10.31.18 / Investment

Samsung Electronics Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions in Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C., October 30, 2018 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new Solutions Center in Washington, D.C. – a multi-use, operational and interactive facility in the District’s iconic Eastern Market neighborhood that will accelerate the company’s leadership presence and impact in the nation’s capital.

The event was hosted by CEO and President of Samsung’s worldwide IT and Mobile division, DJ Koh, and Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America.

Located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, the Solutions Center will support and advance agency missions of all kinds through the development of solutions that leverage Samsung’s unique technical strengths. The Solutions Center will also serve as a convening space, offering Samsung B2G customers and other partners the use of secure Wi-Fi, a space to work between meetings, and the ability to talk to technical staff regarding Samsung products and capabilities.

“At Samsung we leverage our deep understanding of and experience with the Federal Government customer to develop mission-ready solutions,” said Terry Halvorsen, Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President of IT and Mobile Communications at Samsung. “Samsung’s unique breadth of expertise across 5G, tailored mobile solutions, end-to-end security and workforce transformation allow us to drive towards improved government end-user experience and productivity. This new space at 700 Penn is a center for innovation and provides opportunities to engage, support and educate government customers, policymakers and technology leaders.”

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As the new home of both Samsung’s Global and U.S. B2G teams and the company’s U.S. Public Affairs function, the facility will include a dynamic suite of offices and opportunities for employees and partners to have a shared collaboration space. The space also includes multi-purpose convening space with the ability to host meetings, fundraisers, town halls, salon dinners, etc. – ranging between 25 and 150 attendees and including multimedia presentations.

“For 40 years, Samsung has invested in U.S. employees, partners and facilities, because engaging customers and innovators is what pushes us forward and drives American technology leadership,” said David Steel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Samsung Electronics America. “This investment in the nation’s capital further solidifies Samsung’s commitment in Washington and in the U.S. We will continue to be a convener on all things technology as we look ahead toward the next 40 years of innovation.”

By placing Samsung in closer proximity to Capitol Hill, the new Solutions Center will ultimately enable Samsung to educate lawmakers and government customers and other key audiences about the company’s values, history, commitment to customers and commitment to America on a more regular basis.

Samsung Solutions Center in Washington, D.C.
Located in the heart of Eastern Market at 700 Penn SE, the Samsung Solutions Center is home to Samsung’s U.S. Public Affairs and Federal Sales teams in Washington, D.C.  Opened in 2019, the SSC offers external partners a spacious, multi-functional facility for a variety of daytime or evening events and programs.  A unique venue for educating the Administration, members of Congress and policymakers, the center enables the Washington business community to experience our cutting-edge technology and innovations first-hand.
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