China’s consumer technology heavyweight Huawei convened its Global Analyst Summit this week, marking the 20th anniversary of the event.
The annual summit, which kicked off in Shenzhen on April 19, was attended by over 1,000 industry analysts, financial analysts, key opinion leaders, and media representatives. This year’s theme is “Thrive with Digital, Striding Towards the Intelligent World” and focuses on Huawei’s vision of supercharging productivity by fully capturing the potential of new technology.
A key topic of discussion at the event was the development of 5.5G, an advanced version of the 5G network that Huawei has been championing. At the Mobile World Congress in March, Huawei promoted the impressive 10-fold improved network capabilities of 5.5G and is currently preparing for potential commercial rollout later in 2023.
Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s Institute of Strategic Research, delivered a keynote speech conveying Huawei’s determination to match the blinding pace of technological development expected in years to come.
Speaking on the company’s computing capabilities, Zhou said “…we will move towards new models, architectures, and components, and improve our ability to both understand and control intelligence. We will also continue to explore the use of AI for industry applications, science, and more.”
Huawei’s Vice Chairwoman and CFO Sabrina Meng spoke on Huawei’s vision for leading the development of next-level digital infrastructure across the tech industry:
“Our goal is to help organizations go digital in four stages: digitizing operations, building digital platforms, enabling platform-based intelligence, and putting intelligence to use. The time is ripe to thrive together in this new and exciting digital future.”