Huawei held the Huawei Day UAE 2019 to showcase its latest AI-enabled ICT portfolio, and offer a platform for industry leaders to meet and develop the region’s AI ecosystem. The sessions and discussions held during the Huawei Day UAE 2019 will help participants accelerate the deployment of smart technologies that support the UAE’s national AI strategy and digital transformation agenda.
The one-day gathering saw the participation of high-level government and industry leaders, analysts and media at keynotes and presentations by Huawei, customers and partners, as well as panel sessions and workshops on exploring the way forward in implementing AI across vertical sectors. All guests had access to showrooms of AI-enabled ICT products and solutions.
“We are committed to bringing the most advanced 5G and AI technologies to contribute actively to UAE’s Digital Transformation plans towards UAE 2031 AI Strategy.” commented Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East.
Huawei Day UAE 2019 was also the occasion for Huawei to unveil two new AI-led technologies that are set to enable digital transformation across industries in UAE. The first was Huawei’s CloudEngine 16800, the world’s first data center switch built for the AI era. Equipped with a high-performance AI chip, the product is designed to help enterprises accelerate their intelligent transformation by improving AI training efficiency by 40 percent, boosting distributed storage speed by 30 percent, and reducing CAPEX by 90 percent.
The second was the OceanStor Dorado 3000 V3 – the world’s fastest all-flash storage system. Purpose built for an enterprise’s mission-critical workloads, OceanStor Dorado 3000 V3 delivers lightning-fast analysis of massive volumes of data through three types of intelligent chips, reducing fault recovery time from two hours to ten minutes while also lowering overall OPEX by 65 percent. High-performing and reliable, the storage system achieves 99.9999 percent availability to satisfy the strictest reliability requirements.
The arrival of the two technologies are Huawei’s latest contribution to the UAE’s digital transformation journey. The company sees AI and digitization as strategic pillars in the success of UAE AI Strategy 2031, and is actively strengthening its channel partner program to broaden the reach of emerging technologies across industries.
“We are at the beginning of the new journey into the AI era. We will work closely with our partners to support customers to enter the new intelligent age through our technology innovation capability and global experience” said Li Shi, CEO of Huawei UAE.
Further promoting the breadth of its offering to the nation’s enterprises, Huawei also provided attendees with a close look at its Atlas Intelligent Computing Solutions – an AI enablement platform to fuel the UAE’s AI future with supreme computing power. Another notable showcase was of Huawei’s Software-Defined Camera, which can be constantly reprogrammed and applied in a variety of security scenarios such as face checkpoint, situation awareness, vehicle checkpoint, and Intelligent Transportation Surveillance (ITS).
“AI, 5G, Big Data, IoT – these technologies and others are helping to lead the transformation of industries and economies, and as a result, they’ve also become a source of competitive advantage among organizations,” said Jo Sho, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Enterprise Business Group Vertical Solutions Department. “Huawei is proud of the role we play in enabling the UAE’s enterprises to capitalize on today’s most advanced applications of intelligent technology, and their success reflects the fact that as a solutions provider, we are firmly on the right track,” added Sho.
Alaa Elshimy, Managing Director and Vice President for Huawei Enterprise Business Group in Middle East region, added “We are at the threshold of a fully connected, intelligent world where innovation takes place in the blink of an eye and has a profound impact on people, families, and organizations. All organizations and businesses need to embrace and activate intelligence through an open, flexible, secure digital platform with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence capabilities.”