The Role Of Consumer Electronics In IoT (Internet of Things Applications USA 2017)

Mr Ed Abrams, Vice President of Enterprise IoT
Samsung Electronics America
United States


USA 2017 Audio Presentation - Samsung Electronics America*
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Presentation Summary

The Internet of Things has the potential to transform everything from our homes to our business to our cities. But, as a relatively new technology, the industry is still learning about its specific applications and capabilities.
In this presentation, Ed Abrams, who leads up Samsung's B2B IoT strategy, will explore the exciting, new developments that are pushing the industry forward over the next decade. He will discuss how recent advances - from cutting-edge innovations like AI and deep learning to industry-wide trends like standards consolidation - will combine to create innovative new solutions that unlock IoT's full potential.

Speaker Biography (Ed Abrams)

Ed Abrams is the Vice President of Enterprise IoT for Samsung. In this role Ed is responsible for setting the IoT vision for the company within the B2B space, developing and delivering the go-to-market strategy and execution and for developing the needed ecosystem of Partners to effectively serve customer needs in this emerging space. Ed joined Samsung as Vice President, B2B Marketing.
Prior to joining Samsung, Ed served as the Vice President of Demand Generation for IBM's Software Middleware Group. In this role he was responsible for demand creation and go-to-market activities in support of IBMs Middleware Solutions on a global basis. This includes the creation of a client-centric, digitally-driven, demand generation model that aligns to the key market categories of Cloud, Mobile, Big Data & Analytics and Social.
Prior to this role, Ed was the Vice President of Marketing for the IBM Midmarket business unit where he was responsible for the marketing strategy and execution around the company's small and medium business efforts. Ed held a number of other positions during his 18 years at IBM, including as Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications and Vice President, Program Management for Global Sales and Distribution.
Previously, Ed spent 13 years in New York City in the advertising industry with firms that include Young & Rubicam, Wells Rich Greene, Bozell Worldwide and Dentsu.
Ed graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 1983 with a degree in Communications and Marketing. He lives in Norwalk, CT with his wife, Suzanne, and daughters, Abigail and Caroline.

Company Profile (Samsung Electronics)

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Samsung SDS was established in 1985, by consolidating Information and Communication Technology(ICT) systems of all Samsung subsidiaries.
Since its foundation, Samsung SDS has provided comprehensive ICT services and contributed to the growth of Samsung Group as a global company.
Samsung SDS has established 17 overseas offices in ten countries starting with SDS America in 1997, and has set up eight data centers in six countries since its first data center in Gwacheon, Korea in 1992.
Samsung SDS's business is organized according to the clients' business environments and needs.
It provides various ICT services such as business consulting,
network system integration (NSI), smart infrastructure engineering (SIE),
ICT outsourcing, business process outsourcing (BPO), ICT infra, and ICT solution.
In case of the composition of researchers at S.A.I.T, close to 40% hold Ph.D degree and in terms of the majors, 37% of researchers here hold electronics major and others spread across the board.
SAIT has 3 research centers, 1 technology center and 1 frontier lab .
Those are Future IT Research Center , Materials & Devices Research Center , Emerging Technology Research Center, Material Technology Center and Frontier Research Lab.
Last year we spent 300 million US dollars for research budget of 1300 employees.
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