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Samsung Content Leader to Deliver Keynote at IHS PEVE Conference 2014 in London

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that Tae-Jin (TJ) Kang, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics, will deliver a keynote presentation at the annual PEVE Entertainment Business Futures conference taking place in London from 30 September to 1 October.

To register for your complimentary media pass, contact press@ihs.com with your publication details.

“We are honored to welcome Mr. Kang to our event,” said Ben Keen, chief analyst for IHS Technology. “We all know that Samsung is a global leader in the consumer device space, but the world is waiting to find out how its plans for media will evolve.

“I am excited to have the chief architect of those plans sharing his vision at PEVE for the first time,” Keen said. “I know that our delegates will greatly value his insights.”

Global line up of film, TV and digital media executives

Mr. Kang joins a global lineup of film, TV and digital media executives, including Mike Aragon, VP of global digital video at Sony Network Entertainment; Robert Price, managing director of 20th Century Fox; Kurt Reider, CEO of Mars Cinema Group; Jon Sichel, managing director of Scripps Networks International; Clare Tavernier, managing director of ChannelFlip; and Marcus Arthur, president of BBC Worldwide.

The 22nd IHS PEVE conference will examine hot topics like the role of new innovation in the cinema industry, business opportunities in emerging digital markets like Russia, China and Turkey, the future of channels in the on-demand world, new media entrants into production, and the reinvention of broadcast TV and retail.

About the keynote speaker

Since developing Hangul Processor 3, considered to be the first Korean word processing software in 1983, Mr. Kang has worked for many software companies, most of them his own creations. In 1999, he moved to Silicon Valley and co-founded ThinkFree with the mission of delivering desktop software as a free Internet service. In a 2001 magazine interview, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned ThinkFree as a potential threat to his company, second only to Linux. In 2006, PC World awarded ThinkFree the World Class award. The following year, ComputerWorld selected ThinkFree as the best online office over Google Docs and Time magazine named it one of the 50 best websites of the year.

Mr. Kang has been profiled in Fortune magazine, appeared on ABC News Ahead of the Curve, presented at numerous conferences around the world. He was one of twenty “Web 2.0 Heroes” Bradley Jones interviewed for the 2008 book by the same title. He received an M.A. degree in cognitive psychology and a B.Sc. degree in psychology with a minor in computer science from the University of Toronto. He is a published author of two books of essays. Mr. Kang served on the Unicode technical committee and represented Korea at international standardization meetings on character encoding.

He was instrumental in including full Korean language support in the Unicode character encoding scheme used by computers around the world. For his contributions to the computerization of the Korean language and to the Korean software industry, he received commendations from the Prime Minister of Korea in 1989 and 2006. Leaving behind 25 years of life in start-ups, Mr. Kang went on to serve as the head of the Service Incubation Office at Korea Telecom before joining Samsung in 2010 to lead the company's media service business.

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PEVE agenda and speaker list

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About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

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