The China International Big Data Industry Expo 2019 kicked off on May 26 in Guiyang, the capital city of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, a bellwether occasion to learn about the latest developments of the global big data sector.It was the fifth consecutive year that Guiyang, also known as “China’s Big Data Valley”, held the event. Since 2015, the expo has become a highlight of the province.
The Organizing Committee of the 2019 Big Data Expo — Located in the southwestern part of China, Guizhou has long been considered a less-developed area due to its remoteness and isolation. Guizhou has been on a fast lane to build itself into China’s big data valley since it hosted the first China International Big Data Industry Expo in 2015.
China attaches great importance to the development of the big data industry, and is willing to share opportunities of the digital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new growth drivers and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory letter to the expo.
As the world’s first national-level expo on big data, the event set its theme at “Data creates value, innovation drives the future” this year and featured speeches from global heavyweights including Nobel Prize winner in economics Paul Romer and Turing Award winner Whitfield Diffie. The expo is increasingly global thanks to its strategic height.
Latest data showed that compared with last year, the number of participating countries increased from 29 to 59, while the number of participating companies from the Fortune 500 grew from 15 to 39. Meanwhile, the number of exhibitors rose from 388 to 448, among which the number of foreign exhibitors surged from 56 to 156. The number and level of guests were the highest ever.
Within the past four years, the Expo had become an annual big data event with a focus on industry frontiers and win-win cooperation.
The 2019 China International Big Data Industry Expo ( Big Data Expo) kicks off on May 26. Focusing on “innovative development and digital markets“, the expo will will include activities such as high-end dialogues, forums, contests, exhibitions and other colorful events, which will spotlight the latest technical innovations and provide an international platform for presentation of hi-tech companies.
“I have been familiar with Guizhou for quite a while. The development of big data as an industry here is now part and parcel of the province’s makeup,” said by Prof. Reiner Dudziak at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Germany, a judge at the German division of the 2019 China International Big Data Fusion Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Global Competition in an interview with Huanqiu.com as an official media partner of the Big Data Expo.
The 2019 Big Data Expo is expected to witness two breakthroughs, that is, the introduction of guest country of honor mechanism and the Shubo( Big Data Expo) Corridor.
The guest country of honor will hold thematic activities to showcase its achievements in big data development and promote cooperation in big data industry. In addition, Shubo Corridor , running through the Yunyan District, the Guanshanhu District and the Baiyun District of Guiyang City, covers a total area of 74.56 square kilometers. The corridor will be equipped with a digital water curtain and screens and inductive floor tiles to showcase famous people and companies in the big data industry.
Up to now, 156 overseas companies from 25 countries including Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Singapore, Israel, and Canada have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming big data expo 2019. A host of well-known foreign enterprises, such as Google, Dell and Pivotal have confirmed that they will set up booths at the expo.
Sun Zhigang, secretary of the provincial Communist Party of China committee of Guizhou Province and director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Congress, said that the expo has become an international event rich in cooperation opportunities and leading the development of the industry. It has become a world-class platform for sharing development plans and the latest achievements, Sun said.
Lasting for four days, the expo will end on May 29.
SOURCE The Organizing Committee of China International Big Data Industry Expo