Invited Speaker

Dr. Jung Wan Lee, Professor

Dr. Jung Wan Lee, Professor

School of International Economics and Trade, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, China
Speech Title: Big Data Strategies for Government, Society and Policy Making

Abstract: The paper aims to facilitate a discussion around how big data technologies and data from citizens can be used to help public administration, society, and policy making to improve community’s lives. This paper discusses opportunities and challenges of big data strategies for government, society, and policy making. This paper employs the presentation of numerous practical examples from different parts of the world, where public service delivery has seen transformation and where initiatives have been taken forward that have revolutionized the way governments at different levels engage with the citizens and how governments and civil society have adopted evidence driven policy making through innovative and efficient use of big data analytics. The examples include the governments of the United States, China, the United Kingdom, and India and different levels of government agencies in the public services of fraud detection, financial market analysis, healthcare and public health, government oversight, education, fighting crime, environmental protection, energy exploration, agriculture, weather forecasting, and ecosystem management. The examples also include smart cities in Korea, China, Japan, India, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. This paper makes some recommendations how big data strategies transform the government and public services to become more citizen centric, responsive, accountable and transparent.

Keywords: Big Data, Big Data Strategy, Big Data Analytics, Public Goods, Public Services, Public Policy, Smart City

Biography: Professor Lee, Professor of Anhui University of Finance and Economics, has extensive international teaching experience in International Business and Economics, Marketing, and Electronic Commerce. He has been at Soongsil University in South Korea for three years, Kazakh British Technical University in Kazakhstan for five years, and Boston University in the United States for recent ten years. Professor Lee has published over fifty research papers and authored three books on entrepreneurship, small business, and venture business management. He also has served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business and the Journal of Distribution Science.