The year 2020 has brought enormous disruption, with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis impacting every industry. Through innovative technology and partnerships, Samsung is committed to helping its clients through these uncertain times as they seek to get safely back to business. At the forthcoming Virtual Experience event on July 15 and 16, Samsung leaders and industry experts will address specific opportunities for businesses navigating changing consumer dynamics and adjusting to the new normal.
Click here to register for the online event. Then be sure to check out these must-see sessions over the two-day period (in no particular order of topic).
1. Back to business: Business as (un)usual
Samsung’s robust portfolio of display offerings and solutions, aligned with world class integration partners, enables us to seamlessly turn a customer’s vision into reality. In today’s new normal, companies need technology that will help get them back to business safely and efficiently. It’s no longer business as usual, it’s business “unusual.” Senior Vice President and General Manager of Samsung Display Division Harry Patz will deliver a keynote on how digital signage will reshape familiar experiences as businesses reopen, specifically detailing how display solutions deliver information on social distancing, crowd management, temperature sensing devices and more.
Speakers: Harry Patz, SVP GM, Samsung Display Division; Sal Rivera, VP of Operations, Reverb Hotels
When: 10:15 a.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15
2. Navigating new market realities to better serve your customers
Mark Quiroz, VP of marketing, Samsung Electronics America Display Division, will discuss how businesses can not only adapt, but position themselves for growth by sharing insights and trends on which markets, use cases and verticals will be areas of opportunity in the second half of 2020 and beyond — as well as what solutions Samsung has developed to address the needs of businesses of all sizes to reopen their operations safely and efficiently. Lastly, Samsung’s latest offerings and programs will be announced to help businesses navigate the dynamic market environment that exists today.
Speaker: Mark Quiroz, VP Marketing, Samsung Electronics America Display Division
When: 10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15
3. Driving small business recovery with display technology
As a result of today’s ongoing pandemic, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have been pushed to the brink. Because of this, SMBs need to think differently about how they create unique experiences for their customers while keeping everyone safe. Join Dave Haynes, founding editor of SIXTEEN:NINE and David Phelps, director of product marketing at Samsung to get a view into the SMB market today and how Samsung technology helps drive SMB recovery.
Speakers: David Phelps, Director, Product Marketing, Display Division; Dave Haynes, Founding Editor, SIXTEEN:NINE
When: 1:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15
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4. Social distancing management: Getting America back to work
As businesses seek to allow employees to return safely to work sites amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, effective social distancing protocols and tools will be essential. This session will discuss how Samsung, together with innovative partners like Radiant RFID, are leveraging mobile devices and smartwatches to help encourage social distancing and contact tracing.
Speakers: Fredric Less, Samsung Mobile B2B Division
When: 3 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15
5. Emergency alerts and public safety: Adapting to the new normal
In these unprecedented times it is essential to ensure safety within public facilities. Learn how Samsung and Havrion are working together and leveraging technology to address public safety issues such as emergency situations and COVID-19.
Speakers: Brian Nathanson, Product Manager, MagicINFO; Daniel Rodriguez, CTO, Havrion
When: 2:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15
6. Running headfirst into the future state of business
The world as we know it has changed forever, and businesses are having to adapt and evolve faster than ever before. Surviving and thriving in this new world requires a willingness to transform. In this keynote presentation, Taher Behbehani, GM and Head of Mobile B2B, will highlight the latest industry trends and share new mobile solutions designed to help businesses of all sizes reclaim their future.
Speakers: Taher Behbehani, GM and Head of Mobile B2B; Kevin O’Kane, Managing Director for Google Cloud Scaled Partnerships
When: 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 16
7. MagicINFO and CMS: The convergence of hardware and software
MagicINFO is Samsung’s leading-edge, digital signage platform that elevates the power of displays by using data driven insights and enterprise tools. Join Hannah Prager of Samsung and Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting for a deep dive into MagicINFO and how to choose the right CMS for your business.
Speakers: Hannah Prager, Product Marketing, Samsung; Jonathan Brawn, Principal, Brawn Consulting
When: 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 16
8. The rise of esports and how to get in the game
The esports sector is seeing explosive growth with money pouring in from investments, advertising and sponsorships. Learn how Samsung innovations can get you in the game!
Speakers: Dean Delserro, Director, Product Marketing, Samsung; Josh Knutson, Director of Esports & Virtual Reality Solutions, Bytespeed
When: 12 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 16
9. Education technology and the new normal
With uncertainty surrounding the return of students to K-12 classrooms and college campuses for the 2020/2021 school year, educators are rapidly formulating strategies to effectively enable remote learning. This session will look at how Samsung and its partners are creating seamless digital learning solutions to help ensure students can stay connected and engaged, wherever they are.
Speakers: Ed Lydon, Director, Sales and Education Program, Samsung Mobile B2B Division; David Solomonraj, Director, Samsung Mobile B2B Division; Mario DiAntonio, Director, Strategic Alliances, Display Division
When: 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 16
10. The ‘new norm’ for restaurants: Quick serve and fast casual
Digital signage has always played a critical role within quick service and fast casual restaurants. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, these businesses are increasingly relying on displays to keep their employees and customers safe, while continuing to sell the food and beverages everyone loves.
Speakers: Sara Grofcsik, Director of Sales, QSR & C-Store, Samsung; Karen Kling, Senior Key Account Manager, QSR, Samsung
When: 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 16
Bonus session: Solid state drive (SSD) market update and roadmap
The whirlwind of 2020 has forced businesses to constantly optimize. Please join us to review an overview of the current state of the SSD market, key industry updates, and a look at the current product portfolio with a sneak peek at upcoming product launches in 2H 2020. We will discuss potential use cases for SSD to propel businesses forward.
Speakers: Chris Geiser, Director of Sales, SSD; Nicholas Mauro, Sr. Product Manager, SSD
When: 3:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 16
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