The Data Incubator is an intensive 7-week fellowship that prepares the best scientists and engineers with advanced degrees to work as data scientists and quants. It identifies fellows who already have the 90% difficult-to-learn skills and equips them with the last 10%: the tools and technology stack that make them self-sufficient, productive contributors.
The Open Data Institute (ODI) is our strategic partner in Malaysia’s quest to pursue open data adoption among government ministries and agencies. We would like to share with you a book that highlights ODI’s achievements in its first year.
A charming booklet entitled Big Data Analytics (BDA): The Key in Driving the Future was created by MDeC as a starter and guide to BDA and its benefits. The first section talks about how BDA can benefit the government, economy and society. The next segment details out the workings of BDA.
For a country that wasn't even ranked in 2013, a ranking of 41st (out of 86 countries surveyed) certainly comes as a surprise. Open Data Institute's Open Data Barometer can be found here. You can also download the full report here.
Lagisatu.com is a leading hotel comparison and world’s first and largest Muslim traveler site. Big data allows vast amount of data to be processed in real-time to ensure a great customer experience on the site. At the same time, the team further drive sales and revenues through decisions that are backed by large amounts of data.
Flir Asia BigData is a Malaysian Big Data Analytics company that provides Data Analytics-enabled mobile app platforms for enterprises and SMEs. The company’s solutions help organizations gain visibility and insights into their customers, business processes and marketing plan effectiveness.
The Singapore National Library uses big data technologies to make its vast collection of book and other resources more easily accessible to library users and employees. Some of the projects include superior search, demand analysis and optimizing technology used to plan each library’s category mix, maximizing the number of loans given space and budget constraints.
A correlation between Power Distance and Open Data. The higher a country’s Power Distance Index, the less Open Data you can expect from it. And vice versa. Malaysia has the highest PDI and there is currently very limited government datasets available to the public. On the other hand, the UK government (PDI=35) has released an avalanche of datasets to the world.
A white paper on the state of Big Data Analytics (BDA) Malaysia was published by Big Data Malaysia in 2014 with the sole objective of raising the nation’s BDA profile. In this paper, a survey was undertaken to answer critical questions like big data opportunities and barriers, current and future capacity for big data talent, and the critical gaps in training and skills.
In March 2014, MDeC and Data & Storage Asean (DSA) set out on an arduous two-month mission to work on a Big Data guide featuring companies in Malaysia that were involved in Big Data Analytics (BDA). We wanted to include suppliers and vendors, Big Data innovators that push BDA to the limits of current thinking, and beyond. The guide is ready for download.