Chinese telecom giant Huawei's annual flagship event for the global ICT industry – "Huawei Connect 2021"– began recently.
The event will continue till October 31. The theme of this year is "Dive into Digital."
Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu opened the event with the keynote speech "Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalisation".
This year's event explores how digital technology can better integrate with business scenarios and industry know-how to address critical challenges, and how stakeholders can work together more effectively to foster an open industry ecosystem and drive shared success.
It will dive deep into the practical application of technologies like cloud, AI, and 5G in all industries, and how they can make organisations of all shapes and sizes more efficient, more versatile, and ultimately more resilient.
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.
"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 said.
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, according to a media statement.