Huawei Appoints New President for Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle East

By Team BitBol, 

With demand in the region increasing for cloud
and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Huawei—a leading global provider of
information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart
devices—has appointed a new regional president for its Cloud and AI Business
Group as the company restructures its offerings in these fields.
Mr. Li Shi assumes the role of President of theHuawei Cloud and AI Business Group
in the Middle East region effective immediately. Under his leadership, the group
seeks to helpgovernments and local industries to tap into the power of digitalization
while creating more intelligent and safer societies.
Based in Dubai, UAE, Shi will oversee the expansion of the group’s regionalproduct
and solution portfolioalong with partner ecosystems that will create ultimate service
experiences by utilizing Huawei’s global capabilities. The executive will further seek
to deliver comprehensive terminal-edge-cloud solutions and services to more of
Huawei’s customersand strategic partners,all with respect to data sovereignty
thatcan support the digital economy and smart society of countries across the Middle
East.
Shi has nearly 15 years of international experience with Huawei. He was most
recently the CEO of Huawei UAE and had also previously held executive positions
for Huawei in other Gulf and Levant countries.
Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, said: “The innovations behind AI
and cloud computing are advancing by leaps and bounds, and will soon pave the
way to a digital Middle Eastin which all things are connected. Governments and
enterprises are reinforcing their investments in these two fields. Under Li Shi’s
leadership, I am confident that Huawei’s Cloud and AI Business Group will bring the
value of ubiquitous computing to even more communities across the Middle East.”
Li Shi, President for the Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle East, added:
“Nearly every industry in the region has been re-booting for the digital age. Cloud and
AI technologies will acceleratethis transformation over the next decade. By offering
new cloud services with our partners, enabling deeper AI research and development,
and introducing new supercomputing capabilities to the region, our team will reinforce
Huawei’s unrivalled end-to-end capabilities in the ICT domain while inspiring
innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.”
Established earlier this year, Huawei’s Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle
East is an evolution of the company’s Cloud Business Department. Under the slogan
“Cloud Everywhere”, the restructuring enables a more focused approach to
developing and deploying solutions that will form the bedrock of the digital world.
In particular, Huawei now offers customers an unparalleled machine vision and
intelligent collaboration portfolio, leading to a smarter governance and office
experience. Different types of general computing power provide organizations in the
region with multiple choices for strengthening their computing capability. Moreover,
Huawei’s flagship all-flash storageis helpingorganizations to redefine their data
infrastructure, while the Huawei Atlas series of computing and cloud services with

heterogeneous architecture delivers an open-stack platform for developers to build
applications that can lead the region’s digital charge. The Group isalso looking for
partners, manufacturers, developers,and solution providers to join Huawei in building
these new ecosystems together for a better digital world.

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