Tom Rosamilia, Senior VP of IBM, made himself available for interview immediately after landing at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. [Photo\Wu Weixiong]
Immediately after landing at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Tom Rosamilia, Senior VP of IBM, was guided to our media room, greeting us in Chinese “你好”(Hello).
This is the second time that Tom Rosamilia has come here to attend the International Consultative Conference on the Future Economic Development of Guangdong Province (ICCFED), a conference organized to obtain guidance as to Guangdong’s economic and industrial development.
“My proposal this year will be around the pervasive theme of IoT, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence,” said Rosamilia, “I think the ICCFED is a great opportunity for IBM to partner with Guangdong and deal with the industrial IoT business.”
Humorously calling himself as a Beijinger, Tom Rosamilia now lives in Beijing. He is already a user of WeChat and ofo shared bikes. “I think digitalization has been taking over all businesses, providing enormous opportunities for us to partner with China and Guangdong in data analysis and application.”
In terms of cooperation, Rosamilia said the key theme is not only “Made in China” but also “Made with China.” And it’s same in Guangdong. Earlier on July 28, IBM launched its Hyperledger Fabric project in Guangzhou Science City, and started cooperation with Guangzhou’s municipal government in the blockchain industry.
“This will be a great chance for Guangzhou to take advantage of technologies around blockchain,” said Tom Rosamilia, “and IBM are happy to partner with Guangdong and the Governor here around what we can do with skills, innovation center and design thinking.”
The ICCFED will start tomorrow in Guangzhou’s White Swan Hotel on Sept 21. The conference invites 12 government consultants drawn from a wide range of sectors, such as intelligent manufacturing, information technology, professional services, and capital investment etc.
For more details, please check our special report on ICCFED 2017
(By Jasmine Editor:Olivia,Simon)