Young talent celebrated at Huawei ICT global finale competition
Teams from Lebanon, Bahrain, Iraq and Pakistan among participants from 30 countries exchanged ideas on ICT industry future
The Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Global Final successfully concluded at Huawei's Songshan Lake new campus in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.
Since last June the competition has attracted more than 100,000 students from over 1,600 colleges and universities in 61 countries. This year's final has a total of 49 teams from 30 countries, with the greater Middle East region represented by teams from Lebanon, Bahrain, Iraq and Pakistan. Huawei hopes to transfer a cumulative of more than 700,000 ICT professionals to the industry by 2023.
Through Huawei ICT Competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete and exchange ideas in order to enhance their ICT knowledge, practical and application skills, and raise their innovation awareness.
The competition is also a platform that facilitates connections between international talent as well as the collaboration between governmental organizations, higher educational institutions, training agencies, and enterprises, thus promoting the education, growth, and employment of ICT talent.
Ma Yue, vice president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG), President of Huawei EBG Global Sales, President of Huawei EBG Partners & Alliances, gave a speech at the award and closing ceremony of this competition. He said, "The talent ecosystem is the foundation of our strategy. In this ecosystem, talent is the most important factor that ensures the vitality and continuous growth of the industry. Over the past 30 years, we have made many efforts to train ICT talent by sharing our knowledge and best practices. We team up with educational institutions, industry associations, and partners to build a platform to foster ICT talent. This allows us to make the most of our experience in ICT by investing in talent to cope with future challenges and uncertainties. Today we aspire to build global standards for the development and certification of ICT talent."
The Innovation Competition, with participants from renowned colleges and universities, challenges students' ability to apply cutting-edge technologies, such as IoT, big data, and AI, to real world situations. It is intended to develop more innovative talent in the area of emerging technologies.
The ICT competition promotes the exchanges between students and colleges and universities. Winners will be offered full or partial scholarships of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Northeastern University, Beijing University of Technology, and Southern University of Science and Technology, and the opportunity for international study placements in the Henley Business School of the University Of Reading, UK.
The Malaysia Team and Algeria Team won First Prize of the Practice Competition of the Network Track. The Peru Team and Guilin University of Electronic Technology Team won First Prize of the Practice Competition of the Cloud Track. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University Team won First Prize of the Innovation Competition.