Big Data Malaysia: Data Science in Penang

For those unfamiliar, Big Data Malaysia is a community meetup group running events discussing and sharing on Big Data topics for over 4 years. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigdatamy/


Almost every time we run an event in KL someone asks when we are going to run an event in Penang! And as we love visiting Penang (food capital of Malaysia FTW!) we have been wanting to do this for quite some time.Well finally an opportunity has presented itself for us to provide an event with the same great quality of speakers and content you would expect from a Big Data Malaysia event at a great venue in Penang and focused on Data Science!

So for all of you who have asked over the years now is the time to grab a ticket. It's a morning event so ask your boss for the time to invest in your learning and come meet us at @CAT for a very interesting morning of content. Best of all thanks to iTrain and @CAT this event is FREE of charge.


Master of Ceremonies - Daniel Walters, CIO SEEK Asia & Organiser for Big Data Malaysia
  • 8.30am Doors open, registration, mingle
  • 9.30am Dr. Lau Cher Han - "Understanding Data Science and Why It's so Important to your Business”
  • 10.30am Wei Jian, MY & Flavien from Piktochart
  • 11.15am Third presenter (TBA)
  • 12pm Networking
  • 2pm Close.

Dr. Lau Cher Han graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with Philosophy Doctorate (Ph.D.) on a full scholarship, Masters by Research and Bachelor of IT.

Dr. Lau spent the past 10 years in Australia. He worked as a lead research developer in Microsoft e-Research centre, to build a sensor network platform that utilize mobile phones to record audio signals, for detecting rare bird species and koalas. Dr. Lau then joined Australian Institute of Future Environments to build a Green House Gas Analysis System, which collects, analyzes and publishes data automatically. More recently, Dr. Lau co-founded and served as the CTO for JoinHappen.com, where he designed the technology blueprint and drove product development.

Today, Dr. Lau is back in Malaysia teaching software engineering and big data subjects at universities, and provides corporate training. Dr. Lau applies his 15 years of experience in software development, database technologies, data mining and analytics, to provide consultancy on data strategy for companies in various sectors including travel, finance and technology startups. He is now the Principal Trainer for Data Science Certification programme with iTrain Asia Pte Ltd Singapore.

Data team from Piktochart

Wei Jian is Piktochart's Business Analyst. He consults his team members on making data-driven marketing decisions by extracting and analysing behavioural patterns from databases using Python. During free time, he spends time with his newfound love: Balvenie.

MY is a devops and RoR developer in Piktochart. His role revolves around scaling the backend infrastructure to support the ever growing user base. He is on an Apple free diet, refusing to use macbooks or iphones.

Flavien is scientist at Piktochart. He currently helps in understanding how customers make use of the app to support both UI/UX and design teams. His days are split between Python notebooks, single origin coffee and an EX5.

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Mon May 23, 2016
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM MYT
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