CISCO ESTABLISHES CO-INNOVATION, CYBERSECURITY CENTERS
Photo shows Cisco executives explaining the core of the collaboration center
WORKPLACE collaboration and cybersecurity deployment are pivotal to digital transformation. These processes are, according to study “Ready, Steady, Unsure: Technology Perspective into Asia Pacific’s Readiness for Digital Transformation” crucial for digital transformation success.
Global technology leader Cisco launched last February 15 its Co-Innovation Center and Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Singapore. The two centers are designed to catalyze digital innovation and development responding to the findings of the study which Cisco commissioned.
The opening of the centers is also in line with the focus areas of Singapore’s Digital Economy Framework for Action and will be the jump off point for deployment of its technology to the South East Asia, Pacific and Japanese markets.
The Cisco Co-Innovation Center, the company’s first in Southeast Asia, and 14th globally, will bring together customers, industry partners, start-ups, application developers, accelerators, government organizations and universities to work on problems unique to the region, with a particular focus on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Cisco Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCX) will expand Cisco’s threat intelligence research and security incident response capabilities in the Asia Pacific region. The CCX comprises a new Talos threat intelligence headquarters and Cisco Security Operations Center (SOC) that will partner with government, industry, and universities to improve national cybersecurity posture and grow regional talent.
The two new facilities provide physical and virtual laboratories for proof of concept development, experimentation and testing. The media were exposed to the various collaboration processes on the ground showing Cisco’s might in the two spheres of IT.
One demo showcased IoT applications at the Port of Rotterdam. This involves the building of a digital twin that helps manage the whole port from docking to unloading, even up to knowing the salinity of the water which affects ship’s buoyancy. In another demo, a multi-layer transport management solution using big data was presented while in a third one the use of Cisco technology as predictive analytics was demonstrated to avoid robot downtime.
Also shown to media was the ease at which Cisco people work together via messaging, calling, transfer of ideas over an interactive whiteboard, meet and file-share with Cisco Webex Teams. Examples of the various ways to schedule a meeting and to share a file were presented.
Another powerful collaboration idea is the “Huddle Space.” A small set-up for up to five people, it is effective for implementing important ad-hoc meetings. Ad hoc meetings, according to Cisco SVP Engineering, CTO and Chief Architect David Ward, is an important “firestarter” for ideas. Replying to a question from Malaya Business Insight, Ward said that if “you do not catch that first spark of the idea quickly enough, you just might lose it.”
Huddle space was designed to catch these ideas with easy sharing of content on a regular plasma screen, whereby the experience is the same in the office as remotely via Cisco Webex.
The Center’s Customer Innovation rooms offer a space to co-create and prototype new solutions will be located within Cisco’s new office 80,000 square foot office space at Mapletree Business City II. With an open plan designed for the collaborative future of work, the Cisco Singapore office is designed to facilitate creative “accidental collisions” to ensure that it delivers on its innovation promise.
“Cisco’s Co-Innovation Center and Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will not only build new digital capabilities in Singapore for the Asia Pacific region, but also provide opportunities for Singaporeans to work with the best minds in Cisco and its partners to create new and innovative solutions that enable and secure digital transformation in different industries,” Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director of Singapore’s Economic Development Board said in this congratulatory address to Cisco.
“At Cisco, we build the bridge between hope and possibility. This is only possible when innovative technology and imaginative people come together around a common purpose. Innovation no longer happens behind the closed doors of R&D labs, but in open ecosystems. By fostering local and global partnerships, Cisco is leading innovation in cutting edge technology solutions that will create a better future for the region,” Irving Tan, Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations at Cisco said.
Cisco's Innovation Centers serve as hubs for open innovation, bringing together communities of customers, partners, start-ups, accelerators, governments, universities and research communities to foster the exploration and development of new technologies.
5G has a faster deployment pace than other RATs in terms of commercial use. It is the first time during the past nearly 40 years that, 5G networks and terminals for large-scale commercial use are simultaneously mature. It takes 10 years for 3G worldwide users to reach 500 million users, 5 years for 4G, and will be 3 years for 5G.
