06 Jan 2015
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Internet of things a dramatic change says Samsung chief

By Shannon Williams

The emergence of the Internet of Things era will change our lives dramatically, according to Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, who is presenting the keynote speech at the CES 2015 conference in Las Vegas.

“The Internet of Things is such an important and exciting topic in our industry right now,” Yoon says. “With the emergence of the IoT era, we will see our lives dramatically change for the better.”

“What’s unique with the IoT is that it engages every facet of our daily lives,” he says. “It reduces the time, cost, and resources we would normally spend throughout a day. Thanks to the IoT and the expanded value of things, we will be able to achieve more efficient and enjoyable lives.”   Yoon says the IoT is bringing a significant change to the tech industry.

“It is already shaping a new ecosystem within and outside of the tech industry, bringing infinite new opportunities. The convergence of technologies will accelerate, and collaborations will multiply to fill the needs of consumers.”   He says consumer products, from televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, continue to enhance many people’s lives. “As more and more of these devices and appliances connect to one another, and with other objects, we will begin to see an even greater transformation,” he says.

“It’s what I’m most excited about – the infinite possibilities that the IoT will bring to our daily lives.”   Yoon says there is no doubt that the IoT will lead the next wave of consumer technology, and Samsung takes great importance in contributing to this revolution and providing consumers with a variety of IoT experiences. “Together with the entire industry, Samsung will continue to drive innovation and work together with others to realise the IoT era.”

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