PSL’s First Free Node.js Workshop Was a Resounding Success!

Technology is a constantly evolving sector and our professionals are constantly analyzing, evaluating, implementing and adopting new frameworks, technologies and more in their own projects. But, they also find inspiration and a sense of purpose in sharing their findings with people outside the organization. This is exactly why we put together our first Node.js workshop in collaboration with the Node.js conference organizers and other partners. It was a great learning experience for us and we are already looking at creating the next workshop. We hope to create spaces in which sharing and exchanging knowledge among peers is commonplace.

PSL is also an offshore software company.

Sharing Node.js know-how with our community
This part Saturday, November 24th, PSL held its first free Node.js Workshop in collaboration with NodeConf Colombia, open to all members of Medellin’s tech community. Over 200 participants from curious students to seasoned pros attended the event, ready to take their first steps in applying this technology or build on existing knowledge in order to take their skills to the next level.

The event featured PSL expert speakers and relied on experienced professionals from NodeConf and PSL to guide attendees as mentors. To ensure the workshop was accessible to all skill levels, the first half of the day was dedicated to training and education. Those present were given the chance to learn more about Node.js, hear from experts, and understand how the runtime environment can be used by modeling real-world scenarios and project applications.

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The participatory workshop ended with a timed programming challenge where the top 2 projects receiving tickets to the national Node.js conference. The objective was to allow participants to use their newly acquired knowledge in practice. For those that wanted to take it one step further, a longer challenge was presented, which required participants to complete a more difficult challenge in the 72 hours following the event.

PSL works to build strong technical expertise in Medellin
Last Saturday’s open-door workshop is just one in a number of initiatives by PSL to honor its commitment to supporting community and regional growth. Top of mind for PSL’s social responsibility programs is a shared desire to elevate our professional peers, rejecting the idea of keeping knowledge to ourselves when it can serve as a powerful agent of transformation and growth for the societies in which we operate.

As explained on by PSL’s Head of Technology, Sebastian Velez, “Our purpose is to impact people, clients and society through what we do, and we’re really passionate about that. The ability to promote knowledge, to inspire, and to discuss is part of the commitment we have with the regions where we operate, so these kinds of events are important in fulfilling and going a step further towards fulfilling that purpose.”

Attendees enjoyed a hands-on experience with node.js guided by some of Medellin’s most notable proponents and experts allowing them to gain valuable insight into the reach and opportunities available through this technology. We’ll delve into their impressions and takeaways in upcoming posts.

This event is a first in what PSL hopes is a series of workshops, talks and other educational gatherings to further the region’s technological know-how, as well as build a strong tech community around sharing and collaboration with our peers. To learn more visit https://www.pslcorp.com/

Powering Alibaba’s eWTP with big data analytics, AI and machine learning

KUALA LUMPUR: It has been more than a year since the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) initiative was launched in Malaysia and although public attention was only revived a week ago during the launch of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s first regional office here, several local companies have already been hard at work making the ambitious project a reality.

Big data analytics firm Fusionex International Plc is one of them, having led a consortium which secured a contract to provide the e-Services platform for the DFTZ from the Malaysia Digital Economy Corp.

The awarding of the contract was announced in November last year and according to Fusionex, has since been up and running with more than 3,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on board currently.

“More and more of [these companies] are starting to appreciate that it is important to level up and capitalise on the robust growth in e-commerce and the export market,” said Datuk Seri Ivan Teh, Fusionex founder and chief executive officer of Fusionex.

He added that many local SMEs that Fusionex has spoken to are receptive, open-minded and cognisant of the global language.

“They are open and want to embrace technology as long as it’s easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective than the status quo. In short, they are constructive but might be facing challenges in areas such as market access, funds, modern skills and technology. This is where DFTZ’s e-Services can assist them,” Teh told The Edge Financial Daily in an email exchange.

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The platform is key to realising the e-World Trade Platform (eWTP) that has been one of Alibaba’s key initiatives under the DFTZ banner and aims to provide Malaysian SMEs access to global consumers via e-commerce.

“The e-Services platform functions as a one-stop digital trade facilitation platform, that is integrated with a multitude of business service platforms, e-marketplaces, government agencies, logistics providers, freight forwarders, agents, SMEs and other service providers,” said Teh.

