- Mar 30, 2020
- Executive Spotlights
JD’s Tech Chief: Tech and Service Are Core Growth Engines
by Martin Li
Technology and services are core engines of future growth for JD.com, Bowen Zhou, Chairman of the company’s technology committee and president of JD Cloud & AI, said in a recent interview with CNBC.
Zhou was quoted in the media report, “From last year, our new clear direction at JD was to serve the company based on the foundation of supply chain (development).”
Zhou said JD aims to work with Fortune 500 companies that want to grow their operations in China, as well as to help U.S. and European technology companies’ products enter China.
He stressed that for JD, technology services sold to clients are based on applications for the company’s own operations, and cover artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, devices and exploration of new applications.
JD Cloud and AI officially became one of the company’s major business groups to provide technology services, on March 5, joining JD Retail, JD Logistics and JD Digits.
“For JD, technology services sold to clients are based on applications for the company’s own operations, and cover artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, devices and ‘exploration’ of new applications,” Zhou said to the media.
For full version of the CNBC report: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/chinese-e-commerce-giant-takes-aim-at-rival-leader-alibaba-in-cloud.html