Training Workshop on Big Data for Developing Countries
15 - 18 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The workshop was held from 15-18 May 2017 at Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin FASc., Director of ISTIC and Mr. Song Dexiong, Executive Deputy Director of IKCEST gave welcome speeches during the opening of the workshop.
Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin FASc., Director of ISTIC giving her welcome remarks   Mr. Song Dexiong, Executive Deputy Director of IKCEST welcoming all participant
This third workshop on Big Data by IKCEST and the first in Malaysia was jointly organised by ISTIC and IKCEST within the scope of the workshop in Hangzhou which took place in 2015 and 2016. The Kuala Lumpur training workshop was in collaboration with MIMOS and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and with the support of Zhejiang University, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Tongji University.
A total of 29 participants which consisted delegates from 12 countries comprising Botswana, Indonesia, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and Malaysia attended the workshop, 15 were males and 14 were females.
The main objective of training programme was to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to participants in the national level ICT related organisations to support STI agenda through the establishment of systematic knowledge management with Big Data Technology Application.
Prof. Tang Siliang delivering his lecture

Training workshop in session
The training workshop provided the following learning experiences to the participants:
i.Learning key principles related to Big Data Application and Knowledge Management
ii.Acquiring key competencies in:
  • Big Data infrastructures
  • Big Data frameworks, best practices and programming language
  • Technology Management Best Practices in establishing the Big Data system.
  • Understanding the technology related to Big Data such as Map Reduce, Deep Learning, Deep Search, Knowledge Graph Population, Data Analytics etc.
At the end of the workshop, it was expected that:
  • All participants should have gain the necessary knowledge and experience on how to establish big data system for STI knowledge management strategies for their countries/organisations.
  • The participants have the chance to networking among and between participants from the various countries in the Developing Countries.
  • Participants trained from the workshop can provide training and leadership on Big Data system formulation to other possible audience from their own organisations/countries.
The training workshop included a technical visit to MIMOS at Technology Park Malaysia to allow participants to get hands-on experience and exposure on Big Data Technology and Application in Malaysia. At MIMOS, participants visited the Big Data Analytics Laboratory and Internet of Things(IoT) Laboratory.
Group photo at MIMOS, Technology Park Malaysia

Mr. Thillai Raj T. Ramanathan, Chief Technology Officer of MIMOS delivering his talk and introducing MIMOS solutions with Big Data platform
Big Data Analytics Laboratory   Internet of Things(IoT) Laboratory
At the end of the workshop, the participants were required to deliver individual presentation on lessons learned. The closing address was made by Dato’ Dr. Samsudin Tugiman, Chairman of ISTIC Governing Board and Mr. Song Dexiong, Executive Deputy Director of IKCEST followed by presentation of certificate to all participant.
A participant from Pakistan delivering his individual presentation
Dato’ Dr. Samsudin Tugiman FASc., Chairman of ISTIC Governing Board delivering his closing speech
A participant from South Africa receiving her certificate