PCV believes Tencent, and its visionary Chairman Pony Ma, have a prescient, well informed view on the drivers of manufacturing in the TMT space.
April 21, 2017
China’s manufacturing sector is set to climb the adoption curve of cloud computing and artificial intelligence this year, after the service industry reaped early gains from the internet, said Pony Ma, chairman of Tencent Holdings Ltd.
As new technologies cascade through markets, less productive business models will cede ground to more innovative ones which are streamlining business processes and optimizing supply and demand, he told a packed audience at a digital economy conference on Thursday.
“With initial strides being made in the service sector, manufacturing, which is the backbone of China’s economy, has begun heavily investing in the building blocks of the internet economy. Traditional manufacturers, rather than internet firms, are leading this wave of disruptive innovation,” Ma said.