5G will develop in larger-scale, and wider-ranging. It is estimated that, in 2019, over 50 countries will allocate 5G spectrum resources, over 60 operators will deploy 5G on a large scale, and over 40 types of commercial 5G terminals will be available. 5G will develop several times or even dozens of times faster than existing RATs, with a larger deployment scale and more users to experience 5G. The first wave of 5G commercialization will cover a third of the global population, greatly exceeding the scale of 3G or 4G.
Huawei has obtained more than 30 commercial contracts and delivered over 40,000 sites.It is an urgent need of operators to reduce the cost per bit of the network while providing the eMBB ultimate experience to the consumer.
It has become an industry consensus that large-scale deployment of Massive MIMO . Currently 95% of commercial shipments are Massive-MIMO（64T64R and 32T32R）.
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei's 5G Product Line, claimed that "We are setting a new record in the history of mobile communications. 5G will develop in a fast-paced, large-scale, and wide-ranging way. 2019 is expected to be the year of 5G large-scale commercialization, and Huawei 5G Simplified Solution will help operators build 5G network with superior performance and user experience, simplified and fast deployment."
The 5G Simplified Solution enables simplified site
The 5G Simplified solution is oriented to diversified deployment scenarios such as traditional macro, antenna limited, street hotspots, and indoor. It contains serialized 5G Massive MIMO, Book RRU, LampSite, etc. The most innovative of these is the blade AAU.
5G Blade AAU supports all RATs and frequency bands, and integrates active and passive antennas. Blade AAU greatly simplified the antenna, efficient use of site resources and help operators reduce high site operating costs. It meets the installation requirements of the existing sites with its height of 2 meters.Blade AAU makes the 5G boutique network deployment extremely convenient. Due to the integration of low-frequency antenna operators can easily complete 2G/3G/4G modernization and build a Multi-RATs network with the best experience to realize MBB low cost.
In conjunction with the blade AAU, Huawei also launches an outdoor blade BBU, which is combined with blade power to form a 5G super blade site. The super blade site has the characteristics of full outdoor and modularization. It can make full use of the existing site resources, reduce the dependence of the 5G deployment on the site resources, realize the “one pole one site”, free the equipment room and air-conditioner, and greatly reduce the site operating cost.
The 5G Simplified Solution enables Simplified architecture:
At the beginning of 5G deployment, when operators choose the 5G network architecture, they generally face the choice of NSA (non-standalone) or SA (standalone). In addition to the consideration of the network architecture itself, the operators also concerns whether the NSA and the SA terminal can simultaneously access a 5G network.
From a network perspective, the radio access network to the core network, 3GPP defines a complete standard interface.The 5G base station support both NSA and SA architectures. The same core network platform can also support 4G EPC and 5G Core at the same time. From the perspective of the terminal, the NSA and SA terminals can access the same 5G network at the same time, and complex signaling and data processing are left to the network for processing.
Therefore, NSA or SA is no longer a dilemma for operators. The same 5G network, the two architectures coexist harmoniously, and the NSA base station can be smoothly evolved to the SA base station through software upgrade.
2019 is expected to be the year of 5G large-scale commercialization. Only Simplified Solution can handle the complex and diverse deployment environments. Huawei's 5G simplified solution at the World Mobile Congress enables deployment of the full scenario, building the ultimate network performance and user experience, and reducing site operating cost.
MWC 2019 runs from February 25 to 28 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, the Innovation City zone in Hall 4, and booth 7C21 and 7C31 in Hall 7. For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/mwc2019/.
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Manila, PHILIPPINES 19 February 2019 – Exclusive Networks, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, today announced an agreement with Forescout Technologies to strengthen channel growth in the Philippines. This partnership enables Exclusive Networks to offer Forescout security solutions, which completes its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio in core markets, cybersecurity and cloud.
