Hitachi Energy to support major renewable electricity transmission between Canada and New York City

HVDC Light® transmission system will transfer renewable energy for over 1 million New York homes and help achieve the state’s climate goals

Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, today announced it was selected by Transmission Developers Inc., a Blackstone portfolio company specialized in renewable power development, to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station that is a key part of the transmission solution for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) HVDC interconnection between Québec, Canada and the New York City metro area, the United States.

The link will enable the delivery of clean, renewable hydropower between Canada and New York, contributing to New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which aims for the state to be powered by 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.*1 CHPE is expected to decrease CO2 emissions by an average of 3.9 million metric tons per year, equivalent to removing 44 percent of passenger vehicles from New York City.*2

Using Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light® technology, CHPE will transfer up to 1,250 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 1 million New York households. The link will efficiently transmit electricity for more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) underground from Hertel, Canada, through Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, to an HVDC converter station in Astoria, Queens.*1

HVDC systems have tremendous potential for bringing large amounts of electricity directly into cities, which is essential for securing sustainable and affordable power today and in the future,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “We are proud to play a crucial role in this very important investment in North America’s transition to renewable energy and carbon neutrality.”

“Hitachi Energy’s market leading HVDC technology will ensure efficient and reliable transmission of renewable energy for over 1 million New York homes and help achieve the state’s climate goals,” said Transmission Developers CEO Donald Jessome. “We look forward to beginning construction activity later this year and to delivering an abundance of clean, renewable energy to New Yorkers.”

Power requirements in cities are increasing, especially in densely populated areas where land is already scarce, and difficulties can arise when new right-of-ways must be secured for traditional transmission lines. HVDC technology enables large amounts of high-quality electricity to be delivered where it is most needed with complete control and with a very compact footprint using out-of-sight underground or underwater cables.

The complete CHPE system, of which the HVDC converter stations are the enabling technology, is expected to create more than 1,400 jobs during construction and, during the first 30 years of operation, deliver almost $50 billion in economic benefits to New York state.*1

For the New York site, Hitachi Energy will supply the HVDC Light converter station, that will  convert the DC power from Canada to AC power and make it available for the AC grid in New York.

Kiewit, one of North America’s largest and most respected engineering and construction companies, will be responsible for the civil works for the converter station in New York. The collaboration with Kiewit will combine the core competencies of the two companies to deliver a best-in-class solution.

Note to editors:

Hitachi Energy’s HVDC solution combines world-leading expertise in HVDC converter valves; the MACH™ digital control platform*3, converter power transformers and high-voltage switchgear; as well as system studies, design and engineering, supply, installation supervision and commissioning.

HVDC Light® is a voltage source converter technology developed by Hitachi Energy. It is the preferred technology for many grid applications, including interconnecting countries, integrating renewables and “power-from-shore” connections to offshore production facilities. HVDC Light’s defining features include uniquely compact converter stations and exceptionally low electrical losses.

Hitachi Energy pioneered commercial HVDC technology almost 70 years ago and has delivered more than half of the world’s HVDC projects.

*1 Champlain Hudson Power Express

*2 May 2021 PA Analysis Report

*3 Modular Advanced Control for HVDC (MACH™)

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About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at


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‫أول HUAWEI CONNECT خارج الصين: ابتكارات هواوي السحابية تذهب للعالمية

بانكوك، 20 سبتمبر 2022 / PRNewswire / — بدأت HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 في بانكوك، تايلاند اليوم. ألقى كين هو، الرئيس المناوب لهواوي، كلمة رئيسية، أطلق العنان الرقمي. أعلن تشانغ بينغان، الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة Huawei Cloud ، عن خطط لإطلاق مناطق جديدة في إندونيسيا وأيرلندا، وكشف النقاب عن خطة النظام البيئي “اذهب للسحابة، اذهب للعالمية”، وأكد من جديد الالتزام بكل شيء كخدمة. قالت جاكلين شي، رئيسة خدمة التسويق والمبيعات العالمية في Huawei Cloud ، إن Huawei Cloud ستطلق أكثر من 15 ابتكارًا على مستوى العالم، تغطي السحابة الأصلية، وتطوير الذكاء الاصطناعي، وحوكمة البيانات، والمحتوى الرقمي، وتطوير البرامج، و MacroVerse aPaaS .

Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Huawei Cloud

وفقًا لكين هو، يجب على المؤسسات احتضان السحابة لتطوير القفزة حيث أن التكنولوجيا الذكية الرقمية هي المستقبل. دمجت Huawei Cloud أكثر من 240 خدمة وأكثر من 50000 واجهة برمجة تطبيقات لجلب أحدث تقنيات الذكاء الاصطناعي وتطوير التطبيقات وتقنيات البيانات الضخمة وأدوات التطوير إلى السحابة. سيساعد الابتكار والخبرة في Huawei Cloud المزيد من المؤسسات على الانتقال إلى السحابة بشكل أسرع وأفضل.

تلتزم Huawei Cloud ببناء شبكة عالمية واحدة، والتي تسمح بالوصول إلى الخدمات على Huawei Cloud في غضون 50 مللي ثانية من أي مكان في العالم. لن تحتاج الشركات بعد الآن إلى إنشاء مراكز بيانات خاصة بها. ستطلق Huawei Cloud مناطق جديدة في إندونيسيا وأيرلندا. بحلول نهاية هذا العام، ستكون Huawei Cloud قد نشرت 29 منطقة و 75 منطقة توافر ( AZs ) تغطي أكثر من 170 دولة ومنطقة.

كما أصدر تشانغ بينغآن خطة “اذهب للسحابة، اذهب للعالمية”. مع التركيز على كل شيء كخدمة، ستشارك Huawei Cloud خبرتها المحلية المكتسبة في الخدمات لأكثر من 170 دولة ومنطقة، بالإضافة إلى نظرة ثاقبة على الشركات والصناعات في المناطق الرئيسية، وستساهم بتكنولوجياتها وحلولها في نظام بيئي عالمي. سيساعد هذا الجهد المزيد من الشركات على استخدام السحابة بشكل أفضل والانتقال إلى العالمية بشكل أكثر نجاحًا.

تلتزم سحابة هواوي بنهج “من قبل محلي، من أجل محلي” لبناء نظام بيئي رقمي عالمي. على مدى السنوات الثلاث المقبلة، ستقدم Huawei Cloud الدعم لما لا يقل عن 10000 شركة ناشئة واعدة في جميع أنحاء العالم، مع الدعم بما في ذلك تحسين التكلفة والدعم الفني والتدريب على ريادة الأعمال وموارد الأعمال الأخرى. انضم أكثر من 120 شركة في آسيا والمحيط الهادئ إلى برنامج Huawei Cloud Startup .

تعمل Huawei أيضًا على صقل المنصة الرائدة في الصناعة للابتكارات على السحابة. في خطابها، قدمت جاكلين شي 15 خدمة سحابية مبتكرة من Huawei ، بما في ذلك CCE Turbo و Ubiquitous Cloud Native Service (UCS) ونموذج موجة بانجو و DataArts LakeFormation و Virtual Live و CodeCheck و CloudTest و KooMessage و KooSearch و KooGallery .

بالنظر إلى المستقبل، ستستمر Huawei Cloud في تمكين الصناعات من خلال البنية التحتية كخدمة والتكنولوجيا كخدمة والخبرة كخدمة، لإطلاق العنان الرقمي مع كل شيء كخدمة وبناء الأساس السحابي لعالم ذكي.

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Distinguished Board Director and Former Fortune 100 CIO, Annabelle Bexiga Joins Quantexa Board of Directors

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Quantexa, a global leader in Decision Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, announced that Annabelle Bexiga is joining their board of directors. Annabelle is currently serving as the non-executive director for DWS Group, Stonex Group (SNEX), and Triton International (TRTN). Prior to her current roles, she served as the CIO Advisor at Zoom with a focus on working with their product development and marketing teams. She also established and chaired Zoom’s Financial Services Industry council.

Annabelle has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and 11 years in Fortune-100 CIO roles. As a Board Director, Annabelle brings to Quantexa her operational knowledge, as well as public, private, and non-profit board leadership, and advisement experience.

This incredible journey of continuous learning from brilliant technologists and courageous leaders continues through my board and advisory work,” said Annabelle. “I am especially excited to join the board of Quantexa because they truly understand that today in the face of rapidly changing conditions, enterprises need to drive greater accuracy in decisions and innovation with data and analytics technology at the core. The Quantexa team are working to help organizations solve today’s major challenges in utilizing data effectively to improve their operations and the services they provide to their customers.”

