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Guiyang to host 2nd big data expo

By Ma Si ( Updated: 2016-01-28 15:15

Guiyang in China's Guizhou province will host a big data expo from May 26 to 29 as the country's first big data pilot zone is further tapping into the cutting-edge industry to boost economic growth.

"This year's expo will focus on bringing both international corporations and local startups together to discuss the latest trends of big data technology and applications," said Liu Chuncheng, deputy mayor of Guiyang.

According to Liu, there will be a 60,000-square-meter exhibition area for enterprises to showcase their innovative big data application technologies.

Last year, the Guiyang International Big Data Expo attracted about 500 enterprises from the all over the world. Tech tycoons such as Jack Ma, chief executive of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, and Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, were present at the meeting.

Guizhou is already making significant progress in promoting the application and commercializing big data which is seen as a future asset for society. It's also established the world's first big data exchange market. Over 1,200 big data companies have set up their offices or branches in Guiyang in the first half of 2015.

China's big three telecom operators - China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom - are devoting 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) into constructing three big data centers in Guizhou, which are expected to house 2 million servers.

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