April 27, 2017
Delegation of OpenFog Consortium Visited Four Leading Companies in China
BEIJING, April 27, 2017 – A delegation of OpenFog Consortium, including Helder Antunes (Chairman), Tao Zhang (Co-Founder), Yang Yang (Director of Greater China Region), and Ming-Tuo Zhou (SIMIT, Chinese Academy of Sciences), visited China Unicom, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), iSoftStone, and National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy of Shenhua Group (NICE) today. China Unicom and Shenhua Group are among the Fortune Global 500 companies. China Unicom is one of the world leading telecom operators in terms of its customer base and market capitalization. With the merging of Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT), the telecom infrastructures of China Unicom could be enabled by fog computing technologies to meet a variety of user requirements in vertical industries. Shenhua Group is demanding fog-based technical solutions for high energy efficiency and safety guarantees in its coal mining business. CAICT is a leading telecom standardization organization in China and is very interested in further collaborations with OpenFog Consortium. iSoftStone is a leading Chinese company providing IoT-based solutions for smart city applications and believes fog computing could be the key enabler of various intelligent software and smart applications for the effective management of giant cities.