Hello from the plane as we fly back to Vancouver from Shanghai. I’m the CEO and founder of Curiate, a big data company that analyzes what TV viewers are interested in and provides that data to the media industry. My CTO, Darren Stone, and I are returning from a two week trip, after being hosted by Silicon Valley’s HanHai Investment to visit key technology areas in China: Tianjin, Huizhou, Hangzhou, Huzhou, Zhenhai, Ningbo, and Shaoxing and to attend the 2016 Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference as VIP guests.
HanHai’s parent company is a technology conglomerate that owns and operates over 3.2 million square feet of science and technology parks in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Tianjin, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, and Munich. The China Canada Cleantech Innovation Centre (CCCIC) at VentureLabs® in Vancouver and HanHai Investment in Silicon Valley are two of HanHai’s international incubators.