MDEC Big Data Week 2016: National goal increases to 18000 data professionals

AvantiKumar | Sept. 21, 2016 During BAsean’s largest big data congregation Big Data Week 2016, MDEC CEO speaks of increasing awareness and adoption of BDA.   Image (Credit – CIO) – Big Data Science During the launch of Big Data Week 2016, national ICT agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) noted the rapidly increasing awareness and adoption of Big Data Analytics (BDA) in the country.MDEC chief executive officer Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood’s welome address during the launch included comments about Malaysia’s goal to produce data scientists to meet national digitisation efforts.”In 2014, based on the estimated demand, we had targeted for 1,500 Data Scientists by 2020,” said Yasmin. “But due to the increase in awareness and adoption, this figure has now been revised to 2,000 data scientists and 16,000 data professionals.”…


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