Huawei, the U.S. Government, and 5G Technology: The Fight for Dominance, a panel event at China Institute on August 1, 2019

July 19, 2019

NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 – The relationship between Huawei Technologies and the United States government has been one that is fraught and contentious: In 2012, the U.S. banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment and the company was added to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List on May 15, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning Huawei from U.S. communications.

Given these developments, the current, ongoing trade war, and our increasing reliance on cellular communications, China Institute will host Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA and Paul Triolo, Geotechnology Practice Head, Eurasia Group to discuss U.S.-China tech competition, the race for 5G, and the current U.S. government policy on Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment. The event will take place at China Institute on Thursday, August 1, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, and will offer useful insights on the China-U.S trade war where Huawei has become the focal point.

Panelists will discuss the implications surrounding the recent arrest and imminent prosecution of Huawei’s CFO, provide an overview on the ongoing multi-billion dollar global battle for 5G dominance and shed light on the potential threat of the free internet posed by a powerful Chinese market player.

“In an increasingly combative global trade environment, this event will provide clarity, detail, and a nuanced understanding on what is a major issue currently facing the two most powerful countries on the planet, impacting every American and Chinese citizen. We are thrilled to welcome Huawei’s Chief Security Officer and other panelists for what will be an illuminating and insightful conversation,” said Dinda Elliott, SVP of Programs at China Institute.

U.S.-China Tech Battle: Huawei and the Fight for Dominance in Wireless Technology takes place on August 1, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at China Institute.

A full agenda with speaker bios and registration information is available online at:

Andy Purdy is the Chief Security Officer for Huawei Technologies USA (since July 2012).  He oversees Huawei USA’s cyber security assurance strategy and system, and supports Huawei’s global security assurance program. Purdy served as the senior cyber security official of the U.S. Government from 2004-2006. As a member of the White House staff, he helped draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), after which he joined the Department of Homeland Security, where he helped to form and then led the National Cyber Security Division and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), from 2004-2006.

Paul Triolo leads Eurasia Group’s newest practice, focusing on global technology policy issues, cybersecurity, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as automation, AI/Big Data, ambient intelligence, and fintech/blockchain. He is building a cross-issue and cross-regional team that helps clients understand and assess the risk generated by the complex intersection of politics, technology innovation, security threats, and the changing global regulatory environment. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Paul served in senior positions within the US government for more than 25 years, focusing primarily on China’s rise as a science and technology (S&T) and cyber power.


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