Huawei Team Visits IBA Karachi
Nov 9, 2017: A team from Huawei, a leading global Information
and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider visited
the IBA Karachi to discuss the avenues of collaboration with the
institution to create better opportunities for the students.
The Huawei team comprised of Mr. Shan Xiaoping, Director Enterprise Business, Mr. James Hu, IT Solution Director Karachi Office and Mr. Ubaid Siddiqui, Delivery & Service Director. From IBA, Mr. Muhammad Waseem Arain Assistant Professor FCS, Mr. Aamer Shabbir General Manager and Mrs. Malahat Awan Head Alumni Relations, Graduate Placement, Resource Mobilizations & External Relations were also present at the occasion.
Huawei wants to develop technological centers in the IBA to prepare a technologically advance local workforce and the institute will extend its assistance in this regard. Huawei expressed their interest in developing an academy for IBA students and are also willing to train the teachers, free of cost. For this digital transformation, the IBA will facilitate with innovative labs and state of the art infrastructure.
Mr. Shan Xiaoping said that Huawei has partnered with more than 30 universities for teaching ICT skills to the students and that Huawei aims to develop the technical skills of the local talent to strengthen the local economy.
Huawei has been working closely with academia to develop local qualified talents for the ICT industry development. It has the diversified training and excellence centres located in other universities of Pakistan. Huawei believes in equipping young students with IT skills, which are essential for the growth of the country especially after the emergence of CPEC.
Both Huawei and the IBA are optimistic about the collaboration and believe that it will prove to be fruitful for the students. Huawei also has an annual ICT Skill based competition, which is a great opportunity for the IBA students to participate in as winners can win $30,000 and secure an internship at Huawei. The event concluded with Ms. Malahat Awan presenting souvenirs to the Huawei team.