In a joint press conference, MDEC, HRDF and Knowledge Group officially announced the launch of Big Data Week 2017. Following the success of previous editions, this year’s week long celebration of data will kick off on the 2nd – 3rd October with the anchor conference Next Big Tech Asia alongside with Smart Cities Asia in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The anchor event will bring together over 60 global experts and chief data scientists from leading organisations like Google, Facebook, San Diego City, Helsinki City, New South Wales Government, Fusionex and iFlix to share their experience in turning data into insights.
The Malaysian Minister of Finance II, His Hon. Datuk Seri Johari Ghani led a delegation comprising 29 high-profile Malaysian government officials, industry captains and members of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC), on a three-day business mission to Bangkok to further strengthen business relations and economic cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand. During the business mission, Datuk Seri Johari Ghani also paid a courtesy call on Thailand’s Prime Minister, H.E Prayuth Chan-ocha; Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Somkid Jatusripitak, Minister of Finance H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong; and other high-level Thai government officials and regulators.
The founder and group chairman of boutique Shariah advisory firm Amanie Group, Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar has been appointed as the board member of Sime Darby Property Bhd recently.
Dr Mohd Daud, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Business, Malaysia’s premier and oldest business magazine, joins nine other prominent members on the board.