MDeC has launched the National Big Data Analytics (BDA) Innovation Network, a move it describes as a “small, but a very significant first step” towards transforming Malaysia into a South-East Asian big data analytics hub.
With Malaysia having suffered its worst floods in recorded history, which have left some 200,000 people homeless, national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has taken the lead to launch the ‘#TogetherWithU’ or ‘#BersamaMu’ community campaign to aid in the flood-recovery process.
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.
Singapore has issued a call to all stakeholders to come on board and help the country achieve its aspiration of becoming the world’s first ‘Smart Nation.’
Multimedia Development Corporation and IT consultancy and solutions provider Tentspark have jointly launched the National Big App Challenge, which will showcase the importance of big data analytics in solving challenges related to national issues and societal well-being through open data, while highlighting the talents of homegrown software specialists.
Saving lives, automating cooking and helping the disabled were among the winning ideas from Singaporeans at this year’s ‘code::XtremeApps:: Hackathon, organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC).