Samsung Developer Conference 2021 Will Showcase Company’s Platform & Ecosystem Strategies

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Developers and creators will discover opportunities leveraging the expansive Samsung ecosystem


Samsung Electronics has announced its keynote speakers and program for the Samsung Developer Conference 2021 (SDC21), which will be held on October 26th. The annual conference, fully virtual this year, will bring together developers and creators to help shape the future of consumer experiences.


At SDC21, the company plans to share its latest updates in software, services and platforms with thousands of developers and creators to enable smarter, more seamless connectivity across Galaxy devices. The attendees will be able to discover potential opportunities to create cutting-edge solutions for millions, leveraging the expansive Samsung ecosystem.


DJ Koh, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics’ IT and Mobile Communications Business Division, will open SDC21 by addressing which direction Samsung’s strategy would head to bring innovation to consumer experience.



The following keynote speakers are lined up to discuss strategies from Samsung for platforms and ecosystems with topics ranging from security, privacy to various platforms including Bixby, SmartThings and Tizen:


  • Daniel Ahn, Senior Vice President, Mobile Platform Center
  • Samantha Osborne, Vice President, SmartThings Inc.
  • Jeongsook Lee, Vice President, Customer Experience Office
  • Yongjae Kim, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Software R&D
  • Bill Mandel, Vice President, Visual Solution Lab, Samsung Research America
  • Janghyun Yoon, Executive Vice President, Mobile Software R&D


SDC21’s highlight sessions consist of three groups. The first one, Platforms Designed For Connected Experiences will explore Bixby and SmartThings’ cross-device experience and how Samsung plans to make the vision of the future Smart Home a reality.


The second session, Innovating Mobile Experience Across the Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem, will take a look at the One UI 4’s innovations and foldable device design process to help developers optimize their own apps for a growing number of foldable devices.


The third session, The Evolution of Tizen and Innovative Screen Experiences, will peer into new Smart TV services from Samsung and how its ecosystem has been enhanced with Tizen 6.5.


Further, developers who want to keep abreast of industry insights and state-of-the-art technology will find Tech Talk sessions featuring top experts from Samsung very helpful. For those interested in the latest Samsung technology, it is highly recommended to visit SDC21’s Digital Tech Hub, a digital exhibition of Samsung technology with easily accessible resources.


Code Lab will offer an opportunity for developers to boost their skills with a hands-on coding experience with sample applications for testing simple scenarios. Developers can even try their codes on cutting-edge devices like Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G via remote access.


In recognition of content developers for excellence in design, innovation, quality and performance, the winners of the 2021 Best of Galaxy Store Awards will be announced in SDC21.


The SDC21 will be broadcast on the Samsung Newsroom and the SDC website on October 26, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information about the SDC21, please visit Further information can also be found on Twitter (@samsung_dev) and Facebook (@samsungdev) with the hashtag #SDC21.


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