The Computing Conference 2018 Expected to Draw over 60,000
HANGZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Computing Conference 2018, Alibaba’s annual flagship event, will
showcase an array of cutting-edge technology from the company and its
partners from September 19 to 22.
The theme of this year’s Conference is Empower Digital China, and
more than 60,000 participants—including entrepreneurs and developers
across China—are expected to attend the four-day event in Hangzhou,
Alibaba’s home base.
Now in its ninth year, the world-class technology festival will feature
the hottest trends in areas such as cloud computing, artificial
intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the blockchain. The
Conference also aims to open up a dialogue among top industry experts
around technology’s influences on the economy and society.
The Computing Conference is Alibaba’s largest annual technology
showcase. It has transformed from a local forum of 20 Internet companies
in 2009 to an event that takes place throughout different cities in
China before ending in Hangzhou.
Here is what to expect from Alibaba’s action-packed technology
- Keynotes: On the morning of September 19th, Alibaba speakers
including Mr. Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group;
Mr. Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and
President of Alibaba Cloud; Dr. Wang Jian, Chairman of
Technology Steering Committee of Alibaba Group and Mr. Jeff
Zhang, Chief Technology Officer of Alibaba Group will
reveal Alibaba’s latest technology breakthroughs and the company’s
roadmap for developing emerging technologies.
- Dialogue: In addition to presentations from some of Alibaba’s
top executives, there will be more than 170 forums, where thousands of
the smartest minds in technology will gather to discuss a wide range
of topics around the latest innovations in various industries.
- Exhibition: The exhibition this year will be the largest in the
history of the Conference, housing more than 200 tech companies—of
which at least 20% hail from overseas—in a 30,000-square-meter
exhibition area. Visitors will have an unprecedented experience in
interacting with the coolest innovations, including self-service
stores, smart logistics car, service robots and much more.
- Sports, Music and Hackathons: Technology was never meant
to be boring. Alongside the forums, there will be TechGo,
a smart sports event that offers participants the thrill of
technology-aided basketball, golf, surfing, biking and running; Music
Festival, where technology and music combine to amaze and
inspire, alongside voice-based 3D mapping and a robot bartender, and Geek-out
Experience, where technology enthusiasts will compete with
each other during hackathons and challenges on different themes
including smart home design, wild-life animal protection, weather
forecasts and the blockchain.
Here is a sneak peek of the Cloud Computing Conference 2018: https://youtu.be/5dzcarmmsDU
To keep abreast with the latest announcements and talks during the
event, please go to the event site: https://www.alibabacloud.com/the-computing-conference-2018
and the live streaming site: https://the-computing-conference.technode.com/2018/.
You can always find news, videos and visuals at Alibaba’s official
corporate news site, Alizila: https://www.alizila.com/the-computing-conference-2018-media-resources
About The Cloud Computing Conference
As a top influencer in the world, the Computing Conference of Alibaba
Cloud provides a panoramic view of Alibaba’s technology commitment and
excellence. Here you’ll meet the most influencing minds of the data
technology world. You’ll learn the vision and future of cloud computing.
You’ll feast your minds on the most advanced technologies of cloud
computing, big data, and artificial intelligence.
The Computing Conference 2018 will happen in Shenzhen, Nanjing,
Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Beijing. The Hangzhou event
will see you in Hangzhou, China, at Cloud Town.