Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected].
On Malaysia's National Big Data Framework, amongst Dr Shawn Tan's concerns is that when all those government scholars return to serve, and the local graduates from shiny new programmes hit the market, there may not actually be any available big data to crunch.
What happens when startups up-and-leave the country after getting their Series A or B funding, especially after getting their start via public funds?
According to a recent survey by online recruitment company JobStreet.com, 55% of Malaysians in white-collar positions said if given the opportunity, they would say yes to working overseas. A similar JobStreet.com survey conducted on Singaporean white-collar workers showed 88% were open to overseas work opportunities.
The one-to-one funding partnership announced last month by Malaysia’s Cradle Fund and Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures aims to not only bridge the funding gap in the local ecosystem, but also arrest the ‘entrepreneurial brain drain,' says Cradle chief Nazrin Hassan.
TalentCorp has kicked off its outreach programme for 2013 with a series of networking sessions in the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
Frost & Sullivan expects to invest an estimated US$176 million into its Global Innovation Center in the Iskandar Malaysia development hub by 2020. Its global president and managing partner Aroop Zutshi talks to DNA founder Karamjit Singh on the reasons he believes that the development of the GIC will be a real game-changer for the future of the company. [Video included].
A government-industry collaboration to increase the talent base in the field of biotechnology got off to a successful start. Participants in the Agilent Bio-analytical Industrial Development Program completed their Phase 1 training and received their industry certificates in Biochemical Instrumentation and Lab Practices on Aug 14.
While Malaysia’s average information and communication technology (ICT) job salaries have increased in the past year, the country still faces a significant salary disparity when compared to countries around the region, reveals a new survey.