The article Jack Ma, New Retail, and Robots: What we saw at Alibaba’s Computing Conference was written by Cassidy McDonald for TechNode.
Less than two weeks after Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced his plans to retire, his company held its biggest event of the year, The Computing Conference, in Yunqi Town, Hangzhou.
During his speech at the investor day event, Ma emphasised the theme of this year’s event — “Empower Digital China” — when he evoked the US-China Trade War. He suggested Chinese manufacturers could survive the mêlée by boosting innovation, and he urged the industry to follow the example of Chinese retail.
Ma said, “We only protect the future. We only protect the hope. We only protect the new ideas.”
All week, Alibaba made sure their new ideas were on full display — most notably, the company’s smart logistics network, Cainiao; their new retail flagships, Hema supermarket and BingoBox; and their partnership with the city of Hangzhou, City Brain 2.0.
For more on Alibaba’s future plans, check out our video recap.
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