The platform aims to “bridge the gap in terms of know-how, reduce costs, as well as avoid or minimise unnecessary delays and encumbrances associated with the old way of manually doing things,” he said, adding that it is meant to be highly scaleable and inclusive.

According to Teh, the platform is powered by big data technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and is “designed to help merchants — regardless of shape and size — to level the playing ground, and do so without incurring exorbitant costs”.

Fusionex is also riding on the strength of Alibaba Cloud, what with being the latter’s official strategic partner in this region.

“They are a great, committed partner,” Teh said of Alibaba Cloud, noting that the collaboration is synergistic as the latter “has a great cloud offering, whereas Fusionex is a leader in big data technology, AI and machine learning with a strong international reputation.”

While Fusionex may not be a household name to most Malaysians, it has certainly made waves overseas. The company had, until July last year, been listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market.

However, Teh had decided to take the company private after five years on the market due to what he reportedly said was a persistently undervalued stock.

Without disclosing any figures, Teh shares that Fusionex has “invested significantly” and will continue to invest as it is fully committed to ensuring the success of the e-Services platform.

He did not reveal the names of the group’s partners in its consortium, but that they are local players with the relevant expertise and experience.

Teh pointed out that like the DFTZ itself, the e-Services platform is not constrained to physical hubs such as the KL Aeropolis logistics hub being developed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and Cainiao Smart Logistics Network (Hong Kong) Ltd.

“e-Services will be an open platform that welcomes multiple business service providers, be it forwarding agents, logistics players, and of course very importantly, good local SMEs with great Malaysian products.”

“The cost benefits and efficiencies these players enjoy would ultimately trickle down to consumers [in the form of] faster, more efficient and more cost-effective products and fulfilment,” he said. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180627005468/en/Higher-Learning-Institution-Leveraging-Fusionex-Data-Technology

Fusionex Managing Director Ivan Teh Wins the EY Technology Entrepreneur Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fusionex Managing Director Mr. Ivan Teh was honoured by winning the prestigious Ernst & Young (EY) Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the recent 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gala dinner officiated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. Five hundred distinguished guests comprising entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, including EY’s Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets, Maria Pinelli, were present at the event.

Fusionex Ivan Teh, Managing Director (Middle) receiving the EY Technology Entrepreneur of the year award from YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, (left), together with Dato’ Abdul Rauf Rashid, Ernst & Young Country Managing Partner (right) at the prestigious 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year gala dinner held at the Majestic, Kuala Lumpur.
Ivan Teh, Fusionex Managing Director (Middle) receiving the EY Technology Entrepreneur of the year award from YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, (left), together with Dato’ Abdul Rauf Rashid, Ernst & Young Country Managing Partner (right) at the prestigious 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year gala dinner held at the Majestic, Kuala Lumpur.
Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Award (EOY) program has expanded to more than 145 cities and 60 countries worldwide. The program recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs that build a better working world for all. It honours those with the courage and passion to make their dreams a reality — to build something of lasting value that benefits everyone. Touted by many as the world’s most prestigious business accolade, it recognizes the most exceptional among a unique group of people.

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Nominees were judged by an independent panel of judges comprising previous EOY winners and leading figures from the local business community based on a set of stringent globally-benchmarked criteria.

YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry said, “Since its inception, the EY Entrepreneur of the year programme has emerged as one of the most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. More significantly, as a global awards programme, it provides a platform for entrepreneurs to be showcased on the world’s stage. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees especially the winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the year award.”

When asked to share his thoughts on his latest win, Mr. Teh commented, “I am humbled to receive this great honour. It’s certainly a privilege to be standing here amongst a stellar cast of remarkable top nominees for this award, all of whom have done incredibly well in their respective industries. I would like to thank EY for organising a magnificent event, as well as the distinguished judges for this amazing recognition.”

Teh concluded, “Naturally, I wouldn’t be here without the ‘Fantastic Fusionex’ team. It is therefore only fitting that I dedicate this award to Team Fusionex and all of those who have supported us. This award is for all of you, and I’m sure this will only spur our team to do even more, and to create a positive impact to the industry, society, ecosystem and community as a whole.” For more news: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fusionex-managing-director-ivan-teh-wins-the-ey-technology-entrepreneur-award-300007003.html

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