According to IDC, IoT spending is expected to reach $745 billion in 2019, up by 15.4 percent over the $646 billion spent in 2018. This spend is expected primarily from consumer, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities sectors. Today, IP-connected devices are being implemented into enterprise networks without security protocol, exposing networks to threats, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information or business disruption.
The Forescout platform delivers device visibility and control to mitigate risk, reduce the attack surface and automate incident response for campus, data center, cloud and operational technology (OT) environments. The industry-leading visibility platform features both passive and active monitoring, cloud-based device intelligence, IoT risk assessment, and device intelligence dashboards.
“By partnering with Exclusive Networks, organizations in the Philippines now have access to a security solution that provides comprehensive visibility to help manage the influx of network-connected devices,” said Wahab Yusoff, regional director, Asia, Forescout Technologies, Inc. “We are excited about this partnership and our growth into the Philippines as it expands our presence in the region.”
“We are delighted to welcome Forescout onboard and their renowned technology team whose expertise will be invaluable in building the Exclusive Networks business in the local market,” said Renato Garcia, country manager of Exclusive Networks Philippines.
Exclusive Networks, a subsidiary of Exclusive Group, is centered on a ‘global-local’ value model that exceeds both the scale of local VAD (Value-Added Distributor) specialists and the general approach of global broad line distributors. This has brought unprecedented success for more than a decade by targeting two core markets (cybersecurity and cloud transformation) with very high growth profiles.
Exclusive Networks completes cybersecurity and Cloud transformation portfolio for Internet of Things (IoT)
Photo on the left shows AXA Group chairman Denis Duverne (center) with AXA Asia CEO Gordon Watson (right) and AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora
KEEPING up with the digital age and adapting to the latest technologies is a major part of the growth strategy of AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance companies in the country.
This was revealed by Denis Duverne, AXA Group chairman, during his recent visit to the Philippines.
“We do use new technologies in all parts of our businesses,” Duverne says. He adds that the Philippine entity is in fact quite advanced in the use of digital tools, accelerating its strategy to move from being a payer to becoming an encouraging partner.
“We are also constantly forging digital partnerships with new economy companies to help keep us up to date,” Duverne added.
AXA Asia CEO Gordon Watson who was also in town stressed the importance of data in their business. “Insurance is about data, so we use data analysis for better underwriting and to better respond to our customers,” Watson says.
“Our aim is to innovate our business model. This is to enable our distributors to be better, by providing them tools, such as calculators for their tablets or laptops, which results in better quality transactions with their prospects,” AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora said.
AXA is proud to have its e-Financial Needs Analysis platform that helps customers learn about their insurance protection gaps in relation to their financial goals so they can act accordingly. A ‘light’ version through the chat bot “Coach Finn” can also be accessed on the AXA website.
Other innovative solutions that AXA has rolled out in country include MyAmbition, an affordable investment and life insurance plan that was the first in the country to be made available online, powered by their proprietary e-commerce platform AXA Ion. Its travel insurance Smart Traveller is also available for purchase online.
For health plan holders, a medical teleconsultation service is made available to them. It enables customers to schedule and have a virtual medical checkup with a doctor over the phone for simple health concerns.
Auto security policyholders also benefit from the AXA Assist app’s red button emergency feature, which at one tap can respond to the caller’s roadside needs.
With further convenience in mind for its customers, AXA has also developed the e-policy. E-policy is an electronic copy of their customers’ insurance policy that they can print, save on their personal storage, and even e-mail to their beneficiaries.
MyAXA app for desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile gives customers the power to check their account value, remember due dates, pay for their premiums, or contact their adviser right from their device.
For more information, visit www.axa.com.ph.
Lenovo, the world’s leading PC and smart device manufacturer, saw its Legion of Champions Series III (LoC III) Grand Finals come to the end of its journey in a spectacular fashion, with team Awe Star from Korea, lifting the championship trophy in triumph as part of their first LoC tournament win. The annual eSports tournament, held recently in conjunction with Intel, pulled in an impressive crowd, bearing witness to the intense competition that unfolded over the last three days.
