Plenary Speakers

LG Smart Life Solutions: Upgradable home appliances with AI


Dr. Insung Park

  • Senior Vice President of Software Center, LG Electronics


The latest trends in home appliance industry are hyper-personalization and lifestyle-matching home solutions. To make this possible, home appliances should provide convenient features and intuitive user interface that allow end users to install and utilize various apps & services.

However, current home appliances could only offer simple control functions based on low-cost MCUs (Microcontroller Units). High-end operating systems such as Android and iOS are not suitable for home appliances due to their high performance hardware and highly complex software requirements.

Thus, LG Electronics has been developing its own custom chip-set with its own RTOS-based operating system that will enable long-term upgradability, user-oriented feature customization, and furthermore, AI-based life care.

In order to move from HW-centric home appliances to SW-centric life solutions, LG Electronics had to not only improve its development systems, but also transform the entire organization with the software-oriented mindset at all times.

In this talk, we will introduce our vision of the future life solutions and the underlying technologies encompassing OS, chip-set, IoT and AI technologies that will enable that vision. Also, we'll describe some of the challenges that we have faced along the way.

  • 1996 ~ 2000    Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
    Purdue University
  • 1993 ~ 1995    MSEE (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering)
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • 1988 ~ 1992    BSEE from Control and Instrumentation Engineering Dept.
    Seoul National University
  • 2023 ~              Senior Vice President, CTO Software Center, LG Electronics
  • 2016 ~ 2022    Vice President, Vehicle Component Solutions (VS) Company, LG Electronics
  • 2014 ~ 2015    Senior Research Fellow, CTO SW Platform Lab., LG Electronics
  • 2010 ~ 2014    Principal Dev Lead, Internet Explorer Group , Microsoft
  • 2000 ~ 2009    Principal Dev Manager, Windows Core OS Fundamentals Group, Microsoft

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