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Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping meets Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to promote R&D collaboration and digital transformation

Sep 11, 2018

[Vienna, Austria, 11 September 2018] During a meeting with Austrian Federal Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, and Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Margarete Schramböck, Huawei Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping, discussed ICT infrastructure build-out and digital transformation, and outlined the company's plan for increased R&D collaboration with Austria.

(From left to right) Austria Economic Minister Margarete Schramböck, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping, Federal Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz

"Huawei believes basic research and education is the foundation for revitalizing industry. Austria has a long tradition of R&D, together with strong basic research capabilities and top-class talent. These attributes are very attractive to innovative companies and are also the reason why Huawei is investing in Austria." Guo Ping said. "Huawei has extensive experience in ICT infrastructure build-out and digital transformation. We are willing to share our knowledge, expertise, and hardware platform with Austria to help the country nurture its ICT ecosystem and translate its innovations into economic momentum."

Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said,:“We are determined to make Austria a leader in digital transformation – in business, research and public administration. I am glad that we can count on international partners such as Huawei, who decide to invest in Austria and create jobs for the future. It will be to our mutual advantage.”

Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck said:“The digital transformation is the most important issue for companies, society and governments. We need to learn from innovation leaders and build strong partnerships along the globe. Therefore we discussed current technical solutions with Huawei and promoted investments in Austria as the country acts as a hub between Europe and Asia.”

Huawei is a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei began its operations in Austria in 2007, with its products and solutions now serving more than half of the country's population. Since 2015, forty Austrian university students have participated in Huawei's “Seeds for the Future” program to learn the cutting-edge technology of ICT. Moreover through the scholarships, "Future Learning Lab", "Digitization of language education in a globalized world" and other projects, Huawei has continuously cultivated future ICT talents for Austria.