Huawei ISP Summit Asia Pacific 2019 was held today at the Mulia Resort, Bali, Indonesia, gathered over 150 key industry players and analysts to exchange views on How the ISP industry could speed up infrastructure transformation so as to tackle the innovation challenges in Asia Pacific in the AI & 5G era. Most top ISP providers in the region such as Telin(Singapore), IndoKeppel(Indonesia), Tata Communications(India), and UCloud(China). The summit, in its fourth year, took the theme of “Leading New ICT, Accelerate Service Innovation with ISP”.
Asia Pacific Internet services are ushering into the digital and AI era featuring data explosion and multiplied innovation after going through the data silo era and the fully connected era. The dramatic surge in demand for digital resources, the low latency of massive data transmission, large bandwidth, and network traffic optimization have brought huge business challenges to ISPs.
To rise to these challenges, ISPs need more open, more flexible, more agile, and more secure Internet infrastructure to meet Asia-Pacific users’ new requirements for Internet application services such as data centres (DCs), e-commerce, social networking, gaming, online payments, and tours, especially the requirements of multinational business development and technical innovation.
IDC research shows that companies in Asia Pacific have paid more attention on the return of investment than before. They have further reduced traditional ICT spending and chosen more cloud-based spending on infrastructure, software and services. According to IDC predictions, by 2020, at least 55% of organizations in the Asia Pacific region (excludingJapan) will be digitally determined, transforming markets and re-imagining the future through new business models and digitally enabled products and services. By 2022, the spending of enterprises in the Asia Pacific region (excludingJapan) on managed cloud services will be increased to nearly US$18 billion, driven by the need to optimize ROI, reduce budget and cope with the scarcity of cloud experts in the region.
At the summit, industry players agreed that, benefiting from the Smart Nation strategy and strong infrastructure, Singapore will continuously lead the regional digital economy in the Asia-Pacific region, as long as it makes good use of its own capital advantages and invests more in submarine cables and data centres. Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia were also highlighted for their huge potential as digital economies, albeit with pressing needs for more backbone network and data centres.
Huawei today unveiled a suite of new solutions to help Internet Service Providers (ISPs) revamp Internet infrastructure in Asia Pacific, as the region embarks on a drive towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) deployment and 5G connectivity.
These solutions will enable traditional ISPs to reshape their legacy Internet infrastructure into a more open, agile and secure model that can handle a cloud-driven economy. These solutions include the industry’s first-ever data centre switch with an embedded AI chip, the CloudEngine 16800, FusionServer 2298 V5, all-flash storage OceanStor Dorado 3000, and 600G DCI + OXC. The suite of new solutions from Huawei comes amidst industry consensus that traditional ISPs in Asia Pacific will find themselves in a fully cloud-driven era by 2020, with accelerating AI innovation and data explosion.
FiberStar, a nationwide infrastructure service provider in Indonesia, and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the summit. This MoU aims to explore potential collaboration in areas of Fixed Network, Data Centre. Both parties will collaborate to accelerate the internet infrastructure transformation in Indonesia. Huawei will contribute as a strong technology partner in network and data centre solution design and execution.
Daniel Zhou, President, South Pacific, Huawei Enterprise Business Group said, “The current state and pace of development of Internet infrastructure in Asia Pacific remains uneven, with great variations from country to country. Huawei’s aim is to capitalize on our global expertise and experience to work with the countries that could benefit from support to reshape their Internet infrastructure and networks, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, India and Thailand. At the same time, we are committed to tailoring solutions for more advanced digital development needs of countries such as Singapore.”
He continued, “Huawei is currently the most ideal partner in driving ISP transformation within the Asia Pacific region. As a reflection of ISPs’ confidence in our abilities, Huawei’s ISP business revenue in the Southern Pacific Region achieved a 112% growth in 2018, and we expect this to grow steadily in 2019. As the application of clouds in the Asia-Pacific Internet industry accelerates, Huawei will continue to provide leading and innovative solutions for ICT infrastructure such as clouds, DCs, and networks, helping customers build an open, flexible, agile, and secure infrastructure platform to accelerate business innovation and remain competitive in the digital age.”
Wing Kin Leung, CTO of Marketing and Solution Sales Department of Huawei Enterprise Business Group commented, “As a provider and innovator of cloud services and infrastructure, Huawei will meet the needs of customers for rapid service rollout, flexible release of resources, big data analytics, ultra-wide DC interconnection, and VR and ultra HD streaming services, helping ISPs complete rapid transformation. By unified cloud management, Huawei cloud DCs enable application acceleration, agile delivery, and energy efficiency.”
