Business leaders and ICT industry players from across Southern Africa will convene tomorrow, March 17 to 19th 2021 for the Huawei Tech Summit 2021, an online event that will try to unpack the opportunities of digital transformation for African business even as the continent and the world at large continues to battle with the adverse effects of COVID-19.
The event which will be live-streamed on the Huawei Kenya Facebook page will share with the audience the changes, challenges, chances, and how to win by leveraging the ICT technology in the post-epidemic era.
“Digital transformation is an unavoidable way for enterprises to move towards the future intelligent world. In the IP field, Huawei is not only an advocate of digital transformation but also a positive practitioner. We sincerely invite you to join Huawei IP Club held on 17th March 2021 to discuss cutting-edge IP technologies, the latest trends, and fresh African business cases,” read the invitation on the company’s website.
Huawei Tech Summit team is: Making Technology the New Driving Force for the Post-Epidemic Era. The world is currently going through one of the most significant historical changes ever experienced in the last 100 years. Many people and businesses whose normal lives have been disrupted are trying to navigate through their unfolding business complexities, supply-chain, financial health, customer engagement, risk management among many other challenges.
COVID-19 has forced companies to take radical steps to adopt technology advancements and modernize culture, organizational structures, measurement systems, and operating architectures. Going forward, accelerating digital transformation would become a top priority for many companies if it’s not already one. They need to ensure business continuity, improve productivity and launch new business models to remain competitive.
While digital transformation brings huge business opportunities to enterprises, its amazing data growth also poses a great challenge. Huawei predicts that by 2025, newly generated data will reach an unprecedented level of 9 ZB in Southern Africa, which is far beyond today’s data processing capacity. It is therefore important for business leaders to stay one step ahead and understand the challenges their organizations are facing or will be facing in the near future: How to establish a reliable and intelligent network to ensure service continuity, how to build a green, more reliable, and intelligent storage system to better realize the value of data, and how to construct intelligent and green energy system to ensure business zero downtime and optimize energy consumption.
All these ideas and answers will be provided during this 3-day summit. Take a look at its overview and speaker lineup below:
Huawei Tech Summit will explore the latest trends in enterprise networking, data center storage and digital power. A series of inspiring products and solutions will be launched here. What’s more, industry leaders and top analysts will also come to share the insights and talk with you on how to leverage latest technology to win in the post-epidemic era.
Kevin Hu, President of Data Communication Product Line, Huawei
He Shi, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, Huawei
Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC
Gideon Serfontein, Chief Architect, ABSA
Matamela Aubrey Mashau, CTO of Network Solution Sales Dept. Southern Africa Region, Huawei
Mahesh Choudhary, Solution Architect of Huawei Digital Power, Huawei