SK Chairman Chey Tae-won held a town hall meeting with SK Telecom’s AI business team members on the 11th and said, “Let’s make SK Telecom a new AI company.” The event was the first place to communicate with executives and employees about management issues and future strategies after Chairman Choi officially took office as SK Telecom chairman.
On this day, Chairman Choi discussed SK Telecom’s future strategy and improvements for two hours with 350 employees of Apollo TF, the SK Telecom AI business team, at the Supex Hall of SK Telecom’s headquarters in Euljiro, Seoul. Due to the corona quarantine measures, only 30 people, including Chairman Choi and Youngsang Yoo, CEO of SK Telecom, attended the site, and the rest of the team members participated in the meeting through videoconference. At this meeting, Chairman Choi emphasized the importance of communication and execution, and requested that he call himself by his English name ‘Tony’ for horizontal communication.
As for SK Telecom’s future strategy, he emphasized the reinforcement of AI capabilities. Chairman Choi emphasized, “It is difficult to compete with platform companies according to their rules, so let’s take on a meaningful challenge through a differentiated strategy.” “Apollo is in charge of innovating SK Telecom into a new AI company.” He continued, “We will expand the Apollo TF (SK Telecom’s AI business team) into a regular organization to significantly reinforce manpower and resources, and concentrate not only SK Telecom but also SK’s ICT capabilities.” ·We will also create a ‘brain organization’ that establishes and manages mid- to long-term AI strategy roadmaps using internal and external experts in various fields such as arts, humanities, and social sciences.”