Software in China
Find here Daxue Talks episode 73. Aurelien Rigart, Vice President and partner at IT Consultis, answers our questions regarding the development of the 5G in China and discusses the differences between developing software in China and in the rest of the world.
Full transcript below:
Hello everyone, I’m Aurelien Rigart I’m the co-founder and Vice President of IT Consultis, I’m from France. I’ve been in China and started this adventure nine years ago. So, IT Consultis is a digital transformation company. It’s a team of 80 people in three countries, which are China, Singapore, and Vietnam. So, we’re helping Fortune 500 and fast scaling start-ups to work on their digital transformation. It can range from eCommerce, from building mini-programs, from building websites, App, integrating systems together, or overall work as a consultant on their digital transformation initiatives.
Have clients ever asked you to develop on the Huawei OS?
So far – never. So far never which is interesting. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to happen at some point but I think this is like for very, very specific types of applications and I think marketers and brands they’re really focusing more on mini programs and on websites or trying to understand what is going to be the next mini program that will make sense – Douyin? Is Weibo? Is it Baidu? Because Baidu as well as Xiaomi has worked on mini programs. So, depending on the category that you’re working – but for us mainly working B2B or working with brands, our types of customers they never ask us for this.
How is the development of 5G so far in China? What do you expect as an impact of 2020?
Well I would say 5G is a birth word and clearly something that is going to revolutionize step by step the user experience but what’s important – so on top of the live stream you’re going to have more consumption of heavy files, video, 3D augmented reality, so that’s going to be the first step but when you’re talking as a brand – you still need to create those contents. So that means like from one day or another – live stream is one of the disruptions, but brands are not going to start creating millions of videos where they’re already struggling to catch the attention of the user. So, from a brand perspective, I think it’s going to have a very limited evolution. The live stream I think is a great evolution. In the future, you’re going to have AR where you’re going to have virtual shops and you’re going to have the opportunity to visit them. We have seen this in the past and it has shown that it is not bringing the highest conversion and that it was kind of gimmicky and gadgets – so are brands going to go in that direction? I don’t think so too much – I think the live stream is going to be something great, and then you’re going to potentially use more like AR – but it’s not going to touch too much about the 5G here. I think 5G is just going to enable like to download mini-program much faster, or to download apps much faster, but I think the 5G is going to have a stronger effect when you’re talking about IoT, maybe bitcoins, or just opportunity to download heavy files or when you’re on specific platforms when you want to for example mimic – if you’re doing the app for the NBA or maybe FIFA then you want to create a heavy content application where it’s going to be easy to display 4K videos and to promote some very specific content and this is where it’s going to have an influence.
What are the differences in developing software in China and the rest of the world? Are the languages of programming different?
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