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HGCI2016–TIBDS2016: Gathering minds from academia and industry
Uploaded on Oct 26th, 2016
7 - 8 September 2016

The Intelligent Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (ICC-SIG) of Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST), Multimedia University has successfully co-organised the High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid, Cloud and Identity Summit (HGCI2016) and the ThunderCloud IoT-Big Data Symposium 2016 (TIBDS2016) on 7th and 8th September 2016.

The joint event is a gathering of minds from academia and industry with the aim of sharing ideas and experiences in innovative use of available technologies. It is co-organised by Multimedia University, Academic Grid Malaysia, National Grid Computing Initiative and MYREN e-Research, Grids and Federated Science Cloud Working Group. This event was officiated by Tn. Hj. Wahilman bin Siwar, the Head of ICT, Jabatan Ketua Menteri Melaka.

The two days' event provides a platform to learn and share the best that High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid, Cloud and Identity technologies have to offer. Participants are exposed to how these advanced technologies are driving activities in research & development, collaboration and enterprise computing around the world. In addition, the event also offers great insights into the world of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics (BDA). Renowned experts from both academia and industry including Multimedia University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, University Malaya, Perdana University, Altair Technologies, Informology, Novorient, Abyres, Fujitsu Ltd. and NovaGlobal have shared their knowledge on the latest technologies and developments that have been instrumental in the rapid proliferation and adoption of these emerging fields globally.

A Special Session: IEEE Region 10, Forum on Industry Relations which gathers the Industry and University representatives to discuss matter of importance to both sides towards a Smarter Malaysia was also held during the two days event.

The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOSTI) and IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific Region) as well as industry sponsors which includes Sifulan, NovaGlobal, Fujitsu Ltd., Novorient and Abyres. Collaborators include Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Perdana University and University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM).