Edited by: Sheera Abg Mansor
KUALA LUMPUR: In support of the government’s aspiration to become a data hub for artificial intelligence and big data analytics, Axiata Group Bhd is set to develop talent through its Urbanlytics 2019.
Head of Axiata Analytics Centre, Pedro Uria Recio as quoted in Bernama said the participant number is double that of the datathon last year, where 210 participants book places in the battle, out of more than 600 applications.
The teams will need to come up with the best data solutions to real business challenges in 24 hours, starting Sept 21.
Besides Malaysians, Urbanlytics 2019 has also attracted participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the United States, with diverse backgrounds as data scientists, data engineers, programmers, data journalists and IT professionals.
In effort to vie for a slice of the RM40,000 total price and titles such as the Best Data Scientist, Best Data Engineer and Best Business Consultant, participants in the 2019 Urbanlytics need to also come up with solutions for e-wallet, low carbon mobility planning with big data and low carbon city.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will give away the grand prize at the Smart Cities 4.0 Conference next Monday.