Programme hones in on digital economy

Twenty-four participants of the Executive Development Programme for Senior Government Officers (EDPSGO) underwent a one-day training by Huawei Technologies (Brunei) as part of the 28th EDPSGO organised by the Public Service Department (JPA) in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB).

The training titled ‘Digital Economy and Industry Innovation under the ICT Wave’ was designed for participants to have a better understanding in the development trends of new information communication technology (ICT) technologies such as Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), how they penetrate into each level of the economy and society, and how to realise the growth of the national economy through industry innovation of the traditional industries.

The training was facilitated online by senior consultant and learning facilitator from Huawei Simon Tsang.

He introduced digital economy as a new form of economic and social development following agricultural economy and industrial economy. Simon explained how digital economy uses digital knowledge and information as key production factors, modern information network as an important activity space, and ICT as an important driving force for efficiency improvement and economic structural optimisation.

The training commenced with a welcoming remark by Huawei Technologies in Brunei Darussalam CEO Kevin Zhang Jianwei at the Fawaz Room, Library Complex, UTB.

Huawei Technologies in Brunei Darussalam CEO Kevin Zhang Jianwei delivers his remarks. PHOTO: UTB

The training concluded with a virtual tour of Galileo Exhibition Hall where participants experienced the virtual reality (VR) simulation hosted by the experts from Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen on the ICT leading technologies.

Huawei will conduct a similar training for 25 participants of Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers (EDPMMO) to be conducted on November 5 as part of the 29th EDPMMO. The training will focus on AI and Big Data Enable National Digital Economy Strategy introducing the current status and future development of global AI and Big Data, compares the industry policies of typical countries and governments in AI and Big Data, introduces typical applications of AI and big data in government management, citizens’ livelihood improvement and enterprise management.

The 28th EDPSGO and 29th EDPMMO commenced on August 18 at Lecture Theatre 2, Library Complex, UTB.

The programmes include a blended learning approach comprising interactive lectures and webinars from local and international facilitators, study visits, talks, community outreach activities as well as attached at a different working environment.

The programmes will be facilitated by experts from local and international universities and organisations as well as industry practitioners including Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen.