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Execs see conference as a springboard for success | Updated: 2018-11-09 22:36
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Q2: Which panel discussions inspire you most and why? What is your key takeaway of this year's conference?

Glenn Fogel: Well, i'm looking forward to the panel that i'm going to participate in the most. You wouldn't be surprised about that. It's about how are we going to use technology and the digital economy to make the economy move faster and better for everybody.

I agree with the idea of cooperating. I think all themes of the panels of the conference really sums it up wonderfully. We should just go with that, and that is the reason for us to get together.

Mi Wenjuan: I have just participated in the "Charity and Poverty Alleviation through the Internet", forum, and I left with a very strong, distinct impression. Throughout recent years, China has invested heavily in poverty alleviation. "The key to poverty alleviation is to provide good education." That means children in poor areas receiving quality education is the fundamental solution to get rid of poverty. Under the government's continuous efforts, education conditions in rural areas have been greatly improved. And how to draw more high-quality teachers to schools in poor areas has become a new and important challenge.

As an education technology company, we hope to do our best to provide education support, and contribute to building a better society. We used what we do best to start the "Rural Education Project" last year, connecting teachers and children from schools in poor areas with foreign teachers in North America. By the end of October, the project had covered 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the country, providing more than 7,000 free English language lessons for 15,000 rural students, in 536 schools, in poverty-stricken areas. Nearly 500 North American foreign teachers volunteered to participate in the project.

Sylvain Laurent: The Industrial Internet Innovation and Breakthrough forum is a topic we are concerned about, as it is closely linked to our corporate vision. During an industrial revolution, undoubtedly the transformation and upgrading of industry is the most important, as it may shape the future of a country. Therefore, industrial internet will become a powerful technology enabler of industrial revolution. Currently, most enterprises are still focused on increasing automation and equipment replacement and upgrade. The industrial internet platform is primarily used to capture equipment parameters, which creates strong demand for industrial APPs that utilize and analyze this data.

Dong Qi: I am mostly interested in the panel discussion of "AI: New Opportunity of Integration with the Real Economy". AI technologies have began to deeply integrate with more industries, including the financial industry. For instance, the combination of finance and the internet has enabled financial inclusion to develop more rapidly, but also brought about challenges of many aspects, such as operational efficiency and risk control. Luckily, AI technologies could help internet financial services providers in tackling these challenges, and hence facilitate financial inclusion.

Raymond Tang: At the fifth WIC, I paid more attention to topics such as AI, 5G, big data, network security, openness and inclusiveness. On one hand, these are big trending topics related to tech and innovation today, and on the other, they are also closely related to the development of YinxiangBiji. At this year's WIC, I was invited to the forum named "Mutual Learning among Civilizations: Online Cultural Exchanges and Sharing", and I delivered a speech on applying knowledge management to benefit the young generation. Youth is the future of our country, and young people play an even more important role in shaping our cyber culture. As a platform for acquiring, analyzing and collaborating on high-value information, YinxiangBiji is committed to serving the hundreds of millions of Chinese knowledge workers. We will not forget our original goals, look to the future, and help Chinese users create a bright future.

William Yu :I just attended the panel discussion on industrial internet and that is very inspiring. Internet adaptation is a field with great potential, but also many challenges with one being cybersecurity, and the other being cyber security, since we are talking about a business which may lose several hundred million yuan.

Other than that, today's (Thursday) discussion on industrial internet really reminds me of the importance of tech innovation.

Moreover, the conference has assured us the importance of deepening cooperation and communications between businesses and experts, both domestically and overseas.

Lou Xiang: I'm mostly inspired by the discussions on how industry is adapting the internet. That's because, firstly, it is closely related to our business.

Secondly, I think the internet is growing to be a very promising business and will have great influence upon every person's life. There's more to the internet than just business and money.

For instance, during a panel discussion on Thursday, an industry expert said that by using the internet innovatively, it can be ensured that burning coal reduces emissions of pollutants and thus protects our environment, besides saving on costs.

I strongly believe that industrial internet can create much more value than we can expect, much more than the use of the internet in the consumption sector.

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