On the morning of December 23, 2016, the 128th issue of the leading industry salon organized by the Suzhou Industrial Park (SME Service Center) and the Park Advanced Technology Research Institute – went into the big data era seminar. Dr. Peter Zhang was invited to this salon. Dr. Zhang is California State University Computer Department Distinguished Professor, and cloud computing and big data strategic partner of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Dr. Zhang brought “the rise of the era of big data: technology, opportunities and challenges” theme lecture. The event attracted more than 30 people from Zhongke Data, Tencent, Spirit, and Guoyun Data companies. The attendee walked into the era of big data and felt the technological charm of big data.
Dr. Zhang discussed what is big data, the 3V characteristics of big data, the potential value of big data, the big data types generated by humans and by machines, and the prediction of big data market. Dr. Zhang detailed the development and application of big data in the United States, as well as some successful cases of big data applications in the United States. Dr. Zhang also introduced his team from the United States. He said that if a Chinese company wants to learn and do research in big data and cloud computing, his team can come to China and gave a series lectures of big data and cloud computing, and can help to find technology to solve any technical difficulties.
At the end, the event participants actively asked questions and discussed the difficulties and doubts encountered in the work. Dr. Zhang answered questions of the question in detail based on his academic knowledge and work experience.. This salon has broadened the way for the Internet companies in the technology park to better understand and use big data to solve real business problems, and develop effective marketing plans.