Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation brought together representatives from governments, academia, and industry to discuss building a future-ready ICT talent pool in the Asia-Pacific region at today’s Asia-Pacific Digital Talent Summit. The conference, which focuses on cultivating talent to unlock the power of digital, was held during Huawei’s annual flagship event, Huawei Connect.
In his opening remarks, Ekkaphab Phanthavong, Deputy Secretary General of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, said that the summit would “promote discussion and take action on how to develop innovative ICT talent in the region and identify their current situation. It’s essential to adjust,” he said. , to address digital adversity and inequality and determine progress. ”
Dr. Yang Mee Eng, Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation also said: Regional transformation. ”
Jeff Wang, President of Public Relations and Communications at Huawei, explained the company’s goals for talent development: For more than 20 years, Google has worked closely with partners in Asia Pacific to bring internet access to the unconnected. Meanwhile, he is on track to reach his goal of training 500,000 of her ICT talents in the region by 2026. ”
At this event, government representatives from across the region shared updates on current initiatives in human resource development.
Dr. Phichet Popakdee, Inspector General of Thailand’s Ministry of Education, said: The future of education depends on us becoming more united and innovating to make our nation’s education more inclusive, equitable and of better quality. ”
Cambodia’s Secretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Sok Putibs, added: We are also strengthening our partnerships with vocational schools to bring digital training to those already in the workforce. ”
Professor Nizam, Director General of Higher Education, Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, said, “Indonesia is transforming its education system to be digitally ready and developing a talent pool for digital technology through multiple initiatives. ‘ said.
Two professors also provided insights from academic angels. His GUO Yike Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University introduced the audience to his Turing AI Orchestra (TAIO), the first of his AI ensembles in the world. He believed that “TAIO promotes interdisciplinary education for the next generation.” Hitoshi Yamada, former vice president of Yokohama National University in Japan, explained how international exchange can transform digital talent development.
Huawei Asia Pacific President Simon Lin said in his speech: As a global company rooted in local markets, Huawei will continue to strengthen its talent ecosystem through leadership, skills and knowledge. ”
“In today’s world, the talent ecosystem is the foundation of economic growth and recovery. There is more and more room, so it is commendable that Huawei is a leading ICT company boosting the talent ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region with its many initiatives for ICT talent development Technology, Sri Lanka said he will attend the event online.
The second half of the event included the pre-release of Thailand’s National Digital Talent Development White Paper, due out in October. Launched Huawei’s first international training initiative for cybersecurity talent development solutions and certification standards. Panel discussion on digital inclusion and post-pandemic recovery.
The panel included Michele Wucker, world-bestselling author of “The Gray Rhino”, Professor Guo Song of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Iona Dominique, winner of the APAC Seeds for the Future Tech4All competition. Together they discussed the importance of including young people in digital inclusion policy-making and called for joint action among the private sector, academia and government for digital inclusion in this era. Michele concluded the panel discussion by stating: An atmosphere that brings everyone together to deal with both obstacles and opportunities. I see a rhino approaching. You can stop and be trampled. Or you can tap into that power and use it to propel everyone forward. ”
Image Caption: During the event, several country representatives from across the region shared updates on current initiatives in human resource development.