SK's Icheon Forum asks the big questions

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SK's Icheon Forum asks the big questions

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won [SK]

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won [SK]

 
SK Group kicked off its annual forum to discuss new businesses and a changing working environment in the coronavirus era on Tuesday with a focus on sustainability and digital transformation.
 
The forum, due to run through Aug. 20 at SK’s research center in Icheon, Gyeonggi, will be aired online.
 
Chairman Chey Tae-won emphasized the importance of building up knowledge and keeping abreast with fast-changing trends at the annual event, which was broadcast on an internal communication channel on Aug. 11.
 
“The discussions made at the Icheon Forum typically develop into business proposals next year after being addressed during the meetings of CEOs,” Chey said. “So, the employees need to deliberate on the forum’s agenda.”
The sessions on the first day of the Icheon Forum concerned the environment, and panels discussed ways to incorporate environmental protection into the group's businesses.
 
Other topics included innovations associated with digital transformation and work-from-home mandates.
 
Affiliates of SK have been at the forefront of spearheading work-from-home policies, introducing multiple digital platforms to support the practice.
 
Prominent scholars including author and former options trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb and author Chris Anderson, known for his “long tail theory,” gave lectures.
 
Other lecturers include Professors Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer, who co-authored the book “Innovation Capital: How to Compete — and Win — Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders,” and Tal Ben-Shahar, a lecturer at Harvard University.
 
The Icheon Forum began in 2017 to better adjust to a multitude of challenges facing the business world.  
 
BY PARK EUN-JEE   [park.eunjee@joongang.co.kr]
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