“Annabelle’s background includes a diverse set of businesses at firms such as JPMorgan Chase, Zoom, and AIG, as well as residential global experience in New York, Singapore, Tokyo, and Boston,” said Vishal Marria, CEO at Quantexa. “Annabelle has made a fantastic contribution to Quantexa over the last 2 years working as an advisor to our business, so we are thrilled that she will be joining our board of directors. Her experience aligns well with our goals, our culture, and we look forward to incorporating her expertise to help our customers use their data at scale to unify their data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and identify opportunities for efficiency.”

Quantexa is a global data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence that empowers organizations to make trusted operational decisions by making data meaningful. Using the latest advancements in big data and AI, Quantexa’s platform uncovers hidden risk and new opportunities by providing a contextual, connected view of internal and external data in a single place. It solves major challenges across data management, KYC, customer intelligence, financial crime, risk, fraud, and security, throughout the customer lifecycle.

The Quantexa Contextual Decision Intelligence Platform enhances operational performance with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. Founded in 2016, Quantexa now has more than 500 employees and thousands of users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world. The company has offices in London, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Brussels, Toronto, Singapore, Melbourne, and Sydney. For more information, contact Quantexa here or follow us on LinkedIn.

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Drought Displacement Monitoring Dashboard (August 2022)

More than 1.1 million people have been displaced by the drought since January 2021. Almost 98,900 people were displaced by drought In August 2022, an 18 per cent increase compared to July 2022.

Most new arrivals have been observed in Bay Region (29 per cent) and Banadir Region (28 per cent), followed by Bari Region (12 per cent) and Gedo Region (10 per cent). The significant flow of arrivals in Bay is a continued displacement trend that was initially observed in July 2022, when Bay Region received 40 per cent of new arrivals, compared to only 2 per cent in June 2022.

This increase of displacements to, from and within Bay Region is occurring against the backdrop of a projection of famine occurring in two districts of Bay (Baidoa and Burhakaba) between October and December 2022 unless humanitarian assistance is rapidly scaled up2.

With 80 per cent of the new arrivals in Bay Region originating in Bay, most movements were intra-regional; the remaining 20 per cent originated from Bakool Region. Similarly, in Bari Region, 99 per cent of the new arrivals were intra-regional. This is in contrast to Banadir Region, where 81 per cent of the new IDP arrivals were from Lower Shabelle and 11 per cent from Bay Region. In Gedo region, 53 per cent of the movements originated in Bay Region, 23 per cent originated in Bakool Region and 22 per cent were intra-regional.

Countrywide, 33 per cent of the departure movements originated in Bay Region, 23 per cent from Lower Shabelle Region, 12 per cent from Bari Region and 10 per cent from Bakool Region. On average, 56 per cent of the movements were intra-regional.

The data in this snapshot comes from the Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) and is collected through Key Informant interviews. As a result, the findings should be considered as estimates. The significant increase in movements observed in January 2022 could be related to the interconnectivity between conflict and drought-induced displacement. For example, while data collectors may have identified drought as the primary cause of displacement, conflict was certainly a factor as well.

Source: International Organization for Migration

A renewed vision for peace: Addressing the root causes of conflict

Of the world’s 8 billion people, around 1.2 billion live with some form of conflict. That number is growing every day and, as we become ever more connected, nobody is immune from its effects.

The war in Ukraine lays bare how conflict is a shared, global challenge, with its catastrophic impacts felt well beyond the country’s millions of citizens and spiking food, fertilizer and energy costs in 74 countries, presenting dire consequences for the most vulnerable.

The number of coups, failed transitions, and political deadlocks continues to rise, as do the challenges of building and keeping peace, even with all the resources of the 21st century, and sometimes because of them.

The sources of instability are ever more complex and interdependent, and many of the existing agreements of the United Nations fall short of meeting up to the challenge.

“The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.”

-Dag Hammarskjöld, former UN Secretary-General

Clearly, something is not right

The United Nations was established so that we would not repeat the generation-destroying wars of the 20th century.

Nearly 80 years later, Yemen’s war has reached a fragile ceasefire after dragging on for eight years.

