Fourth Huawei Middle East Innovation Day 2019 to take place on sidelines of GITEX 2019

Government, Telecom and enterprise technology pioneers to gather to discuss 5G expansion, AI innovation, and supporting local ICT developers

Dubai, UAE – October 2, 2019: Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced that the fourth Huawei Middle East Innovation Day will be held during GITEX Technology Week 2019, on October 7. The event will see ICT experts from government, telecom and enterprise sectors gather to discuss key industry topics – including Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, ecosystem development, and more.

The event will include three bespoke sessions: a 5G Ecosystem Conference under the title “5G, Gear Up”; an AI Conference under the theme “Advance Intelligence”, and a “Huawei Developer Day Dubai 2019” session, which is focused on building a better ecosystem for Huawei’s local partners and developers. 

Innovation Day comes at a time when both the public and private sectors are making critical investments in ICT infrastructure. Digital innovation is now at the forefront of many national development plans in the Middle East, and is seen as a crucial ingredient to diversifying local economies, creating future jobs, while accelerating sustainable development.

Globally, 5G is gaining strong momentum in its commercial adoption. 5G networks are bringing virtual reality, augmented realty, and other ultra-HD video services to Mobile Video 3.0, and this premium experience is compelling users to change their behavior patterns. Meanwhile, industries are starting to embrace 5G and 5G is starting to explode into prominence by promoting a comprehensive digital transformation and improving efficiency in many industries.

AI in particular has the potential to make a significant impact globally, with independent studies estimating that, by 2030, it could contribute nearly $16 trillion to the global economy[1] – by which time it is predicted that a significant majority of companies will have adopted AI technology[2]. It is estimated that the UAE’s economy will comprise 14% contribution from AI by 2030, which will be the largest GDP share in the Middle East[3].

As for building a better ecosystem around smart phones together with partners and developers, Huawei Mobile Services will share the newest ecological construction strategy and will showcase common vision of the future, including optimized app/gaming experience, top quality content discovery, AI-powered tools, and much more. Huawei Developer Day Dubai 2019 ultimately aims to help build the bridge between the best content and global users.

Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, said: “Huawei Innovation Day is an opportunity for representatives from across the ICT sector to come together and discuss the future of the industry. High-level discussion is essential in the development of solutions and ecosystems that support the continued progression of our societies as we build a fully connected, intelligent world. AI will have a pivotal role to play in the years to come. Huawei will continue to sharpen the competitive edge of its products and solutions by leveraging the power of AI to deliver tangible impacts for clients.”

Visitors to GITEX Technology Week can explore Huawei’s latest solutions and global case studies at its exhibition stand located at Stand Z2-A10 in Za’abeel Hall 2 under the theme ‘Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World’. Huawei’s participation at GITEX 2019 is supported by some of its key partners including GAPP and Redington as Diamond sponsors; Enterprise Systems and Octalpha as Gold sponsors.

Huawei Middle East Innovation Day 2019 will be held at the Al Multaqua Hall in DWTC on October 7. For more information about the Innovation Day and to register, visit https://e.huawei.com/topic/gitex2019/ae/innovation.html

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions, and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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