III Promotes Trilogy on the 42nd Anniversary and Focuses on Sound Digital Transformation Ecosystem in 2021, Assisting Taiwan in Transforming into a Digital Country.
The Institute for Information Industry is about to enter its 42nd anniversary. On July 21st, III held the “Future Society Digital Transformation Trilogy” online seminar and summit forum as well as was broadcasting it live. The picture above showed C.H. Cho, President of the Institute for Information Industry attended the event and took a picture.
The Institute for Information Industry is about to enter its 42nd anniversary. On July 21st, III held the “Future Society Digital Transformation Trilogy” online seminar and summit forum as well as was broadcasting it live. C.H. Cho (the 1st from right), President of the Institute for Information Industry acted as the host, inviting Yau-hwang Kuo(the 2nd from let), Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Richard Lee (the 2nd from right), Chairman of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, and Yen-nun Huang (the 1st from left), Director of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica to discuss “digital transformation”together.
The Institute for Information Industry is about to enter its 42nd anniversary. On July 21st, to help Taiwan’s industry and society embrace the digital technology lifestyle of the future, III held the "Future Society Digital Transformation Trilogy" online seminar and summit forum as well as was broadcasting it live , in which III proposed the digital transformation trilogy, hoping to promote a friendly cycle of "digital innovation", "digital adaptation" and "digital transformation". In his speech, Chih-Kung Lee, Chairman of the Institute for Information Industry, pointed out that the appearance of Taiwan’s industry in the next ten years will be affected by multiple factors, such as the US-China trade and technology war, the new normal in the post-epidemic era, demographic structure and climate change, among which "the rapid penetration of digital technology" influences everyone, becoming an issue worthy of attention and early response.
III aims for a Sound Digital Transformation Ecosystem, Assisting Taiwanese Society in the Process of Digital Adaptation
"Digital transformation is the key to the improvement of Taiwan's competitiveness, and the success or failure of the transformation is closely related to the pace of digital adjustment within the society," said C.H. Cho, President of the Institute for Information Industry. In recent years, III has established a digital transformation platform for companies in this business from the supply and demand side to meet each other and cultivate more than 100 professionals to assist enterprises in digital transformation. The goal for 2021 is continuing to improve the digital transformation ecosystem, including the discussion of digital development regulations, establishing innovative experimental fields, and facilitating cross-domain co-creation and value-adding projects. In addition, assisting Taiwanese society in the process of digital adaptation is also an important task. Spreading the concept of digital transformation is the original intention of this seminar. CH Cho emphasized that as Taiwan's "digital transformation enabler", III has the obligation to liberate digital transformation from the shackles of the industrial framework and cultivate the idea in the society to increase the overall success rate of digital transformation.
To perfectly complete the work of digital transformation, III gathered experts from the industry, government, academia, and research to provide different viewpoints and share their ideas regarding critical issues and actual cases within the two major stages, "digital innovation" and "digital adaptation".
In the second half of the summit forum, CH Cho invited VIPs such as Yau-hwang Kuo, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Richard Lee, Chairman of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, and Yen-nun Huang, Director of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica to conduct in-depth discussions on the sore points and key issues encountered in the "digital transformation" stage.
"Information Security Joint Defense" and "Agricultural Digital Identification" Demonstrate How to Build Digital Innovation Ecosystem.
Ren-Dar Yang, Executive Vice President of III, mentioned that III has accumulated many successful experiences in building a digital innovation ecosystem, so he especially shared how to use tools like SET, a digital transformation method, ACE School, a digital transformation school, and IDEAS, a digital transformation accelerator, to help companies dedicate to digital transformation. He also used two examples of "Information Security Joint Defense" and "Agricultural Digital Identification" to illustrate how to create digital innovation ecological models. Ren-Dar Yang also welcomes people from various domains to bring ideas they try to put into practice to III and work together with III to create a digital innovation ecosystem.
Ching-Hao Mao, General Manager of Taiwan Cyber Security Foundry, Cybersecurity Technology Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, indicated that the authorization fee has always been the crucial limitation for the gross profit of domestic information security industry in the past. However, since the US-China trade war, the importance of clean supply chains has increased among all issues. As an important part of the world supply chain, Taiwan can develop core independent technologies in the future, especially the technology of “Supply Chain Threat Hunting”. It is believed that Taiwan can play an important role in 5G industrial control, supply chain information security protection, and the information security joint defense of small-and-medium-sized enterprises, which will help Taiwan grasp the development opportunities of information security joint defense in the future.
