published : 25 Apr 2022 at 18:44
Following spiralling geopolitical pressure, on 16 May 2019, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and 68 non-US Huawei affiliates to the BIS Entity List, companies wishing to export U.S. items were required to obtain a license.
Under this background, the well-known Japanese director Ryo Takeuchi takes the external audience on an exclusive tour inside Huawei headquarters and different business fields, and talks to Huawei current and previous Huawei employees to showcase the unique perspectives inside the company.
The documentary, titled “100 faces of Huawei”, independently directs its camera on the real-life stories of Huawei and its people in this difficult but inspiring period. It shows that after experiencing the entity list challenge, Huawei has strived to make changes and adapt in the face of difficulties, and use all its strengths to develop a new business and ecosystem within a short time. The challenges and breakthroughs that Huawei faces demonstrate its ability to face crises and its resilient corporate culture from the perspectives of ordinary Huawei employees, Huawei developers, and Huawei customers.
In the last episode of the second season of this documentary, the shooting team arrived in China, Japan and Thailand. The Thai story introduces the development and growth story of local Huawei employees and how Huawei fosters a thriving digital ecosystem with cutting-edge technologies, including 5G, cloud, AI and digital power.
This episode showed the first case of Huawei’s cooperation with Siriraj Hospital, where Huawei introduced the latest 5G, cloud and AI technologies to improve Siriraj’s medical services and overall efficiency. This is the first smart hospital in the ASEAN region. As Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, Vice Director of Siriraj Hospital, told the shooting team, thanks to Huawei technology, the hospital is able to provide safer and more efficient services to patients with 5G applications, including 5G ambulance and 5G unmanned vehicles.
In the second case, local employee illustrated how Huawei provided network connections and equipment to help rural residents sell products online. With Huawei technical support, the farmers can now track changes in market prices on the internet and adjust their business strategies accordingly.
Since its establishment in Thailand in 1999, Huawei has been fulfilling its mission of “Grow in Thailand, Contribute to Thailand”, continuously helping to enable Thailand’s digital transformation journey and contributing social values.
Currently, Huawei Thailand has more than 2,600 employees, 86% of whom are local staff, and indirectly generates more than 8,500 other job opportunities. To cultivate local ICT talents in Thailand, Huawei established the Huawei ASEAN Academy (Thailand) in 2019, which has trained more than 41,000 talents and over 2,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in the past two years. As Mr. Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand, revealed in his interview, “Our innovation ecosystem and talents are the soil of innovation which drives Huawei to continuously invest in the local market.”
In recognition, in 2021 Huawei received the “Digital International Corporation of the Year” Prime Minister’s Award. This is the first time Huawei has received this award. Huawei is the only foreign company to receive the award in recent years. Also in 2021, Huawei was selected as the “Most Admirable Brand” by consumers and received the “Thailand TOP Company Award” for Best Digital Transformation Infrastructure.
For additional information regarding the behind the scenes of《100 faces of Huawei》Japanese documentary and how Huawei accelerates Thailand’s digital transformation with a dedicated local team, you can watch the program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmHfQ1XPNJI
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