Most recently, Huawei has helped Indonesia’s famous ISP Biznet complete digital transformation. Biznet offers Internet services to Internet vendors engaged in online local specialty sales, Internet enterprises engaged in live streaming and HD videos online, and innovative enterprises that invest in local social media or sharing platforms. These companies benefit people in Indonesia, which will finally vigorously advance the development of the digital economy in the Asia Pacific region and greatly extend the scope of the digital world in these countries.
Currently, in over 700 cities around the world, 211 of Fortune Global 500 and 48 of Fortune Global 100 have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. Huawei has provided solutions for more than 1,000 Internet companies and DC service providers in more than 50 countries, helping them cope with the pressure of operational restructuring and infrastructure and complete digital transformation.
At Huawei ISP Summit Asia Pacific 2019, the leading global ICT solutions provider launched four new solutions to help revamp Internet infrastructure in Asia Pacific, in support of the region’s push towards 5G connectivity and increased AI deployment. These comprise the following:
- CloudEngine 16800: It is the industry’s first DC switch with an embedded AI chip that uses the innovative iLossless algorithm. The switch implements global network auto-optimization capabilities of millions of flows and application-based queues in various scenarios. This ensures that the intelligent and lossless DC network can achieve the highest throughput while packet loss is prevented. The AI computing power has been increased from 50 percent to 100 percent It provides the industry’s highest density 48-port 400GE line card per slot and the industry’s largest 768-port 400GE switching capacity.
- FusionServer 2298 V5: It provides flexible and ultra-large local storage expansion capabilities while delivering excellent computing performance, helping reduce data storage costs. In a 2U chassis space, 2298 V5 supports 2 Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 12 DDR4 DIMMs, and 24 3.5” and 4 2.5” (up to 4 NVMe SSDs) hard drives for local storage. It incorporates patented technologies such as Dynamic Energy Management Technology (DEMT) and Fault Diagnosis & Management (FDM), and integrates Huawei’s eSight software for entire-lifecycle management, helping customers drive down operating expense (OPEX) and improve return on investment (ROI).
- OceanStor Dorado3000 V3: It leverages industry-leading FlashLink® technology to ensure stable performance even during peak hours The intelligent multi-protocol interface chip supports industry-leading 32 Gbit/s FC and 100GE front-end protocols, while Huawei’s intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages CPUs, memory, and other components in a unified manner to shorten fault recovery time from two hours to ten minutes. The OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 also adopts industry-leading inline deduplication and compression technologies to cut the costs of energy consumption, cooling, and management and maintenance, reducing overall OPEX by 65 percent.
- DCI + OXC: Based on the algorithm accumulation of Huawei-developed optical digital signal processor (oDSP) chips, Huawei combines channel-matched shaping (CMS) and optical-layer AI neuron technologies to build 600G commercial capabilities, realizing the maximum transmission capacity and distance in the real environment and achieving the best transmission performance in the industry. The OXC all-optical switching technology builds a simplified optical layer. The all-optical backplane supports 32-degree wavelength switching and high integration. With the application of One Direction One Unit (1D1U), one board integrates the functions of multiple boards, such as multiplexer/demultiplexer, OA, and optical supervisory boards. This greatly reduces the number of boards required and simplifies internal fiber connections. It enables one-click service provisioning and automatic hitless bandwidth adjustment, making the network more flexible and intelligent to adapt to rapid changes in cloud services.
Huawei also demonstrated new ICT solutions to help ease Internet Service Providers into a smoother transition from a current model of data centres, dark fiber and Internet Access Provider (IAP), to cloud services, cloud connectivity and Managed Service Provider (MSP).
- DC to Cloud Service: Huawei’s cloud DC network features elastic scalability, easy O&M, and agile deployment, and an energy-saving technical solution with modular design. In addition, visualized tools for business design help complete business computing, storage, network, and application resource allocation within 10 minutes. The innovative SDN is compatible with traditional network solutions and integrates software and hardware to reduce the configuration workload by 90%.
- Dark Fiber to Cloud connectivity: Huawei’s solutions include interconnection switching devices designed with innovative SDN architecture and Cloud Fiber. This enables ISPs to implement fast transmission, flexible scheduling, and fast migration of data on a wide area network (WAN), and build and support virtual bandwidth operation services.
- IAP to MSP: Huawei demonstrated its rich service access capabilities to help IAPs improve competitiveness in bandwidth acceleration and help identify new opportunities for MSPs and develop cloud-based WiFi management solutions for enterprise customers.
Florida Realtors® 2019 Convention & Trade Expo Offers Success Strategies, Tips to Boost Business
Success strategies from top industry leaders, the latest in high-tech devices and a chance to network with other real estate professionals: That’s what the Florida Realtors® 2019 Convention & Trade Expo offers – opportunities to boost business and the bottom line.
