In 2012, Samsung invited 12 African youths from across the continent to participate in the very first Africa Young Leaders Program.
Through this initiative, Samsung aims to improve the lives of 100 African youths by 2015.
This first group has returned from their trip to Samsung Global Headquarters in Korea, having gained working experience of every aspect of the global IT giant’s business, and will now spend one year working for Samsung in their home country, to augment their global business understanding with practical local experience.
“At Samsung, we have a particular focus on developing people and ICT competence in Africa,” said Ntutule Tshenye, Business-to-Government and Corporate Citizenship Lead for Samsung Africa.
“There is a shortfall in maths and science education on the continent, and as a result a dearth of ICT skills at a higher level as well. Because of this, we believe that our business goals are inalienable from our CSR and development goals – Africa needs ICT to develop, and to grow our market in Africa, we need a healthy base of users.”
It is for this reason that Samsung carries out projects supporting maths and science education across Africa, and the Africa Young Leaders forms a part of this.
“The Africa Young Leaders Program contributes in its own small way to Samsung’s stated goal of positively impacting five million lives in Africa by 2015,” said Tshenye.
The youths are identified through broad selection processes to identify those with the qualifications, background and ambition to derive true value from the program.
Samsung sought to identify young, responsible people of good standing with a university qualification.
The program received recommendations from participating universities, but the company was also looking out for youths who were active in their communities. In this particular initiative, the selected participants were not necessarily from a disadvantaged background.
The participants then spent six months at the Samsung Global HQ in Korea, during which they got to ‘work’ and experience every aspect of the company before deciding which department or area they would like to be involved in. While in Korea, the participants receive a salary and a housing allowance. Upon their return, they are hired to work at Samsung for a minimum of one year.
“Samsung wants to advance electronics engineering in Africa,” said Tshenye. “We believe that by supporting the development of thought leadership and the advancement of electronics engineering, we will be laying the foundations for sustainability on the continent. We ultimately want to get to a point where our products are not only built for Africa, but are also built by Africa, in Africa.”
Sphiwe Fezile Mabena is a South African graduate who was approached by Samsung to participate in the program. He says it has changed the way he views the world, teaching him about Samsung’s business, and about how different races and cultures approach business. “Professionally, I now pay more attention to detail and I am more advanced in the way I do business and view business,” he said.
He has returned to South Africa to work in Samsung’s Hospitality Display Solutions division.
Another of the African Youth Leaders, Taiwo Buja from Nigeria, said she can summarise her lessons and experiences as: “Globally thinking, looking on to the innovative future”. She says that one of the most important skills she took away from her time there was learning how to work across international borders as her job involved managing the international market.
“Very few graduates at my level have had the chance to work in the headquarters of a global company like Samsung,” she says. “Every day was exciting and challenging.”
She added, “Using the Africa Young Leaders initiative as a platform to develop young graduates like myself is rewarding not just for me, but for the people around me, my community, the country and Africa as a whole.”
It is exactly this kind of impact that Samsung aims to make with the Africa Young Leaders program. “We are delighted with the success of the first group on a professional and personal level,” says Tshenye. “We look forward to watching their successful careers unfold, and we also look forward to welcoming the next group into the program.”
Samsung Launches the Incredible Crystal UHD TV
TV has become a massive part of our lives from those must-watch series to the sports matches that have us glued to the screen. World-renowned for pioneering innovation in this popular category of technology, Samsung has now launched Crystal UHD TV.
Featuring Samsung’s cutting-edge Crystal Display, the new Crystal UHD TV will bring high-resolution content to life in a whole new way, delivering a viewing experience like never before in a mainstream UHD TV.
Controling all function with Voice Assistant and enjoying multiple contents on one screen with Multi View are just some of the welcome advancements on this incredible TV.
“Samsung TV has been constantly paving the path for technological innovations by offering consumers a new TV experience and a future for global TV industry. This is the core driving force that makes Samsung No. 1 TV for 14 consecutive years. Crystal UHD builds on this success in ways that people will truly love.” said Dudu Mokholo, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Central Africa.
Crystal UHD is the purest form of picture quality with 1 billion rich and vibrant colours with guaranteed crisp and vivid images time over time. Its features include:
Real 4K UHD Resolution – 4K UHD TV goes beyond regular FHD with 4x more pixels, offering your eyes the sharp and crisp images they deserve. See it like you’re really in the scene.
Lifelike colour expression – Immerse yourself in the picture with a wider range of colour. Dynamic Crystal Display delivers lifelike variations so you can see every subtlety.
Crystal Processor 4K – Experience picture quality that moves you, made possible by a single chip that orchestrates colour, optimises high contrast ratio, and masters HDR.
See the picture, not the TV – A sleek and elegant design that draws you to the purest picture. Crafted with an effortless minimalistic style from every angle and a boundless that sets new standards. You will see only the most immersive cinematic experience ever.
Get what you want just by speaking up – Everything is so much easier with voice control. Now you can quickly access favourite content, get answers, and even control your TV and other connected devices around your home. Just tell it what you want.
See multiple contents at the same time – Multi View splits your TV screen in two, putting the content you’re watching on one side, and mirroring your mobile screen on the other. This means you don’t have to look away from the TV screen to glance at your phone anymore.
Get gaming faster – Get into the game faster with Game Enhancer, which optimises your screen so you have more control with barely noticeable input lag. Experience smooth gaming in its most impressive form without motion blur and judder.
Decorate your space with your favourite photos – When you project your favourite photos onto the TV screen, the TV itself blends into your décor elegantly. You can lay out multiple photos in a beautiful collage or place them in a slide show for to keep the visual fresh and on point.
Clean up the clutter – Samsung UHD offers a neat solution for keeping all your TV cables tidy, hiding them away right in the stand. This helps you reduce your clutter so you can fully enjoy your TV’s beautiful design.