Afghanistan teeters on the brink of universal poverty.

Families in Yemen and Somalia face famine and starvation.

Syria has lost four decades of progress, and half its citizens are displaced.

We are seeing the return of ‘industrial scale’ warfare in Ukraine, affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions.

This year more than 100 million people are displaced or have been forced to become refugees. That’s the highest number since the Second World War.

In 2020 the cost of violence was estimated at US$14.96 trillion, or $1,942 for every person.

“Why is it that countries which we call strong are so powerful in creating wars but are so weak in bringing peace?”

-Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The challenges we face are increasingly interconnected

Left alone, we cannot expect these trends to stop, because the forces that feed conflict and division are alive and well.

Inequality has an unbeatable track record of ripping societies apart. COVID-19 is just one of the factors that has fed into human development declining for the first time since 1990, leaving the most vulnerable even further behind.

In 2020 the pandemic resulted in more than 60 percent of countries backsliding on basic rights.

Increasingly, populations don’t trust our leaders. Social protest movements have more than doubled in the past decade. In the same period 131 countries have made no progress on corruption and 27 are at a historic low.

Despite their best efforts, women and girls are not truly recognized as equal citizens, capable of leadership. More than 80 countries have never had a female head of state. At the present rate it will take about 145 years to reach gender parity in politics. There is a direct link between lack of women in governance and higher rates of gender violence.

New domains of conflict are opening, and new tools emerging, and we do not have strong sets of rules to govern them.

The United Nations Crisis Group has highlighted the need to address these new weapons—everything from social media, to drones, to artificial intelligence.

Laid over these is the existential challenge of the climate emergency. Even if the world reached net-zero carbon emissions tomorrow, the damaging inequalities would reverberate for decades.

“We are heading into difficult territory. It is not inevitable, but it is certainly eroding, amongst many in our societies, the belief that state institutions are a pillar around which we can build responses to these crises.”

-Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator

Time to rethink our approach

Just as no one is immune to war and conflict, no one can solve it alone. Despite the enormity of the task that faces us, we can turn the tide if we work together.

To achieve peace, we must invest in peace—with financing, civic values and people. And to make peace sustainable, we must invest in development, recognizing the central role that institutions – formal, informal and civil alike – play in ensuring that solutions are nationally-owned, long-term and effective.

Since 2015 UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization in Iraq has enabled 8.5 million Iraqis, half of them women, to return to their homes and to receive basic services. A very close partnership with local and national governments was crucial to this success, establishing confidence in Iraqi institutions.

We have to be serious about giving everybody a voice, recognizing that exclusion and shrinking civic space both undermine trust and contribute to grievances. If we want to turn the tide on growing polarization and eroding trust, we have to ensure that the decision-making process at all levels is inclusive of the diversity of voices that make up our global society.

In the Sahel we are working to unlock the tremendous potential of the region, particularly its young people, helping countries to break the cycle of poverty and conflict by investing in energy and governance and addressing the underlying causes of violent conflict and extremism.

We must also recognize the central role that communities play at the forefront of efforts to prevent conflict and build peace, ensuring that our efforts empower communities through development investments, instead of making them dependent on aid.

We see job creation as an essential part of Yemen’s recovery—a country forced to rely on aid and suffering from food shortages, not because there isn’t food but because families cannot afford it. We’ve helped more than 440,000 Yemenis find work that also builds infrastructure, such as improving healthcare facilities and schools and installing solar energy so businesses and institutions can function.

Afghans, facing widespread poverty and an aid-dependent economy that has rapidly collapsed, also desperately need work. UNDP’s ABADEI programme has created nearly 45,000 days of temporary employment in less than three months.

Overall, as outlined in Our Common Agenda, we need to re-envision how we approach multilateralism if we are going to succeed in overcoming the challenges we face as humanity.

This is why platforms like the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) that bring together key actors in peacebuilding and state-building, are so critical. In an age of increasing polarization, IDPS offers a unique forum for open political dialogue and action which brings together countries affected by conflict and fragility, development partners and civil society organizations. As its newly appointed Secretariat, UNDP looks forward to contributing to the efforts of the IDPS constituency to ensure that our engagement on conflict and fragility, and our support in conflict settings is effective, inclusive and sustainable.