This year’s Convention & Trade Expo takes place Aug. 21-22, 2019, at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, with the popular REBarCamp slated to kick off the event on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Then Realtor members will get down to the business of the state association and wrap up the week with governance meetings, Aug. 23-25, 2019.
“Florida Realtors 2019 Convention and Trade Expo is the one business event this year that every Realtor should attend,” says 2019 Florida Realtors President Eric Sain, a Realtor and district sales manager with Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach. “Over the course of just two days, Realtors have the chance to learn successful business strategies from top industry leaders, get new marketing tips, hear inspirational speakers offer advice from the trenches, network with colleagues and enjoy exciting entertainment. Florida Realtors’ annual convention provides outstanding value to anyone interested in the latest trends, technology and best practices. I’ll be there – will you?”
The 2019 convention features more than 40 education sessions from top industry speakers on various topics such as new trends in real estate, disaster recovery planning, Florida’s water crisis, how to make the most of the home-share trend, video marketing, Florida’s evolving cannabis laws, best practices for brokers and much more.
- REBarCamp: Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; registration sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m.
This year marks the 10th year for the event’s peer-to-peer learning and sharing. However, industry powerhouses are on tap to facilitate sessions, including: Sean Carpenter, Jay Thompson, Nick Baldwin and Tristan Ahumada with Lab Coat Agents to name a few. More than 500 Realtors attended last year’s REBarCamp. Cost for day, which includes lunch and the After Party, is $15. Register through Eventbrite to guarantee a ticket.
- General Session Keynote: Aug. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Songwriter and Grammy-nominated Top 40 singer John Ondrasik, also known as Five for Fighting, brings home his message of “Harnessing Inspiration and Creativity to Design the World You Want” on piano and guitar. One complimentary ticket is included with full convention registration. One additional ticket can be purchased by full convention attendees for $30.
- Dance Party with “Party on the Moon”: Aug. 21, 8 – 11 p.m.
Returning for the 5th year in a row, American’s No. 1 Party Band, Party on the Moon delivers a high-energy evening of the latest dance music, ’80s classic rock, Latin, disco/funk, R&B and Motown. This 13-piece band – with singers, musicians and dancers – has performed worldwide. One complimentary ticket for the party is included with full convention registration. Additional tickets can be purchased by any attendee for $30.
- Awards Luncheon, featuring entertainment by the Funkywunks: Aug. 22, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Florida Realtors honors Realtor excellence and service at this ticketed event, including recognizing the Humanitarian of the Year and Realtor of the Year and other award winners. Orlando dance troupe the Funkywunks was a contender on the World of Dance TV show in 2018, making it to the third week of the duels. Judges praised their high-energy, funky and entertaining routines, specifically noting the group’s commitment and innovative choreography. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon are $50 and will be sold until noon on Aug. 22, or as long as they’re available.
- Closing Session Keynote with Ryan Serhant: Aug. 22, 4 – 5p.m.
Learn Serhant’s professional secrets, as the super sales broker and Bravo TV star tells his rags-to-riches story: “The Four W’s: How identifying Your Way, Work, Wall & Win Leads to Success.” One complimentary ticket is included with full convention registration. One additional ticket can be purchased by full convention attendees for $30.
- The Trade Expo, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4 pm.
The expo features more than 200 industry experts and exhibitors showcasing the latest marketing and technology products. Attendance to the Trade Expo (Expo only admittance) is free!
Some of the sponsors for the 2019 convention include: Title Sponsor, BoomTown!; Titanium Association Sponsors, RAPB +GFLR, (Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors) and Miami Realtors; Titanium Sponsors, Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, RealtyWEB.net, Metro Market Trends and Stellar MLS; Diamond Association Partner, Orlando Regional Realtor Association; Ruby Association Partner Sponsor, Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association; Gold Partners, Century 21 and realtor.com; Sapphire Association Partner Sponsor, Naples Area Board of Realtors; Vehicle Sponsor, FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Emerald Association Partner, Greater Tampa Realtors and Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee; Popcorn Sponsor, Form Simplicity; Registration Bag Sponsor, Florida Realtors PAC; Notepad Sponsor, Find a Mortgage Broker.com; Interactive Wall Sponsor, wizehire; General Sponsors, American Home Shield, America’s Title Corp., gte financial, Realtors Association of Citrus County, Dot Loop, HomeSnap, HomeTeam Inspection Service, Freedomtax International, Loan Genuis, NARPM, Supreme Title and Escrow and Tenantreports.com.
