Is Malaysia Ready For A World Of Data And AI?

Is Malaysia Ready For A World Of Data And AI?

Premier Data and AI company, Databricks, brings the Data + AI World Tour to Malaysia, marking our first-ever event of its kind in the country. The Data + AI World tour is a global event.  Currently, it has stops in more than 30 cities across 5 continents this year. 

The Malaysian leg of the tour was held in Kuala Lumpur, and gathered hundreds of data and AI experts and visionaries to connect and share best practices. This tour is aimed at creating awareness about large language models (LLMs), the lakehouse paradigm and Databricks’ latest product Innovations.

The theme of this year’s tour is Generation AI. It highlights  the inflection point reached with the rise in the popularity of LLMs. This will be a catalyst for how every company reimagines its data, product, and corporate strategies.

Malaysian attendees had the opportunity to hear from top experts about actionable best practices and compelling insights. Pioneering companies like PETRONAS, Ikano Retail, UEM Edgenta and Aerodyne Group participated to share their highlights as well.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Phuah Aik-Chong, Chief Executive Officer at PETRONAS Digital
  • Chari T.V. Thirumala, Board Member at UEM Sunrise, RedOne, Phil Tower and AirAsia
  • Ir. Dr. Lim Eu Shawn, Chief Global Solutions Officer, Aerodyne
  • Michael Rorig, Head of Data, Ikano Retail
  • Chua Yong Howe, Chief Digital Officer, UEM Edgenta

As an organization and big data processing platform working with more than 10,000 organisations worldwide, Databricks Lakehouse Platform helps businesses to unify their data, analytics and AI.

“At Ikano Retail, our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. By partnering with Databricks, we aim to become a data-informed organisation, by democratising data and providing the right insights at the right time and place, allowing us to improve operational efficiency and enhance our customers’ shopping experience. As the exclusive IKEA franchisee in multiple countries, we believe actionable insights derived from our Databricks-powered Lakehouse will help us to better serve our customers through personalised omnichannel experiences in today’s dynamic retail landscape,” said Michael Rorig, Head of Data, Ikano Retail.

“We are excited to bring the Data + AI World Tour to over 30 cities in 5 continents and to host this event in Kuala Lumpur for the very first time for our Malaysian data and AI community. This is a pivotal moment in the AI revolution and we are seeing an incredible AI momentum in ASEAN now,” said Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Databricks Asia Pacific & Japan.

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