CTO & Senior Executive VP, KT Corporation

Doowhan Choi

Background
Dr. DooWhan Choi is the Chief Technical Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at KT Corporation. He is an expert in the field of optical communication, and has more than 20 years of experience in the access and transmission network industry.

Dr. Choi was the first to develop Optical Transmission Technology in Korea in 1979 when he was a researcher at ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute). Dr. Choi was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T; Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1991 and led the development of SDH fiber optic systems and GSM cellular systems. He returned to Korea in 1992 and worked as a Director of Fiber Optic and Wireless Network at Korea Telecom R&D; center. He served as the Senior Vice President of ICT at Hanchang Group, and the Chief Technical Officer at Daeyoung Electric. He founded Neowave Inc., and became the CEO. Dr. Choi led NeoWave into the rapidly growing subscriber access network marketplace.

Dr. Choi received Grand Prize for Korean Venture Award of the Year from Korea Management Association, IR52 JangYoungShil Award from the Maeil Business Newspaper & Korea Industrial Technology Association (KOITA) and more honors throughout his career. He is an International Council Member of ISSLS and Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Choi earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. and an B.S. in Electronics Engineering from the Seoul National University.

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