Malaysia's national ICT custodian MDeC recognises that the two main challenges the country faces in its regional BDA hub ambition are talent development and the availability of open data sets.
MDeC has set a target date of 2020 to make Malaysia a regional hub for Big Data Analytics, announces the Asean Data Analytics Exchange and launches a BDA community portal.
The IDA has launched its Smart Nation Fellowship Programme to get data scientists, technologists and engineers to help the Singapore Government deliver digital and data solutions to improve the lives of citizens.
In 2016, data will increasingly stand at the core of decision making, not just for businesses, but also for the community at large, writes JY Pook of Tableau Software.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has launched IDA Hive, the new home for the Government’s Digital Services team, and will house almost 100 data scientists, coders, engineers, designers, and other experts.
MDeC and Tentspark have jointly launched the National Big App Challenge (BAC) 2.0, open to individuals, developers, ISVs, startups and students who will have to develop apps that showcase the importance of big data analytics in solving societal issues.
Teradata Corp CTO Stephen Brobst said that one of the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to big data is that they tend to put too much focus on the technology.
NASA and IBM are collaborating on a global code-a-thon this weekend that they said will challenge participants to build solutions that bolster space exploration missions, as well as improve life on Earth.
In an attempt to get government ministries and agencies to open up their data sets, Malaysia’s national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has announced two Open Data initiatives.
By 2018, enterprise IT spending in South-East Asia will total US$62 billion, according to Gartner Inc. Together, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will spend US$52 billion on IT in 2015, with annual growth of 6%.