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"Huawei Global CIO Forum" Develops Roadmaps for Enterprises to Connect Business Opportunities with Improved Operational Efficiency

Mar 08, 2013

CIOs, partners and analysts across 50 countries discuss latest ICT development trends and industry topics with Huawei experts, focusing on informationization of global enterprises

Hannover, Germany, March 7, 2013 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today hosted the “Huawei Global CIO Forum” (the Forum) at CeBIT 2013. CIOs, partners and industry analysts from 50 countries shared their insights and experience on the latest developments and issues in the enterprise ICT domain at the Forum, jointly developing roadmaps for enterprises to connect with endless business opportunities and helps organizations take on the challenges brought about by the new trends of ICT convergence.

Themed "Connecting Business Opportunities in a Better Way", the "Huawei Global CIO Forum" focuses on the topics of informationization, efficiency improvement as well as value creation and enhancement. Main topics discussed include how IT platforms can help improve business efficiency; how container data centers can help users accelerate product launches; how smart campuses can help enhance energy efficiency; and how mobile office is changing our work and lifestyles. Huawei’s success case studies in assisting enterprise customers with informationization were also shared at the Forum.

Mr. Patrick Zhang, President of Marketing and Solutions, Huawei Enterprise said: “With the ‘Huawei Global CIO Forum’, we wanted to establish a platform where CIOs from enterprises around the world can engage in constructive discussions with peers, industry consultants and Huawei experts. The in-depth dialogues and insightful conversations will help all of us better understand the industry and capture market opportunities presented in the information era.”

The Forum comprises two components, including keynote speeches and roundtable discussions. A host of renowned industry professionals and guests from Huawei’s partner companies attended the event, including Mr. Oliver T. Bussmann, CIO and Executive Vice President of Huawei’s strategic partner SAP, and Dr. Rupert Deger, Vice President for Business Development of technology solutions provider PTC. ICT experts from Huawei were also present at the Forum to participate in the interactive discussion, including Mr. Ronald Raffensperger, CTO of IT Solution Sales; Mr. Zhou Liangjun, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions at Huawei Enterprise; Mr. Fang Liangzhou, Vice President of Network Energy Product Line and Mr. Ralph Ulrich Schmidt, Director of Enterprise Marketing and Solutions in Western Europe.

Keynote speaker at the Forum, Mr. Oliver T. Bussmann, CIO and Vice President of SAP, said: "It is a great honor to participate in the ‘Huawei Global CIO Forum’ and to be able to discuss the trends and challenges in ICT development with these industry leaders. Many CIOs realize that the development of ICT has profoundly impacted business models and operations, but not many know how to effectively respond to it. The ‘Huawei Global CIO Forum’ is a valuable platform for the industry to discuss, analyze and share experiences, and I look forward to future collaborations with Huawei in fostering such constructive industry dialogue, which will contribute to preparing global enterprises for the challenges and impact brought about by informationization."

The Forum culminated in an all-hands roundtable, with active participation from customers, partners and industry experts. During the hour-long roundtable discussion, participants explored potential strategies to help enterprises realize business transformation and capture business opportunities through innovative ICT technologies. The participants also actively shared the experiences and challenges they faced in building their ICT infrastructure.

Held on March 6, 2013, “Huawei Global CIO Forum” is one of the many events hosted by Huawei during CeBIT 2013. For more clips and information on “Huawei Global CIO Forum”, please visit: