Unleashing the power of technology for a greener and digital Europe

[Paris, le 17 octobre 2022] The third leg of the 2022 HUAWEI CONNECT World Tour took place on Monday October 17 and Tuesday October 18 in Paris with the theme “Free Digital”. The event brought together several thousand leaders, experts and partners from the information technology and sustainable development sectors. Together, they were able to discuss solutions to unlock the productive potential of digital transformation and promote the green transition in Europe.

Ensuring Europe’s digital and green transition through digital
Ken Hu, Rotating Chairman of Huawei, kicked off Huawei Connect in a keynote speech during which he discussed three areas that could overcome barriers and accelerate digital transformation:

  • Strengthen digital infrastructure, including through more robust connectivity and stronger and more diverse computing resources.
  • Helping businesses go beyond simple cloud adoption and take full advantage of it by focusing on cutting-edge technology services that drive the development of new things.
  • Building local digital ecosystems, including developing partnerships, strengthening the digital talent pool and providing more support to SMEs.

These three approaches to promoting digital transformation are aligned with the principles of Europe’s Digital Decade. “Huawei will continue to work closely with our partners in Europe to support Europe’s digital and green transition strategy,” said Ken Hu. “We are committed to supporting Europe’s economic recovery, the success of its industry and to fostering sustainable development. »

During the event, representatives of companies and government institutions presented how their organizations are working to achieve the digital and green transition in Europe, and shared good practices and their thoughts on this subject. . Were present: Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament; Alain Assouline, President of the CPME Digital Commission; José Donoso, president of Global Solar; Fabien Aufrechter, vice-president Web 3.0 of Vivendi; Gonzalo Elguezabal Ayala, Executive Director of AOTEC in Spain and Victor Marçais, Senior Partner at Roland Berger.

“In Europe, for Europe”: empowering local businesses and cultivating digital talents
Digital skills and ecosystem development are essential to support digital transformation in Europe. “To help European companies accelerate their digitalisation”Ken Hu continued. “We are working hard to build a robust, secure and resilient ICT infrastructure. To support innovation, we have also set up several innovation and experience centers as well as OpenLabs, in Munich and Paris. Together, we can create more targeted solutions for European businesses and thus contribute to accelerating the ongoing digital transformation process. »

Huawei is also collaborating with local partners to foster digital talent. The company has opened academies in Europe with the ambition of improving the skills of students and professionals. Since 2011, Huawei has provided ICT training to more than 4,000 people in 12 European countries, including Britain, France and Germany.

“More Bits, Less Watts”: building a greener Europe through digital
“On the frontline of ecology”, resumed Ken Hu, “We combine digital technology with power electronics to help our customers in all sectors reduce their carbon footprint and achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal. Since 2021, Huawei has helped customers generate more than 84 billion kilowatts of clean energy here in Europe, while reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 24 million tons. »

Ken Hu, rotating president of Huawei, speaking at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 • PARIS

“From sustainable development to the establishment of an ecosystem, we are in Europe, for Europe”, concluded Ken Hu, reiterating the company’s commitment alongside its customers and partners to build a greener digital future.

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