In the recently concluded HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping delivered a keynote speech entitled “Creating New Value with Synergy Across Five Tech Domains”.
Ever since 2016, Huawei has envisioned an intelligent world and called upon its partners worldwide to build a diverse and thriving Costa Rica-like ecosystem together. In 2017, Huawei announced its goal of becoming one of the world’s five major cloud service providers. In 2018, Huawei revealed its AI strategy, and then in 2019 its computing strategy.
In 2020, as 5G has been rolled out at scale worldwide, connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industry applications have all come together to create unprecedented opportunities for the ICT sector.
“As more and more governments and enterprises go digital and embrace intelligence, the ICT sector will see incredible potential for growth. We look forward to opening this new chapter together with our partners.”
Huawei has been pushing the boundaries of tech and innovation and has promised to keep investing in the following key business domains:
In the network domain, Huawei has proposed the concept of intelligent connectivity, aiming to deliver a hyper-automated network that offers ubiquitous gigabit access and a deterministic experience, and to enable intelligent upgrades of major business systems of governments and enterprises.
In the computing domain, Huawei is committed to providing diverse computing power to customers, decoupling software from hardware to adapt its compute to different processing needs, including x86 and Kunpeng.
In the cloud service domain, Huawei has established 23 regions worldwide, attracting over 1.5 million developers.
In the AI domain, Huawei aims to better integrate AI into the major business systems of governments and enterprises, using know-how and data to build the core competency of AI systems.
Connectivity, computing, cloud, and AI are a lot like electricity 100 years ago, whereas industry applications are like home appliances and industrial equipment powered by electricity.
Huawei believes that synergy across these tech domains will open vast opportunities for the entire sector and not just for Huawei alone. Huawei hopes to grow the whole pie with its partners, enabling them to reap the most benefits from the new value chain.
Chen Jinzu, General Manager of Shenzhen Airport Group, and Tang Shaojie, General Manager of Shenzhen Metro Group, shared their experience in building smart airport and smart metro systems. At this event, Huawei also announced its slogan for ecosystem partnership development with its outstanding partners from around the world: Innovate, Grow, and Win Together.
At the end of his speech, Guo extended an invitation to all Huawei partners, “Huawei will generate the power, and our partners can harness it. Together, we will succeed and create greater value for our customers.”