The former chief technology officer at Samsung has joined Google to lead its Internet of Things business.
Injong Rhee has joined Google as entrepreneur-in-residence to lead the search giant’s IoT business, according to a statement posted on LinkedIn by Rhee. Rhee will report to Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud and a board member of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
“One of the first things I would like to do with my Google colleagues is to get these efforts coordinated and aligned toward a concerted IoT story of Google -- in the process, create distinct consumer and enterprise product lines,” stated Rhee.
“IoT is a new and exciting space with tremendous potential to transform how we use and deploy technology in our everyday lives,” Rhee said. “Google and Alphabet have many IoT-related products and assets. I hope to grow Google IoT into a sustainable and profitable business line.”
Rhee worked at Samsung since 2011, the last two years as chief technology officer. He left the company in December.
Last year, Google launched Google Cloud IoT Core to facilitate the central management of globally dispersed IoT devices.