LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and Tencent Technology Co., Ltd. (Tencent) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Global Partner Program (GPP), securing their mutual interest in achieving the goals of influencing innovation and promoting the development of technology through the establishment and strengthening of their relationship.
Under the agreement, IEEE-CS and Tencent will collaboratively explore developing international standards and student and academic exchange activities. Tencent will participate in IEEE's technical activities including IEEE's technical conferences, industry seminars, and corporate lectures, among others.
Andy Chen, IEEE-CS Vice President, Professional and Educational Activities Board, recognized the Asia Pacific region as one of the key areas for IEEE-CS's worldwide expansion. "China is leading the way in product innovation and technology adoptions by the consumers," said Chen. "Tencent, with its focus on advanced technology researches and product innovation, has revolutionized the way consumers interact with each other in their daily life. IEEE-CS is very pleased to collaborate with such a visionary organization."
"Tencent has long been committed to building strong partnerships and relationships between Tencent Research and Development and the academic community. Now, we are excited to take the further step, and integrate the international academic community by closely collaborating with IEEE," said Juliet Wang, Vice President of Tencent. "Tencent and IEEE have common objectives focusing on international activities and the establishment of a strategic partnership in areas of artificial intelligence, technical standards, talent cultivation, and other relevant matters. We are looking forward to building a long-term, stable, and comprehensive friendly peer-to-peer relationship with IEEE."
Based on mutual communication, both IEEE-CS and Tencent may determine additional activities of common interest for collaboration.
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About Tencent Technology
Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, meeting the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, financial services, and others. Since its establishment, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.tencent.com/en-us/index.html.
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