Wednesday 7, September 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: HUAWEI CONNECT, Huawei’s largest-ever integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem, hosted several high-level delegations from UAE’s top government agencies and companies, including Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Emirates Airlines. Recently held in Shanghai, the conference attracted more than 20,000 industry professionals from over 120 countries.

Themed “Shape the Cloud”, Huawei Connect focused on how organizations can achieve digital transformation and welcome a smart society by adopting cloud technology. H.E. Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander of Dubai Police; 10 delegates from Road and Transport Authority (RTA); Eng. Muammar Khaled Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President – Engineering & Smart City, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority; Zack Zainal, Divisional Vice President of Emirates Group, observed the latest technology updates and received expert insights on contributing to the cloud ecosystem.

David Wang, CEO, Huawei UAE said: “In line with Dubai’s vision to become the world’s safest and smartest city, we are delighted to host our guests from the UAE at our global headquarters in Shenzhen. As a customer-centric company, Huawei strives to provide its partners with state of the art technologies that suit their needs; this visit will serve as a great opportunity for us to showcase our unique offering, and pinpoint the technology requirements, which will cement Dubai’s position as one of the safest cities in the world”.

The delegations were interested to hear how Huawei’s new ICT technologies – Cloud Computing, Big Data, Geographic Information System (GIS) and the Internet of Things (IoT), provide the framework for end-to-end Smart City solutions. Huawei demonstrated intelligent applications to enhance municipal management, improve government services, and promote the development of industry and the people. Throughout the three-day event, Huawei showcased its strategy to serve as a platform for growth, support strong alliances and promote ongoing social progress.

During their trip to China, the Dubai Police delegation also toured Huawei’s headquarters, innovation lab and permanent enterprise exhibition hall in Shenzhen; and visited the Longgang district police headquarters.

On day one of the event, Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating CEO, explained the company’s aim to position itself as the enabler and driver of an intelligent world. The company will hold true to its culture of customer-centricity, focus on ICT infrastructure and provide innovative cloud technology. Throughout this process, Huawei aims to become a preferred partner that enables digital and cloud transformation.

On the third day of the event, Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Huawei Products & Solutions President Ryan Ding took center stage. Guo Ping’s keynote focused on Huawei’s concept of a cloud ecosystem, and the actions the company has taken to contribute to its development. Borrowing a rich set of metaphors from the natural world, Guo described Huawei’s role as the “soil” and “energy” in the ICT ecosystem of a budding smart society. In this role, the company aims to serve as a platform for growth, and support strong alliances that push the industry forward and promote ongoing social progress.

Several solutions were showcased during Huawei Connect 2016; the Integrated Communication Platform (ICP) is Huawei’s newest addition to its range of Safe City solutions featuring extensive connectivity and high visibility. The Agile Network 2016 solution uses Software-defined Networking (SDN) technology to shape the network architecture of the cloud era and to establish a firm foundation for the digital transformation of enterprises. FusionStorage 6.0, is designed to help customers address potential challenges arising from migration of their services to a cloud. The first full-scenario Agile Controller 3.0 (AC 3.0), which focuses on four business scenarios (enterprise campus, data center network, WAN, and IoT) and mprove the resource scheduling efficiency of enterprise cloud services, improving the network efficiency for carrier customers and providing the best customer experience possible. In addition to the New Financial Cloud Solution, the System OceanStor Dorado V3, and Enterprise Solution Partner Program.