Where is the best place to kick start my career in data analytics/science in Malaysia, and why?
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As an ex-consultant myself, I will definitely recommend starting off in any of the Big 4 consultancies or other specialized consulting firms, as this gives you the widest exposure possible across different industries. Often you'd find that the technical skills you build over multiple projects are transferable, what's different is how you apply them to deliver business outcomes. Being in a consultancy does give you a head start in actually executing on insights, whereas if you join in-house analytics team the involvement will most likely only be in number crunching at the start.

You can try out Fusionex. They are established multi-award winning data technology provider that specializes in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Hi Tshung Man, besides the options listed as above, you can consider to look out for local telecommunication companies as they have vacancies in data analytics/science areas. One of them is Axiata Analytics Center, you can apply through: [email protected]

On the other hand, there's an upcoming hackathon organised by Axiata Group and the Asia School of Business which you can join: https://www.axiata.com/dataunchained/.

There's another program called Data Star: http://adax.asia/datastar/ that you can explore as well.

Hope this helps, thank you.