With the rise of the scientific, technological and industrial revolution, some major fields are on the verge of a breakthrough. Many emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots, internet of Things, self-driving cars, blockchain, and biotechnology are leading society into a new era. In this age full of opportunities and challenges, innovative leaders have turned visionary ideas into subversive reality again and again, and collaboration has made it possible for science and technology to advance.

Chairman of Alibaba Group Technical Committee, Founder of Alibaba Cloud, Founder of Yunqi Township and Xuelang Town, Honorary Mayor, and Founder of Hangzhou Yunqi Science and Technology Innovation Foundation.

In September 2009, Wang Jian established Alibaba Cloud Computing and became its president. Three years later, he was named CTO of Alibaba Group. In April 2016, the City Brain initiative was proposed in Yunqi Township and construction began in Hangzhou. Since then, City Brain has become, like the city’s power grid and transportation facilities, the new infrastructure of the city of the future.

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