Samsung SDS Showcases Digital Innovation Technologies at Techtonic 2020
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Samsung SDS Showcases Digital Innovation Technologies at Techtonic 2020
Announces achievements such as visual deep learning-based eye disease prediction, improved AI performance of Korean language recognition, and industry-academia joint research outcomes on quantum computing

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New President Hwang Sung-woo of Samsung SDS. (Photos: Samsung SDS)

Samsung SDS hosted Techtonic 2020 Developer Conference on Nov. 12. Started in 2018, Techtonic is a conference to share the latest technologies, development know-hows and insights to support the expansion of developer ecosystem.

Techtonic 2020 was prepared under the theme of ‘Digital innovation leading the new normal era’ and was consisted of 20 sessions including artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing and security.

This year, the conference was live-streamed online due to COVID-19. The Korean developer community showed high interest with more than 6,500 people pre-registering for the conference, which is more than twice as many as last year.

“We prepared the conference together with the universities and partner companies to share the latest technologies and use cases,” said, President and CEO Hong Won-pyo of Samsung SDS. “I hope this conference contributes to the developer community.”

Then, Professor H.T. Kung, a scholar in AI field at the Harvard University, gave a keynote speech on ‘COVID-19 and the future of AI Technology.’

Following was the introduction of technological use cases by Samsung SDS AI experts. Various achievements were presented including visual deep learning-based eye disease prediction, research outcomes on reinforced learning for process (product design-manufacturing-logistics) optimization that was adopted in ‘NeurIPS 2020’, and improved AI performance on Korean language recognition.

NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) is an nnual meeting to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems.

Along with various showcases, the speakers from companies in cooperation with Samsung SDS also delivered insightful presentations. Jeong Soyoung, a leader at NVIDIA Korea, gave a speech on ‘‘Strategy to build an effective GPU data center for large-scale AI research’ while Park Sungwoo, a leader at NHN, shared information on ‘Open stack for large-scale cloud services’.

The developers also showed keen interest at the outcomes on quantum computing research that was jointly conducted with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Kookmin University in Korea.

President Hong Won-pyo of Samsung SDS speaks at Techtonic 2020 Developer Conference, held virtually on Nov. 12.

Samsung SDS Positioned in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms

Samsung SDS has been positioned in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms’. Samsung SDS is one of the 4 new entrants and it is the only Korean company among 18 Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform providers in the report.

Magic Quadrant is an annual report published by Gartner that evaluates vendors based on their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Executes Brightics IoT is an Internet of Things (IoT) Platform that collects and manages data in real-time from the connected devices at industrial sites such as sensors, facilities and equipment.

Brightics IoT has recently been acknowledged as a representative global IIoT platform by Forrester, another global research in the IT industry, in its Forrester Wave report on ‘Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2019’.

Meanwhile, to strengthen the competitiveness of Brightics IoT, Samsung SDS is enhancing its edge computing functions for real-time collection and analysis of data which will lead to reduced burden of transferring big data.

For this, Samsung SDS has implemented ‘lightweight AI model’ technology on its Brightics IoT which allows data analysis even on the small IoT devices.

Sean Im, Executive Vice President and leader of Solution Business Division of Samsung SDS, said, “We will continue developing Brightics IoT as a core platform that supports our customers’ digital transformation by advancing its big data management and edge computing functions.”

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