Prizes are of equivalent value to MYR as follows.
*Only selected winners will be given the opportunity to be considered for employment within the Axiata Group. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Axiata Group is under no duty or obligation to employ any or all of such winners.
Accepting Registrations Now!
Deadline: 9 September
As organisations that deliver significant impact to the region, Axiata Group, Asia School of Business (established in collaboration with MIT Sloan) & Cities 4.0 realise the importance of data-driven decisions.
This competition aims to showcase exactly that – by being the platform where top talents can showcase their data-driven insights and solutions to create real impact for the region.
You will receive big dataset related to smart city planning. With that, your team will need to come up with a good prediction model
Models to make the most accurate prediction for the scenario given
Insights into the data that can contribute into improving the organisation
The submissions will be assessed by our judges to determine the top 5 teams.
The chosen entries will then advance to pitch their analysis in front of the panel and audience in order to be selected as the top 3 winners.
The theme of Urbanlytics is Smart Cities.
The challenge revolves around data analytics, feature engineering, Big Data analytics, and applied data science algorithms.
Here’s what we’re looking for in the winning formula:
Urbanlytics is a datathon competition that brings together the brightest minds in the data science world in Malaysia to showcase their data analytics capabilities by developing thought-provoking business solutions.
I. Online registration
Please click on https://axiata.com/urbanlytics/ and click the registration button. You will be directed to a Google Form where you will complete your personal details, assessment and upload your resume.
II. Online assessment
The online test is our pre-screening assessment to proceed the qualified participants to the competition. You will complete the online assessment during registration process.
III. Final confirmation
The shortlisted participants will be notified via email confirmation. The shortlisted participants will be arranged into a team of 5 and proceed to semi-final competition in Kuala Lumpur.
You can join the competition if you are above 18 years old. There is no age limit.
All final year university students and working professionals. You will need to pass the assessment during registration.
You can email your enquiries to email@example.com.
Yes, you may stay overnight at the venue. We have bean bags and resting areas.
Participants should bring own laptops, backup laptop, chargers, internet dongle and stationaries. As it is going to be an overnight event, bring anything that is necessary, such as sleeping bags, toiletries and sets of clothes.
Data modelling/ Data preparation/ Feature engineering needs to be done using your own laptop. Additionally, you will be provided with free AWS cloud credits during the competition and you may utilize it using your laptop/ workstation.
More than 100 participants will be shortlisted.
No, unfortunately, all shortlisted participants will be required to be present onsite to finish the competition in Kuala Lumpur.
You are encouraged to stay at the venue throughout the competition. However, depending on the finalised itinerary of the competition, you may leave the venue upon announcement by the Master of Ceremony (MC).
No. Please bring your own laptop.
Yes, please bring your IC or passport for verification purpose during registration.
The Champion team will be awarded a prize equivalent to RM 10,000.
The First Runner- Up team will be awarded a prize equivalent to RM 7,000.
The Second Runner-Up team will be awarded a prize equivalent to RM 5,000.
For Top Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Business Consultants, we will award each of them prizes equivalent to RM 3,500 each.
We are looking for final year students and working individuals from all backgrounds, including:
- Data scientists
- Data engineers
- Data community activists
- Computer engineers
- IT professionals
- Business consultants
No, we do not tolerate any kind of misrepresentation.
During registration, we only accept individual application. Once you are shortlisted, you will be given a list of all the shortlisted participants to form your own team of 5 members from that list.
If all your friends are shortlisted for this competition after passing the online assessment, you can form your own team. Else, we will help you to form a team.
Axiata Group Berhad is one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia with approximately 350 million customers.
A collaboration with MIT Sloan, Asia School of Business (ASB) merges the power of Asian ambition with the best in Western education to produce Asia-ready changemakers and entrepreneurs.