Build­ing a smart world

> Over 150 ex­perts and re­searchers at the Huawei In­no­va­tion Day Asia-Pa­cific set out to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­ity of cre­at­ing an open in­tel­li­gent ecosys­tem

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

HUAWEI, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Com­mit­tee for Syd­ney and the Aus­tralian Tech­nol­ogy Network of Uni­ver­si­ties (ATN), re­cently hosted the Huawei In­no­va­tion Day Asia-Pa­cific.

With the theme, Bril­liance of Ex­plo­ration, the event saw a gath­er­ing of over 150 ex­perts and re­searchers from dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries, in­sti­tu­tions, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the me­dia.

Held on Nov 2, the event was meant as a plat­form to dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­i­ties of an in­tel­li­gent world, on how to cre­ate an open ecosys­tem for it, and how to drive the de­vel­op­ment of the en­tire in­dus­try through in­no­va­tions in tech­nolo­gies and ecosys­tems.

Aus­tralia’s Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, In­no­va­tion, and Sci­ence Greg Hunt said in his open­ing ad­dress: “In­no­va­tion at this mo­ment in our his­tory is driv­ing 60% of our na­tional pro­duc­tiv­ity and is the fun­da­men­tal driver of na­tional pro­duc­tiv­ity, which is the driver of jobs, growth, and op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“ICT is the back­bone, along with sci­ence, of the whole in­no­va­tion space.

“For us, as a gov­ern­ment, we are in­volved in in­no­va­tion and driv­ing this for­ward as a means of help­ing the econ­omy, help­ing in­di­vid­u­als, and im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life. “Un­der the In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence Agenda, we bring young peo­ple into in­no­va­tion and sci­ence through a pro­gramme worth more than A$100 mil­lion (RM326.2 mil­lion).” Ac­cord­ing to Huawei, the only way for com­pa­nies to cul­ti­vate prac­ti­cal in­tel­li­gent so­lu­tions is to cre­ate an ecosys­tem of in­no­va­tion. A part of Huawei’s strat­egy to cre­ate this ICT ecosys­tem is build­ing OpenLabs, a space where lead­ing global and re­gional busi­ness part­ners de­velop so­lu­tions and in­no­va­tion ca­pac­ity for in­dus­tries, ex­pand the mar­ket, and share the ben­e­fits.

Cur­rently, Huawei has launched six OpenLabs for enterprise busi­ness across the globe in Mu­nich, Mex­ico City, Dubai, Sin­ga­pore, Moscow and China.

The com­pany plans to open a sec­ond OpenLabs in Asia Pa­cific re­gion in Bangkok.

Huawei Asia Pa­cific pres­i­dent Li Jinge ( left) ex­plained: “Huawei’s de­ter­mi­na­tion in this area has never changed. Huawei pro­motes ex­ten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween in­dus­try, academia, gov­ern­ment, and re­search, which is the ba­sis for cre­at­ing a healthy and sus­tain­able ICT ecosys­tem.

“In­dus­try, academia, gov­ern­ment and re­search must ex­plore in­no­va­tion to­gether to dis­cover new path­ways into the fu­ture.”

To this end, the brand also re­vealed the lat­est progress of the Huawei In­no­va­tion Re­search Pro­gramme (HIRP).

HIRP was de­signed to drive part­ner­ships with lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties world­wide and to date, it has sup­ported over 1,200 in­no­va­tion re­search projects in over 300 uni­ver­si­ties in more than 20 coun­tries world­wide.

In the Asia Pa­cific re­gion, HIRP has been es­tab­lished in Aus­tralia, South Korea, Ja­pan, and Sin­ga­pore.

Ac­cord­ing to Huawei, the pro­gramme has at­tracted two No­bel lau­re­ates, over 100 fel­lows of the In­sti­tute of Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ics En­gi­neers (IEEE) and As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­put­ing Ma­chin­ery (ACM), as well as thou­sands of ex­perts from around the world.

Li added that fu­ture ex­plo­rations in ICT would re­quire in­puts from all par­ties be­cause there are many un­knowns in cre­at­ing an in­tel­li­gent so­ci­ety.

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