Register online through Aug. 12 for the Florida Realtors convention or by calling 1-800-669-4327. The full event registration fee for members is $150 through July 19 and $160 from July 20 – Aug. 12, 2019. The cost is $175 for non-members through July 19 and $185 from July 20 – Aug. 12. After Aug. 12, registration will be handled at the convention site. For more info, check out http://convention.floridarealtors.org/.
Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its more than 187,000 members in 52 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.
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Are we there yet? Widespread use of Cryptocurrency with Maria (Masha) Prusakova (Crypto PR Lab) at TCE2019 Prague
Cryptocurrencies are changing the world and most of the intelligent e-commerce/m-commerce startups and SMEs are quickly jumping on board. Whenever this is a long-lasting evolution period towards reaching a decentralized banking system, we will just have to wait and find out. However, the recent move by Facebook with the launch of Lybra is certainly stirring things up.
By now, the European Commission and European Union are knees deep into regulating the cryptocurrency market and conversations are always sparked around money laundering and so on.
Bitcoin has been certainly on a roll, but now all eyes are on the exchanges and the licenses that are granted for brokerage and exchange companies.
Cryptocurrency taxation is also a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders, and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services.
Generally, purchases and sales of cryptocurrency are not subject to VAT taxation in Europe, which is the birthplace of the value-added tax. Financial regulators and revenue services in most countries often refer to a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) which ruled in 2015 that services for the exchange of bitcoin with any traditional fiat currency are exempt from VAT.
The widespread use of cryptocurrencies and the outcomes of a cryptocurrency driven society will be discussed at the inaugural PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019) by experts of the field.
Among these experts is also Maria (Masha) Prusakova, Co-Founder at Crypto PR Lab, who will join the speakers’ list at TCE2019.
About Maria (Masha) Prusakova
Maria (Masha) Prusakova is a French attorney and a PR specialist working with blockchain startups and crypto conferences. Masha started her journey in crypto in 2014 working on an early bitcoin algorithm trader ExGate with a former Lehman Brothers financier. In 2017, Masha joined M&A PR Studio, consulting ICOs and blockchain startups on public relations. In 2018, she co-founded Crypto PR Lab. Before her entrepreneurial career, she worked as an attorney in M&A for Clifford Chance LLP and Gowling WLG. As a private banker for Ultra High Net Worth individuals, Masha gained experience at UBS, LGT and HSBC private banks in Switzerland and Monaco.
The former right hand of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan at the World Economic Forum, Masha together with Sasha facilitates the participation of individuals and startups at the elite Davos Conference Week.
Masha is also an accomplished snowboarder. As a professional athlete, she represented Russia in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games as the youngest participant in the snowboarding halfpipe event.
Masha holds three Master’s degrees (Sorbonne, UC Berkeley) and speaks 4 languages: Russian, French, German and English.
PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Speak at National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) 2019 Hemp Business Summit
The NIHC is pleased to announce Lowell Schiller as a keynote speaker at the National Industrial Hemp Council’s 2019 Business Summit. The meeting will be held August 12-13, in Portland, Oregon. It will be FDA’s first major public presentation since the agency’s hearing on cannabis and hemp on May 31st.
Schiller serves as the FDA’s principal associate commissioner for policy. In this role, Mr. Schiller is responsible for overall leadership of FDA’s Office of Policy, manages agency-wide processes for the development of regulations and guidance, and provides leadership and support on a broad range of policy issues including hemp.
NEW NIHC SPEAKERS:
- Lowell Schiller, principal associate commissioner, FDA
- Edwin “Ed” Elfmann, senior vice president, agricultural and rural banking policy at American Bankers Association (ABA).
- Lucy Infeld, associate, and Chris Strunk, counsel, Beveridge and Diamond
The summit features several sessions and presentations, including a unique in-depth discussion from ABA’s Ed Elfmannon “Banking and You – Understanding the current banking situation around industrial hemp, credit, loans, transactions and regulations.”
The rift between federal and state law has left banks trapped between their mission to serve the financial needs of their local communities and the threat of federal enforcement action. Attend to hear more from the ABA’s perspective.
Lucy Infeld, associate, and Christopher Strunk, counsel for Beveridge & Diamond, will speak about “The Current Legal Regulatory Framework on Industrial Hemp”. Their presentation will discuss the road to success and profitability, while considering how to manage the minefield of legal and regulatory information overload in this ever-changing industry.
Whether you are currently in or soon to be entering the industrial hemp industry, the 2019 Hemp Business Summit will provide you with the tools for success in this rapidly growing field. Registration is $395. The special room block rate of $189 ends July 19, 2019. https://hempindustrial.com/events/
SOURCE National Industrial Hemp Council
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