CADS announces 16 recipients for its Sunrise Awards
By Digital New Asia August 2, 2022
- Recognised for their positive impact in data science, analytics, AI
- To nurture over 10 mil youths in Asean with data literacy skills by 2025
The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS) announced that it has picked 16 recipients for its 2021 CADS Sunrise Awards.
Recognised for their positive impact in data science, analytics and AI fields, these top 16 data scientists hail from Asean markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, the company said in a statement.
“Through the CADS Sunrise Awards, we want to honour rising stars who are creating a positive impact in the field of data science, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI),” said Sharala Axryd (pic), chief executive officer and founder of CADS.
“This annual award will set an industry standard for top young data talent hallmarks in this region in the coming years,” she added.
Launched for the first time in 2021, the CADS Sunrise Awards recognises top Asean talents in the data space as pioneers who can help expand youths’ interest in the fields of data science, analytics and AI and eventually make Asean, the leading global big data hub.
Stamatis Kourtis, CADS Sunrise Award’s head judge said, “Even though this is our first installment, the response to nominations for the award have been overwhelming which indicates a vast number of members in the data community, in this part of the world.”
“With almost 700 million people, the Southeast Asian region is the third largest behind China and India, and with the rise of education quality and highly skilled talents in this region, Asean will likely be a global big data hotspot in years to come.”
From the pool of nominees, winners of CADS Sunrise Awards were carefully vetted and selected by the CADS resident data scientist team, led by Kourtis, the compan said.
The award panel searched for top nominees who were able to fully understand, and leverage data analytics and intelligence in a way that garnered strong business results, it said.
According to CADS, the CADS Sunrise Awards is part of CADS Project 2100 – an initiative to nurture Asean youths with data literacy skills to unlock high-paying, highly skilled jobs and prepare them to face challenges in the 21st century.
In line with this vision, CADS said it aims to nurture more than 10 million youths in ASEAN with data literacy skills by the end of 2025.
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