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Huawei APAC conference kicks off digital transformation

by Helen J. Wolf
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More than 1,500 people from more than ten countries in APAC gathered for the Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress to explore the future of digital innovation and the digital economy.

Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation are jointly organizing the event, and the attendees will include government officials, experts, researchers, partners, and analysts.

Huawei’s rotating chairman Ken Hu says APAC is one of the world’s most culturally and economically vibrant regions.

“It has long played an important role in global economic growth and now plays an equally important role in digital innovation,” he says.

Hu says many APAC countries have taken digital transformation to a strategic policy level and are actively going green.

ASEAN Community Deputy Secretary General Satvinder Singh says the pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation.

Huawei APAC conference kicks off digital transformation

“In ASEAN, 60 million new digital consumers have been added since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, making ASEAN the third largest internet base with nearly 400 million internet users. ASEAN’s digital revenues are expected to reach US$363 billion by 2025 amounts,” he says. Say.

“Digital transformation requires stronger concerted actions from multiple stakeholders, including the private sector, to realize the full potential of digital transformations in ASEAN.”

Bangladesh’s Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar says his country’s communications industry has grown rapidly since the Digital Bangladesh Strategy was proposed in 2008.

He says mobile broadband coverage has increased from 0% to 98.5%, and the user base has expanded from 40 million in 2018 to 180 million today.

“This has changed the lives of the people of Bangladesh tremendously, but none of this would have been possible without the support of all industry and ecosystem partners,” he says.

The Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dato’ Sri Dr. Adhan Bin Baba, says that digitization applications have become so widely known that they are both a dream and a necessity.

He says that the government recently launched the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL), which will further strengthen and enhance the sustainable development of the digital economy.

The idea is that it will provide a collaborative platform and market demand for digital solutions developed and implemented by local digital technology startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both in the form of devices and systems and software that run programs and artificial intelligence.

Huawei says the event included four industry sessions focused on innovations in digital infrastructure: intelligent campuses, full-stack data centers, digital power, and cloud.

During the Intelligent Campus session, Huawei released solutions for multiple campus scenarios, including simplified campus networks and FTTO/FTTM scenarios, and shared its customers’ and partners’ latest achievements and best practices.

During the Cloud session, Huawei unveiled new products and solutions such as GaussDB, a new cloud storage database, and DevCloud, a one-stop DevOps shop for more efficient software development.

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