This year's event, themed "Dive into Digital", explores how digital technology can better integrate with business scenarios
Huawei's annual flagship event for the global ICT industry – Huawei Connect 2021 kicked off today, according to a press release.
Huawei rotating Chairman Eric Xu opened the event with a keynote speech titled "Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalization".
This year's event, themed "Dive into Digital", explores how digital technology can better integrate with business scenarios and industry know-how to address critical business challenges, and how stakeholders can work together more effectively to foster an open industry ecosystem and drive shared success.
The event is scheduled to have four keynotes, five summits, and 66 sessions, featuring more than 200 speakers, including industry visionaries, business leaders, top tech experts, and ecosystem partners.
It will be live-streamed in 11 languages on Huawei's corporate website and by its media partners.
The event will also feature online exhibitions, remote visits to exhibition halls, and open panel discussions, enabling online interaction and one-stop experiences.
In his keynote, Xu spoke about how helping industries go digital is a critical aspect of Huawei's mission to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Xu said: "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 then shared some of the progress Huawei has made in these three areas, what Huawei is doing to enable low-carbon development, and where the industry as a whole is heading.
Xu explained that HUAWEI CLOUD, the company's cloud service that was launched just four years ago, has already brought together more than 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners, and 6,000 technology partners, and also made more than 4,500 services available in the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace.
It has become an important platform for Internet companies, enterprises, and governments alike to take their organizations digital.
At the event, Xu launched the industry's first distributed, cloud-native service called UCS – a ubiquitous cloud-native service available on HUAWEI CLOUD.
With UCS, Huawei plans to provide enterprises with a consistent experience while using cloud-native applications that are not constrained by geographical, cross-cloud, or traffic limitations, thereby accelerating digital transformation in all industries.