Samsung Appoints Terry Halvorsen as Global Enterprise Advisor

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Former Defense Department and Navy CIO brings Global IT, Telecoms and Cyber Security Experience to Samsung B2B
Friday, April 14th, 2017

Samsung Electronics announced on April 14 that the appointment of Mr. Terry Halvorsen as an EVP, Global Enterprise Advisor to JK Shin, the President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics.

With more than 35 years of IT experience in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Navy, Mr. Halvorsen will leverage his expertise in leading large scale IT, telecoms and security missions around the world to focus on growing Samsung's global B2B mobile business. In his new role, he will advise customers and partners on how to implement effective mobile enterprise strategies within their mobile workforce and help further propel corporate government and regulatory business for Samsung Global Mobile B2B team.

“All companies today face an incredible challenge of identifying ways to meet high demands by increasing productivity and speed through mobile technology while also ensuring company devices are not compromised and critical data does not become lost,” said JK Shin, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. Mr. Halvorsen’s vast experience and technical knowledge around cyber security in the global defense industry will complement our strategy to ensure we meet the complex needs of businesses, end users and partners by providing increased productivity without sacrificing security.”

Prior to joining Samsung, Halvorsen spent two years as CIO for the DoD, where he was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems. Throughout his distinguished career, he has also held several positions within the Department of the Navy including Chief Information Officer and numerous other roles including Deputy Commander, Navy Cyber Forces, and Naval Network Warfare Command.

“I am excited to join Samsung as it continues to help revolutionize how businesses leverage the benefits of mobility and the Internet of Things in today’s increasingly connected world,” said Mr. Halvorsen. “Connected devices offer numerous advantages and conveniences, but they also raise critical new security considerations. With Samsung’s global scale and long-standing commitment to security, I look forward to helping create new and secure experiences for our customers.”

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