Under the theme of “Leading New ICT, the Road to Collaborative Public Safety”, Huawei took part in INTERPOL World 2017 in Singapore. While a congress ran from July 4 to 7, at a trade show from July 5 to 7 Huawei with partners showed its Collaborative Public Safety (Collaborative C4ISR) solutions enabling public safety agencies to advance digital transformation through connectivity and engagement; based on cloud computing, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and broadband trunking.
Huawei held a Collaborative Public Safety Forum, where it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Agent Video Intelligence (Agent VI), IPSOTEK, Xjera Labs, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, and Ascent Solutions. Under the five separate agreements, Huawei says that it aims to jointly develop industry-specific solutions and expand its Collaborative Public Safety ecosystem. IPSOTEK for example focuses on scenario-based video analysis, including intrusion detection, collection and investigation of evidence and people flow management. Huawei will work with mobile satellite service carrier Thuraya on a joint Crisis and Disaster Management solution.
In an opening speech, Xu Xujing, President of Public Safety of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: “In the digital era, technological advances are generating new and evolving public safety threats which cannot be tackled using traditional reactive approaches. Multiple agencies, regions, governments, enterprises, and communities need to work together and move towards the road of collaborative public safety. Based on the C-C4ISR philosophy, collaborative public safety encompasses the key areas of prevention, detection, response, and recovery. C-C4ISR uses technologies such as Big Data, IoT, cloud computing, and intelligent video analytics, and enables “device, pipe, and cloud” synergy as well as integration of ICT infrastructure capabilities and industry-leading ecological service systems. This helps the authorities better address public safety threats to safeguard citizens.”
On day two of the event, Hong-Eng Koh, Global Chief Public Safety Expert at Huawei, pictured, delivered a speech titled “The Road to Collaborative Public Safety” at the INTERPOL World 2017 Congress. And Augustine Chiew, Global Public Safety Expert, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, also gave a presentation at the Congress on Cloud Enabled Digital Identity Management. He said: “In the digital era, the amount of data to establish the unique Digital Identity of an individual will grow exponentially with information becoming available in multiple forms through various channels across geographies spanning an entire lifetime.”
Overall, the event brought together 220 companies from 34 countries and 7800 visitors, such as from from law enforcement. Interpol’s Secretary General Jurgen Stock said: “Despite its many positive benefits, technology will continue to create security risks as enterprising criminals seek out more and more ways to exploit new developments to achieve their illicit ends.
“As smart technologies continue to permeate all aspects of our daily lives, it is clear that the recent ransomware attacks are an indicator of a new phase of criminal activity targeting the devices and technologies on which society has come to depend.
“We must combine the creativity of industry and the frontline experience of law enforcement to tackle head-on the cybercriminals who threaten our future security.”