Samsung has revealed more details on its upcoming developer conference, including a list of some of the speakers. The event takes place next week on Wednesday (April 27th) and Thursday (April 28th). The 'Full Pass' for the event will set attendees back $499, which is significantly cheaper than the amount Google charges for its I/O event or Apple charges for WWDC.
The list of speakers at SDC 2016 includes:
- DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, who will address Samsung’s vision for “Connecting the Future,” and opportunities for developers.
- Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President, Head of R&D, Software and Services, Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics, on strategy for mobile service platforms and partnerships.
- Sang Kim, Vice President, Content and Services, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, who will talk on matters relating to new business opportunities with Samsung Smart TV in 2016.
- Curtis Sasaki, Vice President, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics, who will speak about the strategy for Samsung’s Internet of Things technology, platform and ecosystem.
- Genevieve Bell, Vice President at Intel, Monique Morrow, Chief Technology Officer at Cisco, Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder at Baobab Studios and Diane Tavenner, Co-Founder & CEO at Summit Public Schools, will have a panel discussion entitled: “From Disruption to Transformation,” highlighting impactful innovation in the modern industry.
- John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies and David Kenny, General Manager of IBM Watson, and Eric Consolazio, Vice President at Cigna will share their vision as keynote speakers and experience on how to innovate the future.
Samsung Developer Conference 2016 (SDC 2016) will focus on several areas of technology including Internet of Things (IoT), Tizen, Smart TV, Enterprise, VR, Mobiles, Wearables, Games and Entertainment, Health and Medical, and Business opportunities.
Crucially, this is a developer-oriented conference, despite all of the cool gadgets that entice general enthusiasts. Samsung has invited over 100 industry leaders who will participate in over 70 sessions in a bid to “inspire attendees to create new disruptive content and services”. Attendees will also get time to use new Samsung technology and software development kits (SDKs). A day before the conference, on April 26th, experts will hold workshops covering best development practices for a variety of technologies.