The 2019-2020 Huawei Asia Pacific ICT Competition, under the theme of "Connection, Glory, Future," was recently concluded, with Institut Teknologi Bandung from Indonesia being named champions of both the Network and Cloud tracks in the regional finals and will represent the Asia Pacific region in the global finals.
This year, the Huawei ICT competition in the Asia Pacific attracted 4,051 participants from 65 ICT Academies of six countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, India, and Thailand, to compete in two technological tracks of Network and Cloud.
The top three finalists for the Network and Cloud tracks will represent the Asia Pacific in the global finals on November 14.
Joining the ITB team from Indonesia are teams from Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, which are represented by Mapua University and Batangas State University.
“We strive to develop a healthy ICT Talent Ecosystem where we shall work with our Partners, our Customers and the society, altogether to produce ICT engineering talents – quality people with ICT skill, with engineering capability for now, and for the future,” said Tony Cao, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Enterprise Business Group.
“The competition is very helpful for the students. It motivates students to study harder and understand a lot of key technologies such as cloud computing, storage, AI and services that run on top of it,” said Abdul Latif, coach of the Cloud winning team from the Institut Teknologi Bandung.
The Huawei ICT competition aims to develop a platform for government organizations, higher education institutions, training partners, enterprises and students to support ICT education. The competition not only recognizes and rewards student achievements in technology, but also provides guidance for future career development.
“Thanks to Huawei for being able to organize this amazing competition amid the pandemic. The competition is not all about winning or losing. You should never give up especially during these hard times and it’s not over until you want it to be,” said Afif Tri Farhan, student from the Network track champion team.
Meanwhile, the Philippine teams expressed excitement at the chance to compete in the global finals. “We promise to enjoy and do our best,” stated the Mapua University team, which will compete in the Cloud track.
“We will face the challenges with our heads held high,” stated the Batangas State University team, which will compete in the Network track.
The Huawei ICT Competition – as one of the initiatives from Huawei ICT Academy program operates across the Asia Pacific region with more than 160 ICT Academies.
The Huawei ICT Academy program is an industry and academy collaboration initiative aims to promote ICT industry technology certification to address gap of local universities and colleges to nurture and develop talented individuals to be industry-ready for the future digital, fully connected and intelligent world.
The tech company aims to develop at least 200,000 ICT professionals, over the next five years in the Asia Pacific region through Huawei ICT Academy and various programs.