Huawei unveils ‘Cloud’ strategy at Connect 2016 event
The Huawei Connect 2016 event held in Shanghai, China from August 31 to September 2, 2016 showcased a wide array of cloud based solutions for different industries. Almost 20,000 ICT industry leaders and experts from over 120 countries gathered for the 3-day conference on the global ICT (Information and communications technology) ecosystem. The event, which was themed ‘Shape the Cloud’, attempted to explore cloud era trends and how different industries can achieve digital transformation by developing cloud technology.
It was the first time that Huawei publicly gave a comprehensive look at its cloud strategy. During the first keynote, Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating CEO, explained that the company aims to position itself as the enabler and driver of an intelligent world. He shared that the company is committed to its focus on ICT infrastructure, and providing innovative cloud technology. Nearly 70% of the global GDP is coming from urban cities and it is imperative to make these cities smart. Cloud technology is set to transform the cities with digitalisation to make them safer and more comfortable. However, this calls for an integrated data system through IoT (internet of things), for better connectivity. Also, IoT is evolving the buildings making them smarter and more secure by optimising space and energy consumption. Huawei highlighted that power IoT solutions are the cornerstone of building smart grids around the world. A case study was presented wherein, Nigeria has immensely benifitted through Huawei’s power IoT used in automatic metering infrastructure (AMI). The use of meters, sensors and controllers has helped the country in reducing distribution losses and boosting revenue by almost 30%.