Sunway, Huawei sign MoU on digital initiatives


SUNWAY Bhd, through its wholly owned subsidiary Sunway Shared Services Sdn Bhd, and Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and advance the Sunway Digital Innovation Programme.

The MoU seeks to explore the possibility of Huawei driving new digital service initiatives through the programme, which promotes digital transformation throughout the Sunway Group.

The collaboration will also see both companies advancing the areas of financial technology, big data, machine learning, digital growth platforms, go-to-market enablement, as well as cloud infrastructure modernisation, leveraging Huawei’s advanced technology, ecosystem and digital innovation capabilities.

The MoU was signed by Sunway group CIO Kevin Khoo and Huawei Malaysia VP of cloud and artificial intelligence Lim Chee Siong, witnessed by Sunway group president Tan Sri Chew Chee Kin and Huawei Malaysia CEO Michael Yuan (picture).

Khoo said the partnership with Huawei will further accelerate Sunway’s digital transformation efforts in line with the Industrial 4.0 revolution.

“Sunway prioritises digital innovation on a continuous basis by investing in talent, resources and infrastructure to ensure the group remains sustainable, resilient and relevant in an ever-changing environment,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Khoo said working closely with Huawei will allow them to co-engineer and co-build new digital service initiatives for Sunway, which are in alignment with Sunway’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the group’s Environmental, Social and Governance goals.

“We look forward to seeing the innovative outcome of this collaboration and how it will fuel Sunway’s thriving ecosystem,” he added.

Sunway Shared Services handles all IT support functions for Sunway’s business divisions and delivers value through the standardisation, consolidation and optimisation of IT resources within the group.

Commenting on the collaboration, Yuan said as a global technology leader, Huawei is well-positioned to provide technical assistance and guidance for Sunway’s transformation into a digital conglomerate.

“The Sunway Digital Innovation Programme is certainly the right move, as digitalisation will make the organisation more relevant and more competitive than ever before in this digital age,” he added.

Believing partnership is key to successful digitalisation, Yuan said Huawei is committed to working with customers and partners to integrate core business scenarios with ICT technologies, and to accelerate industrial digitalisation as well as upgrades through scenario-specific, innovative solutions.