Peter Kua, the nation’s notable Data Science Evangelist with more than 10 years of experience in this field. Extensive ICT experience in various roles: Big Data / Data Science Strategy, Technopreneur, CTO, Project Manager and Software Developer. Startup leadership & management style. Excellent communication skills. Solid network of contacts in the private sector, government and universities/colleges

Industry experience includes Big Data / Data Science Strategy, Open Data, e-learning, plantation systems, FMCG, high-tech manufacturing and training and education.

Relevant Data Science, Big Data and Open Data experience

Head of Data Science & Analytics, Media Prima Digital

Leads both the data science and data engineering teams to ensure high-value, data-driven business cases are developed and operationalized
Engages with stakeholders from various business units (print, radio and TV) on new high-impact business cases, as well as plan the resources – people, process and technology – required to develop and deploy them
Evangelizes a data-driven culture in the organization and breaking down data silos among business units
Collaborates with third-party data providers to further enhance the organization’s existing audience data

Head of Big Data Analytics (BDA) Innovation, MDEC

Thought leadership, industry development and evangelizing the National BDA Initiative agenda to realize the vision of Malaysia being a regional BDA hub by 2020
Driving the BDA Talent Development, Open Data and Open Innovation/Adoption imperatives in the public and private sectors, including universities.
Creation of a BDA adoption framework that allows organizations to become data-driven organizations in a structured manner
Developed the National BDA Framework to deliver strategic recommendations / action plans to achieve the National BDA vision
Developing the National Data Ocean (data sharing & data brokerage) and its governance and policy framework