Date
17 October 2018
Guiyang has been designated as China's first 'big data and cyber-security demonstration pilot city' by the Ministry of Public Security. Photo: China Daily
Guiyang has been designated as China's first 'big data and cyber-security demonstration pilot city' by the Ministry of Public Security. Photo: China Daily

Guiyang has come a long way in building itself into a data hub

Liquor brand Kweichow Moutai may be the only thing that comes to the mind of many people when one talks about China’s underdeveloped Guizhou province.

But Guiyang, the capital of the province, is actually China’s designated big data and cyber-security demonstration pilot city, and it has achieved notable developments over past few years.

The Guiyang model is being cloned in other cities too. Nonetheless, there are still many gray areas, such as defining the rights of collecting, owning, operating and using data.

As such, new rules and regulations in data security are seen launched one after another to cope with the rapid development.

To better coordinate with different application platforms, the Guiyang municipal government has been looking to set up a data governance committee.

After a year of preparation, the local authority has decided to appoint an independent third party to set up the committee.

The move will help Guiyang attract more big data talent and ensure that the data hub can benefit from more professional, unbiased opinion.

In the China International Big Data Industry Expo that will kick off in Guiyang this weekend, I am privileged to be part of the organizing team. We have brought in exports from overseas to make sure we can keep learning from the best practices and further upgrade our data management skills.

The full article appeared in the Hong Kong Economic Journal on May 24

Translation by Julie Zhu

[Chinese version 中文版]

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RC

Venture Partner of Sequoia Capital China, former head of the data committee and vice president at Alibaba Group.

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