A renewed commitment to peace

The 2022 International Day of Peace comes with the clarity of realization that past ways of working and the international mechanisms we have agreed on are not enough to stem the growing tide of polarization and conflict.

The challenges we face are immense, complex and interconnected, but they are well understood, and the solutions are becoming clearer.

As the UN’s New Agenda for Peace suggests, it is time to re-evaluate the old and the new, the risks and challenges and look at how the international community can work together to change the approaches that are not delivering results and move forward with a vision and renewed commitment to the principles of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: UN Development Programme

School saves lives: World leaders back a courageous goal, “Education Plus”, to prevent new HIV infections through education and empowerment

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 19 September 2022—At the Transforming Education Summit in New York it was announced that 12 African countries* have committed to Education Plus, a bold initiative to prevent HIV infections through free universal, quality secondary education for all girls and boys in Africa, reinforced through comprehensive empowerment programmes.

Speaking on the Leaders Day of the Summit on behalf of the Education Plus movement, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Winnie Byanyima said, “School saves lives. We are coming together to champion the right for a girl to be in a classroom and in a safe classroom. Keeping girls in school helps ensure their rights and prevents HIV. We know that if a girl completes secondary education, the risk of infection reduces by 50%. That’s why we’ve teamed up with UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, with governments and with civil society, to champion the education and empowerment of adolescent girls in Africa to stop new HIV infections.”

Through Education Plus, champion countries across Africa are bringing sectors together to fight inequalities by ensuring access to and completion of secondary school, protecting girls and young women from HIV infection, sexual violence, teenage pregnancies and early marriages, and creating opportunities for access to education, health, and jobs.

Sierra Leone, an Education Plus champion, has been reforming its education system since 2018, enrolling an additional one million learners in four years. Speaking at the Summit President Julius Madda Bio said, “We have adopted a radical inclusion policy and have achieved gender parity in school enrollment. Girls can now be educated from primary through to university free of tuition fees, and pregnant girls can once again go to school. Education is not a luxury, it is a right. We must rally the international community behind the global initiatives being launched.”

International partners shared their backing for the initiative. Franz Fayot, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg said, “The risks of acquiring HIV and the challenges in accessing services in sub-Saharan Africa are very real and are compounded by stigma and discrimination, as well as legal and financial barriers. Financing to support education systems to deliver gender-transformative education is urgent. It will save lives and have a hugely positive impact on economies.”

Joyce Ouma, a young leader from the Education Plus hub, shared why young women’s movements are backing the initiative: “Some of us are still denied sexual and reproductive health information and services and sexuality education because of our age and this has a devasting impact on our lives. As young women living with HIV, we face discrimination, stigma and violence perpetrated within school environments and cannot easily seek essential medical care. Transforming education means we face these gloomy statistics head on. I urge leaders to listen and act on our collective concerns for better systems.”

UNAIDS latest report, In Danger, released in July this year showed that in sub-Saharan Africa 4 900 young women and girls (15-24 years old) acquired HIV every week in 2021. Once a person contracts HIV they require life-long treatment. In 2021 in sub-Saharan Africa, 22 000 adolescent girls and young women died of AIDS-related illnesses.

Fostering investments in access to health, education and jobs gives results. Girls—and their communities and countries—reap multiple social and economic benefits from their completion of secondary school. An extra year of secondary school can increase women’s wages by 15-25%. Educating adolescent girls and young women in Africa could add US$ 316 billion or 10% to GDP in the period to 2025 if each country makes advances in gender parity in schooling.

The United Nations Secretary-General recognized girls’ education and empowerment as crucial for development, “Girls’ education is among the most important steps to deliver peace, security, and sustainable development everywhere,” said Antonio Guterres.

Source: UNAIDS

Jacqueline Shi: Huawei Cloud Stresses “By Local, For Local” to Drive Digital Transformation 

BANGKOK, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — On September 19, HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand. Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud’s Global Marketing and Sales Service, stressed Huawei Cloud’s commitment to the goal of “By Local, For Local” in fostering a strong ecosystem for digitalization. Huawei Cloud believes that it is only when the local ecosystem grows, can digital transformation grow, and in a healthy and sustainable way.

Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud's Global Marketing and Sales Service

Huawei Cloud continues to provide leading digital technologies for users around the world, enabling enterprises and developers to better achieve digital development. To better provide local services, Huawei Cloud continues to build one global network to deliver high-quality cloud services with consistent experience. In the Asia Pacific since 2018, Huawei Cloud has operated local nodes in Singapore and Malaysia, and is the first public cloud provider to do so in Thailand. Huawei Cloud builds 3AZ data centers in Bangkok, Chonburi, and Samut Prakan, and provides website and consulting services in Thai.

In addition, Huawei Cloud and partners build a digital industry ecosystem by all and for all. Huawei Cloud works tirelessly to build a global startup ecosystem. Multiple forms of enablement, such as cost optimization, technical support, entrepreneurship training, and business resources will empower at least 10,000 high-potential startups worldwide in the next three years, helping startups move to the cloud agilely and focus on innovation.

In the Asia Pacific alone, more than 120 enterprises have joined the Huawei Cloud Startup Program. For example, Huawei Cloud helped ReverseAds expand its business in Thailand, Singapore, and South America. Through this program, ReverseAds has received financing of more than USD20 million. “We will further promote the startup program to the world. We hope that more and more enterprises like ReverseAds can innovate and achieve win-win,” said Ms. Shi.

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2022, Huawei Cloud also released the “Go Cloud, Go Global” ecosystem plan to share Huawei’s local compliance and human resources in more than 170 countries and regions. The plan also shares Huawei Cloud’s insights into industries and the hottest domains, as well as corresponding product and solutions for more enterprises to go global.

Ms. Shi released 15 innovative services at the conference, including CCE Turbo (Cloud Container Engine), UCS (Ubiquitous Cloud Native Service), Pangu wave model, DataArts LakeFormation, Virtual Live, CodeCheck and CloudTest, KooMessage, KooSearch, and KooGallery. This is the first time the services are announced for global implementation.

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Des années se transforment en un mois : le modèle de molécules pharmaceutiques Pangu de Huawei Cloud favorise la découverte de nouveaux médicaments

BANGKOK, 20 septembre 2022 /PRNewswire/ — L’événement HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 a débuté le 19 septembre à Bangkok, en Thaïlande. À cette occasion, M. Ken Hu, président tournant et par intérim de Huawei, a prononcé un discours intitulé « Libérer le numérique », dans lequel il a expliqué comment la société aide les entreprises à tirer le meilleur parti du cloud pour accélérer leur développement.

Mr. Ken Hu delivering his speech at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022

Dans son discours, M. Ken Hu a expliqué comment le premier hôpital affilié de la faculté de médecine de l’université Xi’an Jiaotong a utilisé l’IA pour accélérer la recherche et le développement pharmaceutiques et la découverte de nouveaux médicaments.

Dans l’industrie pharmaceutique, la mise sur le marché d’un nouveau médicament, du développement à l’approbation, nécessite en moyenne plus d’un milliard de dollars américains et 10 ans de travail. Lors de la fabrication d’antibiotiques, il a été constaté que des bactéries résistantes sont parfois découvertes avant même que les antibiotiques nouvellement développés ne soient arrivés au terme des essais cliniques.

Grâce à un service de conception de médicaments assisté par l’IA, alimenté par le modèle de molécules pharmaceutiques Pangu de Huawei Cloud, le professeur Liu Bing du premier hôpital affilié de la faculté de médecine de l’université Xi’an Jiaotong et son équipe ont mis au point un nouveau médicament antimicrobien à large spectre en un mois seulement, et les coûts de R&D ont été réduits de 70 %.

Le principal défi de la découverte de nouveaux médicaments réside dans le criblage de centaines de millions de molécules existantes. Jusqu’à présent, le criblage des médicaments était effectué en laboratoire par des experts, ce qui était coûteux, lent et échouait souvent.

Le modèle de molécules pharmaceutiques Huawei Cloud Pangu a été formé à l’aide de données provenant de 1,7 milliard de molécules pharmaceutiques, et peut prédire les propriétés physicochimiques des composés pharmaceutiques et les classer en fonction de leur toxicité. Les chercheurs peuvent ensuite réaliser des expériences ciblées pour vérifier les composés pharmaceutiques qui ont obtenu les meilleurs scores.

