MDEC and Olygen officiate the start of Big Data Week Asia 2016. The week long congregation will host over 3,500 participants from across the region, 84 world-class speakers, 38 leading exhibitors, 41 sponsors and 17 satellite events focused on building a data driven Asean.
It will be one big leap for Malaysia into the digital economy with computational thinking and computer science being embedded into national education system, writes Karamjit Singh.
While many are still caught up in the second wave of digital disruption – where startups are disrupting incumbents – the third wave is already here, according to a panel discussion at DNA’s What’s Next 2016.
The pretty big announcement that coding would be part of the Malaysian school syllabus from next year onwards came very quietly … which is not surprising because we’ve heard this all before, writes A. Asohan.
Malaysia's digital economy aspiration is being dampened by the relatively slow Internet speeds available here, the head of the country’s national ICT custodian admitted.
Malaysian government agency MDEC has spread its wings to neighbouring Indonesia, where it has partnered with local VC firm Kejora to help propel e-commerce and startup companies to the regional stage.
After introducing Vintent Tan founder of Berjaya Corporation group of companies yesterday, Karamjit Singh today introduces Nick Nash, group president of South-East Asia’s most valuable startup, Yasmin Mahmod of MDEC and a top management consultant from McKinsey & Co to What’s Next. And yes, you can say that he is a little bit excited!
Cognizant has opened a new delivery centre in Cyberjaya, saying it would add 100 new jobs to the 300 it already has in the country.
Buoyed by the performance of MSC Malaysia in 2015, MDEC is confident that Malaysia will continue to be an attractive investment destination for foreign and domestic companies.
Celcom has signed an MoU with MDeC which will see it becoming the digital partner for the latter’s eUsahawan digital entrepreneurship programme.