The Huawei and Redington second Partner Summit was held on March 27 where the latest leading ICT technologies were exhibited and awards given to the best local performers out of over 100 local IT companies working with the two.
The summit featured hundreds of enthusiasts from the digital world as well as the ICT sector industry working with Huawei to integrate leading ICT products in the Kenyan market.
The conference allowed the partners to share their experiences on how to grow their businesses in Kenya together with Huawei and Redington.
Apart from the total of 43 awards were given out to the best local partners, Huawei and Redington also gifted random participants with shopping vouchers worth 10,000 shillings each and five of them were also the lucky winners of the cutting-edge smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
The best local partners that received awards included 11 new Universities and Institutes that joined as Huawei ICT Academies.
Huawei Academy ICT Winners
Recognizing areas such as network energy products, enterprise network products, IT products, training partner and expert contributors, Huawei gave the Gold Partner Award to Computech and Novel Technologies.
Other notable awards included:
The 11 new ICT Academies that joined Huawei and Redington 2019 summit were Karatina University, Laikipia University, Machakos University, Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru National Polytechnic, Technical University of Mombasa, Kisii University, Kibabii University, Zalego Academy, SUMO Computers, and Botlab.
In total 23 Universities and Institutes in Kenya are benefitting from Huawei’s latest curriculums, training and globally renown certifications for their students.
The topic of the day surrounded Huawei’s focus on leading technology solutions for data centers and storage. The tech manufacturer showcased leading ICT in IP networks and Unified Communications.
It also highlighted Collaboration, Energy, Service and other Industry-specific solutions that the partners would be able to integrate into their solutions for customers.
Huawei and Redington Gulf signed a Framework Distribution Agreement in 2018 to provide cutting-edge equipment including data center facilities, IT and communications hardware and software for the Kenyan market.
The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support to handle turnkey client solutions deployment.
Redington, a leading solutions and services distributor has been handling the local channel development for Huawei Technological solutions through its extensive market network.
Redington provides end-to-end Supply Chain Services and Solutions for leading IT manufacturers and has hundreds of local ICT companies in its network.
In attendance were several customers including KCB, Computech, and Com21. They praised the quality and leadership of Huawei’s products and service, whilst explaining how they work with Huawei and Redington to grow their own businesses.
The two tech giants reiterated their commitment to facilitating a digital transformation ecosystem to implement joint innovations and expand the ecosystem in terms of industry alliances, business alliances, developer platforms, and open-source communities.
“We cannot be successful without our partners, and we cannot develop partnerships unless our partners benefit as much or even more than us from the partnerships,” Stone He, Chief Executive of Huawei Technologies Kenya said during the summit.
Stone He, CEO HUawei Technologies Kenya speaking during the Huawei, Redington Summit 2019.
Calling for more partnerships and feedback, the CEO couldn’t emphasize enough the benefits you get from working with Huawei.
“I personally want to make sure you can talk to us and give us the feedback and ideas so you can benefit. We want to be your partner of choice, and I hope that today’s event will enable this. It is something that Huawei has made major R&D investments into the development of, and is one of our biggest strengths,” Mr. He said.
He concluded that Huawei was very proud of its advances in the technological innovation areas and is looking forward to working closely with all its partners.
“We have no doubt of the importance of leading ICT in transforming this country, and in helping Kenya achieve the big four agenda,” he said.