Interview with Susie Wang - Director of Global Social Media & Spokesperson at Huawei Technologies
Susie Wang is the Director of Global Social Media Communications at Huawei Technologies. Susie has travelled all across the world, from the USA to Europe and China along her career. She is the host of the media series Great Minds Talk for Huawei. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, BAInternational Development Studies and a Master of Science from the University of Oxford.
Susie Wang Interview Focus
1. Education and Professional Career - 5:00
2. Work and education.
3. Culture background versus your education - 8:30
4. Digital culture in China versus Rest of the world - 12:56
5. Brands, influencers and Fashion in China - 22:00 - Follow up question: 24:10
6. Media and series #GreatMindsTalk - 27:13
7. Tech for Good - not a CSR program - 31:04
8. Relationship with Universities - 33:32
9. China is leading in tech with companies like TikTok leading the social media and super influencers. Can you tell us about that? 27:00
10. 5G Solutions: What impact 5G will have on industries? What are Huawei’s solutions regarding 5G?
11. Huawei has been working on a lot of indexes and data like the connectivity, trust index. Can you tell us about these projects? -
12. Can you tell us about your role as Director of Global Social Media Communications at Huawei Technologies? - 40:33
13. About the Digital Divide, what can we do to stop this worldwide issue? - 43:50
14. The role of ESG on fighting climate change and environmental issues - 46:50
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Susie Wang Biography
Chinese born Susie Wang is the current Director of Global Social Media Communications at multinational company Huawei Technologies. From her position, she understands the importance of knowing different cultures and synergies in order to design a new product. Likewise, this knowledge is critical when marketing a company or that company’s services. That is what took her to travel the world and experience different regions and cultures: from Canada, where she spent quite a lot of time in Montreal, to Europe and Singapore and across Asia.
In 2018, Susie joined Huawei as the Director of Global Social Media Communications where she is responsible for public awareness, media outreach, online and print communications, the corporate website and social media channels, internal and external publications, and outreach events and activities.
Susie Wang holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, BAInternational Development Studies, studied Communication and media studies at the National University of Singapore, between 2016 and 2017, and holds a Master of Science from the University of Oxford.
About Tec for Good and Tech for All
“So, that’s also interesting, like you said, Tech for Good, that’s like a trendy hashtag. A lot of people are kind of overusing it. And some companies can, like, use it as a CSR program to make themselves look good. But one charming thing about Huawei is that it’s not a CSR program, it’s actually embedded in their contract. Because, I think, technology is sexy when it can solve problems that others cannot solve. Say, you know, we have the Tech for All program. We subsequently it’s not like we donate money, but we actually use Huawei AI to develop a type of technology that can help deaf children to read. So it’s not like CSR programs in terms of, first of all, a short period of time, and us donating money, that’s not solving the root problem. It’s, like I said, it’s sexy when you can actually pinpoint a problem to be solved in a stage that you’re actually designing technology, right?”
About her role as Director of global social media at Huawei
“For me, I think, it’s a really valuable job, not just for a company's, so called, business profit. I see it as truly, it is a socially valuable job, because we are making an impact together to amplify a key message that’s worth getting heard by society in general. You know, we have that Trust in Tech campaign going forward on an annual basis. So it’s not about just branding for Huawei, it’s more to really build trust around technology in general, for the whole industry. We all know, like during the pandemic, a lot of mistrust, a lot of generalisations, that’s not hurting one single company, that’s something critical for the whole industry. So I see this as actually very socially valuable because we are working together to amplify the message that’s actually important for people in general.”
Huawei Technologies Co. is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, South China. Founded in 1987, Huawei is the world’s largest telecom equipment maker and China’s largest telephone-network equipment maker. With 3,442 patents, Huawei became the world’s No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014.
Huawei has nearly 188,000 employees, and operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. The company’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators as well as one-third of the world’s population. Huawei Technologies has 3 divisions: enterprise (IP networking and routers, wireless, storage, data centre security), carrier, and consumer devices (smartphones and tablets).
Huawei consists of three core business segments:
1. Telecom Carrier Networks, building telecommunications networks and services
2. Enterprise Business, providing equipment, software and services to enterprise customers, e.g. Government Solutions – see Huawei 4G eLTE
3. Devices, manufacturing electronic communications devices
Huawei’s core network solutions offer mobile and fixed softswitches, plus next-generation home location register and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystems (IMS). Huawei sells xDSL, passive optical network (PON) and next-generation PON (NG PON) on a single platform. The company also offers mobile infrastructure, broadband access and service provider routers and switches (SPRS). Huawei’s software products include service delivery platforms (SDPs), BSSs, Rich Communication Suite and digital home and mobile office solutions.
Likewise, Huawei Global Services provides telecommunications operators with equipment to build and operate networks as well as consulting and engineering services to improve operational efficiencies. These include network integration services such as those for mobile and fixed networks; assurance services such as network safety; and learning services, such as competency consulting.
Huawei’s Devices division provides white-label products to content-service providers, including USB modems, wireless modems and wireless routers for mobile Wi-Fi, embedded modules, fixed wireless terminals, wireless gateways, set-top boxes, mobile handsets and video products. Huawei also produces and sells a variety of devices under its own name, such as the IDEOS smartphones, tablet PCs and Huawei Smartwatch.
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