Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) During the fourth annual Huawei Connect conference, a global industry event organized by Huawei, the company reaffirmed its commitment and plans to drive digital transformation on a global scale. Huawei’s Deputy Chairman, Ken Hu, called for individuals and organizations to join Huawei in addressing issues related to healthcare, education, development and the environment, with the ambition of using its TECH4ALL platform to help another 500 million people benefit from digital technology in the next five years.
Huawei Connect 2019 was held under the theme of ‘Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World’, and saw industry peers gather from September 18-20 to discuss some of the sector’s biggest topics. These includeddigital development, artificial intelligence (AI),and the expansion of cloud services in a connected world. The conference comes at a time when spending on digital transformation in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africaregion is predicted to cross the $25 billion mark this year – according to IDC –as more organizations experiment with technologies to spur innovation and boost customer experience.
“Digital technology is reshaping the world,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman. “We want it to benefit everyone and we want digital inclusion for all. We want to protect vulnerable groups and make ordinary people extraordinary. This is the unique value of technology. Digital inclusion will need the joint efforts of businesses, governments, and society at large. Currently, we have just made the first step. We welcome more people and organizations to join us.”
During the event, Huawei announced several new AI and cloud solutions that will contribute to the company’s vision for digital inclusion, and help its customers and partners in the Middle East and beyond to embrace digital transformation. During the event, Huawei also announced its latest strategy for the computing market, which will focus on four key areas: architecture innovation; investment in all-scenario processors; clear business boundaries, and building an open ecosystem. The latter will see Huawei invest US$1.5 billion in its developer program with the aim to expand support to five million developers, enabling worldwide partners to develop the next generation of intelligent applications and solutions.
Huawei also unveiled its next-generation intelligent product strategy and new +AI products for the enterprise market. The increasing scale of interconnectivity and maturing intelligent technologies are bringing disruptive changes to enterprises around the world. By adding AI capabilities to the next-generation of ICT products, Huawei strives to constantly lead innovation and help customers address a new round of digital transformation challenges to achieve business success. Huawei introduced its Intelligent Campus Ecosystem Plan and the intelligent HiCampus solution jointly developed with partners for enterprise customers. The announcement came during an intelligent campus summit themed around bringing digital to every campus for pervasive intelligence.
Huawei announced an investment of USD 1.5 billion over the next 5 years as part of its Developer Program 2.0, with the goal of partnering with enterprises and individual developers to build the computing industry ecosystem. The leading ICT solutions provider also unveiled the Kunpeng Developer Kit and ModelArts 2.0 AI development platform for software development on the Huawei Kunpeng and Ascend computing platforms.