Talk: A Career in Data Science

In the ever changing world of today, Data Scientist has become one of the most sought career paths in the world. In response to this cross-industry trend, several top universities have started programs dedicated to Data Science.

Malaysia has realized this need and its tremendous opportunity to the country, and has aimed to be become a regional hub for Big Data Analytics (BDA) by the year 2020. The soon to be launched ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX) would be a key step in this direction with an aim to produce more data specialists, and targets to grow the number of data professionals from the existing 4,000 to 16,000 by 2020.

Come and listen to our Data Scientist and learn how you can shape your future career to take advantage of this opportunity and get insider tips and tricks that will be beneficial to you career.

Speaker Profile:

William Yap is the first Data Scientist hired by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and is a Manager at the Big Data Analytics (BDA) Initiative unit. His role is driving the BDA talent and industry development to make Malaysia a regional BDA hub by 2020.

He has over a decade of data expertise at industry leaders such as Ernst & Young, Great Eastern and Fusionex. He is also the founder of ONz, a sports social network startup, which was adopted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports for a nationwide campaign. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Actuarial Science.

Who Should Attend?

Researchers, undergraduates, students and anyone with an interest in data science.


This event is part of the Malaysia IoT Consortium Week Penang 2016.
Fri Nov 18, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MYT
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