Huawei & Informa Tech held Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 to Light up a Sustainable Africa

CAIRO, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022, co-hosted by Huawei and Informa, concluded on June 14. With the theme of “Green ICT, Lighting up a Sustainable Continent”, the virtual event brought together industry leaders from Huawei, IHS Towers, Omdia, and Green Power Technologie to discuss how digitalization and decarbonization can drive green growth in Africa.

As the world works towards carbon neutrality, many African countries have accelerated the energy transition by integrating renewable targets into their national energy plans and adopting innovative power solutions. ICT innovation plays a critical role in the green growth in Africa.

As a leader in ICT innovations, Huawei focuses on three areas to drive green development: building green ICT infrastructure, increasing the proportion of renewables in electricity generation, and enabling green industries.

Alvin Gong, President of Huawei Northern African Digital Power Business, said in his speech, “In the ICT industry, Huawei has had successful experiences in Northern Africa in the past few years. We have built 3-Level Systematic Solutions for Higher Energy Efficiency, including the green site, the green network, and green operation. These solutions contribute to the achievement of green ICT goals.”

Thecla Mbongue, Senior Research Analyst at Omdia, delved deep into the Green ICT development from an African perspective. “In Africa, limited access to power makes resorting to Green ICT a necessity rather than only a zero-carbon emission goal initiative,” she said at the webinar.

Atef Marzouk, Energy Senior Consultant in Huawei Northern Africa Digital Power Business, shared his thoughts on how green energy policies support the continent’s green transition. He pointed out that renewable energy policies are the catalyst for an accelerated transformation in the market. “Fiscal and financial policies are essential for increasing renewable energy (RE) deployment. It is important for the government to fix its target and develop RE by reducing tax and others,” Atef said.

Abdallah Al Chammas, CEO of IHS Cameroon, analyzed challenges facing the ICT industry in improving energy efficiency and shared insights into the industry trends and good practices in the green development for tower companies. He stressed that governments, operators, service providers, and tower companies should work together to drive the sustainable development of the telecommunication industry and bring good to the public.

Seif Sedky, CEO of Europe & MEA at Green Power Technologie, said that ” With global warming accelerating, it is critical to act fast to achieve carbon neutrality. Green Power Technology’s mission is to leverage its expertise and knowledge of the African market to develop a powerful ecosystem of partners able to deploy, operate and manage efficiently Huawei smart and powerful PV solutions.”

Together with its customers and partners, Huawei will continuously innovate, use green ICT to empower green development, use bits to manage watts, and spur green growth in Africa.

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McKinsey & Company’s new research shows the metaverse could grow up to $5 trillion in value by 2030

‘Value Creation in the Metaverse’ report examines the massive, global impact of the metaverse across key sectors and businesses

NEW YORK and LONDON and PARIS, June 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McKinsey & Company released its new report “Value creation in the metaverse,” which shows the metaverse may be too big to ignore. McKinsey’s preliminary forecast shows the metaverse has the potential to grow up to $5 trillion in value by 2030. It shows e-commerce as the largest economic force ($2.6 trillion), ahead of sectors such as virtual learning ($270 billion), advertising ($206 billion), and gaming ($125 billion).

As companies of all different shapes and sizes look to enter the metaverse, this extensive report provides a clear view of what the metaverse is and is not, what first movers are doing, what’s fueling the investment, and the potential for consumer and B2B companies.

The report builds on multiple proprietary insights and analysis, including a survey of more than 3,400 consumers and executives on adoption of the metaverse, its potential, and its likely impact on behavior. The researchers also interviewed metaverse builders and industry experts.

“The metaverse represents a strategic inflection point for companies, and it presents a significant opportunity to influence the way we live, connect, learn, innovate, and collaborate,” said Eric Hazan, senior partner, McKinsey & Company. “Our ambition is to help leaders of both consumer and B2B companies better understand its power and potential, identify strategic imperatives, and act as a force for its evolution.”

What’s fueling the metaverse investment
Already this year, companies, venture capital, and private equity firms have invested more than $120 billion in the metaverse—more than double the $57 billion invested in all of last year.

Multiple factors are driving this investor enthusiasm:

  • ongoing technological advances across the infrastructure required to power the metaverse
  • demographic tailwinds
  • increasingly consumer-led brand marketing and engagement
  • increasing marketplace readiness as users explore today’s version of the metaverse, which is largely driven by gaming while applications emerge in socializing, fitness, commerce, virtual learning, and other uses

Already, more than three billion gamers worldwide have access to different versions of the metaverse.

