SOC ONLINE: School of Computing through its Big Data Task Force has successfully organized two days executives training on Big Data on 25th and 26th November 2015 at Four Points Sheraton, Penang. The objective of this training is to enhance awareness on big data benefits and implementation guidelines and challenges to the management group. Among the participants attended are from the Malaysian Commissions and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Ministry of Finance, Geospatial Research Centre of Universiti Putra Malaysia, and directors of departments and centers, and researchers of UUM.  The training was conducted by prominent speakers from MIMOS, Dell, SAS, Microsoft, UUM, ICT Melaka and Authentic Ventures. Among the speakers are YBrs. Prof. Ir. Aziz Ismail, the SOC Adjunct Professor, YBrs. Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman Sultan Suhaibuddeen and YBrs. Dr. Mohd Dzaharudin Mansor, the SOC Adjunct Fellows.

The training was officiated by the Chief of Digital Ecosystem Cluster of MCMC, Mr. Toh Swee Hoe, representing  YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Halim Shafie, Chairman of MCMC (also the SOC Adjunct Professor). A welcoming dinner was sponsored by MCMC.  MCMC recognized UUM initiatives on promoting big data implementation as national agenda and further discussions have been made for MOU between MCMC and UUM on Big Data research and training. The dinner is enlivened by the attendance and speech from YBrs. Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation, UUM.