My Experience at the Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference 2018

  1. The attendance exceeded 58,000 visitors for this year’s conference.
  2. More than 20% of attendees are C-level executives.
  3. There were more than 1000+ product booths across the conference.
  4. Hundreds of technical sessions and forums on existing and new product launches.
  5. There were 8k displays across conference.

Alibaba Cloud Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

All this started when I became an MVP and Tech Share author for Alibaba Cloud in late 2017. I was already working on some solutions using Alibaba Cloud in mid-2017 but the MVP was awarded to me on December. As an MVP, I was given a lot of opportunities to not only learn about Alibaba Cloud but also to share my knowledge with the developer community in India. I really enjoy meeting industry experts, connecting with the community, listening to their requirements, and discussing their problems while coming up with solutions.

Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference 2018

As a Diamond-level MVP, I was awarded the opportunity to attend The Computing Conference 2018 as well as the MVP Summit 2018 in Hangzhou, China.

Most Memorable Events at The Computing Conference 2018

Below are some of the most memorable events at the conference, as well as proposed launches that I am really excited about.

AliOS 2.0

AliOS is something which I am not exposed to before, but it is now being applied to the automotive industry to change the way we drive. AliOS has been successfully launched in China and available across ten car brands. Some AliOS features that really amazed me are:

  1. The assistant doesn’t need a special trigger to be enabled. It can be turned on to provide immediate responses as needed.
  2. There are 3 cameras continuously monitoring the driver concentration levels, gesture-based navigation, and overlay based navigations to the drivers.
  3. There is no need for a mobile device to use it. All details and information from your phone can be synced to your car.

ET Brain

  1. A multitude of functions and products makes ET Brain. There are several brains available according to the industry verticals such as City Brain, Medical Brain, and Environment Brain.
  2. In the Computing Conference, Alibaba Cloud also re-launched the Agricultural Brain. I am very excited about agricultural brain as this solution can be used to address one of the fundamental needs of the growing population.

Various Product Demos

There are a multitude of product demos that were interesting, including:

  1. ANT Financial
  2. Better known as Alipay, one of the most valued startups in the world, there is a complete booth for ANT Financial, they showcased some of the solutions for different industries like insurance, Small loans & even digital philanthropy.
  3. DAMO Academy
  4. DAMO Academy showcased some solutions which they are working, some are very simple yet interesting they showcased several databases, how did they improve the performance by choosing different options like Vector Database
  5. CAINIAO
  6. Cainiao is a group of logistics company launched by Alibaba Group which provides faster and safer delivery of packages across China and Worldwide. It is again one of the most valued startups in China. Cainiao is the key for 11.11 sale deliveries across the world. They even showcased a robotic warehouse which manages and delivers packages without human intervention. This smart logistics is so significant for the massive 11.11 sale.

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