Samsung Developer Conference unveils keynote speaker lineup

October 30, 2014 - 

Samsung Electronics announced the lineup of keynote speakers for its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference, which will take place November 11-13 at MOSCONE West in San Francisco, California.

The three-day Samsung Developer Conference, whose theme this year is “Connected Living. Connecting Developers,” will showcase consumer-oriented products, services and technologies that present new opportunities for developers.

There are over 100 speakers from Samsung and its partners scheduled to present over 90 sessions across 14 future-oriented topics and in-depth technical sessions.

Samsung will unveil the tools and innovations for developers and partners in the areas of smart health, smart home, wearables, virtual reality and more.

Spotlight keynotes will include Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of Samsung Media Solutions Center, who will share his vision of the “Connected Lifestyle” and the opportunity for developers; Young Sohn, president and CSO of Samsung Electronics, who will address the current landscape for digital health technologies; and Eric Anderson, VP of content and product solutions/GM of Smart Home at Samsung Electronics America, who will talk about smart home trends and how smart homes will look in the near future for consumers.

Additionally, Nicholas DiCarlo, VP of immersive products and virtual reality at Samsung Telecommunications America, will share Samsung’s vision for delivering a virtual reality experience powered by the Smartphone; Pranav Mistry, VP and head of Think Tank Team at Samsung Research America, will update developers on new tools to build compelling applications; and Alex Hawkinson, founder and CEO of SmartThings, will discuss SmartThings’ continued vision for openness and opportunities for innovation in the smart home and consumer Internet of things.

“We have attracted an impressive array of speakers and industry experts to inspire developers focused on creating new services in leading edge technology areas such as smart health, smart home, wearables and virtual reality,” said Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of Samsung Media Solutions Center. “We look forward to partnering and closely collaborating with developers in order to grow the ecosystem in these new markets.”

SDC 2014 will also feature several technical workshops, including SmartThings Workshop, Making Your Wearable Work for You with a focus on the new Samsung Gear S, and An Introduction to Enterprise HTML5 App Development

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