최 형 욱 Hugh Choi

future business creator, innovation catalyst, and chief maker in 서울특별시, 대한민국

최 형 욱 Hugh Choi

future business creator, innovation catalyst, and chief maker in 서울특별시, 대한민국

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I am a serial entrepreneur, connector, innovation catalyst, rule breaker, and new technology and business strategist. I am the future business creator and CEO at future designers.

I was formerly a director to numerous R&D projects at Samsung Electronics, including wireless technologies, home networks, mobile devices and emerging technologies. Before joining Samsung, I was a graduate research assistant at USC/ISI(University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute). My expertise is the innovation and invention based upon new technologies.

I am also a chief maker and CEO at magicEco which is the Internet of things platform company connecting things to Internet and driving maker movement in Korea. I invest early tech start-ups and give my advice to enable valuable and viable businesses. As an innovation catalyst, I am an advisor of Seoul Innovation Park, Samsung, Rehoboth, Seoul Venture Incubator, and various companies and social sectors.

I believe in the potential of people in Asia, so that I co-founded PAN(Pan Asian Network). I am trying to connect innovators, creatives, makers, hackers, artists and entrepreneurs for catalyzing creative and meaningful collaborations in Asia. Recently, I launched 20x20, the conference delivering 20 ideas on one big picture in 20min each, in order to spread Asian insights and stories to the world.

In addition, I am a board member of Creative Commons Korea, a partner of SVPS(Social venture partners Seoul), an angel investor, and an ambassador of Network Society. I used to be an evangelist of TEDxSeoul and co-founder of TEDxSamsung as well.

  • Work
    • Future Designers
    • MagicEco
  • Education
    • University of Southern California