The unveiling ceremony of the Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center was held at Guiyang International Eco-Conference Center on May 26.
In the pleasant summer of Guiyang, the China International Big Data Expo 2017 opened with grand ceremony. As an important part of the Big Data Expo, the unveiling ceremony of the Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center was held on the first day of the Expo.
Mr. Lou Song, Deputy Director General of Guizhou Provincial Big Data Development Administration, Mr. Fu Yu, Chairman of Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co., Ltd, Dr. Song Jun, Director of Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center, Prof. Zhou Tao, Director of UESTC Big Data Research Center and also a leading figure in the big data industry, and Prof. Han Ke, from Imperial College London attended this event. At the press conference, Mr. Lou Song and Mr. Fu Yu expressed their congratulations and showed great expectations on the Research Center. Also, Prof. Zhou Tao and Prof. Han Ke extended their congratulations and recognized its key research direction and research strength.
At the beginning, Dr. Song Jun, the initiator of Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center, delivered a speech. He said, supervised by Guizhou Provincial Big Data Development Administration and funded by Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co., Ltd, the Research Center belongs to the core research system of Guizhou-Cloud Ecosystem. Being an open and independent comprehensive research institute, the Research Center integrates research on solutions of industry big data, products R&D, technology transformation and achievements incubation. The Research Center mainly carries out research aiming at big data application difficulties and pain points and related frontier technology of big data. Moreover, the Research Center tries to make breakthroughs in the fields of talents cultivation, scientific research innovation and industrialization platform, and to become a new flag in the development of big data industry in China and even in the whole world.
Next, Mr. Lou Song, Deputy Director General of Guizhou Provincial Big Data Development Administration, gave his speech and unveiled the plaque. He said, at present, teams with innovation and foresight who can actually concentrate on exploring and studying big data theory are rare. Thus, it is fitting for Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center to be established.
Afterwards, Mr. Fu Yu, Chairman of Chairman of Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co., Ltd, said that Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center is a indispensible part of Guizhou-Cloud Ecosystem. The Research Center will undertake R&D work of researching core technology of the whole Guizhou-Cloud Ecosystem, offering strong technical support to the Guizhou-Cloud system platform.
Then, scientist representatives from the Research Center took the floor and answered the reporters’ questions. One of the scientist representatives, Prof. Zhou Tao, the leading figure in big data industry, pointed out that firstly the position of the Research Center is positioned as “science”, which means research work here is not simply to transfer the existing application to Guizhou, but it should be an in-depth study done with scientific planning and vision. Secondly, “application” illustrates that research work here is not entirely fundamental and theoretical research and it should actually produce value in industry. Prof. Zhou Tao also expressed his interest in Guizhou-Cloud system and he thought that the team of the Research Center is young and full of vigor and vitality. He hoped that the team can conduct original research and should not follow the trend blindly or copy others. He also hoped that the team dares to be the pioneer and to explore the unknown territory of big data.
The chief scientist of the Research Center, Prof. Han Ke from Imperial College London said that the Guizhou government pays high attention and offers great support to the development of big data, which provides unique advantages for the development of big data in Guizhou Province. Now, the morale of developing big data in Guizhou is strong and the development conditions are favorable. Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Scientific Application and Innovative Research Center also has the world’s top R&D team, offering talent support. Its establishment will contribute to the whole big data system in Guizhou.