L’optimiseur de structure moléculaire du modèle de molécules pharmaceutiques de Pangu peut également être utilisé pour optimiser la structure des composés principaux et minimiser les effets secondaires potentiels des nouveaux médicaments sur les cellules humaines normales.

De nos jours, le cloud est un outil important pour les entreprises numériques. Huawei Cloud fournit quatre pipelines de développement, y compris ModelArts, le pipeline de développement de l’IA, auquel les clients et les partenaires de tous les secteurs peuvent accéder à la demande, afin de se décharger de l’aspect technique de l’innovation numérique et de se concentrer davantage sur ce qui leur importe le plus.

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Le premier HUAWEI CONNECT hors de Chine : les innovations de Huawei Cloud s’exportent à l’international 

BANGKOK, 20 septembre 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Le HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 a débuté aujourd’hui à Bangkok. Ken Hu, président tournant de Huawei, a prononcé un discours liminaire intitulé « Libérer le numérique ». Zhang Ping’an, PDG de Huawei Cloud, a rannoncé son intention de lancer de nouvelles régions en Indonésie et en Irlande ; il a également dévoilé le projet d’écosystème « Go Cloud, Go Global » et réaffirmé son engagement au « Everything as a Service » (Tout en tant que service). Jacqueline Shi, présidente du service international de marketing et de vente de Huawei Cloud, a déclaré que Huawei Cloud lancerait plus de 15 innovations à l’échelle mondiale, allant du cloud native au développement en IA en passant par la gouvernance des données, le contenu numérique, le développement logiciel et le MacroVerse aPaaS.

Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Huawei Cloud

Selon Ken Hu, les organisations devraient adopter le cloud pour réaliser de vrais progrès de développement, car la technologie numérique intelligente est une technologie d’avenir. Huawei Cloud a intégré plus de 240 services et plus de 50 000 API pour porter les dernières technologies d’IA, de développement d’applications, de mégadonnées et d’outils de développement sur le cloud. L’innovation et l’expertise de Huawei Cloud aideront davantage d’entreprises à passer au cloud plus rapidement et plus efficacement.

Huawei Cloud est engagé dans la construction d’un réseau mondial qui permettra d’accéder aux services sur Huawei Cloud en 50 millisecondes, où que vous soyez dans le monde. Les entreprises n’auront plus besoin de construire leurs propres centres de données. Huawei Cloud lancera de nouvelles régions en Indonésie et en Irlande. D’ici la fin de l’année, Huawei Cloud aura déployé 29 régions et 75 zones de disponibilité, couvrant ainsi plus de 170 pays et régions.

Zhang Ping a également publié le plan « Go Cloud, Go Global ». En mettant l’accent sur le « Everything as a Service », Huawei Cloud partagera l’expérience localisée qu’elle a acquise en travaillant dans plus de 170 pays et régions, mais aussi des informations pour toucher les entreprises et les industries des principales régions, ainsi que ses technologies et ses solutions pour bâtir un écosystème mondial. Cet effort permettra d’aider plus d’entreprises à mieux utiliser le cloud et à améliorer leur stratégie d’internationalisation.

Huawei Cloud s’en tient à son approche « par les locaux, pour les locaux » pour la construction d’un écosystème numérique mondial. Au cours des trois prochaines années, Huawei Cloud soutiendra au moins 10 000 startups prometteuses à travers le monde, notamment en proposant l’optimisation des coûts, l’assistance technique, la formation à l’entrepreneuriat et d’autres ressources commerciales. Plus de 120 entreprises en Asie-Pacifique ont rejoint le programme de startup de Huawei Cloud.

Huawei est également en train de perfectionner sa plateforme de pointe en vue des innovations sur le cloud. Dans son discours, Jacqueline Shi a présenté 15 services Huawei Cloud innovants, dont CCE Turbo, Ubiquitous Cloud Native Service (UCS), Pangu wave model, DataArts LakeFormation, Virtual Live, CodeCheck et CloudTest, KooMessage, KooSearch et KooGallery.

À l’avenir, Huawei Cloud continuera de renforcer les industries grâce à l’infrastructure en tant que service, la technologie en tant que service et l’expertise en tant que service, afin de libérer le numérique avec le « Everything as a Service » et de bâtir les fondements cloud d’un monde intelligent.

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