Malaysia on track to become Southeast Asian hub on big data & analytics

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is making steady progress in becoming a big data and analytics (BDA) hub in Southeast Asia. Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Yasmin Mahmood said there are 22 multinational BDA companies from six countries currently setup in Malaysia as of August 2016. “These include IHS Markit and SiteCore. In addition to this, Fusionex and Data Micron are among the Malaysian companies which have expanded globally,” she said while officiating Big Data Week Asia 2016 today. Yasmin said that there are 32 BDA companies in total that have exported their services/solutions and 47 BDA start-ups continuously innovating and testing cutting-edge technology in the big data analysis sector. In terms of addressing talent gap in Asia, MDEC and its key strategic partners have been actively…


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