On this trip, I’ll be especially keeping track of one Asian tech giant who has become a world leader in data networking equipment and smartphone technology – this company is of course, Huawei. Founded by Ren Zhengfei in China, Huawei now employs over 170,000 people and had revenues in excess of $46 Billion USD in 2014. As you can see, they’re not a start up that has just exploded onto the scene but have been around for 29 years slowly building their brand and reputation and now is an international force to pay attention to.
Huawei’s product range now includes mobile and fixed broadband networks, consultancy and managed services, multimedia technology, smartphones, tablet computers and dongles.
In 2016, they have a huge focus on digital transformation – massive scale digital transformation on a city even country level. I’m excited by this being a digital transformation executive myself but dealing more on an enterprise level.
You can imagine my excitement when Huawei approached me to their HQ in Shenzhen China and to have an up-close view of their announcements in Barcelona!
I’ll be blogging every day about my experiences at MWC2016 and sharing all the cool tech that’s going to be on display. Super excited!
This trip, I’ll also be doing something that I believe I should have focused on a lot more over the years : video. If you’re not following me on Youtube (mrgadgetoz), you’re going to be missing out on my adventures in the picturesque city of Barcelona as well as learning about Huawei’s gadgets. So jump on there now and please subscribe
I was actually invited to MWC in 2011 by LG Electronics but couldn’t make it due to personal reasons. The funny thing was, I always had a feeling that eventually I would be able to get to Spain! Thank God for this opportunity.
Ok, getting ready for touchdown into Amsterdam (6am) and then onward to Barcelona (arrives at 8am).
Gracias Amigos! More coming…