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Data Unchained Malaysia 2018

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Data Unchained Malaysia 2018

Time: November 2, 2018 at 7pm to November 4, 2018 at 2pm
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Street: 2-, Jalan Berjasa, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
City/Town: Kuala Lumpur
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Event Type: datathon
Organized By: Pedro URIA RECIO
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2018

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Kuala Lumpur, 3 September 2018 - Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) partners with Asia School of Business (ASB) to host Data Unchained Malaysia 2018 with the aim to help build capacity and talent in the field of data sciences and analytics. Data Unchained Malaysia 2018 is set to be Malaysia’s largest datathon and the first of a series of datathons Axiata plans to organize across its regional footprint in South East Asia and South Asia.

Data Unchained Malaysia 2018, designed as an intense weekend-long competition, is Axiata and ASB’s inaugural collaboration and is also intended to provide a platform for top Malaysian talent, data scientists and enthusiasts to show how their data-driven insights and business solutions can create real impact on the everyday lives of Malaysian citizens. Considered a data-focused hackathon, the datathon will present participants with complex datasets and the challenge to develop models and insights over the weekend that lead to practical solutions which can impact real-life businesses.

Dr Wijayasuriya, Axiata’s Corporate Executive Vice President and Regional CEO, said, “In our broader goal of Advancing Asia, we aim to bring together the best in the region in terms of innovation, connectivity and talent. Through this datathon, we aim to develop, harness and build a talent pool of Malaysian experts in data science to meet the burgeoning opportunities in this sphere on the global landscape. The Datathon also provides for an opportunity to imbue talents with similar passion for data in society, and to demonstrate and seed the social impact that data-driven solutions can deliver to Malaysia and the wider region.”

Building upon this, Pedro Uria Recio, head of Axiata Analytics Centre adds, “As one of Asia’s largest telecommunications groups and leading digital companies, Axiata has been a pioneer in the development and utilisation of data science and data storytelling to create a better customer experience and delivering better services to our over 350 million subscribers in 11 countries.”

The datathon will kick-off on Friday, 2nd November 2018 with a preview into the data and a basic brief to prepare participants for the hack days to follow. The following two days, 3rd and 4th November 2018 will see the release of the complete data set and participants going into full gear as they flex their analytical muscles to develop their data-driven solutions.

The judging panel will then select the top 5 teams to pitch their ideas, after which 3 teams will be selected as winners. Axiata is offering RM30,000 worth of prizes, for its team and individual categories.

Registrations for Data Unchained Malaysia open on 15th August 2018 and interested individuals can register at this link: For more information, please email [email protected].


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