|‘2017 South Korea Human Leader Award’, President Geon-shik Kim of KeunTeul K (Plus) Co., Ltd. Wins Grand Prize in the Sports Industry Section|
New Technology Grand Prize for IT-based Sports Solution Development in the Sports Industry Section
President Geon-shik Kim of KeunTeul K (Plus) Co., Ltd ( www.kntlplus.kr ) said “I will succeed in the world sports IT market and become the driving force of national economic growth” for receiving the award.”
President Geon-shik Kim of KeunTeul K (Plus) Co., Ltd., a symbol of new vision and passion, won the grand prize for IT-based sports solution development in the sports industry section during the award ceremony of ‘2017 South Korea Human Leader Award’, which was held in the auditorium of the National Assembly Library organized by Yeouido Policy Research Institute (Chairman Seo-won Lee).
Selected by the Yeouido Policy Research Institute, ‘2017 South Korea Human Leader Award’ gives awards to exemplary contributors of our society who have led the innovation of continuous humanity by overcoming difficulties and challenges in all classes of society, as well as leaders who strived for the nation and its people based on the life of integrity in South Korea.
An organization registered in the Ministry of Government and Home Affairs, Yeouido Policy Research Institute performs evaluation on the administrative systems of local governments, administrative systems of local administrations, as well as national office work such as compiling data for research reports.
Chairman Seo-won Lee of Yeouido Policy Research Institute said “We came down to a few candidates by having fair and strict screening process through recommendations and entries from all classes, and selected winners based on their actual contribution to society.” Every single award winner of the “South Korea Human Leader Award is a very precious national asset to our country, and I hope that Human Leader Grand Prize helps their demonstration of humanities through social attention.”
President Geon-shik Kim of KeunTeul K (Plus) Co., Ltd., who received grand prize in the sports industry section, experienced failure and difficulties several times after he embarked on the sports information providing IT program development business in 2011.
But after continuous efforts, now he has been able to develop a sports information provision solution with a European company as well as carry out globalization at the same time in 2017. He overcame crisis through changes and innovation, strengthened global competitiveness, and demonstrated excellent business leadership, winning the grand prize as a recognition of his true leader role demanded by the present era.
For winning the grand prize, President Kim said “I only silently looked forward and practiced it to develop sports prediction information system and build global competitiveness. I will expand into the market to prevent the outflow of foreign currency and strive to become the driving force of creating jobs for youths as well as national economic growth for economic revitalization,” with his aspirations.
In the past, President Geon-shik Kim has successfully run a dining franchise business for 14 years in Korea and strived for securing customers and making sales in the food and drink manufacturing business. But after desperately feeling that tremendous advertising expenses were bringing more difficulties in securing customers, he conducted research to find the optimized way for the company to stably secure customers.
Realizing that not only all Koreans but also people in the world are interested in sports following finance, President Kim developed a sports prediction information system that had a high prediction rate for soccer, volleyball, baseball, and basketball that club members are interested in the most.
President Kim, who has recently completed developing a mobile sports prediction information system, is firmly determined to expand into the global sports IT market to dominate the entire world with advanced technology and system.
President Kim said “I have prepared a sports prediction information system of a huge frame with ambition for a long time. By providing sports information to the world through the website, I hope to bring a healthy play culture and give enjoyment to people. This will greatly help with sales through cooperation with the distribution and manufacturing companies in Korea.”
In addition, he projected that “By opening a space for sports contents cafe culture offline that have been paid attention to by the franchise industry with an unusual interest, I will be able to achieve a huge success in exporting sports brands to overseas and raise national status in the world with sports IT.”
Lastly, President Kim said he was confident to make his company no.1 in the world by uniting in a grand ambition of sports contents and human resources cultivation in the rapidly-changing world, based on the stable profit of small businesses and expectations for the creation of expert-centered new jobs.