Huawei Holds Talent
Summit in London
December 5, 2016
2nd December, Huawei hosted its first Talent Summit at the iconic Shard
tower in London. At the event, Huawei representatives set out the
company's human resources philosophy and strategy to over 130 top
talent, scientists, and professionals from the areas of finance and
technology in the UK, France, and Germany.
Huawei is committed to open innovation. At the heart of this strategy is
the elimination of all borders and barriers for talent. Huawei
encourages its top talent to engage actively with people and
organizations outside the company, be they experts, scientists,
international organizations, and industry associations. The company
believes in building capacity by locating itself in talent hotspots, and
has built 26 centres of excellence in cities across the world.
Huawei's vision for talent discovery will help it create the strongest
and most highly-skilled teams in the industry. Through programs
including joint R&D projects, its flagship CSR program Seeds for the
Future, and the Huawei UK Graduate Programme, Huawei aims to support not
just its own HR needs, but an open, healthy ICT ecosystem.
"We have a globally successful digital economy which is worth more than
£118 billion a year and employs 1.4 million people," Minister of State
for Digital and Culture, the UK, Matt Hancock said. "We will do
everything we can to make sure this incredible success continues by
supporting creative individuals, and their ideas, and greatly welcome
Huawei holding their first Talent Summit in London."
Pang, President of Huawei Western Europe, said, "Huawei is committed to
building an ICT ecosystem with an ethos of ‘In Europe, For Europe’.
Huawei’s future will depend on our ability to attract and harness the
right talent. The Talent Summit reflects our efforts to open the top of
our talent pyramid and create the most highly skilled teams in the
industry, wherever those people might come from. Discovering the best
talent is challenging, but only through outstanding employees can we
establish an outstanding organization."
Sir Andrew Cahn, non-executive director of the board of Huawei UK, said,
"Since I was responsible in government for attracting inward investment
into the U.K., I have emphasised how very important it is for the future
economic competitiveness of the UK and Europe to establish a strong
talent pool of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
professionals. As a leading ICT company, Huawei has a responsibility to
help young people in STEM fields develop their full potential, and to
help create more opportunities for them. The Huawei Talent Summit is a
chance for us to share our talent strategy and vision as well as the
company’s requirements for senior ICT, finance and R&D talent. "