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‘Big Community’ for Big Data Professionals & Companies

Online portal to facilitate exchange of Big Data knowledge and information.

17 March 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 March 2016 - Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) today officially introduced ‘Big Community’, an online community portal developed by Asia One Publishing Group (AOPG) that aims to bring together individuals and organisations to move forward in the area of Big Data Analytics (BDA) and data-driven innovation. The portal provides a platform for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, discussion and networking opportunities. It can be accessed by all interested parties at

The ‘Big Community’ portal is a one-stop online resource centre managed by AOPG, a South East Asia IT publisher, for business leaders and enthusiasts to learn more about Big Data and its applications. With MDeC’s support in content development, interested users will be able to check out related events, job opportunities as well as thought leadership and educational stories from around the region.

One of the key features is the ‘Big Expert’ tab that allows users to connect with leading Big Data Expert and data scientists including Jothi Periasamy, Chief Data Scientist at Experfy (Harvard Innovation Lab), Dr. Toa Charm, Managing Partner at Big Data Elite Asia Founder & Chairperson, Richard Stirling, International Director at Open Data Institute, Niall Wynne, Data Analytics Manager at Data Ireland and many others.

“One of our main goals is to increase awareness on Big Data Analytics and encourage adoption among businesses in the country. Together with AOPG, we developed the ‘Big Community’ as a strategic, robust platform to provide local businesses access to ‘bigger’ and more global opportunities in data analytics,” said Ir. Dr. Karl Ng, Director, Innovation Capital, MDeC.

Big Community Portal

The key features of the portal include:

  • Access to experts: The portal provides access to leading Big Data experts and data scientists from around the world
  • News section: Updates on the latest Big Data news, developments and opportunities
  • Education section: Features various educational programmes and courses from Institute of Higher Learnings, both local and international
  • Employment section: Relevant job opportunities in the country and around the world
  • Events section: Updates on industry summits, conferences and gatherings
  • Social feed: Extending conversations to the Big Community Twitter page, @BigCommunityKL

“With more companies adopting this disruptive technology supported by a robust ecosystem, and made possible by the National BDA Initiative, we will be able to position Malaysia as the leading regional hub for BDA, and open doors to more investment opportunities,” said Karl.

To learn more about the ‘Big Community’ portal, please visit