Michael Dell's meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his visit to China made the headline of China's state-run TV news last week. Michael was in China from 24th to 25th of May to speak at the China Big Data Industry Summit and to review progress of our “In China For China” Dell 4.0 Strategy, which he announced in Shanghai last September.
Michael chaired with Premier Li a roundtable dialogue with more than 100 senior executives from China's leading IT companies and other Multinational Corporations (MNCs). In the open discussion, Premier Li spoke highly of Dell's evolution from a small startup to an industry leader, a successful example that echoes China’s ongoing strategic movement to capitalize on the benefits of mass entrepreneurship and innovation. The Premier also expressed confidence in Dell's future business expansion. Michael shared Dell’s future-ready IT vision and our accelerated efforts to deploy the "In China, For China" 4.0 Strategy in support of the nation's initiative to drive economic growth and job creation.
It was noteworthy that Michael was the only guest among the 100 industry leaders from multinational and Chinese IT companies to sit beside Premier Li and co-chair the session. Michael was proud to represent the industry and Dell.
The roundtable session was prominently featured in China’s state-run CCTV evening news program XinWen LianBo that has an estimated audience of one billion viewers. Other national media outlets also generated extensive and positive coverage on Michael’s visit, such as China News Service, China Central Government’s official website, and China Daily.
Michael concluded his China visit with a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the China Big Data Industry Summit, held in Guiyang City, China’s inaugural big data pilot zone and industry hub. He and Amit Midha, President Dell Asia Pacific and Japan, also witnessed two separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremonies respectively with government and industry partners, a milestone in the execution of our China 4.0 strategy to foster local partnerships.
In the first memorandum of understanding (MoU), Dell China and Guiyang City extended a bilateral strategic cooperation to focus on cloud computing and big data application. Under the cooperation framework, Dell China is to work alongside Guizhou Yotta Cloud Technology Ltd. to build a hybrid cloud platform that will benefit approximately one million small- and medium-sized enterprises.
The second memorandum will establish a comprehensive partnership in cloud computing application between Dell and JD.com (NASDAQ: JD). JD.com is China’s leading online direct sales company and the country’s largest eCommerce platform by revenue.
We are excited about the opportunity to help our customers and partners thrive in China’s new digital era!
(Photo courtesy: Gov.cn, China Central Government’s Official website.)