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Huawei Builds a Joint Innovation Ecosystem for Intelligent Society

Nov 07, 2018

[Rome, Italy, November 7, 2018] Huawei’s European Innovation Day and Eco-Connect Europe conference and exhibition will be taking place in Rome, Italy, from 7 to 9 November, with the theme: "For a DigitALL INtelligent Europe".

In the era of a digital economy, intelligent technologies are reshaping every industry. The digitalisation process in Europe is inseparable from technology, ecology and talent. In these exciting times, Huawei looks forward to exploring cooperation with European partners so that we can lead the new digital era together.

Huawei Board Chairman Hua Liang explained that Huawei has been in Europe for 18 years. During this time, the company has grown and prospered with Europe. But Huawei’s work in Europe is about much more than just business. “Huawei’s focus is ICT infrastructure and smart devices,” he explained. “We contribute to digitalization in Europe, and help industries to prepare for the intelligent world”.

Huawei European Innovation Day is designed to operate as a kind of Roman Forum in giving place to a collision of ideas, bringing together lively opinions from across the world, as participants together promote the development of the future intelligent society.

With 2019 marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, this year’s Innovation Day event covers the close interdependence between art, science and technology. Digital innovation will bring infinite vitality to Europe: from basic research to commercial transformation, to application realisation in various industries, innovation plays a vital role.

More than 2 600 guests are attending the three-day event, including Riccardo Fraccaro, Italy’s Minister for Parliamentary Relations and Direct Democracy, Prof Erdal Arikan, Inventor of Polar Code, who will also deliver keynote speeches.

Huawei will use the Eco-Connect event to launch a multi-tenant Internet of Things (IoT) Hosting Center for incubating local digital ecosystems and accelerating IoT business development. The Huawei 5G Demo Truck will be in front of the Rome Convention Center with an end-to-end portfolio of 5G products and solutions, with full range, full scenario and all-cloud the defining characteristics.

By showing the latest products in new ICT fields, such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, big data and digital platforms, as well as new industry solutions in smart cities, manufacturing, etc., Huawei will demonstrate its progress in digital transformation in Europe together with customers and partners. Huawei will also release a new generation of enterprise product solutions based on artificial intelligence.

Huawei will also unveil a new ecosystem strategy, showing consumers how they can complement award-winning innovation in Huawei smartphones with a range of hardware and software solutions.

Huawei will additionally discuss how its intelligent devices will play a crucial role in helping Europe accelerate a successful digital transformation through market-leading innovations such as Huawei’s proprietary artificial intelligence. Huawei Mobile Services already has more than 460 million global users, including over 32 million in Europe, with its business covering more than 170 countries. Huawei is committed to building a global distribution platform, providing open technical capability and comprehensive support for partners and developers, while aiming to offer high-quality experience to users in all scenarios, ensuring security and privacy.

“Technology is key for industrial growth, a sound ecosystem makes for a bigger market, and talent directly drives growth. Huawei believes that Europe's drive towards digitalisation will depend on these three factors,” commented Vincent Pang, President of Huawei’s Western European Region.

Aiming to develop young talent in Europe, Huawei will also present its “DigitALL Explorer Program”, under which it plans to develop 3 000 talented young people in the three years from 2019 to 2021.