MDEC Aims To Produce 20,000 Data Professionals By 2020

Last update: 14/09/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) aims to have 20,000 data professionals by 2020, said its Head of Strategic Partnership, N. Somasundaram.

He said there are currently 6,000 data professionals involved in various MDEC-related programmes.

"We are working with professional training providers and local universities in ensuring a sufficient supply of data professionals," he told a press conference on the upcoming Big Data Week 2017, here today.

Somasundaram said this would help Malaysia to achieve its target of becoming ASEAN's Big Data and Analytics (BDA) hub by 2020.

Meanwhile, some 3,000 visitors are expected to attend the Big Data Week event, to be held from Oct 2-8 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.....