Today, on December 29, Hu Houkun (Ken Hu), Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating Chief Executive Officer at Huawei Technologies came in with a New Year speech titled as ‘building a smart world of interconnected things’. In his speech, Hu Houkun shared two sets of data. First, he reported Huawei’s annual sales revenue is expected to be about 600 billion yuan ($92.2 billion), an increase of about 15%. Second, Huawei (including Honor line models) shipped 153 million smartphones in 2017. This takes 10% of global market share and the makes the company appear in the world’s top 3. Moreover, they continue leading the Chinese smartphone market leaving behind such beasts as OPPO, OnePlus, VIVO, and Xiaomi.
As Hu Houkun mentioned, there are two keys to Huawei’s success. On the one hand, they should aim at global trends but the company shouldn’t pursue precision and leave a room for adjustments in adapting to the uncertainty. On the other hand, big companies like Huawei should always be full of energy. To achieve the goals set Huawei should be self-confidence and unswervingly move forward. If cited, ‘We will continue to select cadres from successful practices so that more employees who have a sense of mission and responsibility, possess strategic insight and determination, are capable of battle control, advocate the will to fight, and sacrifice themselves to embark on important posts at all levels. In 2017, we completed the promotion of 4.500 outstanding employees. In 2018, we will continue to promote 6.000 employees, of whom 3.000 are at 15, 16 levels, 2.000 at 17, 18, 19 levels and 1.000 at other ranks.’
The tech giant is sure mankind will enter a smart society in the next two or three decades. So the main goal of the company is bringing the digital world into everyone, every family, and every organization, and build a smart world of interconnected things.