Menu
“Infinite possibilities” as Samsung CEO outlines IoT roadmap

“Infinite possibilities” as Samsung CEO outlines IoT roadmap

“I know in my heart that neither one single company nor one industry alone can deliver the benefits of the Internet of Things.”

The President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, BK Yoon, has called for greater openness and collaboration across industries to unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The Internet of Things has the potential to transform our society, economy and how we live our lives,” said Yoon, when delivering the opening keynote speech at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“It is our job to pull together — as an industry, and across different sectors — to make true on the promise of the Internet of Things.”

Yoon also emphasised that IoT must centre on people and fit into their lifestyles, claiming that the Internet of Things is not about ‘things.’

“Instead, it is about people,” he explained. “Each person is at the centre of their own technology universe, and the IoT universe will constantly adapt and change shape as people move through their world.”

As part of Samsung’s commitment to realising the IoT era, Yoon announced a timetable for making Samsung technology IoT-enabled.

By 2017, all Samsung televisions will be IoT devices, and in five years all Samsung hardware will be IoT-ready, further accelerating the expansion of IoT devices available in the market while also emphasising the importance of developers in building IoT.

Expanding IoT Devices and Components

In the IoT era, Yoon claimed that sensors have become even more advanced and precise, and key components have become ever more compact and highly energy efficient.

For example, Samsung is developing a new three-dimensional range sensor that can detect the tiniest movements. The company is also working on chips, such as the embedded package on package (ePOP) and the Bio-Processor, which are energy-efficient and compact enough to go into a wide range of devices, especially wearables and mobile devices.

“Expanding the devices in the IoT ecosystem and the components that power them is the first step in fulfilling the promise of the Internet of Things,” Yoon added.

“Samsung already has a broad range of IoT devices. Last year, Samsung delivered more than 665 million products, and this number is set to increase.

“We have already begun to unlock the value hidden in connected devices and all the everyday objects around us.”

Subscribe here for up-to-date channel news

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags samsungInternet of Things

Featured

Slideshows

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

​Synnex and Lenovo hosted 18 resellers for an action-packed weekend adventure in RotoVegas, taking in white water rafting on the Kaituna River, as well as quad biking and dinner at Stratosfare​, overlooking Lake Rotorua at the top of Mount Ngongotaha​. Photos by Synnex.

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip
Show Comments