MDEC, HRDF & TheCADS Col­lab­o­rate to Grow Data Pro­fes­sion­als in Malaysia

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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).

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