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This event occurred on
October 1, 2010
7:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
South St Paul
United States

The Han River is one of the greatest historical significances of Korea. The Han River has been the source of inspiration for new ideas and businesses to blossom. It has also contributed to the establishment of the capital city of Korea, ‘Han Yang,’ which was later renamed as ‘Seoul.’

The TEDxHanRiver would like to serve as the foundation for Koreans and people who are interested in Korean Culture to communicate and share ideas across the Globe: our goal is to spread creative ideas, foster competent professionals, and to develop a strong community that will support Korean communities to make great impact in today’s society.

South St Paul
United States
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Yong Duk Jhun

Mr. Yong Duk Jhun is a well known digital cinematographer in the animation industry. He has been working at DreamWorks Animation since 2003 and has been a head of layout since 2005. He supervised the Layout team of Kung Fu Panda (2008, DreamWorks), Shrek Forever After (2010, DreamWorks) and currently is supervising The Croods (2012, DreamWorks). His work is closely related to what a cinematographer does in the live action film industry; telling the story through the camera. In addition to being the head of layout he also worked on two different DreamWorks projects as a layout artist, Over the Hedge (2005, DreamWorks) and Father of the Pride (12 Episodes, 2004, DreamWorks).

Peter Jackson

Dr. Peter Jackson is Chief Scientist & Vice-President, Research & Development Group, Thomson Reuters. He is a seasoned technology executive with a background that includes over 30 years experience in R&D, the last 15 of which have been spent in the online information business. He has a proven track record of working with new product development and strategic marketing functions to deliver state-of-the-art applications that generate new revenues. His specialty lies in the design and delivery of innovative platforms and novel solution components for document retrieval, text categorization and information extraction technologies. In his current role, he is also responsible for university liaison and collaboration.

Mickey Hyunyu Kim

Mr. Mickey Hyunyu Kim is a New Business Development manager at Google, managing strategic partnerships for new business initiatives and new product incubation efforts. In this process, Mr. Kim led partnerships for Google’s new business initiatives such as OpenSocial and Google Chrome Extensions and built ecosystems around them. In addition, Mr. Kim managed business development for Google’s new publisher ad platform and was recognized for his contributions with the OC Award, an award from Google’s top executives. Recently, Mr. Kim has been leading partnerships with consumer electronics manufacturers to seek new opportunities with Google services and platforms and currently is focusing on Google TV.

Saeju Jeong

Mr. Saeju Jeong is Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of WorkSmart Labs. Mr. Jeong provides the core of the WorkSmart Labs spirit and drive. His entrepreneurial journey started at age of 19 in Korea, when he established BuyHard Productions, an independent music label chosen as the most promising e-business in Korea in 2001. After early success in Asia, his ambition led him towards global markets and to New York, where he was the sole representative of an international music company. Mr. Jeong has always pursued technology, studying Electrical Engineering at Hong Ik University, working as an IT specialist in the Korean defense industry for 3 years, and completing a variety of IT certifications. At WorkSmart, Mr. Jeong delivers his integrity and passion to the team, investors, partners and users.

Sung Chul Park

Rev. Sung Chul Park is Executive Director at Korean Adoptees Ministry Center. Rev. Park is also heavily involved in Korean Institute of Minnesota and Korean Culture Camps. Rev. Park received his bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in Business Administration. He taught high school for over 8 years, and also partnered at a CPA firm. Then, he moved to the United States in 1974 to pursue a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. After graduating, he worked at Fortune 500 companies as an internal auditor or a computer consultant, and taught finance and accounting at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, and at Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota. Since 1976, Rev. Park and his write have met over 10,000 Korean adoptees during the last twenty-five years. Through this experience, they learned that teaching adoptees about their Korean heritage was insufficient to help address the complex identity issues they face.

Hak Cheol Shin

Mr. Hak Cheol (H.C.) Shin has been Executive Vice President-Industrial and Transportation Business of 3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota, a diversified technology company, with product lines in the consumer and office, health care, electronics, industrial, graphics, transportation, safety and telecommunications markets, since January 2006. He was Executive Vice President-Industrial Business from June 2005 to January 2006, Division Vice President-Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division from July 2003 to June 2005, Division Vice President-Electronics Markets Materials Division from October 2002 to June 2003, and Division Vice President-Superabrasives and Microfinishing Systems Division from March 2001 to October 2002.

Eunsung Park

Dr. Park is Principal Scientist and R&D Project Manager, Corporate Technology & Ventures, Medtronic. He worked at Edison Research Institute in Columbus, OH as a research engineer and at Vascular division of Medtronic, Inc. He is now working as a Principal Scientist and R&D Project Manager at Corporate Technology & Ventures of Medtronic Headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been President of Korean Group of American Ceramic Society in 2001, an advisor for Korean Medium and Small Business Administration from 2002 to 2005 and a Visiting Professor at Yonsei University in 2004. Also, he was an invitee of Gordon Research Conference in Plasma Processing Science in 2004. At Medtronic, Dr. Park received numerous awards including Technical Contributor of the Year and Presidential Stock Awards. His research interests include biomaterials, biointerface, device-body interactions, and surface modification in Cardiovascular, Neuro, and Spinal fields. Dr. Park received a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering and dual M.S. degrees in Ceramic Engineering and Welding Metallurgy from the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. degree in Bioceramics from Alfred University.

Organizing team

Ju Shin

Seattle, WA, United States
  • Ji Yeon Ryu
  • Hyemi Lee
  • Tony Lee
  • Seo Nyeong Jo
  • Jung Hwa Ha
  • Juhan Lee
  • Sung Joon Nam
  • Jin Hyeong Lee
  • Andy Seok Hyun Yun
  • Benjamin Yong Bum Jo
  • Yoon Young Cho
  • Sun Woo Kang
  • Eunsaem Chae