Huawei at the
NEXT GENERATION INTERNET SUMMIT

6 - 7 JUNE 2017
European Parliament, Brussels

With the participation of
Mr Ken Hu
Deputy Chairman of the Board and rotating CEO, Huawei

From the Internet of Things to the Internet of Humans

A European Strategy
for the Next Generation Internet

The Next Generation Internet Summit contributed to building a strategy together with policy makers, innovators, researchers and citizens, to foster the development of the internet as an open, user-centric, interoperable ecosystem benefitting both companies and citizens.

The participants explored the potential of technologies disrupting the economy and the public sphere, and blurring online and offline worlds.

The event followed the launch of a citizen engagement and communication campaign on The Next Generation Internet.

“Europe’s broadband network will be a key enabler for any future innovation”

Huawei’s Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman of the Board and rotating CEO, joined the debate during the opening session on 6 June 2017.

He shared Huawei’s vision for the Next Generation Internet and Europe’s digital transformation.

“The next generation internet should enable the physical and digital worlds to evolve together,” he said.

He stressed that Europe needed to lead this transformation process to maintain its competitive edge in global industry and innovation by focusing on three areas:

  1. building out robust broadband infrastructure;
  2. actively driving the digitisation process;
  3. laying the groundwork for digital growth by strengthening digital talent development.
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Our speaker

Mr Ken Hu

Deputy Chairman of the Board and rotating CEO, Huawei

Mr Hu joined Huawei in 1990 and has served as President of the Marketing & Sales Department in China, President of the Latin America Region, President of the Global Sales Department, Chief Sales & Service Officer, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Chairman of the Global Cyber Security and User Privacy Protection Committee (GSPC), Chairman of the BOD of Huawei USA, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO, and Chairman of the HRC.


Born in 1968, Mr Hu holds a bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

About the summit

Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy (EISMD) – brings together some of the most authoritative universities, newspapers and businesses in Europe in the first intersectoral network to promote knowledge sharing and “out of the box” thinking on the development of a European knowledge society.


Atomium organised the summit together with the European Commission and the European Parliament, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, El País, Elsevier, Il Sole 24Ore, Der Standard, Gazeta Wyborcza, Publico, Luxembourger Wort, and La Libre Belgique.

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