HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 themed “Unleash Digital” kicked off this month in Dubai. Industry leaders, experts, partners and guests from the Middle East and Africa will come together to share their thoughts on technological innovation, ecosystem collaboration and digital transformation. Ken Hu, Huawei Rotating Chairman, delivered a keynote address on the conference theme, urging companies to use “the cloud for leapfrog development” for digital transformation.
Joy Huang, president of Huawei Cloud Strategy & Industry Development, said greener infrastructure, continuous innovation, and shared experiences are the paths to digital transformation. Huawei Cloud launches three cloud-native products: CCE Turbo for Container Engine, UCS for ubiquitous cloud-native, and GaussDB. Four pipelines will be released for software development, data governance, AI development and digital content production. Two new core aPaaS services are available, KooMessage and KooSearch.
Huawei Cloud is working with partners to develop an Arabic language NLP model that supports hundreds of billions of parameters. The OptVerse AI solver is released. Improved knowledge computing offers a faster way to combine industry knowledge with AI.
Jacqueline Shi, President of Marketing and Sales Service of Huawei Cloud, pointed out that the key to unleashing digitalization is to embrace cloud, and cloud-native is the way to realize digital transformation.
Frank Dai, president of Huawei Cloud Middle East, said that Middle Eastern countries have recognized the value of cloud for the digital economy. Building a digital infrastructure is essential to get the most out of the cloud.
dr Tian Qi, Academician of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, IEEE Fellow and Senior AI Scientist of Huawei Cloud, introduced Huawei Cloud’s innovations in enterprise intelligence (EI) services and described the value and potential of AI for scientific research, production and everyday life.
William Dong, President of Huawei Cloud Marketing, pointed out that applications, data, AI models and digital content will become the core assets of a company in the future. Enterprises will develop, operate, and manage these resources in a converged pipeline, and cloud native will be the technology that helps enterprises navigate uncertainty. William released the Cloud Native 2.0 Architecture White Paper at the event.
Eric Wan, Vice President of Ecosystem Development of Huawei Cloud Middle East, shared that Huawei Cloud is updating the Huawei Cloud Partner Network (HCPN) to help partners grow further by launching two main collaboration frameworks, GoCloud and GrowCloud help. He pointed out that the transformation of Huawei’s cloud partnership system, which focuses on capability development, and the framework for cooperation will greatly accelerate the growth of partners.
In recognition of outstanding partners, Huawei Cloud presented eight awards at the partner awards ceremony for their cooperation in building a win-win ecosystem in the Middle East during the Huawei Cloud TechWave Summit MEA:
• Systems Integrator of the Year – Techvista Systems
• Salesperson of the Year – Goldmantis
• Independent Software Vendor of the Year – OneOffice
• Sustainable Partner of the Year – China Mobile International
• SAP Migration Partner of the Year – Abacus Consulting Technology
• Rising Star – Rounak Computer
• Emerging Technology Solution of the Year – iVolve Technologies
• Marketing Star – 2B innovations
Seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were also signed during the Summit:
• Huawei Cloud – Oman Omantel
• Huawei Cloud – Pakistan Abacus – Orient
• Huawei Cloud – Pakistan Ignite
• Huawei Cloud – Pakistan System Limited – PMEX
• Huawei Cloud – Pakistani Ozi Technology
• Huawei Cloud – Oengoo
• Huawei Cloud – Egypt KlayyTech
Huawei Cloud has built 70 AZs in 27 regions around the world and launched 92 cloud services in the Middle East. Huawei Cloud launches new cloud regions in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Huawei Cloud supports cloud-native customers, partners and developers and is ready to drive digital transformation for local economies.