“While the idea of connecting virtually has been decades in the making, it is now increasingly real, meaning real people are using it and spending real money and companies are betting big,” said Lareina Yee, senior partner, McKinsey & Company. “Yet this booming interest has made it difficult to separate hype from reality. It’s worth remembering that while the bust of the first dot-com boom resulted in the disappearance of scores of companies, the internet itself went from strength to strength, giving rise to new entrants.”

Consumers are already engaging in the metaverse
Consumers are already there. McKinsey’s research shows consumers are excited about transitioning life into the metaverse, with almost six in ten (59%) consumers preferring at least one metaverse experience over its physical alternative.

Among those consumers, certain types of activities stand out for being most preferred in the immersive world:

  • shopping—purchasing physical or virtual goods (79%)
  • attending virtual social events or playing social games (78%)
  • exercising using virtual reality (76%)

Senior leaders believe the metaverse will have a significant impact on their industry
Business leaders see the metaverse’s potential to drive impact and margin growth. Ninety-five percent of leaders say they expect the metaverse to have a positive impact on their industry within five to ten years, with 31 percent saying the metaverse will fundamentally change the way their industry operates. More significantly, a quarter of leaders expect the metaverse technology to drive more than 15 percent of their organization’s total margin growth in the next five years.

“The metaverse has put us at the cusp of the next wave of digital disruption,” said Tarek Elmasry, senior partner, McKinsey & Company. “It’s transformative. It will likely have a major impact on our commercial and personal lives, which is why businesses, policy makers, consumers, and citizens may want to explore and understand as much as they can about this phenomenon, the technology that will underpin it, and the ramifications it could have for our economies and wider society.”

For more insights and to read the full report, please click here.

About the report
McKinsey surveyed more than 3,400 consumers and senior executives across Asia–Pacific, China, Europe, and the United States to gain insight into the habits of current metaverse users—their motivations, what they are doing, and what they expect to do. In analyzing the metaverse’s value-creation potential and total investment landscape, we examined the drivers of activity among major corporations, venture capital, and private-equity funds. We examined the potential impact of the metaverse on sectors most closely tied to its technology and uses, supplementing our work with additional research, case studies, and real-world examples. The report also includes an in-depth analysis of five industries: apparel, fashion, and luxury; consumer packaged goods; financial services; retail; and telecommunications, media, and technology.

About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations realize sustainable, inclusive growth. We work with clients across the private, public, and social sectors to solve complex problems and create positive change for all their stakeholders. We combine bold strategies and transformative technologies to help organizations innovate more sustainably, achieve lasting gains in performance, and build workforces that will thrive for in this generation and the next.

About Growth, Marketing & Sales, McKinsey & Company
The mission of McKinsey’s Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice is to help leaders of both consumer and business-to-business clients create Growth That Matters through meaningful transformations and marketing-driven profit. The practice helps its clients set their strategic direction, develop their marketing and sales capabilities, and connect their organization to realize the full potential of today’s omnichannel opportunities. Clients benefit from McKinsey’s experience in core areas of growth, marketing and sales such as growth strategy, branding, customer insights, marketing ROI, digital marketing, CLM, pricing, and sales and channel management.

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Casio to Release G-SHOCK Featuring Successive Master of G Characters

DW-5600GU-7

Signature characters brought back to life in camouflage design

TOKYO, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the latest addition to its G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches. The DW-5600GU-7 features past characters from Master of G models designed for use on land and in the sea and air, all distilled into one timepiece.

DW-5600GU-7

The face and band of the DW-5600GU-7 are entirely covered in a camouflage design styled from iconic characters once engraved on the case back of Master of G watches. Of all G-SHOCK watches, the Master of G line has won over adventurers looking to challenge the limits of toughness. This latest addition brings back to life 18 of the line’s characters, including the iconic frog from the FROGMAN series, the mole from the MUDMAN series, as well as the RANGEMAN wild cat. The band and bezel are specially designed to feature the distinctive traits of each character, making them easy to recognize amid the camouflage.

These highly individual characters are laid out in a camouflage design with a basic black-and-white color scheme for a stylish, cool design.

Layout designed to make characters easy to recognize

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Casio to Release G-SHOCK Featuring Successive Master of G Characters

DW-5600GU-7

Signature characters brought back to life in camouflage design

TOKYO, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the latest addition to its G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches. The DW-5600GU-7 features past characters from Master of G models designed for use on land and in the sea and air, all distilled into one timepiece.