“I’m proud to share that this is the third consecutive year that we have provided an excellent platform for the next generation of gamers to gather, compete and network with each other. It is also a chance for us to engage them and ensure that the Legion brand is evolving with their needs”, said Ken Wong, President, PCs and Smart Devices, Lenovo Asia Pacific. “Since the first edition of LoC in 2017, we have doubled the number of participating teams. The results have exceeded our wildest expectations and we look forward to taking eSports to the next level in Asia Pacific.”
“Intel congratulates the winners of the Lenovo Legion of Champions and is thrilled to be associated with the league. Along with partners like Lenovo, Intel is helping transform the future of esports by inspiring and supporting this vibrant community of fans and gamers by delivering the best in class technology that pushes the boundaries of performance,” said George Chacko, Director of Global Account for Lenovo, Intel Asia Pacific.
Team Awe Star’s triumphant efforts saw them walk with a total prize money of USD$7,000 and USD$5,000 worth of Legion Y530 notebooks, while the first and second runners-up, team Diamond from Taiwan and team Mega Esports from Thailand, took home USD$3,000 and USD$2,000, respectively.
Team ArkAngel of the Philippines clinched the fifth spot, with USD$900 cash prize.
Lenovo's specially configured eSports PC is known in the business of e-sports as one of the most powerful platforms to take the battle to the next level, offering performance for the most demanding missions.
Photo shows members of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) with participants at the DOTr plus UNDP review meeting
WITH the advent of electric, hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles, it would be best if the country is ready for their eventual mass introduction into the Philippine market. This was the gist of what Department of Transportation Usec. Mark de Leon, OIC for Road Transport and Infrastructure told participants of a recent workshop that reviewed the low carbon urban transport system project partly funded by the United Nations Development Programme.
“We are happy that with us now are the stakeholders themselves from both the public and private sectors who can advise us on how we can improve and best implement the project”, he said. “Some 54 experts covering nine sectors are with us as we review the project to ensure that the project’s activities are still aligned with the priorities of the government and the private sector as well. The government, manufacturers and assemblers of low carbon vehicles, alternative fuel providers, battery solution providers, financial institutions, fleet and transport operators, transport-related NGOs and even the academe are well represented here, thus we are assured that the project is in good and capable hands”.
The UNDP-funded Low Carbon Urban Transport System Project aims to create an enabling environment for the commercialization of low carbon urban transport system in the Philippines. This is through the propagation of environmentally-sustainable transport such as electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and vehicles powered by alternative fuel sources like LPG, CNG and solar.
Ms. Floradema Eleazar of the UNDP says that the project hopes to help increase the utilization of indigenous, renewable energy to assure energy security to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. “The project will promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally-sound technologies. And we see that urban transport will play a very big role in helping achieve the country’s GHG emission reduction aspirations”.
The workshop participants saw the need for the project to improve in ten areas such as in scientific literature, research and data, information and communications strategy, inter-agency coordination within the government, raising grassroots awareness of low carbon transport solutions, LGU capability to draft local transportation plans, pushing for legislation for fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, industry standards for parts, vehicles, performance and testing protocols, a strong supply chain for products, parts and services outside of Metro Manila, retail, capex and opex financing and the linkage between research organizations and the sources of development funds.
Usec. De Leon says that the DOTr is very happy with the results of the workshop. “With the valuable inputs of the stakeholders, we are now in a better position to strengthen the project so we can launch this project off to a good start this coming 2019. With both the public and private sectors deeply involved, the Duterte Administration is determined to make this project a successful one so that ultimately, we will not be caught flat-footed when the technology is brought into our country. And with the rapid advancements in modern technology, we expect it to be sooner than later”.
DISRUPTING the hospitality industry in the Philippines is RedDoorz, a tech-enabling company that provides budget accommodations through an app. Different from Agoda or AirBnb which are simply booking apps, RedDoorz actually helps run a hotel chain using its platform.
