Sunday, January 13, 2013
Banquet & Keynote Address
19:00 – 21:00 • Room: Vista Room
I.P. Park
Executive Vice President & CTO
HARMAN International
Game Changers of Future Consumer Communications
Many of us can still remember the era of mainframe computers, and how they quietly succumbed to compact desktop devices that
exponentially multiplied processing power and users. Today, we are in the middle of a far more dramatic shift of the IT & Communications
technology (ICT) paradigm thanks to mobile devices, apps and the cloud.
HARMAN is a manufacturer of a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.
With the current transformation of the ICT paradigm, technology companies like HARMAN are faced with new challenges and greater
In this talk, I will discuss some key takeaways from this newly emerging platform of mobile universe. They can be summarized into three
defining categories – big data, smart connectivity and “future” user experience, which are poised to be major game changers of our
As CTO, Dr. I.P. Park leads the company-wide technology strategy and is responsible for overseeing all R&D activities, which are
mostly in the areas of automotive infotainment, consumer and professional audio systems. As a member of HARMAN’s Executive Committee,
he leads advanced research projects to bring innovative thought leadership into HARMAN products. I.P. joined HARMAN in February, 2012.
Prior to HARMAN, I.P. was Vice President of Intelligent Computing Laboratory (previously under different names such as Computer Science
Lab, Software Lab) at Samsung Electronics from 2006 to 2011. He headed advanced software R&D teams to develop Samsung’s future
software technologies, provided leadership in core software research, standardization and open source strategy. He founded STAR Center, a
joint research lab with Georgia Tech. and CIC (Center for Intelligent Computing) with Seoul National University.
Prior to Samsung, I.P. was Department Head of Security and Platform Technologies at Panasonic Princeton Laboratory. He led projects in
areas of operating system platforms, embedded Linux systems, and secure download for software-defined radio. He was instrumental in
establishing the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) and served as founding chair of the Architecture Group. Under his leadership, the
CELF 1.0 standard specification and CELF 1.0 source tree was published, establishing CELF as a global leader for Linux CE adaptation and
I.P. has also held senior roles at Timecruiser Computing Corporation, an Internet software company specializing in building Java-based
enterprise systems, and was a faculty member at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He has also been a visiting researcher at Bellcore.
Dr. Park received a B.S. in Computer Science from Seoul National University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia
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