Digitalization, big data and IoT were no doubt the hottest topics at this years ICCFED, the conference gathering world leading enterprises to contribute advice at to the development of Guangdong.
"We propose to accelerate the Start-up Ecosystem in Guangdong," said Hilton Romanski, Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems, “through this ecosystem the province can gain more insight into the market and lead the digital transformation.”
This is the first time for Cisco and its representative, Hilton Romanski, to attend the ICCFED. The enterprise signed an MoU with Guangdong in 2016, and invested huge in the Smart City Project in Guangzhou as well as the Tonghu Science City in Huizhou this year in 2017.
“We’re lucky to have witnessed the development and accomplishments of China and Guangdong’s IT initiatives in the industrial sectors," said Hilton Romanski in an interview with Newsgd.com, "Cisco is dedicated to driving development through innovation and accelerating transformation.”
Governor Ma Xingrui with Mr Hilton Romanski, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Cisco Systems. [Photo\ ICCFED office]
Newsgd.com: What advice did you have for Guangdong government this year and why?
Hilton Romanski: My advice is to drive growth and innovation through the Start-up Ecosystem, which consists of five critical groups: entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, university and research institutions, large companies and government institutions.
This Start-up Ecosystem is the foundation underpinning many most recognized companies around the world, such as Google, Apple and Cisco. By accelerating a similar approach, Guangdong will be better positioned to gain insight into where the market is headed and what’s needed in order to help lead digital transformation for its people, cities and businesses.