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."
During the annual event of ICT industry leaders, Peng Zhongyang, Board Member and President of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group, 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.