RedDoorz managing a wide network of properties without directly owning a single property through an app and a series of software-enabled service for partners including local boutique hotels, inns, apartels, condotels and other privately-owned accommodations that meet its requirements which in turn standardizes the budget hotel experience through all its branches.
This experience means four star-level quality, consistency and convenience at economy price points. Doing so positions itself as a strong contender in a competitive market for affordable accommodations such as the Philippines.
“We’re trying to solve the problem of this unnamed, unbranded, small, mom and pop hotel, and there are lots of them. We are solving the problem for them, trying to give them the brand, technology and training,” RedDoorz COO Rishabh Singhi in an interview after a press conference in one of RedDoorz prime hotels in Quezon City.
Singhi one of the co-founders of the hotelier platform-as-a-service says that the idea came out of personal bad experiences from booking just based on photos, a price and a review.
“I have personally experienced many horror stories about booking a room and not getting what the app contract states. Simply things like hot water or toiletries. Or an assurance of a good night’s sleep…how can that happen if the room you rent is beside a train station?” Singhi explained.
Through the RedDoorz app and website, customers gain access to flexible payment options including credit cards, DragonPay (via bank transfer and 7-Eleven outlets) and pay at hotel without credit card guarantee. It also incentivizes repeat guests with the RedCash rewards system and exclusive discounts and partner deals through RedClub membership.
“The point of RedDoorz is this. To maintain a consistent management philosophy and branding among its hotels, we want to ensure our customers the best quality rooms and facilities at competitive price points. This means to be more open to the new age millennial customer and to have the kind of services that the customers are expecting,” Singhi stressed.
Property owners aligned with RedDoorz are very happy with the partnership.
“RedDoorz was able to boost my hotel booking and get more revenue, now I can maximize the potential of my property when it comes to sales and occupancy. It actually tripled our income. That’s because of the marketing strategy of RedDoorz,” Diana Goldsberg, owner of the RedDoorz near Arca South explained as she also highlights the Partner Loyalty Program.
Under the Partner Loyalty Program, RedDoorz works with its property managers and executives to train hotel staff and hone their hospitality knowledge and skills. The program aims to increase staff’s morale and sense of belonging to boost their performance and sharpen their communication skills. Activities that are included in the program are English courses for staff for better interaction with customers, weekly Fridays meals and so on.
As part of RedDoorz’ online booking platform, partners increase their property visibility not just in the country but all over the world. Property reviews within the site and in all its other channels help in generating interest and gaining credibility for its offerings. The company is also able to manage demand and optimize pricing through its network of hotels to maximize revenue potential.
“With RedDoorz, first, you are working with a very dynamic team. That’s very important. Second, is the reliability of the company. And thirdly, we’ve just started and we’ve already seen the positive impact. The things we were not able to get before, they completely turned around in a week’s time,” Kate Capulong, owner and General Manager of RedDoorz Premium @ Sta. Rosa - Tagaytay Road said.
Since its official launch in mid-2018, RedDoorz Philippines has already expanded to more than 100 properties in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Davao, Pampanga and Tagaytay. This year it aims to reach 1,500 properties by the end of the fourth quarter building on its current property count of over 680, eyeing a larger share of Southeast Asia’s growing online travel market which Google predicts will zoom to $76B by 2025.
“These hotels normally operate very low-tech, whereas RedDoorz operates on a high-tech platform,” Singhi explains adding that the technology saves partners a lot of time and money because buying such a system like RedDoorz is very expensive. Our partners get access to this technology, and the training on how to use it at really no cost,” Singhi explained.
An example of the high level of quality in a RedDoorz budget hotel.
CONSUMER Electronic Show 2019 (CES® 2019) unveiled the latest transformative technologies that will redefine industries, improve lives and solve some of today’s most pressing global challenges. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2019, the world’s largest and most influential tech event featured some 4,500 exhibiting companies, including a record 1,200+ startups, with more than 20,000 products launched from the show floor.
