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8th Korea Communications Conference : Focusing on Smart Communications

The theme for this year's Korea Communications Conference was "Smart communications : Revolution and Evolution" and tried to decipher what's currently happening in the IT and Comms world and how experts and policy makers are planning a converged future.

This year's conference main keynote speakers were from the CEOs of KT, Korea's largest telco company, Nokia Siemens Networks as well as the president of Bell Labs Korea.

The theme itself was deconstructed in sub-themes varying from the prospects for Smart TV development which align with what Samsung and LG have been actively promoting to the Innovation in Broadcasting (which saw John Tate, the director of Strategic Operations at BBC take the floor).

Mr Tate provided with some interesting metrics like the fact that the corporation has a global audience of 225 million and that a third of UK adults use the internet for video on demand.

He also said that the Beeb will move BBC's iPlayer to "beyond catch up TV" to provide a more immersive experience by transforming what is essentially regarded as a linear one into a broader, real-time one.

Other notable intervening experts included Zane Adam, who talked about Microsoft Azure, Haedeok Chris Jang, who delivered an expose on Amazon's Cloud Services, Mickey Kim who spoke for Google about TV Evolution and Google TV and Duke M. Hur, VP Engineering at Samsung Electronics who covered Outlook on the SmartTV service.

You can read more on the conference on KCC's official website where you can download the presentations of some of the keynote speakers.

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