The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show is upon us, and Samsung has not one, but two presentations in store to show off its latest products and its thoughts about the future of technology.
Along with a 2 p.m. PT keynote presentation on Monday, the South Korean electronics giant also will fill one of the coveted keynote slots at the 2015 tech confab at 6:30 p.m. PT that same day. Boo-Keun Yoon, co-CEO and head of Samsung's electronics business, will talk up Samsung's vision for the so-called Internet of Things and what role Samsung will play in that market for making everything Internet-connected.
CNET will be on hand to give you all the news and commentary from the event. You can figure out what time the keynote presentation will start in your time zone here.
Yoon is one of three co-CEOs at Samsung Electronics. He not only oversees TVs but also supervises home appliances, medical devices and essentially everything else that's not mobile or components. Yoon made a big bet on LEDs early on that has cemented Samsung's lead in TVs. Now he's betting that smart TVs and new display technology, such as 4K ultra-high definition, will revive a stagnating television market.
And Yoon also has made a big push with home appliances, with the goal of making Samsung the No. 1 home appliances company by 2015. It's unclear what gains the Korean company, long trailing rivals such as Whirlpool and Kenmore, has made, especially with changes under way in that market. General Electric, one of the top appliances makers, sold its business to Electrolux for $3.3 billion in September.
Overall, Yoon's businesses fall into the realm of the Internet of Things, which is slated to be his main topic during his keynote. Companies have been working for years to push the idea of all items in a home being "smart" and Internet-connected, from refrigerators to televisions to wearables. Samsung controls most pieces needed to make the Internet of Things a reality, but it has struggled to get its devices to work seamlessly together. Software has never been the company's strong suit.
Samsung in Augustto help with its push. SmartThings' technology allows consumers to easily control their appliances with their smartphones, smartwatches and other devices, and SmartThings has been viewed as key to Samsung's smart-home and Internet of Things efforts.
Tune back to CNET for full coverage of Yoon's keynote, and the rest of CES.
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