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In Europe, For Europe: Huawei Build Alliances for the Intelligent Era

Huawei eco-Connect Europe 2019 held in Paris

[Paris, France, November 5, 2019] Huawei held its eco-Connect Europe 2019 conference in Paris, France, November 4th and 5th with the theme "Enable a DigitALL Connected Future." The conference focused on the mutually beneficial cooperation between Europe and Huawei in the era of intelligence and attracted more than 500 partners and 4,200 participants.

Huawei is set to celebrate 20 years of working in European markets in 2020 and in that time has been extensively involved in enabling Europe’s digitalization. Huawei is dedicated to creating an open ecosystem with ubiquitous connectivity, pervasive intelligence and digital platforms that have accumulated deep industry experience, which is helping European nations and enterprises achieve digital transformation to succeed in the next economic cycle. In the next five years, Huawei will invest 100 million Euros to build the Ascend AI ecosystem and lead in developing the new intelligent era.

The digital economy is now driving global economic growth and opportunities for Europe to secure a strong industrial position in the global market

The digital economy has become the most important industrial foundation, business model and new economic engine globally. In the next two decades, industrial digitalization will be the biggest trend and opportunity for economic development. Huawei is committed to helping enterprises integrate technology with industry scenarios and enable digital transformation of the industry. Europe is playing a leading role globally in education, talent and basic research. At the same time, Europe has emerged as an innovative ecosystem of broad creativity and a well-established industrial chain foundation. More than a quarter of the world's Fortune 500 companies are based in Europe. Development of the digital economy will be an opportunity for Europe to secure a strong industrial position in the global market.

Connectivity + Intelligence + Digital Platform – Huawei brings European partners the “intelligent golden key”

Although digital transformation is the dominant trend, there will be many challenges along the way. Enterprises are looking to systematically improve service and operational efficiency, and fundamentally solve the pain points of data connection, business collaboration and agile innovation in the transformation of enterprises to realize data-driven business transformation.

Mr. Yan Lida, Director of the Board of Huawei Technologies and president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group

Of the 228 Fortune 500 companies globally, that have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner, nearly 50 are from Europe.

Mr. Yan Lida, Director of the board of Huawei Technologies and president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said, "We have been practicing digital transformation and looking for viable paths for many years. We have now found the golden key to open the gate of this trillion USD market – the Horizon Digital Platform. Featuring extensive accumulation, converged architecture, an open ecosystem, and high efficiency, the Horizon Digital Platform uses the cloud as the basis to connect business processes, share data and enable smooth information flow through optimization and integration of new ICTs, and aggregation of service data. The platform not only allows better service collaboration and agile business innovation for enterprise customers, but also lays a foundation for construction of a fully digital world. In application enablement, the platform supports fast development and flexible deployment of applications. In terminal connection, the platform leverages ubiquitous connectivity to improve collaboration between clouds, pipes, and devices, bridging the physical and digital worlds. Huawei will open the platform architecture to ensure service, componentization, and support for multi-environment deployment, helping customers choose the combination that best suits their business needs. Huawei will also share capabilities to help partners maximize use of the platform to serve more customers. To date, Huawei has achieved success in various industrial scenarios, such as Intelligent City, Intelligent Campus, and Intelligent Airport. Our success cases include, but are not limited to, Duisburg in Germany, Sardinia in Italy, and the Dubai Airport in the United Arab Emirates."

With the three strategic directions of connectivity, intelligence, and digital platform, Huawei will build an open digital ecosystem in Europe, including exploring the application of new technologies such as 5G through customer-oriented joint innovation centers, investing in the Ascend ecosystem to enable the AI industry, and leveraging OpenLab as an open innovation platform to nurture industry-specific solutions with partners.

Under the theme of “Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World”, Huawei demonstrated the capabilities of Digital Technologies

Huawei worked with more than 20 alliance and solution partners including Orange Business Services, Intel, SUSE, T-systems, Dedalus, and Wipro to demonstrate their solutions and success cases in seven major industries: Intelligent City, manufacturing, finance, energy, transportation, retail and healthcare.

Huawei, FESTO and Quicktron, for example, jointly demonstrated bringing low-cost AGV connections, ultra-high bandwidth, ultra-low latency and seamless roaming capabilities through Wi-Fi 6 + 5G + optical switching to meet the wide-area mobile requirements of the campus in the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry.

Huawei and manufacturing software partner Gefasoft also jointly demonstrated how key application acceleration solutions can optimize service performance in production systems and maintain online business continuity, demonstrating Huawei's great potential and advantages in edge computing and edge cloud collaborative full-stack AI in the future.

Huawei works with industry-leading customers and partners to release the latest news on cooperation and progress of building an open ecosystem in Europe

During the Huawei eco-Connect Europe conference, Huawei worked with a number of industry-leading enterprises to expand the ecosystem and extend the scope of their cooperation.

  • Huawei and StorTrec signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly provide better extended maintenance service of Intelligent Computing products to end users in the future.
  • Huawei signed MOUs with intelligent application solution partners such as StoryTemple B.V. and AGS Italy, to jointly innovate based on Huawei's leading AI computing platform to offer useful solutions for society.

Huawei believes the potential of the intelligent era can be stimulated only by building an ecosystem with partners, sharing technology dividends throughout the industry chain, and creating an intelligent-era ICT infrastructure base that offers the ultimate customer experience and is fully adapted to the real needs of European enterprises. Huawei is looking to create an open ecosystem through its leading connectivity + intelligence + digital platform, opening a new chapter in the intelligent era with European customers and partners.

Huawei eco-Connect Europe is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the European ICT industry. This year's conference theme, "Enable A DigitALL Connected Future" aimed to further work to establish an open, cooperative, and shared platform for customers and partners to explore opportunities for an intelligent future. For more information, please visit: