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Huawei hosts Energy Summit: Digital Energy, Powering the Low Carbon Era

Huawei hosted the Energy Summit online, which was held within the framework of HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 and themed "Digital Energy, Powering the Low Carbon Era". During the summit, customers and partners discussed best practices in using new technologies to transition the energy industry toward carbon neutrality. Huawei also released the Global Energy Transition and Zero Carbon Development White Paper and shared its Energy Trans-Cube Strategy. Energy Trans-Cube Strategy: Creating new value for the industry After signing the Paris Agreement in 2015, more countries than ever before are committed to carbon neutrality and are taking positive actions to address climate change. Each one follows a different path, suitable to its resource profile, energy, and environment. "Despite the strong will to go carbon neutral, we need to take into account three challenges: green and low carbon development, economic development, as well as the security and continuity of energy supply. The convergence of

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Developing young tech talents is crucial to support ecommerce growth

Ecommerce continues to play a significantly important role in the Philippine market and is estimated to be worth US$12 billion by 2025. As more consumers turn to e-commerce, and as more businesses capitalize on the potential of the emerging digital economy, there is also a rising demand for qualified tech talents. According to Linkedin, tech roles make up the majority of “emerging jobs” in the region, with robotics engineer, cyber security specialist, and javascript developer roles making the job trend list. Shopee, the leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, prepares and nurtures students and professionals for the digital landscape through its various talent development initiatives. One of these is the Shopee Apprentice Program which is an internship program designed to develop young tech talents into leaders through high-impact projects, specialized learning and development training, and mentorships led by Shopee leaders. Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines,

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Huawei releases Intelligent World 2030 Report to explore trends in next decade

Huawei, along with industry partners, held the Intelligent World 2030 Forum. David Wang, Executive Director and President of ICT Products & Solutions of Huawei, released the Intelligent World 2030 report with a keynote speech on Exploring the Intelligent World 2030. This is the first time that Huawei has used quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically describe the intelligent world in the next decade and forecast industry trends, helping industries identify new opportunities and discover new value. Over the past three years, Huawei has conducted in-depth exchanges with more than 1,000 academics, customers, and partners in the industry, organized more than 2,000 workshops, and drawn on data and methods from authoritative organizations, such as the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and World Health Organization. Huawei has derived insights from scientific journals such as Nature and IEEE, and drawn wisdom from relevant industry associations and consulting firms, as well

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Huawei hails Filipino students in annual ICT tilt

With the theme of "Connection, Glory, Future," the national leg of Huawei ICT Competition Philippines 2021 concluded today with the teams from the University of the East and STI College bagging the top awards. Huawei Philippines named the UE team as the champion for the cloud category of the competition. The team is composed of instructor Mr. Alexis John Rubio and students Jio Vince Chua, Jerwin Samala, and Mark Jayson Gutierrez. For the network track, STI College received the top prize with their instructor Ms. Beronika Peña and students Roy Molod Jr., Renante Burgos Jr., and Mharjon Abante. Taking home the first place accolades were Mapua University for the cloud track and the Cebu Institute of Technology – University for the network category. The Mapua team is represented by instructor Mr. Dionis A. Padilla and students Claudette Jean de Pano, Roberto Santos Jr. and Juan Gabriel Potestades. On the other hand, the CIT team is led by Ms. Larmie S. Feliscuzo with students Jasper Chi

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W&R, National University of Singapore to host PH digitalization forum

For six years now, the Philippines has topped global rankings for both social media and internet usage. According to wearesocial, there were 89 million social media users in the Philippines in January 2021. This is equivalent to 80.7 percent of the total country’s population in January 2021. Despite being called the social media capital of the world, multiple reports and studies indicate that the Philippines still lags behind its Asia-Pacific neighbors and the rest of the world in terms of digital transformation: The Philippines ranked 59th out of 79 countries in the 2020 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) report by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. The ranking suggests the country remains a “starter” when it comes to digital transformation. At 16.76 Mbps, the country’s mobile broadband speed is much lower than the global average of 32.01 Mbps. These are according to monthly comparisons of internet speeds from around the world by Ookla in its Speedtest Global Index. The Pew Research Cente

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GCash honors overseas Filipino workers with new financial solutions

