Sarawak set to become a data driven state

  • CADS will enable, empower corporations across the value chain of data science & analytics
  • SCOPE will promote the CADS analytics solutions


Sarawak set to become a data driven state


THE Centre of Applied Data Science (CADS), a one-stop platform and centre of excellence for data science, has been given the task to develop a data driven state by upskilling and reskilling 2,500 data professionals by 2022 through a collaboration with the Sarawak Centre of Performance Excellence (SCOPE). 

An exchange of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held between The State Secretary of Sarawak, chairman of SCOPE, Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, and the Founder of CADS, Sharala Axryd.

The event was witnessed by Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak, and will pave the way towards generating greater economic growth for Sarawak. 

“We applaud the state government’s decision to focus on emerging technologies and to spearhead the Digital Economy Transformation as well as position Sarawak as a data driven state that will propel Malaysia to the forefront of the Big Data race.  

“This move will pave the way towards developing highly skilled talents in the field of data science, which is a key component of building a Big Data and analytics ecosystem.

“Towards this end, we are honoured to collaborate with SCOPE to nurture and grow the talent pool as well as participate in this transformation,” said Axryd.

Riding on this MoU, CADS will work closely with SCOPE to deliver 2,500 data professionals under various programmes in due time.

CADS will be instrumental to provide consultation, project management, relevant administration services, as well as the vital support towards the initiative besides planning, delivering and implementing the project. 

CADS will also enable and empower corporations across the entire value chain of data science & analytics and ultimately champion data science amongst businesses, governments, universities and individuals.

In an effort to embrace digital technologies and compete effectively in the global market, SCOPE will promote the CADS analytics solutions to Small & Medium sized Enterprises, government linked companies, private sector and universities.

Commenting at the event, Amar Mohamad Morshidi, said, “This will further strengthen and support our goal of championing the human capital development especially in the field of data science and grow the digital economy as well as compete in the global economy.

“We believe this collaboration will be instrumental in developing a data driven culture across all the industries and further lead to the development of data driven state by 2022.”


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