The Huawei ICT Competition 2019–2020 Global Final resulted in successful completion on November 14, the ceremony was hosted at the location Huawei’s Songshan Lake campus in Dongguan. Arranged to the theme of “Connection · Glory · Future”, for the first time the Global Final was held online due to the current crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the fierce competition, the final winners are as follows:

The praiseworthy winners are Pakistan Team 1, who won the first prize in the Network Track of the practice competition, whereas Pakistan Team 2 won the third prize. Members of Team 1 were Muhammad Umar from Virtual University Lahore, Neeraj Harijan from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, and Haseeb Mehdi from NUST Islamabad. Members of Team 2 consisted of Muhammad Salman from Superior University, Syed Qazi Shameel Uddin from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, and Syed Muhammad Kazmain from NUST Islamabad.

Since 2016, Huawei has annually invited talented students from colleges and universities located all over Pakistan to participate in the ICT competition, to advertise ICT technology certifications, transferring ICT knowledge, and developing the local ICT industry ecosystem. 12,000+ university students registered themselves for the Huawei Pakistan ICT Competition 2019-2020. After a meticulous process of preliminary exams, enablement training, certification exam, and the national final exam were able to select the top 6 students, which were further divided into two teams to represent Pakistan in Global Final.

Mr. Ma Yue, Executive Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG), Huawei EBG Global Partner Development and Sales President, delivered a video speech in which he remarked, “In the next decade, we will apply new ICT more widely and deeply. ICT is the cornerstone of the intelligent world, and talent is crucial for the digital transformation of industries and directly contributes to the development of the digital economy. Huawei is committed to building a healthy ICT talent ecosystem, promoting digital skills, contributing to the prosperity of the ICT industry, and ultimately enabling more people to benefit from the digital world.”

Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko, Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations of UNESCO, also gave a video speech. He said, “The COVID-19 global pandemic has yet again highlighted the global digital divide. Huawei and UNESCO are united under the shared mission of fostering the digital skills of African youth, technology innovation, and entrepreneurship. I am delighted to see that our private partners, like Huawei, are developing the world’s digital talent ecosystem to prepare for this change, as demonstrated through this Competition. It is not only an event to showcase the outstanding potential and digital talents of the world, but also an occasion to strengthen consensus to make digital technology inclusive for all.”

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