Peggy Johnson Chair at ABAC Digital Innovation Working Group Peggy Johnson Chair at ABAC Digital Innovation Working Group
Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft's relationship with the venture capital community and overseas investments through the company's corporate venture fund, M12. She previously spent 24 years at Qualcomm, holding various leadership positions, most recently Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies and President of Global Market Development. Before that, Ms. Johnson was an engineer for General Electric's Military Electronics Division. She serves on the Board of Directors for BlackRock and on the Advisory Board for the nonprofit Huntington's Disease Society of America San Diego Chapter. Ms. Johnson's honors include Business Insider's Most Powerful Female Engineer in 2017, one of Silicon Republic's 40 Powerful Women Leading Tech Around the World, and the 2013 Hall of Fame Award from Women in Technology International.
Peter Lovelock Founder and Director of TRPC Pte Ltd Peter Lovelock Founder and Director of TRPC Pte Ltd
Dr Peter Lovelock is Director and co-Founder of the Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC), an IT, new media and telecommunication-based think-tank with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Australia. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in telecoms, technology and media to these undertakings, including regulatory assessments, implementation and execution projects, and due diligence and market entry strategic guidance projects throughout Asia.
In recent years, Dr Lovelock has provided advice to governments and companies alike regionally on digital enablement and digital transformation, including to ASEAN on its ICT Masterplan, and to APEC on the Internet and Digital Economy principles and roadmap; as well as authoring reports on global data networks and bandwidth developments, cross border data flows and the economic impacts of data localisation, digital transactions, authentication and digital identity. In the financial services and fintech spaces, Dr Lovelock has been involved in the establishment of new payments regulatory regimes in Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Zambia, focused on facilitating fast access channels and furthering financial inclusion He has advised and authored thought leadership on blockchains, digital and crypto currencies and national payment gateways and is currently working with multilateral donor agencies on the development of regulatory financial sandboxes in several jurisdictions and national eID schemes. Dr Lovelock is advising the Central Bank of Myanmar on their QR code standardisation and adoption, and is an expert on TV White Spaces and other non-traditional connectivity options for extending access. Dr Lovelock is an advisor to PECC on digital and internet economy developments and sits on the board of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). TRPC provides Executive Director and Secretariat support to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) and the Asia Pacific Spectrum Innovation Group (APSIG), among others. Between 1999 and 2004 Dr Lovelock built and ran China’s leading IT research consultancy. Prior to that, Peter worked at the ITU in Geneva. Dongsun PARK Lead Shepherd at APEC Human Resources Development Working Group Dongsun PARK Lead Shepherd at APEC Human Resources Development Working Group
Prof. Dong Sun Park is the Lead Shepherd of the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG), the Chairman of the Institute of APEC Collaborative Education (IACE), and also Professor at Pusan National University.
As a career diplomat, he served as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Finland and concurrently to Estonia (2010-2013), Ambassador for International Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2009-2010), Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to OECD (2007-2009), and Consul General at Chengdu, China (2004-2007). Ambassador Park was also assigned to Korean Missions and Embassies in Geneva, Switzerland, Thailand, Kenya, and Greece, covering work relating to international organizations such as the WTO, UN ESCAP, UNEP and OECD, as well as the Greek EU Presidency. He also served as Program Management Officer at UNESCAP. He also held the post of the Principal Secretary for Diplomacy and Protocol to the Chairman of the National Assembly (2003-2004). Eduardo Pedrosa Secretary General at PECC Eduardo Pedrosa Secretary General at PECC
Eduardo Pedrosa is the Secretary General of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. He is responsible for the management of the PECC International Secretariat and representing the organization at international meetings. Mr. Pedrosa first joined PECC as its Director (Policy Program) in 2001 where his responsibilities included the management and coordination of the Council’s research program including in the areas of trade policy; financial and monetary cooperation; and corporate governance. Before moving to Singapore, he was the coordinator of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Southeast Asia cooperation program based in Manila and also the co-editor of its journal on regional economics and politics, “Panorama.” Prior to this, he has worked in the Philippines for a number of government agencies focused on international relations. He was a co-editor of the book “An APEC Trade Agenda: The Political Economy of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific” (ISEAS, 2007) and contributed to “The ASEAN Community: Unblocking the Roadblocks” (ISEAS, 2008) and “ASEAN: Life after the Charter” (ISEAS, 2010). He has also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, where he advised corporate clients on economic, political and market developments affecting the business environment in the Asia-Pacific, as well as for various agencies of the Philippine government. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Julio Pertuzé, PhD Chair at Digital Innovation Working Group Julio Pertuzé, PhD Chair at Digital Innovation Working Group
Dr. Julio Pertuzé is advisor to the Minister of Economy, Chile. He is in charge of defining policies and programs aimed at inserting Chile in the fourth industrial revolution. He was national advisor to the Science and Technology Council (Conicyt), member of the Council for Telecommunications (CDT), and member of the National Standards Council. Currently he serves as Chair of APEC’s Digital Economy Steering Group (DESG).
Dr. Pertuzé holds a MSc. In Technology and Policy (‘09) and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (‘14) both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining government he was faculty at the School of Engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and director of the Innovation Master’s program, where his main research areas are technology management, and science, technology and innovation policies.