Shenzhen wins Safe City Award, Yanbu wins Data and Technology Award
Four Huawei customers were recognized for their outstanding Smart City achievements at the prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC). Shenzhen in China won the Safe City Award with its Smart Transportation project, and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia won the Data and Technology Award with its Smart City project. In addition, Weifang in China was one of the finalists for the City Award with its Smart City 3.0 project, while Cameroon was nominated for the Innovation Idea Award with its solar energy project. These cities have all leveraged Huawei's Smart City solutions customized to meet city management needs across different regions and different levels of development. The solutions drive digital transformation to improve city administration, create sustainable economies and enable efficient public services.
With 309 entries from 58 countries for this year's World Smart City Awards, the competition iwas greater than ever, reflecting the diversity and innovativeness of Smart City development across the world.
Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "The ultimate goal of a Smart City is to enable good governance, promote industry development and deliver benefits for the people. Together with our customers and partners, we are moving towards achieving these outcomes by improving city governance and service capabilities, developing the local economy and stimulating innovation, as well as making cities more livable. Drawing from the world's best Smart City practices, we have found that a successful Smart City Development is driven by strong governmental support backed by a strong and capable Smart City project team, with long-term and stable investment. Working with a leading digital partner that designs top-level plans to address governmental needs and has an open and robust ecosystem is also crucial. We are honored that Huawei has gained the trust of our customers and become their preferred partner for Smart City development. Leveraging leading new ICT such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence to build a unified IoT platform, communications platform, cloud data center and smart command center, Huawei creates a nervous system for a Smart City. This enables the Smart City to become a living organism that constantly evolves and grows sustainably. We would like to congratulate Shenzhen and Saudi Arabia on receiving World Smart City Awards 2017, and we look forward to working with more cities to help them realize their Smart City dreams."