As part of Huawei’s ongoing commitment to developing technology education programs in the UAE, Emirati students from the Al Jazirah Institute of Science & Technology were recently welcomed by Huawei on an exclusive tour of its UAE Executive Briefing Center, gaining insights on the latest innovations being deployed in the regional information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
The Huawei Executive Briefing Center, launched at the end of 2012, is a first of its kind ICT exhibition facility for Huawei in the Middle East, and was established as a direct response to the growing demand for advanced ICT infrastructure in the region.
The group of 20 female students took a particular interest in new Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions, which today are empowering students and businesses in the UAE to work remotely from mobile devices like media tablets wherever they may be. Other solutions were also previewed including the networking and data center technologies that currently form the backbone of a modern IT network.
Research group IDC has predicted Middle East IT spending in 2013 to cross $32 billion with the UAE one of the regional leaders, anticipating more than $7 billion in IT investments. Information technology is also a lucrative employement field with enrollment rising at several of the UAE’s top technology-based universities, colleges and vocational institutes, many catered specifically to women, nurturing a new generation of graduates with the technical skills needed to succeed in both the public and private sector.
Huawei has long supported such initiatives in the UAE as part of its global CSR commitment to launching technology education programs in emerging markets. That roadmap has included partnerships with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI), the Higher Colleges of Technology, and Etisalat Academy to encourage more young people into the ICT field.
Huawei solutions currently serve one third of the world’s population and are used