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Big Data Development in Malaysia: The Journey of Eliminating Oversight through Hindsight

November 29, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | ,

Big Data has been increasingly gaining attention worldwide. The Big Data phenomenon is real and slowly defining a new paradigm in the society as more and more technological devices such as smartphones, connected devices and robots making their way into our lives. The importance of leveraging Big Data and analytics to provide desired outcome is becoming a must to stay competitive. This paper attempts to evaluate the current development of Big Data in Malaysia. Big Data is relatively new in Malaysia and more have to be done to increase awareness and overcome technological and social barriers in implementing a timely fact-based data-driven decision making approach before we can capture the benefits. Thus, the current initiatives by the public sector, private sector and the community to encourage adoption of Big Data Analytics and to understand the non-readiness of industries for the big data economy are discussed. The current state of Big Data Development, future perspective, opportunities, open issues and challenges to be addressed in order to capitalize on the new digital economy are also discussed. Lastly, four pilot projects initiated by the government to drive Big Data adoption and the growth of ICT industry in Malaysia are summarized.

mahIr. Mah Siew Kien, a Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate with Board of Engineers (BEM), Malaysia has over 14 years of working experience in several fields as a product engineer and project manager; including academic, product engineering, project management and IT consulting. She has been involved in various product development technology transfer projects in the Electronic Manufacturing Services sector and IT project management and consulting activities during the course of her career. Ir. Mah Siew Kien holds a Master in Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering from National University of Malaysia. She is currently a Principal Lecturer in Nilai University and has been actively serving the Women Engineer Section of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Her current research interests are nanoelectronics and Internet of Things for Electronics.


Women in digital Technology

November 29, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | , ,

As the digital economy is becoming more important, it appears to provide an answer to the innumerable problems of young graduates. Digital economy option is an adequate response to youth employability if well supported and if the “maturation” of the startups in incubators is sufficient to ensure the sustainability of the company.
This issue returns us to reflect the classic view on entrepreneurship and to what extent the rethink, because it no longer fully meets the needs of populations. So we must see the opportunities of the digital economy.

sarr_webRufina Dabo Sarr:
Post graduate in science of education (2005), Ms SARR is professor of Natural science since 1983. With 19 years teaching at higher school including 3 years as coordinator of the World Links Project (ICT), and GLOBE Program Coordinator / Senegal (Global Learning and Observations to benefit the environment). In 2002, Ms SARR was appointed Technical Advisor in charge of Girls’ Education, Science, Environment and ICT at the Presidency of the Republic. In addition, Ms. SARR is the Founder President of the Association of Women for the promotion of Science and Technology in Senegal (AFSTech/Senegal). Ms SARR is member of INWES Board since 2011, and now Director of Africa Francophone. Currently, Ms SARR is the Head of Division of Cooperation and Partnership at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.


Career development for women in science and technology: An experience from Nepal

November 29, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | ,

Women have traditionally been underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The university level enrollment of women in engineering faculty is only 17%. The number further declines while
entering into professional careers. A recent study carried out by WISE Nepal (Women in Science and Engineering)
has found the lack of career support and job opportunities as major constraints for women in the field of science and technology. WISE Nepal is increasing career support for women through internships, in providing information about potential employers, and by increasing networking opportunities among the members.

mausam_mainaliMausam Mainali: Works as a Social Safe Guard Officer at the Trail Bridge Support Unit (TBSU) for HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal. After her Bachelor in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Management, she worked as a District Irrigation Engineer and as a District Road Maintenance Engineer. For her project’s contribution on promotion of small irrigation schemes managed by the community themselves she received the ‘Letter of Honour’ on behalf of LILI/HELVETAS.



From Datacollectors to aggressive dogs

November 29, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation

In times where Data is visible the question is which way we chose. Do we use Datastreams to destroy humanity or do we use it to improve our civil society?
Companies already use our Data aggressively for business without regarding constitutional law.
We know this aggressivity from dogs. When they are in fear they bite.

Director of Medienwerkstatt at Kulturwerk Bbk Berlin, PHD-student in computer science at University Potsdam for complex multimedial architectures, Associate professor at the University Computing Center of Freie Universität Berlin as well as at Hochschule Emden/Leer, Information Technology. Visiting professor for Artistic Transformation Processes, University of Art Berlin from 2007 until 2009 and at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil in 2015.


Greetings from the INWES President

November 26, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation

Eine Internationale Grußnote kam von KONG-JOO LEE, der Präsidentin von INWES, dem International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists.
Paralell zur DIB-Tagung fand nämlich auch die INWES Reginal Conference statt und der INWES Europe wurde gegründet.


