CYBERJAYA: The Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC) is set to accelerate the big data analytics (BDA) adoption and innovation among Malaysian companies by establishing a network of BDA Innovation Centres of Excellence.
Its chief executive officer Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (pic) said the initiative would focus on bringing private and public partnerships as a conduit to build critical mass in BDA adoption and innovation.
It is also a crucial step in realising MDeC’s vision to turn Malaysia into a BDA hub in Asean, she said at the launch of a network of BDA Innovation Centres of Excellence, here yesterday.
At the event, three memorandum of understandings (MoU) were signed between MDeC leading industry players and key government partners for the setting up of three centres of excellence (CoEs).
Under the MoUs, Fusionex International and Teradata Corp Malaysia Sdn Bhd will build the industry-driven CoEs, while the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) and MIMOS will establish a BDA Digital Government lab to be part of the wider national network.
Yasmin said the MoU would cement efforts in structuring a national network of CoEs and help mobilise the country’s top BDA experts to develop high-impact projects and proof-of-concepts in driving adoption and innovation.
“Our goal from these CoEs is to create a sustainable BDA ecosystem, place Malaysia as an Asean hub that utilises expertise from the public and private sectors.
“MdeC will oversee the overall programme by assessing and qualifying high-impact projects as well as facilitating and supporting,” she said.
Yasmin said the areas of collaboration would also involve designing and developing high-impact solutions in key sectors that had significant roles in Malaysia’s economy. — Bernama
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