Mobility rakes up new products and business models: Sukesh Jain

At the CIO100 2017 awards, Sukesh Jain, vice president of Samsung India shed light on how mobility is helping in the digital transformation of enterprises.



We are moving fast into the future and the evolving trend of digital mobility triggered a quantum leap of innovation, which strives for higher productivity and made our businesses more connected than ever, said Sukesh Jain, vice president of Samsung India, addressing top CIOs of the country assembled at CIO100 2017 symposium and awards. Mr. Jain emphasized on how enterprise mobility is transforming organizations of today and how it is the key to the next generation enterprise.
Jain shed light on the processes by which digital-age devices are linking up to share information and how sensors are becoming context-aware to produce data that gives enterprises powerful insights to work smarter. According to him,  there will be a proliferation of connected devices by 2020 with predicted 5.8 billion smartphones and 7.3 billion connected devices. This will create opportunities to develop new mobility products and business models. But opportunities at a massive scale bring risks and pose new cyber security challenges. "Especially, given that BYOD trend is on the rise, security is on the top of minds for the CIOs and CISOs," said Jain. 
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Samsung aims to create a simpler and smarter workplace. Through its wide range of smartphones and tablets, Samsung wants to balance productivity with security. Its devices are protected through Knox mobile security platform, which is approved by 29 governments and secures more than 700 million devices.  
Another service known as Samsung DeX provides an Android-based desktop-like experience that enables users to seamlessly access apps, edit documents, browse the web, watch videos, reply to messages and more, directly from the smartphone on a larger display, using a keyboard and mouse. Key collaborations enable Samsung DeX compatibility with Microsoft Office and Adobe mobile apps, allowing desktop-like functionality and a user interface previously unavailable from a smartphone. 
20 percent of Samsung's workforce is focused on innovation and the company invests USD 33 million every day in research and development, reports the company.