“CES embodies the innovative spirit that defines the consumer technology industry – and the products and services launching here this week will empower citizens around the globe and change our world for the better,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “The entire technology ecosystem is gathered at CES 2019, with the latest in 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities, sports tech, 8K video technology, robotics and more. With every major and emerging industry here at the show, CES 2019 is truly the global hub for innovation.”
The full week of innovation kicked off with Media Days, CES Unveiled and a preshow keynote from LG.
LG Electronics President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park kicked off the first keynote of 2019 with ambitions to create a world of connected, intuitive AI-powered technologies that will seamlessly work in unison to deliver unparalleled customer experience in all areas of life. Dr. Park was joined on stage with a handful of high-level executives who will be partnering with LG, and for the first time a robot keynoter – the LG CLOi Guide Bot – took the CES stage. LG’s ThinQ AI platform will drive the future of the company as it sets its sights on self-driving vehicles, the smart home, smart cities and robotics — all which will become possible with the help of the strategic alliances LG is making with companies and technologies such as webOS, Luxoft and others. “Our vision in the coming age of AI is to become a lifestyle innovator that serves a truly intelligent way of living,” said Dr. Park.
CTA’s Steve Koenig, Ben Arnold and Lesley Rohrbaugh presented 2019 Tech Trends to Watch on Sunday and gave an exclusive preview of the January U.S. Consumer Technology Sales & Forecasts. AI and connected technologies are driving the U.S. consumer tech industry to a record breaking year — expected to reach $389 billion in retail. Emerging tech such as smart speakers, smart home devices, wireless earbuds, smartwatches and drones are expected to continue to grow in popularity and breakthrough tech like 5G and 8K UHD TVs are set to hit the market. For more visit CTA.tech/SalesandForecasts.
Sunday evening featured the largest CES Unveiled in show history, with a record 230 exhibiting companies, including 94 startups from Eureka Park, the startub hub at CES 2019. More than 1,700 media gathered at CES Unveiled for a sneak preview of the innovation debuting this week at the show, including the latest in smart mirrors; sleep tracking headsets; 3D holograms; smart breastpumps; smart systems to track loved ones’ daily schedules; and headphones with smart sound technology. Check out all the highlights here.
CES Media Days featured two days of preshow press events from CES exhibitors, including major brands and emerging startups. Thirty companies announced products, including:
· Bell – Bell Nexus urban air mobility prototype, the Bell Nexus Air Taxis, which combines quick air travel with unique in-flight experiences.
· Bosch – Unveiled its “Like a Bosch” campaign for Internet of Things (IoT) products and initiatives, such as internal cameras in smart fridges; the PAI Projector that turns a countertop into a touchscreen computer; and the Indego Robot Lawnmower, which can mow lawns by itself.
· BrainCo – Focus1 headband, which provides real-time quantitative feedback that helps to better understand what keeps users engaged and how to best retain information.
· BYTON – Enhanced the electric M-Byte SUV with a new user interface centered around a dashboard consisting of a 48-inch high-resolution display.
· Continental – Debuted its concept Continental Urban Mobility Experience (CUbE), which leverages a driverless vehicle to carry and deploy “cascading robots” to deliver and distribute goods directly to consumers.
· Faurecia – Showcased its ecosystem of seamless automotive technologies for the future including advanced AI, better air control and quality, immersive sound and intuitive control.
· Hisense – 108-inch TriChroma Laser TV, a next-generation television with upgraded colors, contrast, brightness and motion fluidity.
· Hyundai – STYLE SET FREE line, which offers car accessory upgrades to customize the driving experience, as well as a subscription-based model for those who want to be Hyundai “members” instead of traditional car owners.
· iFLYTEK – Pocket-sized recorder, which provides high accuracy transcriptions.
· Impossible Foods – Impossible Burger 2.0, a plant-based meat-substitute that tastes like the real thing.
· Intel – 9th generation Core processors.
