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Huawei joins Digital Consortia to share innovative technologies

23 January, 2022

Huawei participated in the National Digital Consortia recently to share innovative technologies and global best practices and cases that enable the fastest route to the digitalisation of economies.

The National Digital Consortia is organised by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) in partnership with FITIS, SLASSCOM, BCS, CSSL.

The event also aimed at building ties between multinational organisations, local businesses, local government, and encouraged the leading technology giants to be part of Sri Lanka’s digital transformation.

Huawei joins the ‘National Digital Consortia’ with global tech giants to present the latest innovative solutions, services, and shared insights on trends and cutting-edge technologies in the global tech and ICT industry.

Huawei contributes knowledge, expertise, and industry know-how to the course of the digital transformation of Sri Lanka together with ICTA. By sharing the ongoing trends in the technology landscape, Huawei looks forward to cooperating with partners in Sri Lanka to develop the local technology ecosystem.

The ‘National Digital Consortia’ event was attended by businesses within the technology industry, government institutions, academia, and leading technology enthusiasts, ICT students who are keen to explore cutting-edge innovations in the ICT era.

Chief Digital Officer at Huawei Michael Macdonald said, “Intelligent technology will promote sustainable development in countries such as Sri Lanka and become a new driver for economic growth. It will help build smart cities, drive the digital transformation of industries, and improve consumer experiences. As a key engine for the fourth industrial revolution, intelligent technology will promote global advancement and development.”

Macdonald said that as AI develops, ICT will empower the transformation from the digital economy to an intelligent economy.

According to him, AI can optimise the cooperation and performance of ICT infrastructure, and second, AI can help improve decision-making efficiency and quality. These two advantages brought by AI will facilitate the digital transformation of the entire society and economies, and give birth to new products and services.

He said that the policymakers and industry leaders are realising that digital transformation helps drive economic development and productivity. He said that the fast development of 5G and AI will profoundly change our lives and the world, and this relies on investing in ICT infrastructure and ICT applications.