Samsung Crystal UHD clearly does what many TVs cannot, in the most amazing ways.
The Crystal UHD TV is now available at various retailer stores and retailer online pages. For extra peace of mind, Crystal UHD TV comes with a 24 month warranty.
FG to Boost Artificial Intelligence
Federal government on Tuesday announced that it has developed initiatives for the adoption of Artificial Intelligence technology in Nigeria.
The establishment of a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria (CFAIR) is also expected soon.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said that AI applications enable innovative solutions, improve risk assessment, better planning, and faster knowledge-sharing.
Abdullahi Usman Gambo, director of IT Infrastructure Solution, NITDA, spoke at a workshop in commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
He noted that AI would open up opportunities for access to information and also help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) in the 2030 Agenda.
Gambo said: “Artificial Intelligence is poised to revolutionize the way we go about our daily lives – from governance to business, legislation to medicine to defence, etc. We can all agree that AI is humanity’s new frontier.
“We have developed initiatives for adoption of emerging technologies such as AI, strengthen cybersecurity, digital skills for digitally excluded citizens while enhancing the regulatory and market environment to increase access to ICTs, and promote seamless access to information.
“We believe AI and associated emerging technologies will completely enhance the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of information gathering during the exchange of data or the ways of communication,” he said.
Delivering his paper, Yushau Shuaib, publisher of PRNigeria, described access to information as the right of the citizens to accurate, transparent, and timely facts and figures.
The former National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesman stated that governments at all levels have obligations to communicate with people, while the public has the right to know and criticize authorities through constructive engagement.
The media executive, however, appealed to Nigerians not to use social media platforms for fake news dissemination.
“The merits of new media on affordability, accessibility and instant delivery are occasionally marred by the fact that social media is sometimes used to spread fake news”, he said.
Shuaib called for collaboration of stakeholders in ensuring appropriate legislation through public awareness campaigns in order to improve access to universal information.
Samsung Unveils Technologically Advanced 2020 Consumer Products
Samsung Electronics Nigeria has unveiled its 2020 consumer products range. The launch which held in Victoria Island, Lagos showcased the latest in its revolutionary and innovative QLED and Crystal UHD Television Series along with Wind Free Air Conditioners, Side by Side Refrigerators and Drum Washing Machines.
Keeping with its resolve to utilize its transformative ideas and technologies to shape the future and inspire the whole world, Samsung has once again demonstrated its determination to continuously redefine the living space and entertainment of its customers.
According to Mr. Caden Chiyeon Yu, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics Nigeria, “QLED uses exceptional and revolutionary technology which offers an unparalleled visual and auditory adventure from the comfort of your living room. QLED series is available in 4K or 8K and from 58″ to 98”, and was designed with options to fit any space and budget”. For Crystal UHD Television, Mr. Yu said, with cutting-edge Crystal Display, the new Crystal UHD TV will bring high-resolution content to life in a whole new way, delivering a viewing experience like never before in a mainstream UHD TV.
Also showcased at the launch were the new Windfree Air Conditioner, Drum Washing Machines and Side by Side refrigerators. The Windfree Air Conditioner is designed specially with the latest technology to provide coolness in quick time while ensuring that users don’t experience any chills through out its use. It also has an in-built digital inverter which reduces energy consumption by 73 percent. .
The newly introduced drum washing machine of 2020 from Samsung is very efficient and is built with eco bubble technolgy which allows it to provide cleaning of very dirty garments or clothes without the use of water. Futhermore, the new Side by Side Refrigetor was built with Spacemax technology which has enabled Samsung to offer more spacious interior without increasing the external dimentions or compromising energy efficiency.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs. Oluwaremilekun Adesola-Ogunsan, Head, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Nigeria stated that “Samsung understands the economic diffulties currently being experienced in the country and has consistently produced pocket friendly premium consumer products. We are very consistent in our approach as we understand that our customers like the good things of life and we have provided that without compromising our standards”. “So I can say boldy that there is a Samsung for everybody regardless of your income stream” She added.
In 2019, the Samsung consumer range of products received universal praise for its innovative quality and design and numerous pioneering features. This year Samsung has added even more beneficial features which its customers will appreciate in great deal.
Shell to Sack 9,000 over Oil Output Drops
Netflix Moves Against Showmax with Cheaper Mobile only Subscription
Samsung Launches the Incredible Crystal UHD TV
Huawei Launches Mondia Pay on Huawei Mobile Services in Nigeria, Others
Western Digital Unveils Speed, Portable SanDisk SSDs
EFCC Arraigns Hackers for Allegedly Stealing N900m from FCMB
Former Shell MD Bags Award for Rejecting $6m Bribe
NSE Suspends 6 Companies from Exchange
Active GSM Subscribers Hit 199.3m – Danbatta
First Bank Graduates 12 from Management Development Programme
- News3 days ago
ALTON, Medallion, CloudFlex Back NITRA’s Innovation Forum
- E-Business3 days ago
CWG Plc Empowers Small Businesses in Nigeria with SME Solution
- News2 days ago
Microsoft Moves into 5G Race with Azure Cloud for Telecom Operators
- Telecom2 days ago
FG Aims to Empower Innovators and Entrepreneurs Through Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile App
- Telecom2 days ago
Pantami to Deliver Keynote at NIS 2020; Other Speakers Unveiled
- E-Financial2 days ago
Deloitte, Heritage Bank, PWC Urge Internal Auditors to Embrace IT to Tackle Fraud
- Uncategorized2 days ago
Why Businesses Should Take a Long-term Approach to People, Product, and Customers
- E-Business2 days ago
Samsung Unveils Technologically Advanced 2020 Consumer Products