae at The Economist and I wrote a futures book 2025report.com in 1984- would tech sustain or destroy millennials world? I am trying to bring together a library of positive ways forward. My father's greatest end-poverty inspiration fazle abed in bangladesh came up with a legacy mission. Connect 50 Asian universities sustainability graduates in replicating massive community sdg solutions. After 15 interview with Fazle Abed some young journalists and I are still trying to map where to connect those universities and under 35s professionals. I do know Vincent Chang the vice chancellor Abed headhunted to connect University relationships -if he'd be a useful introduction please say.
for jeju view please see www.greenbigbang.com -its relationships wit5h aiib- being the first international event the then new pres moon jaer-in spoke at; the potebtial harmony of s korea's winter olympics- ande how many dybsnjucs have since fallen apart
help us map millennial smart korea -examples (rsvp email@example.com
suggestions for people to interview latest ed 2025report include
Alex is a operator and investor. He launched Blind, an anonymous workplace social app and previously cofounded Hashed, the largest crypto assets VC in S Korea. Alex splits his time between SF and Seoul. Working on projects, advising startups and dabbling in angel investments.