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Huawei Connect “Dive into Digital” accelerates the city’s digital transformation “Huawei Cloud and ICT Competition 2021” Hong Kong kick-start

(Hong Kong,24 September 2021) HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 Hong Kong was held at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong to share key announcements and industry insights. As an extension of the main event in Shanghai, the event was the first offline event in Hong Kong, featuring over 200 guests from various sectors.

Themed "Dive into Digital," HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 explored how digital technology integrated with business and industry know-how can address critical business challenges. The event also highlighted the importance of an open industry ecosystem to help stakeholders work together more effectively and drive success.

Mr. Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating Chairman, gave a keynote speech titled "Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalization". “Huawei’s mission is to bring digitalization to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Digital development relies on digital technology. For digital technology to stay relevant, we must continue to innovate and create value. Cloud, AI, and networks are three critical digital technologies,” Xu said. He also shared insights on Huawei’s progress in four areas, including cloud, AI, networks, and low-carbon development.

Mr. Peng Zhongyang, Huawei Director and President of the Enterprise BG, and Mr. Deng Shuigen, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong and Macau), elaborated on Huawei’s enterprise business development and talents nuturing program in their respective welcome speeches. They noted that Huawei has been serving Hong Kong for more than 20 years, upholding the notion of “customer-centricity” to improve customer value with advanced technology and professional services for Hong Kong and Macau enterprises. These services focus on network connectivity, cloud computing, and corporate intelligence.

Huawei currently has more than 400 partners in Hong Kong and Macau, covering major industries such as finance, government, transportation, and energy. Huawei also actively promotes the innovation and technology development of Hong Kong and international collaborations. In Hong Kong, Huawei established the Noah's Ark laboratory to drive local research. It will continue to increase its R&D investments in Hong Kong and collaborate with local universities to make Hong Kong an international innovation and technology center. Meanwhile, promoting the development of Smart City in Hong Kong, and strengthening the cooperation between different institutes and parties in the Greater Bay Area.

During the event, Mr. Ji Xiang, General Manager of Huawei Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group, and Professor Guo Yike, Vice President (Research and Development) of Hong Kong Baptist University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for fostering scientific research cooperation of AI in frontier interdisciplinary fields, such as arts and creatives, Chinese medicine, and other related fields. The MoU aims to cultivate local talents to create a sustainable AI ecosystem in Hong Kong. It was witnessed by Dr. Chung Waikeung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr. Liu Zhiming, General Manager of the Beijing-Hong Kong Talent Exchange Centre, Mr. Deng Shuigen, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong and Macau), and Mr. Leung Pakhei, Director of Huawei Hong Kong Research Center.


Ji Xiang, General Manager of Huawei Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group (Second from the right), and Professor Guo Yike, Vice President (Research and Development) of Hong Kong Baptist University (Second from the left), signed the MoU, witnessed by Dr. Chung Waikeung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology (Third from the left), Mr. Liu Zhiming, General Manager of the Beijing-Hong Kong Talent Exchange Centre (Third from the right), Mr. Deng Shuigen, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong and Macau) (First from the left) and Mr. Leung Pakhei, Director of Huawei Hong Kong Research Center (First from the right)

Huawei also launched the “Huawei Cloud and ICT Competition 2021” at HUAWEI CONNECT 2021. Mr. Tony Wong Chikwong, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer of Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Mr. Liu Zhiming, General Manager of the Beijing-Hong Kong Talent Exchange Centre, Mr. Allen Lee, Head of Information and Communication Technology of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Mr. Peter Mok, Head of Greater Bay Area of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Dr. Lawrence Cheung Chichong, Chief Innovation Officer of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Ir Dr. John Hui, Director of Youth & Talent Cultivation of Hong Kong Computer Society, and together with Mr. Ji Xiang, General Manager of Huawei Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group and Mr. James Xiang, Deputy General Manager of Huawei Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group officiated the launch ceremony.

The competition offers an interactive platform for Hong Kong teachers and students, government, enterprises, start-up companies, and scientific research teams to exchange ideas, raise ICT professional standards, and cultivate local talents. The competition comprises of two parts: The Huawei ICT Competition 2021 invites university students to examine ICT theories and related knowledge. The Huawei Cloud Hong Kong MindSpore AI Competition challenges postgraduate students, start-ups, and scientific research teams to design creative and innovative solutions using the integrated Huawei Cloud and AI platform to solve various business problems. Besides the cash prizes, the winners will also have the intership and employment opportunity in Huawei and other partner companies. They can also participate in the Asia-Pacific regional final and, if successful, the global final.


(From left to right) Launch ceremony presented by Mr. Ji Xiang, General Manager of Huawei Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group, Ir Dr. John Hui, Director of Youth & Talent Cultivation of Hong Kong Computer Society, Dr. Cheung Chichong, Chief Innovation Officer of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Mr. Tony Wong Chikwong, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer of Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Mr. Liu Zhiming, General Manager of the Beijing-Hong Kong Talent Exchange Centre Mr. Allen Lee, Head of Information and Communication Technology of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Mr. Peter Mok, Head of Greater Bay Area of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Mr. James Xiang, Deputy General Manager of Huawei Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 features four keynotes, five summits, and 66 sessions. More than 200 speakers, including industry visionaries, business leaders, ecosystem partners, app service providers, and developers, will explore different digitalized solutions for the ICT industry. It will be live-streamed in 11 languages on Huawei's corporate website and those of its media partners. As a one-stop experience, the event allows online visitors to interact with online exhibitions, pay remote visits to exhibition halls, and join open panel discussions.