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Registration Now Open! Korea-U.S. Standards Forum to Discuss AI, Semiconductors, Autonomous Vehicles, and More


Registration is now open for the 2023 Korea-U.S. Standards Forum! The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) will co-host the hybrid event Wednesday, August 9 (EST) / Thursday, August 10 (KST), with in-person attendance at the Grand InterContinental Seoul. The annual forum establishes a valuable platform for leaders and subject-matter experts from industries, government, and academia from both countries to enhance mutual understanding, exchange expertise and best practices, and develop future cooperation. 

To register for the event please visit the event website at:

Each year, the forum provides a unique opportunity for U.S. experts and Korean executives and officials to come together to discuss standards across a range of critical sectors. This year’s forum will feature breakout sessions on the several strategic areas featuring key U.S. public and private sector stakeholders. These include sessions on:


  • Dr. Mary Bedner, co-leader for the CHIPS R&D Standards, CHIPS Office, NIST
  • Daniel DiMase, president and CEO, Aerocyonics Inc

Artificial Intelligence

  • Rohit Israni, director, Cloud and AI Ecosystem Engineering, Intel; chair of AI Standards U.S. (INCITS/AI)
  • Muhammad Ali, senior standards strategy and policy leader, HP
  • Elham Tabassi, chief of staff, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST 
  • Pat Baird, senior regulatory specialist, Philips 

Autonomous Vehicles

  • Dr. David Wollman, deputy division chief, Smart Connected Systems Division, NIST
  • Aaron Prather, director, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Program, ASTM
  • Darcyne Foldenauer, director, Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), SAE

Quantum Technology

  • Philip Wennblom, global director of standards policy, Intel; chair of ISO/IEC JTC1

    Carbon Neutrality

  • Dr. James Whetstone, special assistant to the director, Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program, NIST
  • Dr. George Borlase, vice president of standards development, UL Standards & Engagement

For any questions, please contact Laiyin Yuan ([email protected]) or Joseph Conrad ([email protected]).  

Click the links below for the forum in previous years:


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