· LG – Signature OLED TV R, featuring a rollable display that rises out of its soundbar base and can also play music in “Zero View.”
· Monster – ANC headphones, featuring crisp sound with noise-cancelling technology and a “Find My Headphone” feature powered by Tile.
· Nextbase – Series 2 of its Alexa-enabled dash cam technology, with a 140-degree, 4K resolution fisheye lens that records to an SD card at the start of the ignition and automatically sends the data to the user’s phone.
· Panasonic – Lumix G Series, the first full-frame mirrorless camera.
· Procter & Gamble – Opté Precision skincare system, which scans, detects and corrects hyperpigmentation.
· Qualcomm – Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the first commercial 5G mobile platform designed to enable a wave of commercial 5G mobile devices.
· Royole – Flexpai, a flexible, foldable smartphone and tablet, with a 7.88 mm ultra-thin, lightweight and vivid display.
· Samsung – Samsung's 98-inch QLED 8K TV available in 65-, 75-, 82- and 85-inches.
· Schaeffler – Bio Hybrid, an electric, emission-free reimagination of the bicycle.
· Sony – Venice, a full-frame mirrorless camera used by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
· Taiwan Excellence – Face Me, an AI face recognition engine with 98.4 percent accuracy and the SmarteShop technology with an integrated recommendation engine that merges online and offline retail with displays.
· TCL – 75-inch 6-series TV retailing for under $1800.
· Torc Robotics – Announced a partnership with Transdev to bring its i-Cristal – an SAE Level 4 (fully autonomous in special areas) shuttle that operates without pedals and without a steering wheel – to full commercialization.
· Toyota – Guardian, an autonomous safety platform which seamlessly works with humans to offer accident avoidance in situations beyond a driver’s capability.
· Valeo – Showcased its next generation Valeo LiDAR sensors.
· ZF – The ZF Pro AI RoboThink, an automotive supercomputer which enables self-driving vehicles of the SAE category Level 4 and above.
Photos shows. (Right) Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, introduced the integration power of the Huawei Digital Platform. (Left) the expansive Huawei booth at the Mobile World Congress last February 25 to 28 in Barcelona, Spain. it is the first time the tech brand exhibited at MWC.
[Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2019] Digital transformation is a phenomena that started long ago, and still has a long way to go. During their transformation journeys, enterprises hope to systematically improve service and operational efficiency in changing times; fundamentally overcome the challenges of how to integrate data to achieving business synergy and agile innovation; and realize new business models and value propositions.
Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: “In this era, the digital transformation of enterprises, the economy, and the whole society has brought enormous opportunities and challenges to various industries. With more than ten years of digital transformation experience, Huawei has confirmed that digitalization can be achieved only when the digital world and the physical world are fully integrated. Based on this understanding, we are launching Huawei Digital Platform for the enterprise market in response to customer needs.
It is the only platform that can horizontally integrate new ICT including cloud, AI, IoT, Big Data, converged communication, video and GIS, as well as vertically connect devices, edge, network and cloud. It is integrated, intelligent and inheritable. From enterprises, to SMEs, to start-ups, Huawei Digital Platform can enable companies to become more powerful and reach new heights, as well as take advantage of agile innovation. The Huawei Digital Platform will become the foundation of the digital world and create a thriving ecosystem.”
Three Exhibition Areas and Four Flagship Products Demonstrate the Potential of the Platform, Connectivity, and Intelligence
During MWC19 Barcelona, Huawei Enterprise is demonstrating four flagship products within three exhibition areas – Digital Platform, Ubiquitous Connectivity, and Pervasive Intelligence. In addition to showcasing its leading and innovative technologies such as AI solutions and products, as well as its win-win and trusted ecosystem, Huawei Enterprise is showcasing AI applications in urban transportation and retail.
