Keynote Speech

9:05 AM – 9:35 AM (Thursday, September 25th)

Dong-Su Kim

Vice President
Samsung Ventures America.


Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D. is a Vice President at Samsung Ventures America. His area of coverage includes semiconductors, LEDs, equipment, materials, and storage systems. He has over twenty years of investment, strategy, planning, and technology experience. Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, he was a Director of Asia Evolution, an investment bank in Korea covering mid-market financing, private placement, and M&As. Before that, he was a Senior Manager at Technology Strategy Office of Samsung Electronics. As the CTO’s staff, he was responsible for strategic venture investments and technology alliance. He also worked in technology planning for Samsung’s Telecom R&D center, responsible for discovering new research topics. Prior to that, he was a Technical Leader at Samsung Fiber Optics Business Unit in charge of development of fiber optic components and also managed a technical sales team.

Dong-Su is on the board of directors for Astute Networks, DCG Systems, D2S, Inpria, Panasas, and SBA Materials. He also served on the board of Voltaix (acquired by Air Liquide), Pixtronix (acquired by Qualcomm), IntegenX, and GCT Semiconductor.

Dong-Su has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and a B.S. with Honors in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology.