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I think Global HR Forum will work as a place to find the best ways of growing talented global leaders, and giving hopes and supports to people through education.
Jim Yong Kim, Keynote Speech 2014
This is an innovation-creating forum that is now a landmark not just in Korea and in this continent, but recognized as a very important event around in every continent in the world.
Gordon Brown, Keynote Speech 2012
I really expect that Global HR Forum will be the best way to seek for the resolutions against accumulated future challenges.
Bill Clinton, Keynote Speech 2007
I’m pleased that the Global HR Forum is taking place in Korea. By participating in this forum, you’ll have the opportunity to play an important role in addressing the vital human resources issues.
Bill Gates, Congratulatory Speech 2006


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Hon Julia Gillard AC
Former Australian Prime Minister
The Hon Julia Gillard AC served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia from 2010-2013. She previously served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion. Following her retirement from public life, she joined the Global Partnership for Education as chair of the Board of Directors in 2014.

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Mo Gawdat
Google X CBO
Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer for Google [X], Google’s infamous innovation arm, where he led the business strategy, planning, sales, business development and partnerships in an attempt to develop new technologies that will reinvent the way things are and deliver a radical, ten fold—10X—improvement. He is a serial entrepreneur who has cofounded more than 20 businesses. He is the author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy” (2017).

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Morton O. Schapiro
Northwestern University President
Morton Schapiro began his term as the 16th president of Northwestern University in 2009. He is a professor of economics and is among the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with expertise in college financing, affordability, and trends in educational costs and student aid.

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Thomas Wilhelmsson
University of Helsinki Chancellor
Chancellor of the University, Doctor of Legal Science and is since 1982 Professor of Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland. UNIFI and 2012-2013 President of the Scandinavian University Association NUS. Since 2015 he is chairing the board of the Finnish public broadcasting company YLE.

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Anjan Ghosh
Regional Director,Intel Corporate Affairs Group, Greater Asia Region
Dr Anjan Ghosh heads Corporate Affairs at Intel for the Greater Asia Region. CorporateAffairs at Intel focuses on Empowering Youth with Innovation and tech creation skills toaddress local and global challenges towards creating innovative and sustainablesocieties.

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Paul Kim
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Standford University Assistant Dean
Paul Kim is the Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He served as an advisory committee member for National Science Foundation (2012-2015), member of the Grand Challenges for International Development Committee at National Academy of Sciences (2011-2013).

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Piotr Mitros
"Piotr Mitros is an innovator and expert in the field of education. He has been a co-founder or key early employee at three organizations, all of which have crossed the $100 million mark, most recently, MITx/edX, where Mitros served as founding Chief Scientist for over a half-decade after having designed and created the Open edX platform. Mitros is currently focused on a new initiative targeting soft skills, cross-cultural skills, legal education, and open education."

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John Higgins
Global Digital Foundation Chairman
John Higgins CBE has been the public face of the digital sector in Europe since November 2011. He was Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe, until May 2017, following nine years leading its UK member association, TechUK. He was President of the European Commission’s Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship.

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Daniel Castro
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation VP
Vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and director of ITIF's Center for Data Innovation. In 2013, Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of the “top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.”

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Conor Walsh
Havard Biodesign Lab Director
The John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. He founded and directs the Harvard Biodesign Lab, to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance Director
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What is the Global HR Forum?

As our global communities are facing new crises and challenges, developing more competitive and creative human talents has become a very significant issue for all countries. Since human resources are the foundation where the prosperity of individuals, industries, society, and the world is built upon, the governments, businesses, and educational institutions must join efforts to improve education, training, and utilization of human resources. In response, the Korean Ministry of Education, Korean Economic Daily, and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training recognized the needs for international cooperation and collaboration, and thus initiated the Global HR Forum since 2006.

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