Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Fusionex Innovations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, 3rd August 2020 at Universiti Teknologi MARA. This event significantly marked another UiTM smart industry partnership.
In Malaysia, UiTM, the largest comprehensive university, has expanded its visibility. It continues to play a vital role in providing innovative education and unleashing potentials in science, humanities, technology, and entrepreneurship.
On the other hand, Fusionex is a multi-award AI and Big Data technology leader which aims to foster highly skilled graduates in digital.
During the event, Professor Emeritus Datuk IR Dr. Mohd Azraai bin Kassim, Vice-Chancellor of UiTM, said “By leveraging on UiTM and Fusionex strengths, we can strategize to find viable and efficient solutions as we adapt to a new way of working and living post-COVID-19.” He further added that this collaboration will help narrow the gap of tech talents in AI and Big Data analytics.
The first outcome of their partnership is an interactive Big Data and Advanced Analytics-powered COVID-19 dashboard. It displays information on the coronavirus cases across states and districts in Malaysia. This dashboard is available at the UiTM website.
“As the world slowly recuperates from the effects of the coronavirus, digital technologies will be the foremost driving factor to aid in global recovery efforts. Fusionex is delighted to be collaborating with UiTM to nurture the next generation of highly skilled individuals capable of overcoming all obstacles, especially those caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Chen Keat Ming, VP Fusionex.
Adding “We hope this partnership allows students to push the frontiers of Big Data technology, and in doing so, discover revolutionary breakthroughs that will change the world for the better.”
This partnership will foster the initiatives of UiTM and Fusionex’s next generation of digital technology experts.
Students at UiTM will gain direct exposure to the practical applications of digital technologies. This will open up new opportunities for contributing innovative ideas early in their career.