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Global leading ICT provider Huawei has launched the “Tech to Build Your Career” seminar in Singapore in conjunction with its ongoing 11th edition of the Seeds for the Future program. For the first time, the company debuted the seminar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The initiative aims at helping the next generation of leaders from its regional “seeds” to learn about the future of tech careers and encourage entrepreneurship.
The seminar forms a key part of the Seeds for the Future Accelerator camp. It has started from 29 August to 2 September in Singapore. Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s global flagship CSR project in service since 2008. The campaign seeks to inspire the next generation of leaders through technology and innovation and cross-cultural exchange. The program has so far attracted over 12,000 students from 137 countries and regions to participate over the last 14 years.
So far, Huawei has trained a total of 203 participants in Singapore under the Seeds for the Future program initiative.
Besides, Huawei Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future program 2022 first kicked off in Bangkok on August 19. During a 9-day boot camp, 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the APAC enjoyed a cross-cultural digital journey in Thailand.
Meanwhile, 33 out of 120 were selected for the Acceleration Camp. During their stay in Singapore, the participants will be guided by entrepreneurial leaders from the tech sector. This will inspire them to consider the practicability and realization of their ideas.
“As part of Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program, the Tech to Build Your Career seminar will connect the next-gen leaders from other ASEAN countries with top talents in Singapore and bring together great minds across the ecosystem to discuss, share and inspire ideas of innovation. “Said Charles Cheng, Managing Director of Huawei International, “We believe that our collective effort will contribute to a more sustainable and progressive Singapore, and help the nation build a world-class talent pool in the long-term.”
The Huawei Tech to Build Your Career seminar kicked off with opening remarks from Prof Low Hong Yee. She is the Head of Pillar – Designate, Associate Professor & Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre, SUTD. In her speech, she identified potential opportunities and challenges that the current era has posed. She also discussed how the students could prepare for the upcoming challenges and bring their ideas from ideation to realization.
Likewise, the session covered an array of topics from entrepreneurship in the digital future to community creation in the digital era. The event had a prestigious group of home-grown entrepreneurs sharing their experiences. The popular figures included Zack Yang, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of FOMO Pay, Elroy Cheo, Co-Founder of ARC Community, and Vivian Lim, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Co, Lead curator and license holder for TEDx Singapore.
The panelists shared how finding the right path for themselves and how technology has remained a crucial aspect in their self-discovery journey, regardless of future growth and application of blockchain technology, or tech-enhanced community building.
They also provided future outlooks into what the industry would look like. They then provided industry insights into which field they foresee as a suitable platform for the regional talent seeds.
The Huawei Tech to Build Your Career seminar closed with Tech4Good presentations. The participants were also invited to present their solutions and ideas. It is a competition that helps young adults learn digitalization and explore how the digital workplace can address common social problems.
After the completion of the presentations, participants were provided additional feedback and suggestions on how to strengthen their unique ideas.
The winning team one of the top 10 finalists, will resume their journey for Huawei Seeds for the Future Tech4Good Competition next January.
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