Some more Infos on INWES from the conference programm:

The International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) is an international network body serving as an NGO, as a partner of UNESCO. INWES was created with the vision “To build a better future worldwide, through the full and effective participation of women and girls in all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM.)”. INWES oversees the International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES), which has been held every three years in various parts of the world for supporting Women in Engineering and Science since 1964. ICWES16 was held in 2014 in L.A., USA, ICWES17 will be in Dehli, India, 2017.
We anticipate active discussions on “Science. Knowledge. Power”. Also we setting up the third INWES Regional Network during the conference, INWES Europe, prepared by the kick-off team of INWES Europe from 2015. INWES has established the regional network to foster and promote its activities in a physically close and similar time zone region, because they have common interests as well as regional problems that can be solved together. INWES Europe is the third INWES regional network (the first is Asia Pacific Nations Network (APNN) and the second African Regional Network (ARN).
For INWES spirit to build actions for a gender equal, sustainable, technological, inclusive society, we need ‘close networking’. This is because we need the ‘collective wisdom’ to make our world a more gender equal place and to promote our societies by extending our horizon to maximize the diversity and openness. We can share our experiences, our passions, times, energies and ideas and care for each other and learn from one another, which will empower us as Women Scientists and Engineers.


Tunisian women engineers ́ post revolution challenges

November 26, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | ,

Shed light on the situation of Women in Technology after the Jasmin Revolution in Tunisia.
One result of the revolution is the huge number of new NGOs and other organisations. One of them ist the Tunesian Association of Women Engineers.
In November 2015 they founded the Tunesian Association of Women Engineers ATFI The main goals are networking, promoting the engineering profession , training of softskills etc.
Saara Israa, IT-Engineer doing a Phd in Finland and Nadia Souissi, the president of the new Association are presenting.




Volunteering students

November 26, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | ,

Whats the motivation for volunteering at the DiB-Tagung, what was the reason you started studying engineering what were the difficulties? And what plans are you having and how are networks like the DIB or the british WES are helping to get them working? This are some of the questions I asked the students that volunteered at the DIB-Tagung.



Die KKST-Girls und ihr Roboter

November 26, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | ,

Bis zu FIRST Tech Challenge  nach San Luis sind die Schülerinnen und Schüler des Königin Katharina Stift Gymnasium mit ihrem rollenden Roboter schon gekommen. Und nach Freising zu DIB-Tagung.



Keynote: Macht oder Ethik?

November 20, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | ,

Melanie Vogel: Seit fast 20 Jahren passionierte Unternehmerin. Futability®, Innovation und Leadership sind ihre Kernthemen, die sie als Dozentin an der Universität zu Köln unterrichtet sowie in Seminaren mit Unternehmern, Personalern und Führungskräften teilt. Ihr Buch „Futability® – Veränderungen und Transformationen bewältigen und selbstbestimmt gestalten“ kann online bestellt werden unter Als Initiatorin der women&work, Europas größtem Messe-Kongress für Frauen, hat sie 2012 den Innovationspreis „Landvogel2
der Ideen“ in der Kategorie Wirtschaft gewonnen.

Warum wir einen Kodex in der Technik brauchen: Mega-Konzerne im Silicon Valley erobern mit Milliarden-Investitionen immer neue Lebensbereiche und Forschungsgebiete. Auch Deutschland ist auf den Zug der Digitalisierung aufgesprungen, der mit Mach 3 und ungebremst in die Zukunft rast. Der Mensch läuft Gefahr, von seiner eigenen Technik überrollt zu werden und sich selbst überflüssig zu machen. Stehen sich in der Folge die  technologische Macht und ein ethisches Menschenbild unvereinbar gegenüber oder sollten wir genau jetzt nicht lieber anfangen, beide miteinander zu versöhnen? Auf diese Fragen wird Melanie Vogel in ihrer Keynote eingehen und Denkanstöße zur weiteren Diskussion geben.



Keynote: Wissen ist Macht

November 20, 2016 |by Friederike Maier | 0 Comments | Dokumentation | , , ,


Karin Hutfloetz: Studium der Chemie, Mathematik und Philosophie in München. Promotion in Philosophie und Psychologische  Zusatzausbildung zum Professionellen Coach. Freiberuflich tätig mit Coaching und Beratung: Schwerpunkt Persönliche Entwicklung
und Berufliche Orientierung. Referentin für verschiedene Bildungsinstitutionen. Dozentin an der Hochschule für Philosophie SJ in München.

Der Satz „Wissen ist Macht!“ (F. Bacon, 1598) erscheint uns heute selbstverständlich. Damit begann derkeynote_hutfloetz2
Siegeszug von Wissenschaft und Technik, der die Welt bis heute rasant verändert. Dennoch verlagert sich
heute mehr denn je die Macht von denen, die wirklich das Wissen haben, hin zu Machtspielen Einzelner mit
rein wirtschaftlichen Interessen. Wie können wir die Macht, die im Wissen liegt, ernst nehmen und Verantwortung für eine vernünftige Weltgestaltung  übernehmen? Der Vortrag wird geschichtliche Hintergründe und zukünftige Perspektiven skizzieren, vor allem für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Ingenieurinnen.

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