Thousands of mobile developers, solution providers and innovators are about to gather at San Francisco’s Moscone Center for the annual Samsung Developer Conference, which will take place on Nov. 7-8 this year.
SDC 18 is where “now” will meet “next.” It’ll be a gathering to explore the possibilities of today’s most innovative technology and to collaborate around new solutions for the future. Attendees can expect two days of expert keynotes, high-value technical sessions, networking and demonstrations for and by the developers of the future of enterprise mobility.
Eighty-two percent of senior executives agree enterprise mobility is critical to employee productivity, agility and the speed of decision-making, according to a recent Oxford Economics study “Maximizing Mobile Value,” commissioned by Samsung. However, capturing the potential of the next mobile economy requires new solutions. Developers must quickly think beyond traditional mobile apps to deliver winning experiences that leverage AI, wearables, big data and other emerging tech. Gartner predicts that “post-app” spend on chatbots and other AI-powered mobile services will outpace traditional mobile app development by 2021.
SDC 18 is not going to be your average tech show. Instead, it’ll be an open collaboration among experts, innovators and developers who have a common commitment to turn “now” into “next.” The agenda is designed to provide the Samsung Development Community with all the knowledge needed to spark an immediate mobile revolution in the enterprise.
The following 10 sessions can teach you how to leverage the Knox Software Development Kit (SDK) in ways that could transform your mobility strategy.
Session 1: Bixby and the New Exponential Frontier of Intelligent Assistants
Bixby makes it easier than ever for developers to create engaging applications of applied AI which grow smarter and more customized with use. This session led by Viv Labs CEO Dag Kittlaus and CTO Adam Cheyer will discuss how developers can start developing with Bixby and make money by integrating it with their services. In subsequent sessions, you can get a deep dive on key elements of Bixby, such as natural language training and preparing to launch a Bixby experience.
Wednesday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m., Session Room 2002
Session 2: Introducing Samsung Wearables Service Platform
Smartwatches are already serving a diverse number of use cases, including deepening customer engagement at hotels and bank branches, improving productivity in manufacturing and enhancing corporate wellness initiatives. Nalin Chakoo, director of product management at Samsung Electronics, will share features, tutorials and workflows from the next-generation Wearables Service Platform (WSP). Those interested in smartwatches in the enterprise should also drop by the GearUP booth in the exhibition hall to learn how this platform is addressing health and safety in hazardous work environments.
Wednesday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m., Session Room 2010
Session 3: Digitization and Consumerization of Healthcare: The Evolving Role of Devices, Data, and Analytics
Mobile, the IoT and analytics are converging to solve significant healthcare industry challenges, including reduced care costs and healthier patient outcomes. Dr. David Rhew, chief medical officer at Samsung Electronics America, will moderate a panel discussion of six health tech experts from organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic and the University of California Health Care System.
Wednesday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m., Session Room 2008
Session 4: What Will Be the Game Changer in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 will bring new levels of automation in smart devices with 5G, IoT, big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Principle engineer Heekwan Lee of Samsung Electronics will discuss why secure operating systems are increasingly crucial in a connected world with demonstrations of the Secure OS and the Teegris secure execution environments.
Wednesday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m., Open Theater
Session 5: How to Develop Applications to Create Seamless Workspaces
Today’s enterprise relies on consistent, reliable access to information—anytime, anywhere. Join Taher Behbehani, SVP and GM of Mobile B2B at Samsung Electronics America, for a look at the global trends that are disrupting enterprises, how these are creating tremendous opportunity for growth and transformation, and how and why you should get involved. Behbehani will outline new ways for developers and enterprises to tap into Samsung DeX, the Knox security platform and other unique capabilities.
Wednesday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m., Session Room 2010
Session 6: An Open Source Enterprise AI Platform on Your Laptop
Historically, significant computing resource requirements have been a barrier to enterprise adoption of real-time machine learning apps. Seungjai Min, head of the data analytics center at Samsung SDS, will introduce a lightweight, open source version of Brightics AI to demonstrate how developers can build no-code AI applications with advanced features which run on a laptop.
Thursday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m., Session Room 2006
Session 7: Developing Secure Solutions with Samsung Knox
Knox is a defense-grade security platform built from the chip up into every Samsung device to solve enterprise security challenges. Product manager David Thompson and Knox security team lead Michael Grace of Samsung Research America will provide a crash course in Knox security features and using the Knox SDK with use cases from successful deployments.
Thursday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m., Session Room 2000
Session 8: Conversational Commerce with Bixby
The aim of a personal assistant is to reduce the time-to-task for the user. In this session, Viv Labs research engineer Siamak Hodjat will explain how to design frictionless interactions where a user’s command instantaneously triggers multiple actions and side effects. You’ll learn about specific use cases that involve commerce using OAuth or Samsung Pay to enable transactions.
Thursday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m., Session Room 2002
Session 9: Getting Started with a Bluetooth-Enabled (BLE) S Pen
The addition of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity to the S Pen offers new control and sophistication in how users interact with workplace apps. Staff engineer Bang-hyun Kwon and partnership manager Catarina Cho of Samsung Electronics will share use cases and best practices for S Pen integration.
Thursday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m., Open Theater
Session 10: Building With Security First on the SmartThings Platform
When building or integrating smart consumer devices, security can’t be an afterthought. Software engineer Jeff Beck of Smart Things will share security considerations and development principles for connected devices.
Thursday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m., Session Room 2004
Can’t make it to these must-see sessions at the Samsung Developer Conference? Mark your calendars — The Opening Keynote at 10am PST on November 7th will be live-streamed on Facebook. Technical sessions will also be recorded and posted in the days following the conference on the SDC 18 website.