Huawei MENA highlights the role of digitization for future development during the Industrial Digital Transformation Summit 2021

Huawei recently hosted public and private sector leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa region during the Huawei MENA Industrial Digital Transformation Summit 2021 held in Dubai, UAE, under the theme of “Dive into Digital”.

The summit explored how digital technology can better integrate with business scenarios and industry know-how to address critical business challenges, and how stakeholders can work together more effectively to develop an open industry ecosystem for shared success.

In the MENA region specifically, Huawei believes that there are enormous opportunities to help support digital transformation, and build the digital economy of the future. The summit highlighted that the Middle East region is a pioneer in digital transformation, and that digitalization in Africa is growing at a rapid pace with specific objectives to close the digital infrastructure and connectivity gap.

Commenting on the acceleration of digital transformation in the MENA region, Jyoti Lalchandani, Group Vice President & Regional MD, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, IDC, noted that over 63% of CIOs in MENA have brought forward their digital roadmaps by 1 year or more, and organizations will need to spend more time delivering upon strategic mandates and converged technology, data, and business ecosystems will be required to run the “digital enterprise” of the future.

Diving into the digital world is an iterative process. As digital transformation has become an industry consensus, the focus has been shifted from whether or not to go digital to how to go digital. To help enterprise customers innovate models, improve quality and efficiency, enhance experience, and strengthen resilience, Huawei highlighted primary areas of focus for diving into digital.

In addition to industry analysts, customers and partners, several Huawei key executives from the global and regional leadership team spoke at the keynote sessions during the summit. Breakout sessions and Roundtables during the summit examined topics like government digital transformation, cloud for enterprises, cybersecurity best practices for a secure digital world, and technology solutions to accelerate digital transformation in the education sector.

Leveraging advanced ICT capabilities and years of industry experience, Huawei has long worked with partners and customers worldwide at various stages of digital evolution to fully support their digital transformation. As always, Huawei will help customers grow their unique value, making the strong stronger.

Throughout the week of Oct 17 to 21, Huawei demonstrated the growing value of digitalization to national economies during GITEX Global 2021. The Huawei MENA Industrial Digital Transformation Summit was one of a comprehensive series of summits & exhibitions organized by Huawei during this period.