PULSATE, which will be setting up a big data centre and a data academy by year-end, hopes to train 3,000 data specialists in Malaysia by 2020 to meet the growing demand for big data solutions across different industries.
The establishment of the centre and academy will also help Malaysia compete with countries like Singapore and South Korea and pave the way for it to become one of the big data hubs in the near future.
Pulsate is a subsidiary of Pulse Group, one of Asia’s leading digital research agencies. Pulse is homegrown and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur.
Pulse Group chief executive officer Bob Chua says the big data centre and data academy are on track for completion by year-end in collaboration with global partners like Dell, Intel and Revolution Analytics.
It is slated to be situated in Cyberjaya, he says, although several other states and neighbouring markets are trying to lure this first of its kind leading edge venture their way due to the huge multiplier effect that it will bring, such as foreign direct investments, high level job creation, and knowledge-transfer, to name a few.