MDeC to host Big Data Week KL
By Digital News Asia April 29, 2014
- KL only city in SEA to showcase global event
- MDeC lines up a number of partner events
MULTIMEDIA Development Corporation (MDeC) is organising ‘Big Data Week 2014 @ Kuala Lumpur’ from May 2-11, with an aim to help Malaysia’s ICT industry build up its capabilities in big data analytics and spur opportunities for such products and services.
Kuala Lumpur is the only city in South-East Asia given the honour of showcasing Big Data Week, MDeC said in a statement.
The national ICT custodian said it has lined up a number of partner events for local and regional participants throughout the week.
Big Data Week 2014 @ Kuala Lumpur will kick off with a networking party hosted by VLT to share insights with attendees on how big data analytics is used in a few of the top digital companies in Malaysia.
This will be followed by MDeC’s showcase event themed ‘Big Data: Endless Possibilities’ and other activities such as full-day hackathons, as well as talks on mining Facebook to discover yourself, and journalism and big data.
“Big data is not simply a technology proposition, but also how organisations can structure new business models, drive into new markets and target growth more effectively,” said MDeC chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali (pic).
“The sooner businesses realise this and align their IT and business teams accordingly, the faster they will see the benefits and gain a competitive advantage from big data,” he added.
Big Data Week 2014 @ Kuala Lumpur! is organised with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, and the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu).
The third edition of the global Big Data Week will also debut on May 5 in over 30 cities worldwide as the largest crowd-sourced festival of events, meet-ups, workshops and hackathons focused on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of data, MDeC said.
It will bring together an anticipated 30,000 data practitioners across more than 200 events, it added.
For more information on Big Data Week 2014 @ Kuala Lumpur or to participate, click here.
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