Technology can be engine for human progress: Huawei’s Senior Vice President
Publish- February 22, 2021, 08:59 PM
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Catherine Chen, Huawei’s Senior Vice President.
Catherine Chen, Huawei’s Senior Vice President has recently described how technology could be used as an engine for human progress.
She also called on individuals and businesses to think big and act small, reiterating her support for the UN's sustainable development goals and building a green, innovative, and inclusive world, said a press release.
Chen was attending a programme at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai organised by Huawei, Global Mobile Association (GSMA), Center of Environmental Economics of Fudan University, and The Paper.
Catherine Chen, Huawei’s Senior Vice President and Board Member, has delivered a keynote speech titled 'Believe in the Power of Technology.'
Participants at the event joined both online and in-person to discuss the value of digital technologies in sustainable development for a better, connected world, representing organizations worldwide, including international industry regulators, and think tanks from China, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Hungary, and Portugal. More than 1000 guests from over 50 countries attended the conference online.
Chen expressed, "Looking back over history, we've seen how large social changes happen in lockstep with breakthroughs in science and technology.
But today, technological advancements are hyped and politicized, sometimes demonized. Many have stopped believing in technology's power because of fear and distrust. Some are going to great lengths to hinder the development of technology."
5G is a standardized technology defined by its high bandwidth, low latency, and broad connectivity. It helps traditional industries transform and can benefit all.
Wide-scale 5G deployment can already be seen in multiple industries worldwide. Every-day, consumers benefit from 5G experiences, while industrial use in seaports, mines, and the transportation sector is increasing operational efficiency.
Huawei's Smart PV solution is being widely used in more than 60 countries to reduce carbon emissions by 148 million tons. This is the equivalent of planting more than 200 million trees. In Ethiopia alone, they have helped their customers deploy over 400 solar power stations, reducing carbon emissions by 2,850 tons. In China, the company has helped to build the world's largest solar stations dedicated to agriculture and fishing in Ningxia and Shandong provinces.
Huawei and UNESCO have also launched the Open Schools program over a three-year partnership to help schools in Egypt, Ethiopia, and Ghana to improve their digital skills with online education.