Huawei reveals new platforms and strategies for industrial digital transformation

  • Huawei announces Intelligent Twins and works with partners for all-scenario intelligence
  • Company seeks to make a paradigm shift for greater value, leveraging 100 scenario-based solutions, including a new white paper with IDC on electric power industry
  • Digital inclusion, education, and environmental protection also remain priorities for the global technology sector

Middle East – September 24, 2020: Global technology leader Huawei has unveiled a string of new concepts and fresh market intelligence on the second day of the company’s annual flagship event HUAWEI CONNECT 2020.

One of the major announcements was the introduction of the Intelligent Twins, which recognizes that industries often need to overcome multiple challenges before going digital; from disparate terminals, diversified connection requirements, the coexistence of old and new IT applications, and talent shortage. It is the first time a systematic reference architecture is proposed for the intelligent upgrade of governments and enterprises worldwide, allowing customers and partners of Huawei to build their own intelligent solutions based on the Intelligent Twins leveraging the cloud as the foundation and AI as the core. With collaboration across the cloud, network, edge, and device, Intelligent Twins enable an intelligent, open system that is capable of delivering a smart experience for people, cities, and enterprises in all scenarios.

Hou Jinlong, President of Huawei’s Cloud & AI Business Group, noted, “Industries are upgrading from ‘go cloud’ to ‘go intelligent’. AI innovation is no longer confined to one single scenario, and bringing intelligence to all scenarios is an irreversible trend. Building on the Intelligent Twins, Huawei will work with partners to accelerate the intelligent upgrade of governments and enterprises, expand the industry market, advance the software and service industries, and unlock the blue ocean of the edge computing industry.”

David Wang, Huawei Executive Director and Chairman of the Investment Review Board, noted how today connectivity really is productivity. To meet the needs of Intelligent Twins, Huawei has defined ubiquitous gigabit connectivity, a deterministic connectivity experience, and hyper-automation as the three major characteristics of intelligent connectivity.

During the annual event of ICT industry leaders, Peng Zhongyang, Board Member and President of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group, further stated that the shift to a new paradigm of industrial digital transformation is urgently needed for the development of our future intelligent society. The tremendous potential of digital transformation is to be unleashed on the basis of synergy across five tech domains, in which connectivity, cloud computing, AI, and applications develop surrounding 5G in ways never seen before. Huawei is building on 100 scenario-based solutions, creating more industrial value associated with partners.

“You can’t find a new land with an old map,” Peng said, calling on Huawei clients to embrace changes and craft a new paradigm of industrial digital transformation for a greater future.

As one example of that paradigm shift, a new white paper was released jointly by Huawei and intelligence firm IDC looking at how to build future-ready enterprises in the electric power industry. The white paper offers methodologies to help organizations design their digital transformation priorities and set their agenda for the future, especially in confronting current challenges and the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Digital inclusion was also a theme of the summit’s second day, with Kevin Zhang, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei ICT Infrastructure, pointing out that Huawei is willing to work with global partners to promote digital inclusion in fields like education and environmental protection through technology, applications, and skills. Zhang Xinsheng, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Stefania Giannini, Education Assistant Director-General at UNESCO, joined Zhang during the “TECH4ALL: Powering Digital Inclusion with Technology” event hosted within HUAWEI CONNECT 2020 to bring together partners from various countries to discuss how to drive inclusive education and conserve nature with technology.

About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

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