PETALING JAYA: Over the past year, the increased awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce and cloud computing has prompted many Malaysian businesses to adopt new technological solutions for their day-to-day operations.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is leading the country’s push into the digital domain with its Global Acceleration and Innovation Network (GAIN) program which was launched last year.

The program aims to assist high-potential Malaysian technology companies to grow and expand their reach domestically as well as internationally.

The program focuses on four main pillars – market access, risk capital, tech refresh and visibility. It is aimed to boost the annual revenue of GAIN companies to exceed RM100mil.

Among others, MDEC is recognising Fusionex International, iTalent Management Sdn Bhd and PanPages Bhd as Malaysia’s Tech “Global Icons”.

These companies have demonstrated strong revenue growth and innovative business models, including an aggressive push towards establishing a foothold in the Asean markets.

Fusionex International

Fusionex International is a global, multi-award winning technology market leader specialising in a slew of future market catalysts, namely big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and deep learning.

The data analytics firm’s unique selling point is its ability to enable businesses to turn massive data streams from a liability into an asset, at speed, at scale, and with value.

It is this big push towards the next big thing that has propelled Fusionex into becoming a prominent market innovator.

Its CEO Datuk Seri Ivan Teh said that the firm is poised to capitalise on major trends occurring in the technology space where the physical and digital domains are set for convergence.

“Companies are constantly looking at ways to connect, collect, store, analyse and monetise the data that is being captured. This is the reason why data analytics tools are becoming increasingly important,” he said.

The group’s suite of solutions revolves around a proprietary core called Intelligent Data Management Platform, which is designed from the ground up to be easily configurable and extendable to suit the customer’s needs.

Ivan Teh

It also offers proprietary software with the provision of maintenance, enhancement, and support, together with expertise in consulting and implementation for its clientele.

According to Teh, Fusionex has long enjoyed a strong relationship with MDEC, adding that the establishment of the GAIN program has become a platform where the firm’s market access has increased and partnership network broadened, both locally and internationally.

“This relationship with MDEC has opened doors for Fusionex to reach out to potential clients in new and existing markets. We are proud to be a part of this program and aim to turn Malaysia into Asean’s big data hub,” he said.

Market research firm Gartner predicts that enterprise data will grow 650% over the next five years with analytics taking the centre stage as the volume of data generated by embedded systems, social media, and other digital platforms increases and vast pools of structured and unstructured data are analysed.

Even though there is still learning curve required in the Big Data industry, organisations are coming to the realisation that they have no choice but to invest and move away from ‘gut feel’ decision making, Teh points out.

Not one to rest on their laurels, Teh adds that there are big plans ahead for Fusionex as it aspires to solidify its position as the region’s top big data analytics player.

“An official launch of an enhanced version of our big data analytics solution, GIANT 2016, is imminent very soon, and we will continuously expand our growing partnership network in the coming year,” he enthuses. Read more here: https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=49116