KDU University College Bags First, Second Place GBS Challenge 2016

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CYBERJAYA, April 24 – Two teams from KDU University College Penang had emerged as the champion and first runner-up at the inaugural Global Business Services (GBS) 2016 organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDeC) and Talent Corp (TalentCorp). The champion team representative, Rueben Lim Soon Wen, 22, said the competition, which challenged participants to propose solutions for common issues in the GBS industry, had gave them exposure about the industry.

“I believe it (GBS) is a growing industry. before this I wasn’t exposed to GBS and have no idea what this industry is all about, but now I’m really glad I took part in this competition,” he told reporters after the GBS Challenge 2016 prize giving ceremony, here Saturday.

Meanwhile, INTI International College Penang team emerged as the second runner-up. During the three-week competition, twelve teams of public and private university undergraduates had presented their solutions to real-life case studies provided by 13 participating employers including Shell, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Schlumberger and Tech Mahindra.

“MDeC and TalentCorp were committed to continue the programme in the future to raise awareness about professional opportunities in the GBS industry. With what we saw here now, I think we should continue (the programme). In just three weeks all of you (the participants) were able to understand the business issues and come out with a very practical solution,” The TalentCorp Chief Executive Officer Johan Mahmood Merican said.

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