Huawei Cloud Summit MEA Brings Industry Giants Together to Help Boost the Digital Economy

Huawei’s second edition of the Cloud Summit Middle East and Africa brought together industry leaders and experts to explore how to optimise cloud solutions to support the digital economy.

“Unleash Digital with Everything as a Service”, the second Huawei Cloud Summit Middle East & Africa brought government leaders, cloud native industry experts, and customer representatives together from the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa with the aim of exploring how to optimise the cloud to boost the digital economy.

China is poised to partner with the UAE and countries in the Middle East and Africa in their digital cloud journey. Together, we will revitalise the industry with innovation, expand pilot projects with partnerships, and promote technical advances with young minds. We will achieve technological and industry development centered on cloud computing, and pave the way for digital transformation and enablement.

H.E. Zhang Yiming, the Chinese Ambassador to UAE

We keep developing. We keep going digital. We want to share our latest technologies and proven experience in digitalization with you.

Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Global Marketing and Sales Service

There is consensus that the cloud is the best way to accelerate digitalization. Our role is to help enterprises join, use and manage the cloud better so we can deal with challenges such as data security, ROI optimization, and new technology application.

Frank Dai, President, Huawei Cloud Middle East

Huawei Cloud is committed to building a global startup ecosystem to empower 1,000 local startups to innovate and grow on Huawei Cloud over the next three years. Through three key initiatives — innovative cloud platform, entrepreneurship enablement, and business resources — Huawei Cloud will provide lifecycle support for startups in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. In order to cultivate local talent and support high potential startups, Huawei Cloud launched the “Huawei Cloud Startup Program 2023” covering the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. The launch ceremony was attended by representatives from the UAE Ministry of Economy, Dinarak (a licensed payment services provider from Jordan), Ignite (a VC firm from Pakistan), and Eyon TV (startup representative from Kuwait).

Huawei Cloud is poised to become part of the growth engine for the local economy. Huawei Cloud launched in the UAE in 2021, providing a seamless cloud experience to local users. At Feburary this year, Huawei Cloud has made an announcement for an investment commitment of $400 million USD for the next 5 years to build a cloud in Saudi Arabia, extending high quality and secure cloud services to local customers to help them stay competitive.

Huawei Cloud aims to build a cloud foundation for an intelligent world leveraging the concept of “Everything as a Service”. Looking ahead, Huawei Cloud will continue to expand its global cloud infrastructure and provide customers, partners, and developers with stable, secure, and sustainable cloud services.

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