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It's time for Korea to shift from a catch-up economy to a leading economy.

  1. The traditional catch-up economy of advanced countries reached the limit.
  2. Countries around the world compete fiercely to secure future-leading growth engines.

The core of the digital transformation, Korea’s future food is “software”

  1. 2022 World’s Top 10 Companies : Complete weight shift from manufacture/HW to SW(4 SW flagship companies in the top 5)
  2. The Korean economy urgently needs to switch from low-efficiency industries centered on manufacturing to high-value-added industries centered on SW
    1. Apple 2. MS 3. saudi aramco 4. Google 5. amazon
    SW + HW SW HW SW SW
    6. TESLA 7. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 8. NVIDIA 9. Meta 10. TSMC
    HW Finance SW SW HW
    ※ March 2022, global top 10 companies by market cap

SW Business Fair that opens the front line of digital transformation

  1. Since it was first held in 2016, it has grown by more than 10% every year(Number of participating companies and visitors)
  2. It has established itself as the professional international SW business exhibition with maximum localization
  3. Discovery of innovative technologies/companies and BMs including Ai, Big Data, Metaverse, and NFT

Expected effect of Soft Wave in Korea’s Software Show

  1. Creating a global market for SW and SW convergence industries that will lead the future economy
  2. Innovative technologies, services, business models, startup debuts, and market entry
  3. Testbeds of public/private R&D performance, and a place for commercialization and finding partners(It will be held simultaneously with the Ministry of Science, and ICT‘s “S/W Week” event)
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