DW-5600GU-7

The face and band of the DW-5600GU-7 are entirely covered in a camouflage design styled from iconic characters once engraved on the case back of Master of G watches. Of all G-SHOCK watches, the Master of G line has won over adventurers looking to challenge the limits of toughness. This latest addition brings back to life 18 of the line’s characters, including the iconic frog from the FROGMAN series, the mole from the MUDMAN series, as well as the RANGEMAN wild cat. The band and bezel are specially designed to feature the distinctive traits of each character, making them easy to recognize amid the camouflage.

These highly individual characters are laid out in a camouflage design with a basic black-and-white color scheme for a stylish, cool design.

Layout designed to make characters easy to recognize

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Huawei Cloud annonce le lancement de 15 services innovants pour inspirer une nouvelle valeur avec les partenaires et les développeurs

SHENZHEN, Chine, 15 juin 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aujourd’hui, lors de la conférence des développeurs et partenaires d’Huawei, Huawei Cloud a annoncé le lancement de 15 services innovants et de deux cadres de collaboration avec les partenaires, GoCloud et GrowCloud. Le concours phare de Huawei sur les technologies de l’information et de la communication, Huawei Developer Competition, a également été lancé lors de la conférence.

Zhang Ping’an, PDG de Huawei Cloud, a déclaré ceci dans son discours d’ouverture : « Alors que les entreprises s’aventurent plus loin encore dans la numérisation, l’adoption du modèle SaaS augmente dans toutes les industries. Nous nous dirigeons vers une décade qui s’annonce dorée pour le SaaS. Huawei Cloud offre la solution Everything as a Service (Tout en tant que service). Nous nous efforçons de construire le meilleur cloud possible pour apporter le modèle SaaS plus rapidement aux industries. En innovant continuellement dans les services dans le cloud et en travaillant en étroite collaboration avec des partenaires et des développeurs, nous souhaitons stimuler l’innovation et éclairer l’avenir ensemble. »

Mr. Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Huawei Cloud

Les 15 services innovants couvrent l’expertise en tant que service, la technologie en tant que service et l’infrastructure en tant que service. Ils comprennent cinq services aPaaS (plateformes Applicative en tant que service) pour l’industrie, le gouvernement, le chauffage, l’extraction du charbon et l’éducation; deux services aPaaS de base : KooMessage pour les messages multimédias enrichis centralisés et KooMap pour les jumeaux numériques de cartes dans le cloud; ainsi que la nouvelle boutique dans le cloud KooGallery. M. Zhang a également annoncé le lancement du pipeline de gouvernance des données DataArts et divers nouveaux services pour les trois autres pipelines. Ce sont des services humains virtuels pour le pipeline de contenu numérique MetaStudio, ModelBox (un cadre de développement d’applications d’IA) pour le pipeline de développement d’IA ModelArts, et l’environnement de développement intégré (IDE) CodeArts pour le pipeline de développement logiciel DevCloud.

Deux cadres de collaboration, ayant pour but d’améliorer les compétences des partenaires et d’élargir le marché, GoCloud et GrowCloud, ont également été annoncés. GoCloud vise à cultiver les compétences des partenaires, à les aider à construire des solutions et des services robustes sur Huawei Cloud, et à créer plus de valeur pour les clients. GrowCloud vise à aider les partenaires à élargir la couverture client, à accélérer la croissance des ventes et à atteindre un succès partagé.

Huawei Cloud a toujours accordé une grande importance à l’écosystème. Actuellement, Huawei Cloud compte plus de 38 000 partenaires, 3,02 millions de développeurs et 7 400 offres de plateformes de marché publiées par les partenaires. En tant que fondation cloud d’un monde intelligent, Huawei Cloud collabore avec des écosystèmes tels que Kunpeng, Ascend, HarmonyOS et Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) pour soutenir l’écosystème des développeurs. Huawei Cloud vise à attirer plus de 1,4 million de développeurs cette année, et prévoit d’habiliter 5 millions de développeurs dans l’ensemble.

Le concours Huawei Developer Competition, qui a pour thème « Spark Infinity », a été officiellement lancé à la conférence. En tant que principal concours de Huawei pour les technologies de l’information et des communications, le Huawei Developer Competition a mis en place le Cloud Foundation Track et le Industry Track, couvrant six régions du monde et offrant une cagnotte de 5 millions de yuans chinois (CNY). Huawei Cloud invite les étudiants, les entreprises et les passionnés de technologie à se joindre à lui et à créer une nouvelle valeur sur le cloud.

