Project Description

Unlocking The Power of Big Data to Future Proof Your Organization

By Sharala Axryd

COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent shelter-in-place restrictions substantially expedited the digital transition for everyone globally. What was once expected to be a multi-year process has now taken place in months or even weeks. It is essential for everyone to have a dynamic restructuring plan to recover to the pre-Covid level and recapture the already-disrupted market by transforming business direction and embarking into Big Data journey to increase overall operational efficiency and upgrade customer experience in the post-covid era.​

But in which direction do you pivot? Let’s hear it from the multiple award-winning entrepreneur, Ms Sharala Axryd, founder and CEO of The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS) on how embracing Big Data would unlock multiple positive possibilities and how our Data Driven Organization (DDO) model can enlighten the industry players in navigating the new world with the new norms and enables them to win in this post-pandemic era.

About the Speaker

Unlocking The Power of Big Data to Future Proof Your OrganizationWith a passion for data science and over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications field, Sharala Axryd is leading the data-driven business transformation and driving benchmark for data science education in the ASEAN region.

A thought leader in the data science space, and highly-sought-after speaker for conferences with topics ranging from analytics to women in STEM.

Award-winner of EY Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Malaysia, SEBA 2018 Woman Technopreneur of the Year, and among the Digerati 50 by Digital News Asia (DNA), she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS), ASEAN’s first and only one-stop platform and center of excellence for Data Science. She was part of the team that brought The Data Incubator to Malaysia, launched ASEAN’s first data science accelerator program (2016), and spearheaded an initiative with Harvard Business School to support Malaysia’s national agenda to be the hub for Big Data Analytics (BDA). She’s also listed as one of the world’s most influential women in IT by StrongWomenInIT report Global Edition 2021.

Prior to CADS, she worked with diverse clients to deliver hands-on training through workshops and training on GPRS Performance Analysis and Optimisation. As the Founder and Managing Director of ULearn, Sharala and her team were successful with the Hands-On Technology Training (HOTT), eventually evolving to be the first in the industry to develop an Automated Competency Gap Analysis (UrSkillsReporter).

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