The Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Summit held on 19 May brought together Huawei leaders, analysts firms and think tanks from Asia Pacific for the first Huawei Asia Pacific analyst forum. The forum, titled ‘Creating for Sharing and Building a Green Digital Asia Pacific’ saw more than 30 executives and analysts from nine analyst firms and consulting companies, including Gartner, IDC, Roland Berger, Forrester, Omdia, Frost & Sullivan, Analysys Mason, GLG, and CIO Academy Asia, in attendance.

Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Region, delivered a speech on the theme of “Innovating non-stop, creating new values in the digital economy”, expounding Huawei’s local strategy and development plan of ‘In Asia Pacific, For Asia Pacific’.

As the most populous and diverse region, Asia Pacific is recognised to have the most rapidly growing economy in the world, with tremendous opportunities. “Huawei is committed to becoming a key contributor to the digital economy in Asia Pacific and creating a better green digital life with customers and partners,” said Lin.

Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Region

Huawei hopes to work with industry partners in three key areas. First, we will focus on digital infrastructure and continuously invest in R&D innovation. Second, we will promote low-carbon development as well as a healthy ecosystem. Third, we will keep empowering an inclusive Asia Pacific,” he added.

Tony Lee, Director of Huawei ICT Market Management & Marketing Operation Department, spoke on the theme ‘Exploring the Intelligent World 2030’ and shared Huawei’s future-oriented exploration and innovation progress. Lee said, “No exploration, no dream, no innovation, no progress of civilization. Huawei has always regarded innovation as its DNA. Exploration and assumptions are the starting point of innovation, and then to vision, theory, technology, and business. Through the exploration and insights of the Intelligent World 2030 report, ICT requirements in terms of bandwidth, latency, computing capability, and energy efficiency will increase by more than 100 times. ICT has become a new infrastructure for the Intelligent World.”

David Lu, President of Huawei APAC Strategy & Marketing, shared Huawei’s strategy and action plan in the Asia Pacific region. Lu called for “Supporting ICT as a basic industry, just like water and electricity, by supporting national policies and investment, and increasing digital infrastructure construction.”

Huawei will work with partners to innovate and apply digital technologies, such as 5G, cloud computing, and AI, to provide scenario-based solutions to accelerate digital transformation and achieve business success for customers and partners. In addition, ecosystem construction, partnership cooperation, and talent development are key factors for regional economic recovery and digitalisation. In the future, Huawei will continue to invest in local ecosystem construction and talent cultivation. Huawei will bring global R&D capabilities to local markets and innovate based on customer requirements to build a digitally inclusive Asia Pacific.

Jun Zhang, Vice President of Huawei APAC (Public Relations), presented that analysts are very important partners of Huawei. Jun hopes to share knowledge, build ecosystems, and collaborate in Asia Pacific to create new value and share value with analyst partners. “We hope that we will continue to strengthen cooperation and research areas such as market insights, joint research and ecosystem building, and seek more cooperation opportunities”.

Hunter Shao moderated the analyst forum, representing Huawei APAC Strategy & Marketing Department. He highlighted the theme of “Creating and Sharing to Build a Green Digital Asia Pacific” and the value proposition of Huawei Asia Pacific being “committed to becoming a key contributor to the digital economy in Asia Pacific, TOGETHER for a better green digital life”.

“As innovation and digital infrastructure are driving the digital economy, we need to prioritise the construction of digital infrastructure. Connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and green technologies are used to promote digital development for the industry”, Shao added.

The participants of this forum discussed how to advance the development of the Asia Pacific digital economy and reached a consensus that creating a better digital life requires concerted efforts from all sectors of the industry. In the future, digitisation and low carbon are the main trends of human society development. Huawei will continue to innovate and work with industry, customers, and partners to accelerate the digitalisation process.