“Mga bagong bayani.” Around 10 million Filipinos live and work overseas-- seafarers, nurses, caregivers, hotel staff, construction workers, oil field personnel, and many more-- help drive the Philippine economy through remittances they send back home. Considered the world’s fourth-largest recipient of remittances next to India, China, and Mexico, OFW remittances account for about 9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). However, given the ongoing pandemic, our modern-day heroes find themselves stricken by employment challenges. This is why financial literacy is crucial to secure their future and retirement. GCash, the country’s number one mobile wallet in the Philippines, seeks to impart knowledge on responsible remittance spending, and income management through the Globe GoLearn Program. GCash has lined up lessons on financial literacy to assist OFWs in goal planning and guide them in their journey towards financial stability. “We, at GCash, want to thank you for everythi

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Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day sold 45 million items within first 99 minutes

Shopee saw great excitement for 9.9 Super Shopping Day, signaling a robust start to the year-end shopping season. Over 45 million items were sold within the first 99 minutes. Shoppers saved more with 60 million vouchers claimed in the first two hours of September 9 at the Mega Midnight Sale. With the widest variety of products from local sellers as well as trusted brand partners, shoppers found all they needed on Shopee. Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are extremely heartened by the strong enthusiasm for 9.9 Super Shopping Day. As many communities still grapple with the ongoing pandemic, we are humbled to play a part in providing shoppers more value, choices, and entertainment from the convenience of their homes, while helping more sellers and brands connect with their customers. We have even more exciting deals and activities lined up for this year-end shopping season, and we look forward to helping more businesses capture new growth opportunities and bringing jo

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Huawei aims to accelerate digitalization with new partnerships, products in PH

HUAWEI has reaffirmed its commitment to enabling Filipinos to enjoy a seamless AI life supported by an intelligently connected ecosystem at the recently held Huawei Development Day Philippines 2021. The tech leader also shared its aggressive roadmap in forging strategic partnerships with key industry players, which led to the availability of 96 percent of top local apps in HUAWEI’s very own AppGallery.  HUAWEI’s roster of partners covers essential industries from banking and e-commerce to lifestyle and entertainment. Some of the key partners represented at the HDD are mobile e-wallet GCash, telehealth platform KonsultaMD and online radio and entertainment channel WishFM.  “We are grateful for the trust and confidence our partners vest upon us. As Huawei aggressively expands its mobile services and product portfolio, it is fitting that we partner with top brands and companies here in the Philippines. Through these strategic partnerships, we get to hyperlocalize our efforts in catering

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UBX CEO talks democratizing insurance through embedded experiences

In the latest iteration of Union Bank of the Philippines’ (UnionBank) E-TalkTales, UBX President and CEO John Januszczak, Coherent CEO John Brisco, and Chubb Deputy Regional President for Asia Pacific Glen Browne discussed the ongoing insurance crisis in the Philippines and how UBX’s insurance platform Assured is helping address this crisis through embedded experiences powered by innovation and co-creation. Januszczak highlighted three possible factors that are keeping a lot of Filipinos from availing of insurance products. First, he said that it's not easy for most to have even a basic understanding of how valuable insurance can be for them, which is why it's important for providers to make it easier to discover. "You have to make it easier for the consumers to discover the value of insurance. And insurance is obvious when it is hyper-personalized and offered in a hyper-relevant context." Another problem that is contributing to the insurance gap in the country is that insurance prod

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Get ready to shop 'til you drop at Shopee Aug 30 Payday Sale

We’ve nearly reached the end of the month, which only means one thing—it’s almost time for payday this 30th! First, prioritize buying essentials, paying off bills, and setting some savings aside. But it’s also important to indulge yourself a little from time to time. You’ve worked diligently, and this payday it’s time to go all out and enjoy some of your hard-earned money. Aside from Shopee’s payday sales every akinse, you can now maximize your money’s worth at the upsized Aug 30 Payday Sale. You can also use ShopeePay to make the most out of your paycheck with exclusive discounts, cashback, and ₱1 Deals. From gadget upgrades to new makeup and everything in between, check out these luxuries, big and small, that’ll definitely bring you joy this 30th: Can’t start the day without a warm, energizing boost of caffeine? Upgrade your usual instant coffee with B Coffee Co. White Cup Bundle Pack. Each bundle pack includes 100% arabica in three roasting profiles: light-medium roast, medium ro

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