Samsung Developer Conference 2014: Spotlight Keynote Speakers Unveiled

Over 100 tech visionaries and experts from Samsung and partner companies to take the stage to speak about key themes including Smart Health, Smart Home, Wearables and Virtual Reality

Samsung Developer Conference 2014

SEOUL, South Korea--()--Samsung Electronics today unveiled new keynote speakers to the agenda of the Samsung Developer Conference. Following the conference theme “Connected Living. Connecting Developers,” the event is designed to showcase consumer-oriented products, services and technologies that offer new opportunities for developers.

“We look forward to partnering and closely collaborating with developers in order to grow the ecosystem in these new markets.”

The second annual Samsung Developer Conference will feature future-oriented topics and in-depth technical and business sessions across a wide range of topics. 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, will share his vision of the “Connected Lifestyle” and the opportunity for developers.
  • Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics, will address the current landscape for digital health technologies, overcoming roadblocks to implementation and opportunities for developers.
  • Eric Anderson, Vice President, Content and Product Solutions/GM Smart Home, Samsung Electronics America, will talk about smart home trends and how smart homes will look in the near future for consumers.
  • Nicholas DiCarlo, Vice President, Immersive Products & Virtual Reality, Samsung Telecommunications America, will share Samsung’s vision for delivering a compelling, and mainstream Virtual Reality experience powered by the Smartphone.
  • Pranav Mistry, Vice President, Head of Think Tank Team, Samsung Research America – will update developers on new tools to build compelling applications.
  • Alex Hawkinson, Founder & CEO, SmartThings, Inc., which was recently acquired by Samsung, will discuss SmartThings’ continued vision for openness and opportunities for innovation in the smart home and consumer Internet of Things.

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“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.”

"Together with Samsung, we’ve been at the forefront of using biometrics and wearables to make shopping and paying safer and easier. With Samsung’s latest mobile devices, people can login to shop and pay with PayPal at millions of online stores by simply using a fingerprint. On the Samsung Gear S and Gear 2, shoppers can conveniently login and pay with PayPal at local businesses right from their wrist – no need to take out a wallet or a phone,” said Jonathan LeBlanc, Head of Developer Advocacy, PayPal. “We’re excited to be part of Samsung’s Developer Conference again this year. We look forward to collaborating with the developer community to drive even more innovation in the way people shop and pay.”

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.
  • “An Introduction to Enterprise HTML5 App Development”

Samsung recently held a Gear App Challenge aimed at developers who want to develop and demonstrate new apps for the latest Gear devices. Samsung invited developers to take Gear App technology to the next level by creating innovative, functional, and original apps for the Samsung Gear S and Gear 2. At stake is a total of $1,250,000 in prize money. The top 10 developers will be announced on October 24 with the Grand Prize, Second Prize and Popular Choice winners to be unveiled during the conference.

About Samsung Developer Conference

In its second year, the three-day Samsung Developer Conference will take place November 11-13, 2014 at MOSCONE West in San Francisco, California. Currently, over 100 speakers from Samsung and its partners will present over 90 sessions across 14 topic areas.

Attendees and members of the media can register at

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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