IEEE Tencon 2017 was held in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. As a part of this great event, the IEEE R10 Industry Relations Committee has planned to carry out a higher-level Industry Forum to boost the engagement of the engineers from the regional industries & involvement of the IEEE in the industrial world. The speakers for this forum is none other than the IEEE President, Karen Bartleson, accompanied by representatives from regional innovative industries, including Telkom Indonesia.
This is arguably a paradox, though. Just after this forum, I had to resign my position (and any involvement) at R10 Excom, and chose instead to spend more time to solve real issues in Indonesia using technological (and digital) approaches. This will include small industry & entrepreneurship, agriculture, youth involvement, digital incubation, etc.
IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Executive Committee has just carried out its annual meeting in Hongkong, 21 January 2017. This new cabinet is led by Director Prof Kukjin Chun.
I serve in this Executive Committee as the Industry Relations Coordinator for the years 2017–2017.
Today, the UK Embassy — with British Council & IABA — carried out a thematic discussion on Smart Cities Beyond ICT-Based Cities, in Panghegar Hotel, Bandung. I happened to be in Bandung after the IEEE Lecture at Telkom University, so I attended this event. The speakers were Prof Suhono (ICT), Prof Haryo (Planology), & Ms Heni (City Management), with Ms Mira as the moderator.
Before leaving, we have small informal chats about the progress of some Smart City initiatives in Indonesia.
IEEE Telkom University Student Branch — the most active IEEE Student Branch in Indonesia — invited me to give an IEEE Lecture to their officers & new students (from Electronics engineering, IT, business, etc); in Telkom University, Thursday night. The title of my presentation was Engineers Opportunity in Disruptive Ecosystem; with some information about Telkom’s Indigo program for digital startups.
Representing the IEEE Indonesia Section, presenting at IEEE VTS APWCS Board of Governor meeting, in Tokyo City University (東京都市大学), Setagaya, Tokyo, 25 August 2016.
(1) With Prof Mamoru Sawahashi, the General Chair of APWCS 2016
(2) With Prof Li-Chun Wang, the Chairman of APWCS BoG
(3) With the BoG of IEEE VTS APWCS
Warm discussion with Bung Budiman Sudjatmiko at JCC Senayan, where he soft launched his new book Talking about a Revolution – the graphics edition of Anak-Anak Revolusi.
Coventry University Alumni Gathering, Le Meridien, Jakarta
Just received a Certificate of Appreciation for my services as the IEEE Indonesia Section Chair 2013–2015, signed by then-President of the IEEE. Thanks, IEEE.
Small discussion with British Ambassador to Indonesia & ASEAN – Mr Moazzam Malik.