The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT) 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Huawei)

Cloud Solutions Can Address Pandemic Challenges: Huawei

AUGUST 06, 2021

Jakarta. Tech firm Huawei recently shared its knowledge and expertise at an international ICT conference, where it suggested that cloud solutions could address pandemic challenges, especially those concerning sustainable remote productivity.

Huawei Cloud Asia Pacific chief technology officer Wu Shiwei was among the panelists of the recent International Conference on ICT (ICoICT) 2021. 

Hosted by Telkom university, the IcoICT provided an open forum for experts from research institutions, universities, government, and industries to exchange ideas on the right tech solutions to boost socioeconomic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Wu, Huawei has worked alongside multiple stakeholders to support Indonesia’s digital transformation through transfer of knowledge and tech programs, in a bid to tackle numerous challenges, including those induced by the pandemic.

“In line with our subject matter at ICoICT 2021, Huawei believes that cloud solutions are the answer to those challenges, especially those concerning sustainable remote productivity for entire ecosystems, including human resources," Wu Shiwei said, as quoted from a written statement on Thursday.

Huawei has contributed its cloud-based solutions to assist essential sectors such as healthcare and education during the pandemic.

"In healthcare, we help accelerate Covid-19 diagnoses and improve telemedicine to limit physical interaction, while in education, we facilitate universities across Indonesia to get seamless experience in remote learning," he said.

Technology Assessment and Application Agency (BPPT) head Hammam Riza underlined the importance of a quad-helix collaboration, be it from government, industries, academics as well as community, to drive digital innovations.

"We appreciate support from leading global ICT companies, including Huawei, in innovations that provide real solutions to accelerate post-pandemic recovery for the entire ecosystem,” he said.

Huawei’s education-related initiatives also earned praise from Telkom University rector Adiwijaya.

Adiwijaya said, “we are sure that continued support from Huawei through various programs, such as ICT Academy certified training as part of the Kampus Merdeka program, ICT Competition, Seeds for the Future, as well as various cooperation initiatives, including 5G service for smart classroom, will be opening up possibilities that our contributions can go even beyond this nation to the world.”

Warih Maharani, the general chair of the ICoICT 2021, applauded Huawei's knowledge transfer at the event.

“We hope that Huawei’s subject matter may inspire policymakers, industries, and entire stakeholders to develop valuable innovations for accelerating post-pandemic recovery,” Warih said.

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