Taiwan Internet Trend Seminar 2017

The Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) hosted the Taiwan Internet Trend Seminar 2017 at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) International Convention Center on March 29-30, 2017.

Group photo of panelists, from left to right: Winston Chen, the founder and CEO of Deep Force Inc.; I-Hao Yeh, the chairman and general manager of Elan Microelectronics Corp.; James Liu, the general manager of the Syscom Group; Long-Song Lin, the TWNIC Chairman of the Board; Owen Lin, the consultant of Business Today; and Tony Ho, the chairman of Broadway Consulting Service.

The theme of this seminar was “Major Internet Trend: Innovative Lifestyle, from the Internet of Things (IoT) to Human-Computer Intelligence”. Opening remarks were given by Ting-Jun Wang, the director of the Department of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Transportation and Communications; Chung-Shu Chen, the director of Department of Frequency and Resources, National Communications Commission; and Long-Song Lin, the chairman of Board, TWNIC.

Crucial topics regarding the new era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and human-computer Interactions were discussed starting from the perspective of IoT development during the seminar. Chairman Lin hosted the Day 1 first panel discussion, “New Momentum of Taiwan Internet Economy Development from the Perspective of Promoting the IoT Industry”.

The panelists comprised of Tony Ho, the chairman of Broadway Consulting Service; Owen Lin, the consultant of Business Today; Winston Chen, the founder and CEO of Deep Force Inc; I-Hao Yeh, the chairman and general manager of Elan Microelectronics Corp.; and James Liu, the general manager of the Syscom Group, and they explored the importance of and trends in the IoT industry and its effect on Taiwan Internet economy development.

The second panel, “Deep Learning, AI Applications Industry, and Future Opportunities of Taiwan”, key companies from Internet related industry worldwide such as Microsoft, Cisco, ASUS Cloud, Trend Micro, and IBM Cloud joined the panel to share their points of view. In the following session, the panelists of the third panel, “Human-Computer Interaction and the Effect of Innovative Internet Applications on Future Lifestyles in Taiwan”, officials from Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung City Governments discussed the future development of AI applications, smart cities, and how they are going to influence on the future life in Taiwan from a governmental perspective.

In the fourth panel, the panelists from academia explored the current usage and importance of IoT spectrum planning. In the final session on the first day seminar, “Challenges of Taiwan’s Shifting from Hard Power to Soft Power in Global Internet Economy”, the major research institutes in Taiwan discussed the opportunities and challenges of Taiwan’s role in global Internet economy development. The discussion  intrigued lots of audience feedback from the full house.

On Day 2, the TWNIC invited Chair Professor Shian-Shyong Tseng of Asia University to host the first panel, “DDoS Security”. Tseng was joined by the panelists from industry, government, and academia to explore key security concerns relating to distributed denial-of-service. Subsequently, the host, Hung-Tsan Ma, the general manager of the Data Communications Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom, and the major Internet service providers (ISPs) discussed the current status and future development of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) during the second panel, “Niches and Challenges of a Comprehensive Upgrade to IPv6 in Taiwan”.

In third panel on Day 2, Professor Su-Houn Liu of Chung Yuan Christian University hosted  panelists from the successful online retailers JustV Customized Solution, 5945.tw, iPeen, and Jack Wolfskin to discuss the importance of .tw/.台灣 domain names and their brand marketing from a practical perspective. To promote the policies and services of the TWNIC, Ai-Chin Lu, the vice CEO of the TWNIC, hosted the fourth panel on the second day, “TWNIC Internet Policy Forum”, with directors from various departments of the TWNIC.

Finally, in the last panel of the seminar, the college representatives of “Taiwan Youth Internet Forum” joining the host, Profess or Jih-Hsuan Lin, the College of Communication, National Chengchi University, discussed Internet-related topics from young gerneration’s perspectives to encouraged Taiwanese young adults to speak up on critical Internet-related topics as cybercitizens.

The TWNIC annually hosts the Taiwan Internet Trend Seminar to gather Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts from industry, government, and academia and explore future Internet development trends in Taiwan.

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