DongJin (DJ) Koh is President of the Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics. Mr. Koh is responsible for driving every aspect of Samsung’s global mobile business forward, from smartphones and smart wearables to emerging mobile services.
Before he was named President in December 2015, Mr. Koh served as the Executive Vice President and Head of the Mobile R&D Office within Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. He played a critical role in the launch of a variety of mobile devices and services, including the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, Galaxy Note5, Gear S2, Samsung Pay and Samsung Knox.
Since joining the company in 1984, Mr. Koh has become widely respected for his collaborative style and teamwork-focused approach. Mr. Koh spent a decade in Human Resources, where he elevated company efforts to increase employee engagement and operational excellence throughout the organization. Thanks to his approachable style, Mr. Koh quickly became regarded as a leader whose work could span technologies and businesses to transform Samsung’s product offerings.
Head of Global Gaming Partnerships and Development at Xbox/Microsoft
Sarah leads Microsoft’s gaming business development team. She and her team are responsible for cultivating and managing Microsoft’s gaming partnerships, shaping and executing deals and negotiations, and shaping strategy and M&A. Sarah’s organization is global with presence in Redmond, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and London.
Prior to Microsoft, Sarah held a variety of senior roles at T-Mobile, including leading the Corporate Strategy and Development team responsible for cross-functional strategic initiatives, major investments, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. She was a member of the team that led T-Mobile’s turnaround.
Sarah started her career at McKinsey & Company where she was an Associate Partner in the West Coast office focused on the consumer technology sector. Sarah holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Co-Founder & CEO at Siri (acquired by Apple) and Viv (acquired by Samsung)
Dag Kittlaus is the co-founder and CEO of Viv, the global brain. Prior, he founded Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), the world’s first virtual personal assistant, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SRI.
After Apple acquired Siri in 2010 Dag was the Director of iPhone Apps at Apple running the Siri and speech recognition teams. In the fall of 2012 Dag co-founded his next AI company, Viv, which aims to open artificial intelligence to the world and enable everyone to talk to everything.
A serial innovator and consumer wireless internet veteran of 10 years in Scandinavia and the US, Dag is working on creating his fourth consecutive mobile internet product. Dag has held leadership roles as VP of Consumer Internet Services at Scandinavian telecom giant Telenor Mobile, and several consumer product groups at Motorola including GM of xProducts and founder and GM of Motorola’s Interactive Media Group. He conceived and launched Screen3, a breakthrough consumer mobile application currently used by millions of users and adopted by Cingular, China Mobile, and Telefonica.
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