Huawei’s (e.Huawei.com) annual flagship event for the global ICT industry – HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 – started on September 23, 2021. The chairman of Huawei Rotating Eric Xu opened the event with a keynote speech entitled “Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalization “.
This year’s “Dive into Digital” event examines how digital technologies can be better integrated into business scenarios and industry know-how to address critical business challenges, and how stakeholders can work together more effectively to create an open industry ecosystem promote and promote mutual success. The event is set to include four keynotes, five summits and 66 sessions with more than 200 speakers including industry visionaries, business leaders, top tech experts and ecosystem partners. It will be streamed live in 11 languages on Huawei’s corporate website and by its media partners. The event also features online exhibits, remote visits to exhibition halls, and open panel discussions that enable online interactions and one-stop shopping experiences.
In his keynote speech, Xu spoke about how helping industries digitize is a critical aspect of Huawei’s mission to digitize every person, home, and organization to create a fully connected, intelligent world.
Xu said, “Digital development depends on digital technology. In order for digital technology to remain relevant, we must continue to be innovative and create value. Cloud, AI and networks are three critical digital technologies. ”Xu then shared some of the advances Huawei has made in these three areas, what Huawei is doing to enable low carbon development, and where the industry as a whole is headed.
Xu said that HUAWEI CLOUD, the company’s cloud service launched just four years ago, has brought together more than 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners and 6,000 technology partners, and has also made more than 4,500 services available in the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace . It has become an important platform for internet companies, corporations, and governments to turn their organizations digital.
At the event, Xu introduced the industry’s first distributed, cloud-native service called UCS – an ubiquitous cloud-native service available on HUAWEI CLOUD. With UCS, Huawei plans to provide companies with a consistent experience of using cloud-native applications that are not restricted by geographic, cross-cloud or traffic restrictions, thus accelerating digital transformation in all industries.
The full-stack AI portfolio for all scenarios, which was published in 2018, is also developing as expected. Its MindSpore framework has become the mainstream AI computing framework in China. The Atlas 900 cluster and the cloud services based on it currently serve more than 300 companies and support the training of many models, including the large HUAWEI CLOUD Pangu models. HUAWEI CLOUD ModelArts has made AI application development incredibly easy with its scenario-based full-pipeline services. The ultimate goal of ModelArts is to give every engineer the opportunity to independently develop their own AI applications.
Xu also introduced Huawei’s networking innovations. As businesses go digital they tend to grow exponentially in network complexity. To address this, Huawei has developed innovative solutions for global networks based on the concept of the autonomous driving network (ADN). The company has worked with finance, education, and healthcare customers to innovate, deploy new applications, and build networks that are self-fulfilling, self-healing, self-optimizing, and autonomous.
Xu went on to explain how Huawei is using digital technology to support low-carbon development as part of the global drive to achieve maximum carbon emissions and carbon neutrality. Specifically, Huawei is focusing on three key initiatives:
- Investing and innovating in energy saving technologies to provide more energy efficient ICT products for a low carbon ICT industry;
- Investing in innovations that bring power electronics and digital technologies together to promote clean energy and the digitization of traditional energy; and
- Delivering digital technology to help all sectors go digital and low carbon.
Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Cloud BU and President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service, explained the strategic initiatives of HUAWEI CLOUD and presented new services and products at the event. “The key to successful digital transformation is to think cloud-natively and act cloud-natively,” said Zhang. “HUAWEI CLOUD joins our customers and partners to immerse themselves in digitization and explore the potential of Everything as a Service – Infrastructure as a Service for global access, Technology as a Service for flexible innovation and Expertise as a Service for mutual excellence . ”Zhang announced two new regions in Mexico and Ulanqab in China, and launched 10 new HUAWEI CLOUD services. The announcement included MacroVerse – HUAWEI CLOUD aPaaS, OptVerse AI Solver, HUAWEI CLOUD Stack 8.1, SparkRTC – a real-time audio and video service, and Pangu, a large model for drug molecules.
Customers and partners in attendance included Christophe Ozer, Head of Orange Cloud (Orange Flexible Engine) APAC; Wu Qiang, vice president of Tianjin Port Holdings; Chen Haining, general manager of the IT department at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank; and Jiang Chuanrong, chairman of Shanghai Mirror Pictures. They described their experiences with joint innovation with Huawei in their digital transformation. Wu Qiang said, “Tianjin Port is one of the top 10 in the world with an annual throughput of nearly 20 million containers and restrictions, maximizing resource planning and increasing operational efficiency.”
Xu concluded his speech with the words: “Up until now, non-stop innovation has been the driving force behind digitization. If we want to achieve more ambitious goals for digitization in the future, non-stop innovation will continue to be the key. So let’s innovate non-stop for a better future. “
Huawei is hosting HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 online from September 23 to October 31. The theme of this year’s event is Dive into Digital. We’ll dive deep into the practical applications of technologies like cloud, AI, and 5G across all industries, and how they can make businesses of all shapes and sizes more efficient, versatile, and ultimately more resilient as we head towards business recovery.
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Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of Huawei Enterprise.