China and India join hands to launch IT industry cluster in Guiyang
According to the State Council of China, a China-India IT industry cluster was recently launched in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, in a bid to step up cooperation between the two countries through integrated development.
Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, has joined hands with NASSCOM, an Indian non-profit IT industry association, and NIIT, an Indian talent development enterprise, to launch a series of cooperation projects.
According to official data, Guiyang, also known as China’s “big data valley”, saw its big data enterprises gaining 81.7 billion yuan ($12.8 billion) in revenue in 2017, contributing 33% to the city’s annual GDP.
Two initiatives were inaugurated on a forum at China International Big Data Industry Expo 2018, they are the NASSOM (Guiyang) IT Industry Cluster District and the NIIT Big Data College.
The NASSOM (Guiyang) IT Industry Cluster District
Located in Guiyang’s High-tech Zone, the 8,000-square-meter NASSOM (Guiyang) IT Industry Cluster District is to become an important base for Guizhou’s software and service outsourcing industry.
In three to five years, the district is expected to achieve over 275 million yuan in revenue, by hosting more than 25 enterprises as well as more than 500 software engineers.
According to Mr Chen Yan, Mayor of Guiyang Municipal government, the government will “spare no effort to develop the digital economy”, accelerate the establishment of China's “Big Data Valley", and lead the economic and social development with high quality data.
He also pledged that Guiyang will do its best to provide service guarantees, create favourable conditions for the development of Indian companies, and achieve mutual benefits and common development.
Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a not-for-profit industry association for the IT business process management (BPM) industry in India. The organisation is focused on building the architecture integral to the development of the IT BPM sector through policy advocacy, and help in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate newer frontiers.
Last December, the NASSCOM established its first Sino-Indian Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza (SIDCOP) platform in the Chinese port city of Dalian which is India's first IT hub in China.
The NIIT Big Data College
The NIIT Big Data College will offer various training programs including big data technology, network development and business intelligence analysis.
Held in Guiyang from 26 to 29 May, the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2018 features 8 high-profile dialogues and over 50 forums under the theme “Data for Everything, Intelligence for Integration”. The forums will cover six topics, namely Digital Economy Development, National Governance with Big Data, Innovations in Technology Industries, Data Security Assurance, Big Data and Livelihood, and Regional Cooperation and Communication.
In his congratulatory letter to the Expo, President Xi Jinping pointed out the new-generation information technologies represented by the Internet, big data and AI are changing constantly. They have exerted profound influence on socioeconomic development, national and social governance, and people’s lives. Countries around the world should strengthen exchanges, share knowledge and deepen communication and cooperation to seize the golden opportunities for big data development, promote the healthy development of the big data industry, and address challenges in such areas as data security and cyberspace governance.