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Leading the Future of AI | iSoftStone Teams Up with Huawei Cloud to Jointly Establish the Thailand AI Cloud Intelligence Community

On December 18th, under the theme of "Leading the Future of AI", the first AI Summit hosted by Huawei Cloud in Thailand was held in Bangkok. Thousands of participants, including government and enterprise clients, local partners, Chinese partners, and developers, attended the event. The summit focused on three key directions: "AI for Thailand", "AI for Industry", and "AI for Ecosystem". The discussions centered on accelerating the development of the AI industry, establishing an AI Hub, integrating Huawei Cloud's PanGu 3.0 large models with key industry applications, and fostering the local AI ecosystem. As a significant partner of Huawei and a partner in the Huawei Cloud "Together for Success" strategy, iSoftStone joined hands with Huawei Cloud and numerous partners to establish the Thailand AI Cloud Intelligence Community. During the event, iSoftStone, as a Chinese partner entering Thailand, delivered a keynote speech titled Embracing Huawei Cloud AI Services, iSoftStone's Professional Services Empower Enterprise Intelligence.

 

Huang Ying (fourth from left), Director of iSoftStone, attended the inauguration ceremony of Thailand AI Cloud Intelligence Community

 

Since last year, the rapid development of next-generation digital technologies, represented by AIGC, has brought unprecedented opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Transitioning from the AI 1.0 era to the 2.0 era, as a core driving force in the new industrial revolution, AI has accelerated the upgrade of various industries from digitization to intelligence, guiding industries to set new courses and accelerate their pace. At the summit, Huawei, together with the Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), Chulalongkorn University and other colleges, AI associations, enterprises, and partners, jointly established the Thailand AI Cloud Intelligence Community. The community aims to accelerate the development of Thailand's AI industry, promote AI technology exchange and collaboration, enhance Thailand's position in the global AI field, and usher in a new chapter of cooperation in the Thai AI industry.

 

 

During discussions with Thai government officials, Huang Ying, Director of iSoftStone, mentioned that as a leading Chinese software and information technology service provider, iSoftStone, with its advanced experience in consulting, professional services, solutions, and talent development, has become a crucial partner for Huawei and a partner in the Huawei Cloud "Together for Success" strategy. Together with Huawei, they are jointly exploring domestic and international markets. Expressing gratitude for the Thai government's attention and support for digital construction and Huawei's collaborative efforts, iSoftStone has the opportunity to establish itself in Thailand and serve local customers. iSoftStone will fully leverage its capabilities in technology, talent, solutions, etc., to contribute to Thailand's AI industry. Thai government officials affirmed this and pledged strong support to facilitate the landing of Chinese partners in Thailand, working together to create a better future.

 

Upgrading Its AI Strategy, iSoftStone Partners with Huawei Cloud to Lead the Future of AI

As a leading Chinese enterprise in digital technology services and a reliable partner for corporate digital transformation, iSoftStone closely follows the trends of the next generation of digital technology. They are comprehensively upgrading their AI strategy, accelerating the construction of a hard technology innovation ecosystem featuring the "computing power, algorithms, and data" trinity, and developing core AI service capabilities centered around AI consulting, AI model development, AI data governance and security, and AI computing center operation. Specifically, iSoftStone has appointed Professor and Doctoral Supervisor Lu Zhiwu from the Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China, as the Chief AI Scientist. They are conducting all-around cooperation with Kunpeng Computing and Huawei AI Computing. Together with Huawei AI, iSoftStone has introduced the "iSoftStone Training and Inference Integrated Platform" and jointly launched large model innovation, deeply adapting to various AI application scenarios. They have released the "iSoftStone Merak 2.0 MaaS Platform", compatible with large foundation models of mainstream vendors and open source large foundation models, providing customers with an enterprise-level large model technology base. They support customers in developing and managing industry-specific large models and application scenario large models. iSoftStone is also collaborating with clients on innovative projects, jointly developing various industry and professional solutions based on AIGC, such as intelligent property insurance, intelligent treasury, intelligent software development testing, intelligent legal case analysis, and more.

