Inside Malaysia’s national big data plan

Malaysia wants its businesses to be more productive, and the Government is helping companies data analytics to stay competitive on the global stage. The country is two years into a plan to become a regional big data hub by 2020. GovInsider caught up with Dr Karl Ng, Director of Innovation Capital, Multimedia Development Corporation – and the official leading this plan. The country has been building up citizens’ skills in data science, and the focus this year is on getting businesses to adopt analytics. “Our biggest focus – from the country’s perspective – is how can we get different sectors within Malaysia to adopt data analytics because that will be a shift towards digital transformation,” Ng says. This year it will launch the ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange, a platform for…


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