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Huawei Cloud Announced 15 Innovative Services to Inspire New Value with Partners and Developers

SHENZHEN, China, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the Huawei Partner and Developer Conference, Huawei Cloud announced 15 innovative services and two partner collaboration frameworks, GoCloud and GrowCloud. Also at the Conference, Huawei’s flagship ICT competition, Huawei Developer Competition, was kicked off.

Zhang Ping’an, Huawei Cloud CEO, said in his keynote speech, “As enterprises dive deeper into digitalization, SaaS adoption is increasing across industries. Over the next ten years, we are heading for a golden decade of SaaS. Huawei Cloud provides Everything as a Service. We strive to build the best cloud to bring SaaS faster to industries. By continuously innovating cloud services and closely working with partners and developers, we hope to spark innovation and light up the future together.”

Mr. Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Huawei Cloud

The 15 innovative services cover Expertise as a Service, Technology as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. They include five aPaaS services for industrial, government, heating, coal mining, and education; two core aPaaS services: KooMessage for one-stop rich media messaging, and KooMap for digital twin cloud maps; as well as the new cloud store KooGallery. Mr. Zhang also announced the DataArts data governance pipeline, and various new services to the other three pipelines. They are virtual human services for the MetaStudio digital content pipeline, ModelBox (an AI application development framework) for the ModelArts AI development pipeline, and the CodeArts IDE for the DevCloud software development pipeline.

Two collaboration frameworks, GoCloud and GrowCloud, were also announced, positioned to help partners improve competency and expand the market. GoCloud aims to cultivate partner competency, help partners build robust solutions and services on Huawei Cloud, and create more value for customers. GrowCloud aims to help partners expand customer coverage, accelerate sales growth, and achieve shared success.

Huawei Cloud has always placed great importance on the ecosystem. Currently, Huawei Cloud has more than 38,000 partners, 3.02 million developers, and 7,400 Marketplace offerings released by partners. As the cloud foundation of an intelligent world, Huawei Cloud collaborates with ecosystems including Kunpeng, Ascend, HarmonyOS, and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to support the developer ecosystem. Huawei Cloud aims to attract more than 1.4 million developers this year, and plans to empower 5 million developers overall.

The Huawei Developer Competition, with the theme, “Spark Infinity”, was officially launched at the Conference. As Huawei’s top competition for ICT, the Huawei Developer Competition has set up the Cloud Foundation Track and the Industry Track, covering six regions around the world and providing a prize pool of CNY5 million. Huawei Cloud welcomes students, enterprises, and tech enthusiasts to join and create new value on the cloud.

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Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. Selects Anaqua for Integrated IP Management

Global document solutions provider to use Anaqua’s AQX platform to help manage and optimize its extensive patent portfolio

BOSTON, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that global document solutions provider Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. has selected Anaqua’s AQX platform for integrated management of the company’s extensive patent portfolio.

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. provides customers worldwide with a range of products, business applications, and consultative services to optimize and manage their document workflow, greatly enhancing operational efficiency.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. chose Anaqua’s AQX Corporate platform as its primary patent management system with patent annuity payments from Anaqua Services fully integrated to unify patent management and payment management. Through this integrated functionality of the AQX Corporate platform and the availability of detailed, up-to-the-minute data visualization dashboards, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. will be able to better manage, maintain and optimize the value of its portfolio.

“We were looking for an integrated approach that would enable us to manage our patent portfolio more efficiently and holistically,” said General Manager of Legal and Intellectual Property Division, Seitaro Yoshida of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. “AQX’s comprehensive intellectual property management platform enabled global IP management for us. During implementation, Anaqua and Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. worked closely together to build up a new workflow. Anaqua listened and were responsive to our needs, enabling us to achieve the best fit for our operations.”

“We are delighted to have been selected by Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. to help them manage their IP as the company continues in its goal of helping other organizations around the world put knowledge to work to drive change,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “The agreement not only reflects our strength in the business solutions sector, but also our increasing role in the Japanese market, where more and more companies are entrusting Anaqua with their IP management.”

About Anaqua
Anaqua, Inc. is a premium provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

About Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2022, the Kyocera Group’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.8 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #665 on Forbes magazine’s 2022 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

Company Contact:
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Anaqua
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