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Songyee Yoon

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Songyee Yoon is president and chief strategy officer of NCSOFT, a global leading video game developer and publisher based in South Korea. She was instrumental in founding the NCSOFT AI Center and Natural Language Processing Center created to help further the company’s use of AI and machine learning technology.

Yoon is an advisory board member of Center for Asia Pacific Policy and a visiting fellow at Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy at RAND, where she continues to explore social impacts of AI, equity and ethical sides of technology. She is also a chairperson of the NC Cultural Foundation and ESG Steering Committee.

Yoon graduated from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Computational Neuroscience based on her research at the MIT Media Lab. Yoon taught Media and Entertainment Business Strategy as an adjunct professor at Yonsei University. Yoon served as a chairperson of the Asia Business Leaders Council of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a member of the South Korea’s Presidential Advisory Council for Science and Technology under two presidents. She has been named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Young Leader by the Boao Forum of China and one of the 50 Women to Watch in Business by the Wall Street Journal.