MDEC, HRDF & TheCADS Collaborate to Grow Data Professionals in Malaysia
Harvard Business School will introduce its Big Data Analytics Executive Education program in Malaysia to help fulfill the need of data professionals globally. The first batch of the four-day program took place at the Hilton KL from April 25 to 28, 2016.
The program saw 53 C-level participants from key industries from participating companies including PETRONAS, Celcom, Astro, Maxis, Senheng, KFit, UNITAR, Grab, and Chatime, among others.
“It is imperative for companies today to add value and stay competitive by ‘future-proofing’ their businesses through the development and adoption of innovative ‘disruptive technologies’ such as Big Data Analytics. This is a crucial milestone for us in our efforts to nurture local data professionals and to build a robust BDA ecosystem to benefit all sectors of Malaysia’s Digital Economy. Thanks to our partners, TheCADS and HRDF, we can now offer our local industry players a Harvard-quality BDA program,” said Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer, MDEC.
The four-day program allows participants to gain a fundamental understanding of big data, and learn how to apply complex analytics methods, explore how experimentation and predictive analysis can improve business model and efficiency, and address the ethics of transparency in data collection and the concept of ‘un-volunteered truths’.
It also examines the implications of big data analysis on marketing, the supply chain, and human resources; recruit and develop data-savvy talent who have the skills to take analytics to the next level; recognize big data as a valuable resource for building and implementing strategic initiatives; and build and sustain a competitive advantage by expanding a company’s analytics capabilities. JUNE 2016 | HWM 131
(From left to right) Datuk C.M. Vignaesvaran, CEO of Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF); Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC); and Sharala Axryd, Managing Director of The Center of Applied Data Science (TheCADS).