Huawei exchanges MoU with SME Corp, UMS, and state of Terengganu
Earlier today, we attended Huawei’s Asia Pacific Innovation Day 2017. Unlike the usual mobile consumer electronic devices that we usually cover, the event today focuses more on the aspect of the country’s development in the digital and technological side of things.
"When a country goes digital, they experience a similar evolution of needs. I would divide this hierarchy into four layers. The first is ICT infrastructure, which is the foundation of a digital economy. The second is security, for both the physical and digital worlds. Security is necessary for further development. The third layer is developing a supportive environment for industries to go digital. Building on a solid foundation of privacy protection, the fourth and highest layer is enabling broader information sharing. More data will help cities and national governments better manage the digitization process, ultimately promoting safer cities and smarter countries.” Guo Ping, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating CEO, Huawei, spoke during the opening keynote.
The event was also officiated by Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi.
During the event, Huawei also exchanged several Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a multitude of organizations. This included an exchange with SME Corp Malaysia, in an effort to promote cooperation in areas of research, innovation, and talent development for SMEs towards building the nation’s digital economy.
The State of Terengganu was also one of the members present to exchange MoUs, with the state’s MoU focused on bringing the latest digital technologies and ICT (Information Communications) solutions to the State, with Huawei providing the necessary technical expertise, and be the backbone of four main infrastructures: Broadband, Cloud, Innovation, and Human capital.
Lastly, Huawei also exchanged MoUs with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). The MoUs between these two parties aim at establishing the development of a Smart Campus initiative and industry driven programs. Like the state of Terengganu, the university officially appointed Huawei as a technical and business advisor for the Smart Campus strategies, as well as the best ICT practices.
The event also saw the U.S. think-tank, The Brookings Institution, release a global safe city report, citing that the Asia Pacific region has an enormous potential for smart city and safe city development. In fact, One such example they cited focused on the Longgang District, located in Shenzhen, China.
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