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Huawei turns to intelligent campuses as next frontier

Sep 27. 2019
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By The Nation

At the 2019 iteration of the annual Huawei Connect summit, the company has introduced its Intelligent Campus Ecosystem Plan and the intelligent HiCampus solution jointly developed with partners for enterprise customers in China and beyond. The launch came during an “intelligent campus” summit themed around “bringing digital to every campus for pervasive intelligence”.

More than 1,000 customers and ecosystem partners from all over the world gathered at the summit to explore the road to intelligent campus innovation and better industry development. The summit was addressed by a wide range of intelligent campus experts, including Yan Lida, president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group; Xiong Sidong, president of Soochow University; Zhang Yahong, vice director at Beijing Municipal Administration Centre of Parks; Dr Yang Ou, executive director and CEO of China Overseas Property Holdings Ltd; Jing Yongsheng, CEO of BeiMing Software Co, Ltd; and Dr Su Baohua, president of Intelligent Campus Business Department of Huawei Enterprise Business Group.

According to an IDC report, the intelligent campus market in China will exceed 200 billion Chinese yuan (Bt858 billion) in 2019. Over the next four years, compound annual growth will be nearly 13 per cent and by the end of 2022, the market in China will reach nearly 300 billion yuan, with the global market space worth seven times that of China.

Yan Lida, the president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: “We are redefining campuses based on our rich experience in campus construction and following our ‘Platform + Ecosystem’ strategy. Through the Huawei Horizon Digital Platform, we can interconnect various end devices in a campus and open multiple types of access points and capabilities. We are working with our partners to develop a wide variety of scenario-specific solutions to address a range of customer needs, such as those around industry development, safety guarantee, simplified experience and operational efficiency.

He continued: “To date, Huawei has more than 300 intelligent campus ecosystem partners. We complement each other and have supported several hundred customers in making their campuses intelligent. We believe a campus is the basic unit of a city, and our goal is to play our part in building a better, intelligent world by adding intelligence to every campus.”

Constructing the HiCampus 

To address the needs of this fast-growing market, Huawei has worked with its partners to develop HiCampus, an integrated intelligent campus solution based on the Huawei Horizon Digital Platform. The platform is developed based on Huawei’s extensive experience of campus digital transformation. It is “fully connected, converged, and open”, which helps customers and partners deliver rapid service innovation.

Fully connected: The platform integrates IT and OT to connect everything, and achieves cross-cloud and cross-domain service connection based on technical architecture.

Fully converged: The platform converges 10 new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and internet of things (IoT), and accumulates hundreds of services (business assets, integration assets and data assets) based on customers’ success cases.

Fully open: The platform has open capabilities, including in baseline applications and services for general scenarios, and provides a powerful application development environment, helping customers and partners achieve agile innovation.

Dr Su Baohua, the president of the Intelligent Campus Business Department of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said, “Huawei adopts a ‘Platform + Ecosystem’ strategy in its intelligent campus business, and has teamed up with ecosystem partners to build a scenario-specific intelligent campus solution – HiCampus – based on the Huawei Horizon Digital Platform. HiCampus can assist customers in achieving all-scenario intelligence, enabling service innovation, improving operational efficiency and delivering a simplified experience. Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every campus for pervasive intelligence.”

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