The 2020 World Industrial Internet Conference (WIIC)
unfolded in Qingdao City of east China's Shandong Province on Sunday, with
high-ranking experts and leading entrepreneurs from home and aboard sharing
practices and insights on the innovative and integrated development of
Wang Qingxian, Member of the Standing
Committee of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Qingdao
Municipal Party Committee, and Sui Jing, Deputy Director of the Information and
Communication Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Information
Technology, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Henning
Kagermann, Dean of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering,
Boris Otto, Chief Architect of German Federal Cloud and Director of the
Fraunhofer ISST, Zhang Ruimin, Chairman and CEO of Haier, and Zhou Hongyi,
Chairman and CEO of 360 Group attend the event.
In his speech, Wang Qingxian said that every
major advancement in science and technology has brought about profound changes
in productivity and tremendous progress in human society. The Industrial
Internet is considered an important cornerstone of the fourth industrial
revolution. Under the dual effects of industrial transformation and the impact
of the epidemic, it has ushered in a "window" period of opportunity
for accelerated development.
Wang Qingxian said that the development of
Qingdao started from the manufacturing industry. Based on the advantages of
complete industrial categories and rich application scenarios, Qingdao relies
on platforms such as Haier and the artificial intelligence industry community
to build a strong industrial chain, solid capital chain, and complement
talents, strengthen the technology chain, use the logic of the market and the
power of capital to develop the industrial Internet, accelerate the
construction of the entire industry ecosystem, create a more appealing
government service environment in all directions, and strive to build the
world's industrial Internet capital. Qingdao is willing to provide an open,
innovative, convenient and comfortable development platform for the national
and global industrial Internet ecological resources.
An association for China's industrial internet of
hundred-member scale was formed, the national center for industrial internet
platform application, innovation and experience was launched and altogether 12
industrial internet cooperation projects involving some key areas were signed
at the opening ceremony.
This conference will integrate top-level domestic resources
in strategic consultation, platform planning, industrial promotion, academic
exchange, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as industry and finance
cooperation. It will make systematic operations within a unified framework and
take aim at specific sectors to overcome hard-nut problems facing the industry,
and offer Chinese solutions to the rest of the world.
The WIIC has been held in Qingdao for five consecutive
sessions. This year's two-day conference combines online and off-line events
and sets up several parallel and secondary forums across the country.