The world’s leading show for consumer electronics and home appliances announced the international keynote speakers for 2014.
“IFA is proud to present an outstanding international keynote program with leading international executives who will share their success stories and strategies for the future,” said Jens Heithecker, director, IFA. “This year, IFA received a record number of highly qualified applications for our international keynote program.”
- 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, IFA opening keynote
Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics, will deliver the opening keynote speech, addressing Samsung’s vision for the home of the future. Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology through relentless innovation and discovery. Samsung transforms TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions with employing 286,000 people across 80 countries.
- 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5
Koç Holding, president and CEO, Arçelik Group, will provide insight and strategies at the keynote stage. Arçelik is a listed Turkish manufacturer of household appliances. With 14 production facilities in five countries (Turkey, Russia, Romania, China and South Africa) and sales organizations in 25 countries, the company employs approximately 25,000 people. Among others the company’s brands include Beko and Grundig.
- 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5
Intel designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the Personal Computing Group for Intel Corporation, will reveal new products and Intel’s plans to usher in a new era of computing devices with its latest technology during his keynote address.
- 10.30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6
In 2010, Tony Fadell, together with Matt Rogers, set up Nest Labs, which in January 2014 was sold to Google Inc. for $3.2 billion. In May 2014 Time magazine named Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest Labs, one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Tony had previously worked for Apple, where he was instrumental in developing the first generations of iPods as well as the iPhone. He holds more than 300 patents. A visionary – what he will develop next?
- 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6
An insight into the history and future of this family-run company, which was established 75 years ago, is provided by Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser, CEOs of Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co KG. The company maintains a culture of innovation that has always ensured Sennheiser’s position as a market leader. Sennheiser has repeatedly demonstrated its innovative capabilities in particular with wireless audio systems and high-end audio products.