Stephan Bischof is leading the Europe Experience Team at The Mill, he has a knack for charting the uncharted in Mixed Reality (MR) and Extended Reality (XR). He weaves experiences that are not just immersive but are emotionally riveting, blurring the lines between the virtual, physical, and the fantastic.
Benn helps established companies, startups and entrepreneurs turn their product or business ideas into tangible & commercially viable products or solutions. A creative and innovative designer, engineer and entrepreneur with over 16 years experience developing, managing and launching new product and innovation projects from ideation to realisation. Currently in the running for Engineering Innovator of the Year at the Innovation Awards 2023 Finals in the UK.
Professor Dong-Yeong Lee is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Art Education at Hanyang University. From 2009 to 2016, he worked as a professor in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London in the United Kingdom. In addition to his research and educational activities within universities, for over a decade, he has participated in internationally renowned London Design Festivals (such as 100% Design, Tent London, Designer's Block) every year, exhibiting his own projects and leading global design trends.
Do-hyung Ban is a designer specializing in product and service planning and design. Currently, He is responsible for service planning and platform management at LINE. He has experience in various fields such as mobility services, financial services, and mobile games. He is interested in planning and designing user-centered, creative services and products by combining design and technology.
Deok-hee Jeong, the founder and lead designer of the industrial design specialist company 'Adaption,' was previously the founder of Tangram Design Research Institute and Tangram Factory in 2008. Until the acquisition and merger with Kakao in 2016, he oversaw and directed the Tangram brand and all its projects. With a background in design leadership at companies like Samsung Electronics and iRiver, he successfully launched IT products like Smart Case and Smart Dot after founding Tangram. Following Kakao's strategic investment, he successfully launched the digital photo frame 'Smart Plate' and fitness device 'Smart Rope' worldwide. He has achieved great recognition in various design awards, including Germany's IF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, USA's IDEA Design Award, Webby Design Award (Grand Prize), Japan's Good Design Award (Best 100, Gold Prize), Korea's Pin-Up Design Award (Gold, Silver Prize), and Korea Design Award (Grand Prize). Leveraging this experience, he assists startup companies in product development and collaborates closely with medium-sized companies to introduce innovative products to the market
Professor Yoo-Seok Cho has worked as a senior researcher at LG Electronics Design Management Center and currently serves as a professor in the Department of Design at Incheon National University. He is also actively involved in various roles, including being a committee member for industrial technology innovation evaluation at the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, Vice President of the Korean Society of Product Culture and Design, and a director of the Korean Society of Industrial Designers. He engages in diverse activities spanning across industrial technology and design.
Eui-Jin Hwang is currently working as a professor in the Department of Applied Art Education at Hanyang University and as the Director of Action Lab: Korea, affiliated with Monash University in Australia. He is conducting research on design concepts based on experience-centered design and deducing the usability of new technologies through user research. He has also been expanding his design area, including visual, product, and service design, through collaborative projects with various industries, including branding. Currently, he is focusing on product design and development research to improve the walking experience of visually impaired individuals, and has won awards such as the IF Design Award (2023) and the PINUP Design Award (2022)
Professor Jeong-ho Park is an economist, YouTuber, researcher, and designer in South Korea. He currently serves as a special professor at the Natural Entrepreneurship Education Center at Myongji University. Known for his expertise in new industries and industrial policy economics, he is recognized as an economic specialist. He offers expert insights on economics and serves as both a broadcaster and a designer.
Referred to as the 'Negotiation Genius', CEO Mickey Kim is known for her exceptional negotiation skills. She previously worked as a Business Partnership Manager at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley. Currently, she serves as an advisor to three startup companies. After graduating from university, she joined Samsung Electronics, marking her entry into the IT industry. She took charge of global sales in the Israeli mobile phone market and later joined Google, where she received consecutive awards for top management excellence for two years. With an illustrious career, she now shares her expertise with companies interested in Silicon Valley and young individuals aspiring to work for global corporations.
Currently the CEO of iDo Marketing Co., Ltd., Young-tae Noh started his journey as a participant in MBC's College Music Festival. He gained prominence as a UCC creator with a focus on music content, known as 'Sibang Pandora,' producing hit songs like 'Bokbunjasong' and 'Ogolgyesong'. Following his appearance on SBS's 'Star King', he made his official debut as a singer. At the age of 29, while still a university student, he founded an online advertising company called iDo Communications (now iDo Marketing). Over the past decade, he has undertaken over 700 advertising and marketing projects for major domestic and foreign companies. In just seven years after founding his company, he achieved a merger and acquisition with a KOSDAQ-listed company and currently serves as an executive within the subsidiary. Building on this experience, he has expanded his scope to include giving entrepreneurship and marketing lectures at various universities and institutions.
After completing his military service, Dae-hee Park, the CEO of Paperpop, worked at a cardboard box company before founding Paperpop in 2012, a startup specializing in paper furniture. Focusing on creating environmentally friendly products that utilize the practical features of paper, he aims to offer alternatives to traditional furniture made with adhesive materials. With the motto of creating paper household goods, Paperpop is dedicated to developing practical products with resource circulation value using paper materials. As CEO Park Dae-hee envisions, the company strives to become a brand similar to Muji and IKEA, offering high-quality household products made not only from conventional materials like steel, MDF, and plastic, but also from paper.
'Opening the Era of Manufacturing, Not Building' Director Yun-Taek Hong of Spaceway V is embarking on new challenges based on his mission and technical prowess to create a new wave in the construction industry. Leading the company like Tesla, aiming to bring innovative approaches to a conservative construction market, he is determined to make a significant impact and shape the future of the industry.
KIRA's representative, Raseong Ki, is a product designer who graduated from Hongik University's Product Design Department. Utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT), KIRA introduces living furniture and interior products. Just like the meaning of his name, 'A meteor shower sparkling in the night sky,' Raseong Ki created the brand name 'KIRA' from the front part of his name. Like the name suggests, KIRA engages in direct interaction with people, offering warmth and sparking curiosity within users. The brand strives to create furniture that resonates with users and evokes their inner curiosity.