[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics on Sept. 27 announced a list of keynote speakers at Samsung Developer Conference 2018, a regular annual event held in November.
This year’s SDC, scheduled on Nov. 7-8 in San Francisco, is expected to draw a great deal of attention from general consumers and media as it will give a glimpse of the firm’s foldable smartphone for the first time.
It is also especially important for the tech giant as it is striving to seek a breakthrough with the folding device in the face of tumbling profits of the mobile business and fierce competition in the market.
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In the past, Samsung never publicly unveiled the list of speakers at the SDC, nor did it promote the conference much.
“At Samsung, we remain committed to enriching our open hardware, software and services ecosystems, empowering partners and developers to create new, intelligent and unimagined experiences for consumers,” said Koh Dong-jin, chief of Samsung’s mobile division, in a press release.
“As a part of this commitment, we are excited to announce new developments and tools across AI and IoT that will usher in the next generation of connectivity.”
Koh will deliver a keynote speech at the two-day conference, and talk about the firm’s future technologies and innovations.
Those taking the stage include Chung Eui-suk, head of a software and AI unit under the firm’s smartphone division, Dag Kittlaus, CEO of Viv Labs, a Samsung-owned AI firm, and Jung Jae-yeon, head of Samsung’s service security technologies group.
A range of new software tools and solutions that help developers create mobile services with seamless experiences, AI capability, and advanced security will be introduced during the conference, according to the firm.