Wei-Jen Su, Business Associate of Digital Service Innovation Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, took the "agricultural soft chips" as an example, a application which was recognized by the US R&D 100 Awards in 2019, to explain how to use technologies to establish an "agricultural digital identification" to assist Taiwan's agricultural supply chains in carrying out digital transformation and successfully building a digital innovation ecosystem. Wei-Jen Su mentioned that agricultural soft chips can encapsulate the technologies applied in the agricultural production process, so that farmers can use past experiences to collaborate with others and make decisions accordingly. Further, with the help of the technologies, tech savvy new farmers can more easily and quickly grasp consumer demand and get back to the industry, optimize the environment for agricultural digital development, and enhance the competitiveness of the industry.
Digital Governance is the Focus of Digital Adaptation and Stock Take for Post-pandemic Challenges is a Must in the Future.
Po Jen Hsiao, Executive Vice President of the Institute for Information Industry, pointed out that the focus of the digital adaptation stage is "digital governance", which includes six aspects of digital policies, talent cultivation, digital inclusion, infrastructure, data governance, and the construction of the rule of law. The key lies in the deployment and optimization of digital environment in the country and supporting the digital transformation of industry, society and government through digital governance. Po Jen Hsiao reminded that in the future, we should pay attention to how to use the open digital data ecosystem to accelerate problem solving, promote innovation and development, and even reduce the gap in digital skills among different groups in the society. Moreover, how to establish a participation mechanism that can effectively respond to citizens' expectations and enhance citizens' trust is also very important.
To lay an important foundation for the development of digital society, Chen-Hao Ku, Deputy Director General of Science & Technology Law Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, discussed two of the six crucial aspects of digital governance, "digital policy" and "rule of law", pointing out that the epidemic highlights the importance of digitalization in various countries and the weaknesses that need to be improved. Chen-Hao Ku emphasized that Taiwan's digital development legal system has brought together a lot of issues that need public attention in the aspects of industry, government, and information. In the future, it is still necessary to continuously count the digital challenges that are caused by the pandemic in order to complete the legal framework and friendly construct the environment for digital development.
In addition to the stock take and reinforcement for policies and legal frameworks, the institute for Information Industry also assists local industries in implementing digital transformation. Garfield Hung, Director General of Regional Industry Service Division of the Institute for Information Industry, after analyzing the survey results of the industry demand database, pointed out that most manufacturers need the assistance of external experts in the digital transformation process, especially small and medium-sized enterprises with limited resources. Garfield Hung indicated that, for a long time, III has assisted many local enterprises to successfully transform through digital transformation methodology, including the bicycle industry, retail industry, agriculture and fishery industry, tourism industry and even start-up industries.
In the future, III will continuously gather various local resources, expand services through regional digital transformation centers, and keep building a more inclusive, open and safe digital technology society so as to help Taiwan become a digital country faster.
Digital Transformation Must Consider Digital inclusion and Regulatory Mechanisms Need to Be Deployed in Advance.
In the second half of the summit forum, C.H. Cho, President of the Institute for Information Industry, Yau-hwang Kuo, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Richard Lee, Chairman of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, and Yen-nun Huang, Director of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica conducted in-depth discussions on the critical issues associated with "digital transformation". Regarding the issue that social adaptation must be considered earlier than innovative design, Yau-hwang Kuo, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, put forward his opinion, “When talking about digital transformation, we should not only talk about digital innovation. We must further consider the diversity of stakeholders, because different societies have their own living cultures, local laws and regulations, as well as ecological characteristics of each industry.” In the future, the government will start with the legal system and sandbox mechanism to provide opportunities for innovative projects or ideas to be rapidly popularized.
Regarding how the government manages emerging technologies and new business models in a more agile way, taking into account social trust, Yen-nun Huang, Director of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, pointed out that regulations are the key to advanced deployment, and regulatory guillotine mechanism in Thailand can be used as a reference case for Taiwan, whose respond speed is faster than that of a sandbox mechanism.
Richard Lee, Chairman of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, also shared his viewpoints that the pandemic has greatly contributed to the penetration of global digital technology applications, encouraging us to think about how to create a more complete digital ecosystem. Taiwan has a huge IT hardware industry, but it is relatively weak in terms of penetration of digital services into the society or users. If Taiwan is planning to enter the international market, there are five digital ecological attributes worthy of the industry's efforts: 1. Moving from the past idea of customer-oriented to the latest one of user first; 2. Data-driven actions; 3. Automatic upgrading; 4. Facing the world; 5. Dynamic adjustment. In the future, companies will not only need to continuously improve their overall digital literacy, but also help members in the society experience innovative technologies by substantial promotion so that the public can play the role of experiencers to jointly create a digital ecosystem with all companies in the industry.
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