SLN Spotlight_SAP Labs China: SAP as Smart City Establisher in Chengdu
With the continuous development of human society, the cities will carry more and more people in the future. At present, China is in the accelerated development of urbanization period, “urban disease” being increasingly severe in some regions. To solve the urban development problems and achieve sustainable urban development, building a smart city has become an irreversible trend of urban development in today’s world. As an important carrier of innovation and development of new IT industry in western China, the core gathering area of western innovation and entrepreneurship, Chengdu Tianfu Software Park together with SAP, IBM, Tencent, Ericsson, Siping Soft and SKSpruce launched Smart-City Industrial Innovation League of Tianfu Software Park (SIILT), becoming an important base of international digital innovation and entrepreneurship and smart-city development of Chengdu High-tech Park. As one of the initiators, Dr. Li Ruicheng, Senior Vice President of SAP and President of SAP Labs China, attended the unveiling ceremony and the first joint meeting on August 30th.
To gather smart-city information advantage resources of Tianfu Software Park, SIILT will consist of enterprises of software development, communication technology, cloud computing and big data, intelligent hardware, system integration, IoT, focusing on smart-city construction. SIILT will enhance the market competitiveness of enterprises and industrial innovation to achieve win-win and common prosperity through the integration of resources, complementary advantages and mutual development.
On the morning of August 30, the unveiling ceremony was officially launched at Tianfu Software Park. More than 50 people, including seven league initiators, league members, media representatives attended the ceremony. He Lei, General Manager of Chengdu Tianfu Software Park Co., Ltd., delivered a speech and unveil SIILT with other league initiators.
Dr. Li Ruicheng addressed a keynote themed “Smart City in Digital Economics”. He said, from the perspective of technological development, smart-city construction requires the achievement of a comprehensive perception of people, things and events through new IT application, mobile technology as the representative of IoT, cloud computing, etc. For urban management, it is necessary to achieve sustainable innovation in the knowledge society environment, emphasizing the comprehensive and sustainable development of economy, society and environment through user innovation, open innovation and public innovation.
SAP is always at the forefront of the development of digital intelligent industry, becoming one of the first board members of Alliance for Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing in 2016, and the first vice chairman unit of China Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Alliance in 2017. As the world’s largest enterprise application software provider, SAP has been committed to innovation and making the world and people’s life better.