Asia Pacific

Unleashing The Power

April 20 – 24, 2015, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is a country well on its trajectory towards recognising and harnessing the power of big data Analytics. During the 26th Implementation Council Meeting (ICM) in 2014, a decision was made to include Big Data Analytics (BDA) as a priority area for the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) (2016-2020), the latest in a series of five-year national development plans that the Government of Malaysia will unveil starting 2015.

The National ICT Custodian of Malaysia, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), has been tasked with driving Malaysia’s National Big Data Analytics Framework, one of which is to take on the role of coordinating the 2015 Big Data Week Kuala Lumpur.


Big data is not hype and is no longer a specialist discipline for technical gurus we now call Data Scientists. Big data is about deep business insight, improved public services, faster accurate decision making and perhaps most importantly its about competitive advantage.

That’s why the Malaysian Government is putting such high priority on developing big data skills locally. The knowledge that nations in asia that embrace big data will be positioning themselves for competitive advantage in the region is driving our government’s desire to skill up as a nation.

That’s one of the reasons why MDeC has taken the role of organiser for Big Data Week KL 2015. This is the second year in a row that MDeC has taken on this challenge. This year the theme is “Unleashing the power of big data, Malaysia’s journey to becoming a hub for big data in ASEAN.” The flagship event for this years big data event will be a two day conference and expo taking place at Sunway Pyramid convention centre on April 21 and 22.

Big Data Week is a worldwide celebration of big data and this year’s event in Kuala Lumpur will bring together renowned Big Data experts from around the globe, dynamic companies exhibiting in an expo area, and live demos and visualisations that for the uninitiated will quite simply astound you.

Ir Dr Karl Ng, Director Innovation Capital (MDeC), said: “This year’s event is geared at enabling people to embrace big data and understand how they can start using it in their own businesses.

“We hope to attract business decision makers who want to learn why and how their own business will benefit from big data.”

Karl Ng said MDeC will use the momentum of Big Data Week to create more exposure for the subject and how it can help business leaders, IT professional and Malaysian citizens in general.

He added: “It’s time to stop talking about big data and start doing big data! This event will go a long way to helping many people make that happen.”



Day 1 (April 20, 2015)

The Advisory Panel Big Data is a new feature at the event and is created to  bring together a highly knowledgeable and experienced group of international big data leaders with the aim of gleaning their know-how, industry expertise as well as learning from the experiences of countries and regions who had started their big data journey before Malaysia.

These invaluable and timely insights will be vital for Malaysia as it aspires to become a big data hub in ASEAN (South East Asian region).

Day 2 & 3 (April 21 – 22, 2015)

The Big Data Week 2015 will hit the crescendo during these two days of conference and expo.

Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of MDeC will deliver the welcoming speech and share her vision with the delegates on making Malaysia as a big data hub for ASEAN (South East Asia region).

This will be followed by Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, who will be giving the keynote speech, besides officiating the Big Data Week. His keynote will focus on how big data will affect all and sundry and be an agent of change.

Indeed, the attendees can look forward to an exciting array of speeches and activities at the two-day conference such as:


Day 1 – 5 (April 20 – 24, 2015)

MDeC’s partners will be organising their own satellite events that are set to compliment the main conference.

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