The IEEE Computer Society Indonesia Chapter has carried out a member gathering today. Apparently, during the COVID-19 crises, it is not very easy to organise such meeting, albeit an online one — so this gathering presented no less than six presenters; two of which are Prof Cecilia Meras, the Past President of the IEEE Computer Society, and yours truly.
My presentation was titled «Digital Platforms for Society Resilience in Time of Crises». We have understood that these crises have motivated businesses to plan, do, or speed up some kinds of digital transformation. But the transformation should not only stop at adapting the business to the new situations — whatever they are. Instead, it is actually a just-in-time context to design a strategic transformation by exploring the new opportunities and using potential collaborative innovations. In theory, we have all we need to start establishing it with synergistic efforts.
The IEEE Indonesia Section has successfully organised IEEE Leadership Summit: Engineering in Covid-19 Crises. This seminar was opened by the IEEE Region 10 Director, Prof Akinori Nishihara; with Minister of Research and Technology, Prof Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro as the keynote speaker; and yours truly and Dr Ford Lumban Gaol as the host.
The other prominent speakers on this seminar, are: Dr Chris Lee (IEEE R10 Industry Relation Coord), Patrick Liew, Dr Denny Setiawan (Ministry of Communications & Informatics), Arief Hamdani Gunawan (Telkom Indonesia), Deepak Mathur (IEEE R10 Director-Elect). The summit was fully supported by the IEEE R10 and the IEEE Singapore office.
IEEE R10 Professional Activity Mini-Conference was carried out today in Margo Depok. The speakers are Prof Akinori Nishihara (Director of IEEE R10), Prof Takako Hashimoto (Secretary of IEEE 10 Excom), Nirmal Nair (Professional Activity Coord of IEEE 10), Prof Kalamullah Ramli (Univ of Indonesia), and yours truly. Also attended this event: Emi Yano (IEEE R10 WIE Coordinator), Prakash Lohana (IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Coordinator), etc.
The title of my presentation: Smart City — a context for digital ecosystem collaborative development.
BPPT invited Engineering Professional Organisations in a short iftar session today. The IEEE Indonesia Section was represented by some volunteers (incl Dr Hugeng, Dr Wahidin, Amanda, and yours truly), since the Excom members were too busy.
Surely here I met some old connections, happily. I met Prof Ashwin, Dr Lubis, Prof Suhono, etc.
Unfortunately, this was only a short session — ended just before Isya & Tarawih.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the IEEE Indonesia Section, with the current Indonesia Section Chair, Prof Fitri Yuli Zulkifli, and all Executive Committee Members & activists of the IEEE in Indonesia; in Universitas Indonesia.
We work hard with trust, commitment, and togetherness to build up this organisation from almost nothing (even just 10 years ago) to be a professional organisation highly honoured for its contribution in Indonesia.
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 Hardtech Summit is an IEEE forum, owned by the IEEE Region 10 Young Professional, with the objective to bring together entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, researchers, community leaders and an exuberant lot of budding minds across Asia. This year, this event is carried out in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Putrajaya, organised by the IEEE Malaysia Section.
Karen Bartleson — the IEEE President 2017 — is also attending this event. It is a good opportunity to explore the collaboration opportunity among ecosystems in South-East Asia area.
This event is attended by about 50 people, including young engineers, students, entrepreneurs, industrial engineers, etc. The topic includes robotics, fisheries, IoT, new energy source, etc related to hardtech :).
(I use present tense here since I am writing this post while attending the summit)
[Add: Official picture with the IEEE President, Karen Bartleson]