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Samsung’s Yoon To Give CES Keynote

    Arlington, Va. — Samsung Electronics president Boo-Keun Yoon will return to the International CES spotlight as a keynote speaker for the 2015 consumer electronics showcase.

    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) said Thursday that Yoon, who last keynoted International CES 2011 to discuss the power of partnerships in the world of display technology, will discuss connected devices, the future of the Internet of Things and the vision of the smart home during his 2015 CES keynote.

    In addition, he is again expected to stress Samsung’s vision of leveraging strategic partnerships to drive the next wave of technology breakthroughs.

    Yoon’s address is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Jan. 5, in the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

    International CES 2015 will take place Jan. 6-9.

    “Samsung is widely known for its disruptive technologies and business models, and has been one of the fastest growing CE brands in the world,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. “Samsung amazes at each CES with its innovative products spanning the entire tech ecosystem. We welcome Boo-Keun Yoon back to the keynote stage for the 2015 CES.”

    Yoon began his career at Samsung Electronics in 1978. After serving in a number of leadership positions at Samsung Electronics, Yoon headed Samsung’s visual display business from 2007, seeing its revenue double while maintaining the company’s No. 1 global TV market share for eight consecutive years.

    Currently, Yoon serves as the president and CEO of consumer electronics at Samsung Electronics, leading Samsung’s visual display, digital appliances, printing solutions and health and medical equipment businesses.

     In addition, Yoon also acts as the company’s chief design officer.

     According to CEA/GfK research, global consumer technology spending will top more than $1 trillion in 2015. Samsung Electronics is a leading global brand for high-tech electronics and digital media.

     The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies.