Huawei Connect kicks off; reaffirms continuous innovation for faster digitalisation
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Huawei Connect kicks off; reaffirms continuous innovation for faster digitalisation

Huawei Connect kicks off; reaffirms continuous innovation for faster digitalisation

Huawei cloud has brought together more than 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners, and 6,000 technology partners

Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei

Huawei Connect 2021 kicked off virtually on September 23, 2021. Rotating chairman Eric Xu opened the event with a keynote speech titled “innovating nonstop for faster digitalisation”.

In his keynote, Xu spoke about how helping industries go digital is a critical aspect of Huawei’s mission to bring digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world. He said, “Digital development relies on digital technology. For digital technology to stay relevant, we must continue to innovate and create value. Cloud, AI, and networks are three critical digital technologies.”

At the event, Xu launched the cloud-native service called UCS – a ubiquitous cloud-native service available on Huawei cloud. With UCS, Huawei plans to provide enterprises with a consistent experience while using cloud-native applications that are not constrained by geographical, cross-cloud, or traffic limitations, thereby accelerating digital transformation in all industries.

Huawei cloud also announced two new regions, and ten new services including MacroVerse aPaaS, OptVerse AI solver, Huawei cloud stack 8.1, pangu drug molecule model, and SparkRTC. It was also revealed that the first virtual human, Yunsheng, is set to join Huawei cloud.

Xu added that Huawei cloud, the company’s cloud service that was launched just four years ago, has already brought together more than 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners, and 6,000 technology partners, and also made more than 4,500 services available in its marketplace.

Xu went on to explain how Huawei is using digital technology to support low-carbon development, as part of global efforts to achieve peak CO2 emissions and carbon neutrality.

Addressing the Middle East media roundtable Karl Song, VP of global communications at Huawei explained how the company keeps innovating and also shared Huawei’s strategies and responsibilities.

When asked by Gulf Business, what are the region-specific challenges Huawei faces when implementing new technologies in the Middle East and how they overcome them, Song says – “One of the key challenges that the Middle East economy faces is the shortage of high-skilled ICT workforce. As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, ICT technologies will play a fundamental role in the development of our intelligent society and future digital economies. But a crucial element to the success of the Middle East’s ICT ecosystem is talent. Empowering the next generation of leaders with digital skills is vital to ME countries’ socio-economic development, national plans and visions.”

“At Huawei, we have witnessed how technologies, such as 5G, IoT, and cloud, are more in demand than ever before. When combined, these technologies create immense productivity gains, especially during the unprecedented circumstances of a pandemic. They form the bedrock of a digital economy by enabling intelligent and flexible operations,” he said.

“Education will play a fundamental role in this and, the strengthening of public-private partnerships will enable us to create a generation of confident and employable ICT professionals. Partnerships between governmental organizations, academia, training agencies, and private sector enterprises will promote innovation and growth of the ICT talent ecosystem, enabling us to put the building blocks of ICT to good use in developing the region’s digital economy,” added Song.

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