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Reporter : Kim Ji-soo
Mon, December 4, 2023 | 14:29
Cisco ramps up Internet of Things in Korea
The Cisco Systems Korea office in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, is brimming with people - about 300 employees - and energy befiting an overseas branch of the leading U.S.-based network equipment manufacturer. Here, Park Jae-pum, director of global service provider (GSP) sales, is actively pushing forth the Internet of Things (IoT), one of the core features of the Fourth Indu...
Mixing finance experience with graffiti art
Choi Hwan-seung, former Wall Street broker and financial consultant and now Minoa Art Assets CEO, interestingly finds a commonality between being a broker and dealing in artistic content. “On Wall Street you would think all the decisions are rationally made, when, in fact, there is a lot of emotion involved as well,” Choi said. “It’s akin to how a company’s stocks are evaluat...
CEO Loos promotes 'great place to work'
Coming out of a meeting, Christoph Loos, the globe-trotting CEO of Hilti Group., easily put on the company’s hard hat and picked up the hammer drill to pose for a photo op. For executives and employees of Hilti, a supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools for construction professionals, on-site demonstrations are a regular event. “It’s just that we don’t usually w...
Upholding integrity of Korean food
CHANGWON, South Gyeongsang Province - In the busy commercial Sangnam market district in this southeastern city is Sugeumjae, a fine-dining Korean restaurant. There seems to be a slight mismatch between the low-key neighborhood and the high-end food served in the restaurant. Sugeumjae was created by Yun Mi-wol, CEO and chef of a Michelin two-star restaurant called Yunke in Tok...
Stars help Korean language learners through app
The idea behind the app developed by Kim Hyun-sun, CEO of Do More, is something many may have thought about. But Kim followed it through. The “it” is an app called “Danbi,” which roughly translates into a ray of welcome rain, where those wishing to learn the Korean language can do so with the help of some of their favorite stars. “There are others that that have put into font...
Men in their 40s, 50s paying attention to grooming
The Korean word “ajeossi,” which means middle-aged men, like its counterpart “ajumma,” which means middle-aged women, has more than just a literal meaning. “Ajeossi” has been most synonymous with middle-aged men who like to nitpick about the younger generation, or the silent men, the generation of fathers who work hard to bring home the bacon. But middle-aged men are finding ...
Two Korean American chefs turn into entrepreneurs
n the City of Angels - or Los Angeles which is estimated to have the largest Korean diaspora population in the U.S. - two Korean-American women have gone out on their own to open a restaurant serving bibimbap, a Korean rice dish with mixed vegetables. The two are Cecilia Hae-jin Lee and Angela Bong-ah Lee, who opened Roasted Sesame Kitchen in East Hollywood, California.
Lee Sun-bin comes to fore after '38 Revenue Collection Unit'
Over summer, a surprise hit drama aired on cable channel OCN that had fans glued to the screen. The drama, “38 Revenue Collection Unit,” about city tax officials teaming up with con artists to recoup unpaid taxes from those refusing to pay up, was all but 16 episodes. But with actors such as Ma Dong-seok and Seo In-guk involved, the drama eventually recorded the cable channel...
Born in the North, representing South
For Choi Kwang-hyouk, 29, living on his own in North Korea was like living somewhere without a roof or pillars. “I always felt I was wet, because there was no roof to cover my head; you feel alone,” Choi said. “The loneliness was worse than the hunger,” he said, at his current residence in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province on Monday. Choi, originally from North Korea, was a child orp...
From music fan to industry veteran
As a fan of music whose first concert was a performance by the group Journey and who snuck into music clubs in Los Angeles in her teens, it was natural for Karen Kwak to want a career in music. In 2016, she is a veteran music industry consultant and former executive vice president at Universal Music Group, in demand by artists around the world including Britney Spears. “I lov...
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