Digital Platform: This area highlights how cutting-edge digital technologies, such as cloud, IoT, and all-flash storage are integrated into the Huawei Digital Platform to power data integration, business collaboration, and agile innovation, ultimately accelerating enterprise digital transformation. On display are the world’s fastest OceanStor Dorado All Flash Storage series including mid-range and high-end all-flash storage equipment that accelerate the digital transformation of the financial, manufacturing, and oil industries, as well as the new entry-level OceanStor Dorado3000 V3. In addition, Huawei Enterprise showcased its smart city digital platform, which integrates digital urban resources, such as IoT, Big Data, geographic information, video, and converged communications to enable smarter city administration, enhanced public services, and industry development.
Ubiquitous Connectivity: On show to highlight the power of ubiquitous connectivity is CloudEngine16800 – the world’s first AI-powered data center switch. It increases AI computing power from 50% to 100%, improves data storage IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) by 30%, and delivers switching capacity that exceeds the industry average by five times. Another highlight of this area is its new WLAN Wi-Fi 6 solution, upgraded for all scenarios in 2019. The industry’s fastest Wi-Fi solution includes the world’s first commercial Wi-Fi 6 AP and the most comprehensive Wi-Fi 6 product portfolio, which includes the AP7650 (smart antenna) for offices, the AP7060DN (IoT card) for retail, and the AP8660 (triple radio frequencies) for education. It has already been deployed in the Shanghai Pudong Education Bureau and Fudan University's Wireless Smart Campus in China.
Pervasive Intelligence: This area will show how Huawei’s X series cameras, the world’s first Software-Defined Cameras, drive pervasive intelligence by supporting on-demand scenario definition, self-awareness and scenario-adaptive learning. This area also displays Huawei's overall AI strategy and the AI capabilities of each product, including AI computing, Huawei Ascend series AI processors and mainstream heterogeneous computing components. The strength of Huawei’s AI capabilities is reflected in the diversity of applications across industries addressing a multitude of business scenarios.
Teaming up with Digital Transformation Pioneers
Huawei Enterprise invited customers and partners from multiple industries to share their digital transformation best practices. By offering a wide range of perspectives and scenarios, Huawei Enterprise aims to help customers build an agile and intelligent foundation to join the digital business revolution, as well as inspire new industry applications.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Logistics: DHL and Huawei jointly developed the innovative, multi-scenario Smart Logistics Solution based on Huawei’s IoT technologies, to improve logistics efficiency, as well as promote and realize the transformation of the entire logistics process.
Rail: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is strengthening its cooperation with Huawei, offering higher quality, more efficient and continuously improving services based on Huawei’s connectivity technologies, leading railway development in Europe.
Finance: Huawei and DBS Bank are accelerating the digital transformation of the financial services industry by leveraging intelligence and data capabilities.
Aviation: Huawei and Turkish Airlines are making aviation smarter with connectivity.
Smart city: Huawei and Sardinia in Italy are using the Digital Platform to empower smart city development.
Huawei Enterprise is committed to bringing digital to every organization for a fully connected, intelligent world, including those in government and public sectors, financial services, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and other sectors. Currently, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, including 48 of the top 100, and more than 700 cities around the world, have chosen Huawei Enterprise as their partner in digital transformation.
Huawei Enterprise Business Group (Huawei Enterprise) is making its first representation at MWC19 Barcelona under the theme of "Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World" from February 25-28, 2019.
Huawei Enterprise introduced its Digital Platform, which it developed based on years of digital transformation insights and practices. With cloud as its foundation, the Digital Platform enables organizations to achieve business synergy and agile innovation by optimizing the integration of new ICT and converged data, building the foundation of the digital world. Huawei Digital Platform supports enterprises across industries to create digital business blueprints to compete in an intelligent era.
At the event, Huawei Enterprise is demonstrating its leading solutions and four flagship products for the enterprise market in three exhibition areas: Digital Platform, Ubiquitous Connectivity, and Pervasive Intelligence. Huawei Enterprise also hosted the Digital Transformation of Industries Summit today, which gathered global logistics, rail, finance, aviation, and smart city customers to explore best practices in their digital transformation journeys.