Dr. Inhyok Cha is currently a senior execurive advisor at SK telecom, Seoul, Korea, advising CEOs and other leaders of SK Telecom and other SK Group companies on matters of global technology and business issies and opportubities. Formerky at SKT, he led strategic efforts to discover and partner with promising companies world-wide with innovative technologies and business models for future growth models of SK Telecom, and led strategic investing and partnering efforts with global thought leaders in the areas of AI, Blockchain, Smart City, etc. Prior still, Dr. Cha was in charge for the IoT business divisions, Digital Transformation Center, and Platform R&D Center, since 2015 when he joined SK Telecom.
Outside of SK Telecom, Dr. Cha has been serving as the Chair of External Partnerships Workgroup in the National Smart City Special Committee under the 4th Industrial Revolution Commission formed directly by Korean Presidential Office, and was also the Inaugural Chair of Telecom Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a Telecom-industry specific group under the EEA, a global alliance of enterprises cooperatively exploring standardized application of blockchain technologies in major industries and vertical domains world-wide.
Prrviously to SK Telecom, Dr. Cha headed various departments with missions to develop and launch new businesses leveraging innovative technologies related to AI, Big Data, Analytics, and advanced cryptography at Samsung SDS in Korea. He also led various technology and standardization organizations at his prior employers including Lucent Technologies Bell Labs and InterDigital, Inc .in the the U.S. Dr. Cha is an internationally cited inventor with more than 100 US published and applied patents in areas including wireless communication, IoT, and trusted computing. Dr. Cha holds B.S. and M.S. in Electronic Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea, and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
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