We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

APU and Department of Statistics Partner to Drive Data Studies

Image Credits: APU, Malaysia, Press Release

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), in driving data mining, data analysis and data analytics training among academicians and students.

The signing ceremony was held recently on APU’s campus situated at Bukit Jalil and was signed by the Chief Statistician of Malaysia and the Vice-Chancellor of APU. It was witnessed by senior officials from both institutions.

Through this MoU, DOSM and APU agreed to the sharing of data analysis, research sharing analysis results and new findings. The MoU also implements collaboration in the areas of statistics research and knowledge exchange pertaining to information supply, storage, exchange, and improvement of official information as mutually agreed upon and allowed by the law.

In addition, the partnership will also produce subject matter experts for both parties to satisfy the current and future needs for data by using the latest statistical techniques, the application of data science and analytics and other innovative approaches.

For the aspiration of new knowledge, experience, expertise and research, this collaboration signifies a smart partnership between both parties. DOSM will provide selected micro datasets for research purposes and the development of new knowledge among the APU community.

It is hoped that academics and students will make full use of this data to enhance their skills in data mining using a large-scale dataset and therefore improving analytical capability as well as evidence-based decision making, Malaysia’s Chief Statistician said during his speech.

APU’s Chief Operating Officer, who delivered the welcome speech earlier stated that DOSM is in the process of establishing the National Big Data Analytics and Data Processing Centre, APU is passionate about Big Data, launching the first Big Data or Data Science programme in Malaysia at the post-graduate level in 2015.

We are thrilled to establish this relationship with DOSM, as we think we can go beyond getting data and contribute to the creation of predictive analytics for our decision-making on institutional as well as national levels,” the CEO concluded.

In 2020, the Data Analytics Market generated a revenue of US$22.99 billion and is projected to reach a market value of US$ 346.24 billion by 2030, growing at a 30.7% CAGR.

Data analytics comprises a majority of enterprises’ processes as it helps them manage, process, and streamline large data sets. This is done in real-time and improves a company’s decision-making capability. Other objectives of data analytics include helping firms develop a better understanding of clientele as well as narrowing down the massive amounts of data to the targeted audience. This can effectively improve a company’s marketing. Many companies are increasing their adoption of data and business analytics to analyse the mammoth volumes of data generated in both offline and online trading.

The factors contributing to the upsurge of data analytics include the adoption of big data analytics software by different organisations, and delivering and enhancing decision-making. Other factors include competitive advantages provided by data analysis, allowing for choices to be made promptly. Further, cloud-based data analytics software has been introduced among small and medium enterprises and this has positively impacted the growth of the market.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Send this to a friend