Huawei Technologies Pakistan (PVT) Ltd. kicked off the ‘Huawei IT Tech Day 2020’ at Marriot Hotel in Islamabad today. The summit is a three day platform for ICT influencers, government officials, and industry leaders in Pakistan designed to exchange viewpoints, keep the community updated with the latest trends in technology and experience first-hand technological innovation involving IT development.
PTA Chairman, Major General(R) Amir Azeem Bajwa was the chief guest of the event. Minister Counsellor in the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy, Dr. Wang Zhihua, Member IT, Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom Mr. Junaid Imam and Deputy CEO Huawei Pakistan, Mr. Ahmed Bilal Masud were also present at the event.
The theme of the event, ‘IT Inspires Digital Pakistan’ revolved around three key areas of focus: ‘The road to 5G’, ‘Digital Innovation Shaping the 5G Era’, and ‘Artificial Intelligence – The New World.’ Huawei invited global experts from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to present their industry insights and successful practices in preparation for 5G. To be better able to cope with the speed with which these industries are evolving, and to contribute to a ‘Digital Pakistan’, 15 special technology demo booths presented live demonstrations showing how real-time IT solutions work.
Chairman PTA Major General(R) Amir Azeem Bajwa while appreciating the initiative to further incorporate digitalization, remarked, “We have been given authorization to carry out tests and trials of 5G, we’re all very excited about it. I’m sure Huawei will have a very major role to play in the launch of 5G services in Pakistan. Emerging technologies like IoT, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 5G will spur Pakistan towards its digital drive. I thank Huawei for organizing this wonderful event and giving me an opportunity to come here and witness some of the latest technological innovations.”
Minister Counsellor from Chinese Embassy Dr. Wang during his speech encouraged Huawei to bring more of its latest technologies to Pakistan, he further said the Chinese government will encourage more of its high-tech companies to come and invest in Pakistan. “You have the core strength of youth, and amazing IT talent. The way things are going, we are sure that Pakistan will fulfill its goal of becoming ‘Digital Pakistan’ quite soon.”
In a similar vein, Deputy CEO of Huawei Pakistan Mr. Masud commented that “Huawei will continuously increase its investment in Pakistan and provide the latest technologies including Full-stack cloud solution, Intelligent Computing, Intelligent Storage & Smart Data Centre solution to help customers accelerate intelligent transformation and build Digital Pakistan.”
The event comes not long after the Pakistan Government announced the ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative, with telecom companies Zong and Jazz having successfully conducted 5G trial tests in the country.