At the AI for Industry sub-forum of this conference, Huawei launched PanGu Large Model 3.0 and solutions for key industries such as government affairs, finance, and retail, along with their applications in Thailand. At the Huawei Developer Conference 2023 (HDC.Cloud), iSoftStone officially became one of the first partners of PanGu Large Model and collaborated to build large models for the insurance industry. At the Huawei Connect 2023, iSoftStone became a service partner for PanGu Large Model. Based on Huawei Cloud's PanGu Large Model, iSoftStone introduced industry application solutions, driving the transformation of enterprise automation productivity and helping companies achieve deeper digital transformation.

 

Professional Empowerment, Intelligent Development: Collaborating with Huawei Cloud to Build a Digital Intelligence Ecosystem

As a leading Chinese provider of cloud solutions and technology services, iSoftStone, with a steadfast cloud service strategy, rich industry experience, and robust capabilities in cloud construction, operation, and maintenance, has established an end-to-end service capability. This encompasses cloud consultation, cloud native development, digital intelligence, IoT integration, cloud management, and cloud security, formulating a complete "1+3+N" service system. In his keynote speech, Li Dujun, Senior Sales Director of iSoftStone, mentioned that "1" refers to cloud professional services, including cloud consulting, cloud migration, and cloud operation and maintenance capabilities foundation. "3" includes a pool of cloud service capability experts, cloud tools, and industry solutions. "N" refers to providing services to industry customers in manufacturing, power, healthcare, education, insurance, banking, and other sectors.

 

Li Dujun, Senior Sales Director of iSoftStone, delivered a keynote speech

 

Additionally, iSoftStone has been deeply cooperating with Huawei Cloud and has become a partner in Huawei Cloud's "Together for Success" strategy since 2017. iSoftStone fully embraces Huawei Cloud. Driven by the "Dual-wheel Drive" strategy of "Unified Sales and Service and Integrated Consulting and Solutions", iSoftStone, together with Huawei Cloud, uses innovative technologies like PanGu Large Model as a foundation to build general and industry solutions. They promote co-creation of products, joint services, and collaborative capabilities. They also jointly expand into different market segments and key industries, realizing mutual exploration in the industry, ecological prosperity, and shared value. In the framework of the new partner cooperation system, iSoftStone has assumed several crucial roles such as Huawei Cloud consulting and integration partner, service partner, software partner, and sales partner. The company has achieved remarkable results in terms of business scale, capability building, and market influence. For example, collaborations on projects like the Kangaroo Mommy Group's travel project, Xinjiang Tianlai Animal Husbandry project, COFCO Information Technology Ecological Innovation Lab, Meiyijia chain data services, among others, have become benchmark cases of digital transformation in their respective industries. In addition, iSoftStone has received high recognition from professional institutions and Huawei Cloud, earning the MSP Excellence Certification from CAICT. It has been recognized as one of the first advanced cloud consulting and integration partners and received the Huawei Cloud Ecosystem Outstanding Contribution Award and Huawei Cloud Excellent Service Partner Award……

 

Accelerating Its Regional Expansion, iSoftStone Actively Explores International Business Opportunities

Based in China, iSoftStone serves the global market. Currently, iSoftStone has nearly a hundred branch offices and over 20 global delivery centers in more than 40 cities worldwide. In the first half of this year, iSoftStone formally established its Singapore subsidiary to create an operational platform covering Southeast Asia and the Middle East. This platform supports the expansion and delivery of digital business in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Turkey. For instance, in Singapore, iSoftStone has deepened collaboration between Chinese cloud vendors and local operators. In Malaysia, iSoftStone's delivery center has expanded in scale, successfully cooperating with local clients, and replicating domestic industry experience and mature cases to overseas markets. Taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the first AI Summit hosted by Huawei Cloud in Thailand, iSoftStone will expedite its collaboration with Huawei Cloud in the Thai market. The aim is to jointly build a rich local ecosystem and industry practice, drive Thailand's local industry intelligence, and promote high-quality growth of Thailand's digital economy.

 

iSoftStone Exhibition Booth

 

In the future, iSoftStone will continue to uphold its mission of using digital technology to enhance customer value. The company will focus and invest in cutting-edge technologies like AI, strengthen its overall capabilities in the AI field, and deepen its integration applications with Huawei Cloud and partners. Simultaneously, iSoftStone will continuously upgrade its cloud professional service capabilities, providing end-to-end cloud intelligent services. This approach aims to drive industrial intelligence transformation and upgrades, contributing to the development of the digital economy.

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