Malaysia aims to become a 'regional big data hub,' but while some of the groundwork has been laid down, the country first needs to become a 'regional talent hub' to realise its aspiration, Goh Thean Eu reports.
In last week's Disrupt panel discussion, one of the key points that DNA founder Karamjit Singh took away was that startups and even mature tech companies are ignoring the value of having retired executives as advisors or on their boards.
DNA is working hard to make itself a great product for our readers and the ecosystem, but the best part is that our readers are playing their part too, writes Karamjit Singh.
Malaysian startups may find it easier to sell to overseas customers than their fellow Malaysian companies, which may be due to a lack of confidence in local capability or the more risk-averse nature of decision-makers here, said panellists at the recent DNA-TeAM Disrupt discussion.
Undeterred by the lack of success of his AIM-listed company Pulse Group, Bob Chua took it private last October, and is now eyeing the big data market.