IoT & Big Data: Smart cities, connected Things & data lakes

Big Data Malaysia's August 2016 meetup explores the immense opportunities and challenges of The Internet of Things across private and public sectors. According to Gartner, 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, and will soar to more than 20 billion by 2020. We are fortunate to have world-class speakers at this meetup share their expertise on their vision for an IOT-connected planet.

Thank you for the support of Teradata as principal sponsor for this meetup.


5pm - Registration and Networking

6pm - Open meetup with MC, Chin-Fah Heoh, Chairman , Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Malaysia

6:05pm - Stephen Brobst, CTO, Teradata 'Don't Let The Things Swamp your Lake'

6:45pm - Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO of REDtone IOT, 'Empowering Citizens to Sense and Make Better Cities'

7:30pm - Saiful Jumaat Osman, CEO FOCUS Technology Network

8:15pm - Networking

9:30pm - Doors close

Stephen Brobst, CTO, Teradata

Don't Let The Things Swamp your Lake

The concept of “Data Lake” is becoming a widely adopted best practice in constructing an analytic ecosystem and with the unprecedented volumes and velocity of data IoT can generate, an essential part of the IoT ecosystem. Predictive analytics, when combined with connected Things, opens possibilities of transforming industries which may once have been deemed to asymptote. There many pitfalls to be aware of and Stephen will share best practices for ensuring successful data lake deployment. This workshop will provide guidance on how to deploy toward the “data reservoir” concept rather than ending up with an all too common “data swamp” to ensure you can maximise the full potential of your IoT data.
  • Learn best practices pertaining to data lake construction and deployment.
  • Learn why Hadoop is an important technology for data lake deployment.
  • Learn how to leverage a data lake as part of an overall analytic ecosystem strategy.
Stephen Brobst was recently ranked the number four U.S. chief technology officer for 2014. ExecRank screened over 2,500 Chief Technology Officers from among more than 10,000 CTOs in the United States. The top three CTO’s named for 2014 hold positions with Amazon.com, Tesla Motors, and Intel. He has served as an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences in the area of IT workforce development and also served in Barack Obama’s first term as a member of the President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), a working group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO of REDtone IOT

Empowering Citizens to Sense and Make Better Cities

The term “crowdsensing” has become more popular with the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT). This term refers to sharing data collected by sensing devices with the aim to measure phenomena of common interest. The sensing devices may include, for example, smartphones, sensor embedded gaming systems, music players, and in-vehicle sensor devices. But the most favorite crowdsensing device is the smartphone. Crowdsensing has also become a new business model which allows this large number of mobile phones to be used not only for exchanging information between their users but also for activities that may have a huge societal impact.

Crowdsensing applications are particularly attractive to organizations because they can provide the organizations with valuable data without the need to make significant investments. In fact, it has reignited citizen engagement with their government authorities (for example), opening new perspectives for cost-effective ways of making local communities and cities more sustainable, livable and safe.

Dr Mazlan has 30 years of experience and accomplishments in a senior management capacity primarily accountable for R&D, Product Development Innovation & Solutions, Technology Management, Network Operations and Academia. Before joining REDtone, he spent 8 years in MIMOS Berhad as Senior Director Wireless Communications Cluster where he is responsible to lead, strategize and manage the Applied R&D activities in Wireless Communications technology.

Saiful Jumaat Osman, MD and CEO, focustech

Enabling Malaysian Smart City Solutions

Mr. Saiful's presentation will cover how to design and delivery Smart City solutions in integrating with synergy the Smart City application, telecommunications infrastructure and the solution integration expertise using the best business model for Malaysia.

FOCUS Technology Network is a Service Provider expert providing Solutions combining Content - Applications, Telecommunications and Solution Integration Expertise, with speciality of own developed wholesale telecommunication network and self developed video surveillance software.

Previously, Mr. Saiful was CTO for Radmik Solutions, and Lecturer at MMU, Faculty Of Engineering (Telecommunication and Networking).


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