Huawei Southeast Asia Talent Development Forum 2017 opened on Monday in Bangkok. Under the theme “Developing ICT Talent, Empowering Digital Transformation”, the two-day forum would serve as a platform for government officials, Telco operators and industry players across Southeast Asia to explore and discuss talent development strategy in the digital transformation era, and to learn from leading global operators through proven practices and experiences.
During the forum, government officials of Southeast Asia countries, senior consultants from world-leading consultancies and Huawei executives shared insights on trending topics around talent development in the digital transformation era. This included future of Digital Society and ICT transformation, global and Southeast Asia human capital trends, national ICT talent development solution, and digital talent transformation.
“ICT has been recognized as an economy enabler and is enabling the fourth industrial revolution – Intelligentization. It’s time to unlock ‘Digital’ and secures 10 billion USD of value to society and industry over the next 10 years, according to World Economic Forum. Telco operators should address the uncertainties brought about by new technologies and new business models. The digital era is driving telecom companies to undergo organizational change and talent transformation.” Commented by Ivan Huang, Principal Strategy Consultant of Huawei.
ICT has become an important growth engine for industries. Huawei is committed to developing the ICT industry in the countries where it operates, thereby supporting socioeconomic and environmental sustainability. The company thus constantly shares ICT knowledge with local communities, suppliers ICT technologies to build efficient education systems, and nurtures ICT professionals.
Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s global CSR flagship program. Through this program, Huawei selects top college students and young government officials working in ICT-related departments for a study trip to China. Over the course of the program, Huawei shares its ICT expertise and experience in managing a multinational with young ICT professionals and helps fuel the development of local ICT industries. The program had been implemented in 96 countries worldwide. Over 2,648 trainees visited China on study trips up to now.