Middlesex University Dubai’s Insights Lab signed a strategic partnership contract with Beinex on 26 November 2019 at the University’s campus in Dubai Knowledge Park. As part of the contract, Beinex will support the Insights Lab to achieve its mission of bringing corporate datasets for the analytics community to derive insights from data. The Insights Lab will use funding for conducting data hackathons where students, researchers and academics will crack industry data problems and derive insights. Dr Cedwyn Fernandes (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Middlesex University Dubai) and Mr Indumon Das (Founder of Bbeinex) signed the strategic partnership agreement for the Insights Lab and Beinex to work together for this initiative.
Members of the lab were also given a free workshop on Tableau by Beinex whereby the participants used Tableau to build their dashboards and enhance their knowledge in data visualisation. The event was attended by postgraduate students across analytics, data science and HR, along with external members of the lab and was organised by Dr Krishnadas Nanath, Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian and Dr Supriya Kaitheri.
Middlesex Insights Lab has also signed a partnership with SAP Labs, SAS, R, Alteryx, and &Humans as knowledge partners of the lab. The lab has already received data-sets from various industry partners, and the data hackathons will soon be open for the members of Insights Lab. If you are interested in working on corporate datasets, please sign up as a free member of Insights Lab: https://www.mdx.ac.ae/insightsx-lab. The lab is supported by the Centre for Innovation in Human Experience headed by Dr Fehmida Hussain.