Almost all of China’s 31 provincial governments have announced re-organization plans, following from the MASSIVE central government restructuring announced in March.
Most plans mirror the central government’s restructuring (see October 9 Tip Sheet).
But nine provinces will have an agency unheard of in Beijing – a Big Data Bureau.
Not all provincial big data bureaus are created equal:
Guangdong and Zhejiang want the bureau to collect data from all government departments in order to streamline government services.But Guizhou’s big data bureau has a much more expansive remit – they are investing in big data companies, including the one that runs Apple’s iCloud in China.
Get smart: Officials are still trying to figure out how to manage data. These nine provinces will compete to set the standard.
What to watch: Will central government follow these provinces’ lead and create a national big data bureau?
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