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Malakoff Accelerates Digitalisation Through Power BI

17 July 2022



In an effort to enhance digital competency, Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”), in partnership with Microsoft, held its annual Power BI Dashboard Challenge among Team Malakoff to broaden their data analytics skills and consequently be able produce adequate reports that can ultimately optimise the company’s performance. This initiative is in line with Sustainable Development Goal (“SDG”) 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure that aspires to foster innovation, build resilient infrastructure and promote sustainable industrialisation.


The challenge was held from 21st March 2022 to 30th April 2022 where all participants were required to study the Power BI self-learning modules. 26 staff managed to complete the modules and 11 enrolled in the challenge, where seven out of the 11 that participated, were further shortlisted to present their dashboards to a panel of judges during the Power BI Dashboard Challenge Evaluation Day held on 15th June 2022.


Upon careful and thorough deliberation, the top three winners for the challenge were selected and honoured during a prize giving ceremony that was held yesterday. The event was graced by Malakoff’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) Encik Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib alongside representatives from Microsoft, Dr. Andrew Lau (Business Program Director) and Mr. Zeffree Kan (Account Executive).



Encik Azlan Abd Malek from Local Generation Division (“LGD”) successfully completed the challenge and was declared the Champion. Encik Eizaaz Zakaria from O&M Commercial and Cik Nadzifah Amirah Syazwani Samsudin from Solar Department won the first runner-up and second runner-up spots, respectively.




Commenting on the Group’s collaboration with Microsoft on this initiative, Encik Anwar emphasised on the importance of embedding digitalisation into Malakoff’s systems and processes to gather accurate data for improvements.


“Digitalisation is the way forward. We are looking at how can we utilise data to further enhance our business processes and operations. With enough expertise and knowledge, perhaps we can integrate Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) into the monitoring systems in our power plants to track the amount of carbon emission. Simultaneously, we can leverage the same modelling to figure out the most effective, efficient and feasible ways to reduce our carbon emission”.


“Digitalisation can also open up opportunities for Team Malakoff to expand their technical skills and knowledge in ways they had never explored before. I am truly humbled and honoured to represent Malakoff in pushing this initiative forward with Microsoft. I also wish to thank the Digital Team for making this happen”, adds Anwar Syahrin.


This initiative is part of Malakoff’s continuous efforts in enhancing its business operations to align with the UN SDGs. Apart from establishing relevant partnerships, such initiative can also promote efficient work culture as the company strives to create innovative and sustainable solutions to better lives.