Client Success Story

Guiyang - Building a Data-driven City

The Digital Transformation Journey of Guiyang

Business challenges

Three challenges have to be tackled before Guiyang becomes the “Data Valley of China”:

• Substantial resources are needed in industry cultivation due to a weak foundation.

• A top-down approach must be taken to build awareness of industry convergence in stakeholders to ensure big data plays a concrete role in efficiency/cost improvement, enterprise transformation and industry upgrade.

• Building a data-driven city requires a demand-oriented, open and shared data mechanism, which entails trust, security and privacy protection problems. How to manage its negative impacts and realize data monetization will be the key to competitive advantages. 

Gartner solution

In alignment with the long-term goals of coordinated innovation and industry portfolio, five sectors are identified as the focus areas of Guiyang, i.e. artificial intelligence, mobile communication, block chain, Internet of Things and quantum information. In connection with the current situation of Guiyang, based on Gartner's analysis on the technology trend and development stages, Gartner helped Guiyang identify the key areas for breaking-through to tackle its strategic challenges and issues. Meanwhile, Gartner also cooperated with Guiyang in conducting a series of premium seminars to discuss game-changing technologies, learn from industry peers, get insights from top experts and receive their flexible and professional guidance on future strategies. 

Business impact

With Gartner's advisory support from Global leading experts on the concept development and organization management, Guiyang established China International Big Data Industry Expo to become one of the top events for professionals and thought -leaders in China, attracting over 26,000 visitors,4,847 enterprises and 448 exhibitors with more than 1,200 technologies and products.

In addition, Gartner assisted Guiyang with exploring the roadmap of future cities and identifying key cutting-edge technologies in the real context of the city, in order to stay laser-focused on its goals.

How Gartner delivered value
  • Gartner research and tools
  • Experts guidance on key subjects
  • Regular meetings with executive partners on strategy development
Gartner helps us go further with confidence.

Wu Hongchun

Director, Guiyang Big Data Development Administration

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