Kuala Lumpur, 1st October 2020 – AirAsia Digital partnered with Google to launch Redbeat Academy to the public.

YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Sciene, Technology and Innovation, and Datuk Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir, Secretary General of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation launched the Academy with Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Group, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group, Aireen Omar, President (AirAsia Digital) of AirAsia Group, and Marc Woo, Country Head of Google Malaysia.

Redbeat Academy was set up to cross-train AirAsia Allstars in tech workshops covering Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Big Data and Infrastructure, and more, and is now available to the public as a one-stop service in tech, leadership and innovation. This is part of their objective to build a future-ready generation that will be a catalyst for the digital economy in Malaysia and the wider Asean.

YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation expressed pride in being able to launch Redbeat Academy, stating alignment with the National Technology and innovation Sandbox initiative’s aim to develop Malaysia as a high-tech, high-income nation.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group, expressed pride in opening Redbeat Academy to the public and in their collaboration with Google in sharing resources and knowledge. Rochana Golani, Director of Google Cloud Learning Services, looked forward to cooperating with Redbeat Academy to train future cloud technology professionals in Malaysia.

Redbeat Academy has recently graduated 135 AirAsia Allstars, retrained talents with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group of High Technology, and partnered with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, and Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management to award a micro-credential to Redbeat Academy courses, acknowledging it as part of the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning.