China International’s Big Data Industry Expo 2018 was conducted in Guiyang, capital city of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, on the morning of May 26. As the world’s first big data expo, the Big Data Expo was initiated in 2015 and elevated to a national event in 2017.
The 2018’s expo was centred on integration of big data with the other sectors and covered two conferences, one exhibition, one contest and other related activities.
In addition to the Big Data Expo, the China E-Commerce Innovation and Development Summit was also held during the period. A professional exhibition to display the latest technologies and products of the big data sector and a global contest on the innovative integration of big data with other sectors and artificial intelligence were also conducted. Other specific activities on new concepts, practices, products and businesses of the big data industry were also held at the venue.
More than 40,000 guests including over 30 leading academicians and leaders of Global 500 companies, as well as 400 exhibitors and media organizations participated in the four-day event. In addition to the major activities of the event, they attended the opening and closing ceremonies, conferences, eight high-level dialogues and over 50 forums to pool wisdom on building a digital China.
The expo displayed the super data computing capabilities and technological applications of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, namely China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), applications of the fifth generation telecom technologies and other state-of-the-art technologies worldwide.
About 40 domestic and overseas big data firms participated in the exhibition, along with a group debut of exhibitors from foreign governments and enterprises from Israel, Russia, Malaysia, Australia, Italy, France and South Korea.