The Pakistani tech talents will represent the nation in Huawei Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Competition regional final; six winners of the Pakistan edition of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019 will travel to China to compete against international finalists from around the Middle East region.
Huawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has announced the winners of the Pakistan edition of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019, held recently in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission Pakistan. The longstanding competition, which falls under Huawei’s strategy to develop the global ICT talent ecosystem, aims to nurture local talent in the ICT field with a vision to bring digital technology to every person, home and organization for a fully-connected and intelligent world.
The six winners were chosen from a field of 150 finalists, who competed following the preliminary round involving more than 12,000 entries from 30 universities. Pakistan’s top ICT talents come from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, NUST, Superior University, and Virtual University. Students will be separated into two teams of three to represent Pakistan in the finals. They have been invited by Huawei Pakistan for Enablement Training, with Huawei experts training them in the fields of IP and IT.
Having already received certificates and prizes as Pakistan’s national winners, the local teams have now earned a trip to China this November, where they will compete with their fellow finalists from around the Middle East region to win the ICT Competition’s grand prize of US $30,000.
Congratulating the winners, Huawei Pakistan CEO Saif Chi said here on Wednesday that Huawei recognizes the importance of nurturing local talent so that they have the knowledge and expertise to lead tomorrow’s highly connected, intelligent world.
“By investing in future talent and building a more robust ICT talent ecosystem in Pakistan, we are investing in the future of the country. The winning teams are well deserved of the honour to represent Pakistan in the Huawei ICT Competition global final in China. I offer them my congratulations and wish them the best of luck in the competition’s final stage.”
Participants will conduct field experiments at Huawei’s specialized labs and research centers in its headquarters in Shenzhen, helping equip students with the tools needed to tackle complex challenges in areas such as cloud computing, IoT, and network security.