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Ulsan is to work on establishment of big data center project in earnest

According to Yonhap News,

(ULSAN=Yonhap News) On September 18, Ulsan Metropolitan City and Ulsan Information Promotion Agency (UIPA) announced that it will push for establishment of big data center in earnest to spread the use of big data in Ulsan.

The big data center establishment project is run by the Ministry of Science and ICT by injecting KRW 151.6 billion in total for three years to establish 10 big data platforms and 100 centers to stimulate national data economy.

The goal is to a "big data alliance" with organizations participating in big data platform and centers, build a system of data standardization between centers and data distribution between platforms.

Ulsan-si and UIPA set the goal of fostering the big data industry in Ulsan by pouring KRw 1.8 billion over the next three years by participating in transportation big data platform and center establishment projects along with the Korea Transport Institute, SKT, KT, and Inavi.

For this project, the city will foster big data analysts from September 27 to October 7.

It will provide pre-entrepreneurs, job-seekers, current workers, and university students with training on big data analysis SW, and various statistics and analytic methods.

UIPA plans to train 100 experts until 2021 by starting with 30 this year.

For more details, check the websites of UIPA and Ulsan universities and other local universities.

UIPA opened the region's first big data training center in May last year.

It also has endeavored to foster local big data industry by holding an open competition of using public data and attracting voucher-support projects.

President of UIPA emphasized that "Big data is a key to the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we can expect to stimulate the advance of public services and major manufacturing industries through enhanced data usage capabilities."

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** This article was translated from Korean.

Source: Yonhap News (September 19, 2019)