2017 Big Data Industry Conference Hosted in Beijing

On March 28-29 the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT), and China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) along with the Data Center Alliance (DCA) and the Big Data Promotion Group hosted the 2017 Big Data Industry Conference in Beijing. Government officials, domestic companies and think tanks presented on big data through the lenses of telecoms, personal information protection and industrial internet.  
Speeches covered interesting topics including the new CAICT Big Data Market Report, Standards development, industry self-discipline, data flow risk, data acquisition methods and legality, and personal information protection. The forum on Big Data Legal Practice highlighted the challenges that companies are facing due to the lack of a personal information protection law or other laws to regulate the industry. Industrial Internet was also a hot topic at the event as it is the key to upgrading the manufacturing industry and achieving industrial policy goals laid out in China Manufacturing 2025. Keynotes from the Tsinghua Software Research Center and CAICT covered industrial data, how it differs from business data, and how it should be valued.