|Kim Bo-joon, leader of Samsung Electro-Mechanics' smart IT team, poses with a plaque awarded to him by International Data Group (IDG), in this photo provided by the company, Thursday. / Courtesy of Samsung Electro-Mechanics|
By Baek Byung-yeul
A Samsung Electro-Mechanics employee has been recognized as a global information technology leader after winning the International Data Group's (IDG) Ones to Watch Award, the Samsung Group affiliate said Thursday.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics said Kim Bo-joon, leader of the smart IT team at the company, won the award for his contributions to the construction of the company's smart factory and digital transformation.
"Kim was given this year's award for his contribution in the construction of Samsung Electro-Mechanics' smart factory and digital transformation, including the integration of Samsung Electro-Mechanics' manufacturing execution system and enterprise resource plan systems as well as the IT strategy development," the company said.
After winning the award, Kim said in a statement released by the company that he "will endeavor to secure super-differential competitiveness by digitizing Samsung Electro-Mechanics' entire work process."
IDG, a tech media, data and marketing services company, holds the AGENDA Conference each year and has named "the Future Edge 50" companies that have shown innovation in customer experience and improvement in corporate productivity through new technologies. IDG has recognized 50 leaders in the IT sector who have led the overall advancement of and new trends in the IT industry.
In particular, Kim contributed to the strengthening of the company's manufacturing competitiveness by developing the manufacturing execution system (MES), the company said.
"Since 2015, Samsung Electro-Mechanics had been developing the AI-based next-generation MES 3.0 for all of its businesses in Korea and abroad, and it has now organically connected all of its production processes from design to manufacturing," the firm said.
The company applied MES 3.0 to its three offices in Korea and five overseas, resulting in a cost reduction of around 72 billion won per year.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics' technological capability has been previously recognized in the global IT industry. In 2019, the company was selected as the only Korean ICT company to receive a CIO 100 Award.
The CIO 100 Awards are given annually to the top 100 major corporations and organizations around the world based on an assessment of efforts to innovate using IT along with a resulting increase in corporate value, Samsung Electro-Mechanics explained.