Samsung SDS Showcased Digital Innovation Technologies at the Techtonic 2020 Developer Conference

Samsung SDS hosted Techtonic 2020 Developer Conference on November 12.

+ Showcased digital innovation technologies through online on November 12
+ Announced achievements such as visual deep learning-based eye disease prediction, improved AI performance of Korean language recognition, and industry-academia joint research outcomes on quantum computing
+ Over 6,500 people, more than twice as many as last year, pre-registered for the conference


Samsung SDS hosted Techtonic 2020 Developer Conference on November 12. Started in 2018, Techtonic is a conference to share the latest technologies, development know-hows and insights to support the expansion of developer ecosystem.

Techtonic 2020 was prepared under the theme of ‘Digital innovation leading the new normal era’ and was consisted of 20 sessions including artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing and security.

This year, the conference was live-streamed online due to COVID-19. The Korean developer community showed high interest with more than 6,500 people pre-registering for the conference, which is more than twice as many as last year.

“We prepared the conference together with the universities and partner companies to share the latest technologies and use cases,” said, Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS. “I hope this conference contributes to the developer community.”

Then, Professor H.T. Kung, a scholar in AI field at the Harvard University, gave a keynote speech on ‘COVID-19 and the future of AI Technology’.

Following was the introduction of technological use cases by Samsung SDS AI experts. Various achievements were presented including visual deep learning-based eye disease prediction, research outcomes on reinforced learning for process (product design-manufacturing-logistics) optimization that was adopted in ‘NeurIPS* 2020’, and improved AI performance on Korean language recognition.
*NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems): Annual meeting to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems.

Along with various showcases, the speakers from companies in cooperation with Samsung SDS also delivered insightful presentations. Soyoung Jeong, a leader at NVIDIA Korea, gave a speech on ‘‘Strategy to build an effective GPU data center for large-scale AI research’ while Sungwoo Park, a leader at NHN, shared information on ‘Open stack for large-scale cloud services’.

The developers also showed keen interest at the outcomes on quantum computing research that was jointly conducted with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Kookmin University in Korea.

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