On the second day of the Huawei Asia Pacific Digital Innovation Congress, the keynote of “Diving into Digital in Industries " was successfully held. More than 1,000 business elites from various industries and government officers in the Asia Pacific region attended the event, sharing the challenges and practices in using innovative technologies to tackle challenges in digital transformation.

On the second day of the Huawei AsiaPacific Digital Innovation Congress, the keynote of “Diving into Digital inIndustries " was successfully held. More than 1,000 business elites fromvarious industries and government officers in the Asia Pacific region attendedthe event, sharing the challenges and practices in using innovativetechnologies to tackle challenges in digital transformation.


Nicholas Ma, President of Huawei AsiaPacific Enterprise Business, said in his opening speech that the digitaleconomy and digitalization is expanding rapidly in the Asia Pacific region,benefiting from the government's visionary digital strategy and the jointefforts of participants in a wide range of industries. Huawei predicts thatdigitalization will transform production systems in all industries, creatingpotential value of US$27 trillion. "Together with our partners, take thetime to truly understand the industries, and then develop tailored solutions tohelp. We are looking forward to working with our partners to foster an openindustry ecosystem and drive shared success in Asia-Pacific."


At the event, Honorable State MinisterZunaid Ahmed Palak of Information and Communication Technology Division inBangladesh delivered a speech. “Bangladesh is emerging into the ICT revolutionrapidly and it has been possible due to Innovation and Innovative thinking.Let’s discuss more with developers, industry leaders, and thought leaders howwe can create more values to society. Innovation is not just any segregatedthing, it combines all and brings out the most impeccable results. Bangladeshwill bloom with the power of it and the assistance of the most innovativecompanies like Huawei. Think Digital, Be Digital, Build Digital” said ZunaidAhmed Palak, MP.


Dr. Eng. Budi Prawara, Chairman of theResearch Organization for Electronics and Informatics, National Research andInnovation Agency, Indonesia, shared that the future world will be defined byhow effectively and efficiently we enhance, intensify, and strengthen researchand innovation collaboration. Dr. Eng. Budi Prawara further mentioned that theyhave been collaborating closely with all key stakeholders, especially globaltechnology and innovation leaders like Huawei who shared the AI-relatedknowledge in 2020 and in line with the National AI Strategy development. Hehopes to continue forging a common understanding across the ecosystem tooptimize benefits from the global researches and innovations for humanity andsociety.


Dr. Chalee Asavathiratham, SEVP, ChiefDigital Banking Officer of the Siam Commercial Bank, said that “Through thepower of data and analytics, we will bring banking to the previouslyunderserved and underbanked. Banking should be effortless, universal, and empathetic.Like a genie from a bottle, banking should just appear to serve you just whenyou need it.”


Kevin Khoo, CIO of Malaysia's SunwayGroup shared the digital transformation practices, "I think it is crucialto find the right partner who is willing to grow throughout the journey andface all of the challenges together. I am glad that Huawei is one of ourpartners. We are embarking on Huawei's digital innovation program and it isgoing to be a long process — there is a lot of innovations and strategies thatwe are going to roll out together. I think Huawei shows a lot of commitments bycontributing extensive expertise and resources to guide and help us."


Professor Jeffrey Towson from SasinGraduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn Universitydelivered a keynote speech themed “3 Lessons from Best Digital Businesses inChina / Asia”, and he shared that “The last thing you want to do in digitalAsia is compete without any advantages. To survive and thrive, you must havemoat.”


Wu Beibei, CTO of Huawei Asia PacificEnterprise, introduced Huawei's overall industry-oriented capabilities. Heshared how Huawei help build a future-ready infrastructure seamlesslyintegrated with staged business growth, while balancing short-term economic andlong-term sustainability factors.


Second day of the congress ended witha thought-provoking panel on “Accelerating Industry Digital Innovation in aVUCA World”, moderated by Hong-Eng Koh, Huawei’s Global Chief Public ServicesIndustry Scientist. The distinguished panelists, Dr. Chalee Asavathiratham (ThailandSiam Commercial Bank), Prof. Jugdutt Singh (Malaysia Sarawak State Government),Donald Lum (Singapore SATS), and Justin Chen (Indonesia Bank Neo Commerce),shared the lessons learnt in their digital transformation journey as well asthe key factors of successful digitization.


While the journey and outcome of thedifferent industries’ digital transformation may be different, they face commonchallenges and require similar critical success factors, including strongleadership, governance, talents, process, collaboration, regulatory compliance,and change management. All panelists also agreed digital transformation shouldprimarily be focused on people and personalization, and data of values arecrucial to enable it. The moderator added Huawei helps to reduce thetechnological complexity through its Intelligent Twins architecture offeringintelligent interaction, connectivity, hub/cloud and applications.


Over 2 days of Huawei APAC DigitalInnovation Congress, Huawei signed 17 MoUs with industry customers fromSingapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh for Smart Campus, DataCenter, Digital Power, and HUAWEI CLOUD. These MoUs provide the basis formutual cooperation to accelerate digital transformation in the Asia-Pacificregion, and set a benchmark for the development of the APAC digital economy.The cooperation between the industry and Huawei is an indispensable part of theinnovation road.  


"In Asia-Pacific, forAsia-Pacific", through continuous innovations, Huawei aimed to be the keycontributor to digital economy in Asia-Pacific, through accelerating thedigitalization of industries, and seizing the digital economy opportunitieswith all industry partners together.