Cloudera ‘lands’ in Malaysia, former Qlik exec to lead
By Lum Ka Kay April 14, 2016
- To develop operations and business in Malaysia
- To also forge partnerships with local businesses
GLOBAL data management and analytics platform provider Cloudera has appointed Victor Ng (pic) as its first-ever country manager for its operations in Malaysia, effective January this year.
Prior to joining Cloudera, he was regional head of presales for South-East and North Asia at business intelligence and data visualisation company Qlik.
“There’s so much more that can be done with big data technologies, with Cloudera being the leader in the big data analytics (BDA) space,” he said when asked why he took the leap.
“My main role as country manager will be to develop the operations and business in Malaysia, which includes setting up partnerships – especially local ones, as they understand the Malaysian market more than anyone else.
“Thus, the strategy here is to generate more local partnerships so that we can tap into the telco and financial services industries, and also the government,” he told Digital News Asia (DNA) on the sidelines of Cloudera’s Big Analytics Skills Enablement (BASE) launch in Kuala Lumpur on April 13.
BASE is an industry-led ecosystem to groom more data professionals in Malaysia.
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Ng said that the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment is generating a lot of data these days as many businesses have gone online.
“And this is where we have to work very closely with our partners because the SME segment is a very diverse one,” he said.
“So we do plan to work with the leaders of each SME segment, from retail or e-commerce,” he added.
Cloudera will also be looking into cloud deployment for its services.
“We work closely with our tech partners like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to allow Cloudera to be deployed on the cloud,” said Ng.
“This way, it is more cost-effective for SMEs to access our services without them having to invest so much in infrastructure,” he added.
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