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Alibaba Technology Forum 2016 - Big Data and Cloud Computing Technologies

Co-organized by Alibaba Group and PolyU - Innovation and Technology Development Office (ITDO) and Department of Computing (COMP), the first Alibaba Technology Forum (ATF) in Hong Kong on Big Data and Cloud Computing Technologies was successfully held at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre of PolyU on 17 June, which attracted nearly 300 students, researchers, and industry professionals.

In the morning, COMP had a meeting with representatives from Alibaba Group to explore collaborative opportunities. They also visited the demonstration of different research projects to understand the most updated research progress at COMP.

That afternoon, Prof. Alex Wai, Vice President (Research Development) of PolyU and Prof. Jiannong Cao, Head of COMP delivered the welcoming remarks at the opening of ATF.  ATF is an annual event which enables Alibaba Group to share their latest technology and vision. This year, it was held at PolyU, providing a platform for academia, students and industry professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved with big data and cloud computing.