Warmest greetings! The world has entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution which embraces the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and Cloud Computing to increase productivity and work quality in industries. These new technologies are not only seen to impact economies, manufacturing, and trade, but are also perceived to serve as innovative solutions to address modern urban challenges.
WeGO was established in recognition that ICT and e-Government have substantial potential to empower and transform cities around the world to become “smart”, so that they can successfully tackle the problems derived from unprecedented urban growth. As WeGO’s worldwide membership has doubled in the past five years and as the focus of the world has increasingly shifted to cities, it is reassuring that WeGO will continue to grow in both size and relevance in achieving the future we want.
As the President of WeGO, I would like to re-affirm Seoul’s commitment to working closely with the WeGO Secretariat and its members in fulfilling the organization’s mission. It is our great honor to continue serving as the President City of this dynamic organization.