We are coming, Myanmar

Just weeks after it failed to acquire one of two mobile operating licences up for grabs in Myanmar, Indonesia’s PT Telkom has announced that it will provide its services in the country after all.

In an announcement on its Website on Friday Telkom revealed that it has won a tender to manage Myanmar’s international network connectivity, which falls under the country’s ICT network modernisation programme.

The deal will enable Telkom to show that it can stand alongside other international operators, said Arief Yahya, the telco’s chief executive, in a statement. “Myanmar has great potential for future business,” he said.

PT Telkom was one of 91 companies to apply to take part in Myanmar’s mobile licence competition in February. However, it failed to make the shortlist when Myanmar named its final 12 applicants in April.

PT Telkom has already opened a representative office to handle its business in Myanmar.

In its statement the Indonesian operator noted that in addition to its domestic operations it also operates in Hong Kong, East Timor, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. And in future it aims to expand to other markets in Asia and the Middle East.

A Busy Year

The Indoesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional - LAPAN) will be very busy this year following a stream of activities and programs which have been planned along 2013 as well as the coming years.

The space agency will be preparing the facilities and equipment needed to build its third indigenous satellite to be known as LAPAN A3. The agency will also started to complete its LAPAN A4 initial design concept by this year.


The locally developed rockets namely the  RX-122, RX-200, RX-320, RX-450 and RX-550 are also planned to be test launched this year at Morotai. Indonesian made cruise missile prototypes namely RKX-200EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) and RKX-200TJ (Turbo Jet) are also slated to be tested this year.


LAPAN will also played an active part for the development of IAe N219 STOL aircraft. It will also involved in Indonesia’s future aerospace projects namely the N-245 (2015-2016) and N-270 (2017-2022) turboprop transport aircraft. The N-245 is the development of Airbus/IAe CN-235.


The agency will also developed a two seat surveillance aircraft based on the Icon A-5 aircraft.  To be known as LAPAN Surveillance Aircraft-01 (LSA-01), an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) variant of the aircraft shall also being jointly developed with Germany’s Berlin Technical University (TUB), the very same university which co-developed the TUBSAT-LAPAN microsatellite.


LAPAN will also concentrates on the development of its LAPAN Surveillance UAV (LUS) family. Focus shall be given on its LSU-02 and LSU-03 prototypes which could be used for disaster mitigation, agricultural, forestry and military.




The World’s Most Active Twitter City? You Bet.

by Victor Lipman

Being (somewhat) active on Twitter, and fascinated by the vast amounts of wildly random but often extremely useful information endlessly tweeting across it, I’m always interested in who’s using it. So when I just happened across a study this evening from earlier this summer analyzing Twitter’s global usage patterns, I gobbled it up like some of those Christmas treats I’ve been eating too many of. The findings surprised me. The world’s most active city in terms of posted tweets? No, it’s not New York, Tokyo or London (though they’re all in the top 5).

It’s Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition to New York, Tokyo and London, Sao Paulo is in the top 5. And the number 6 city, just ahead of Paris and Los Angeles, is Bandung, Indonesia. (For context, Bandung’s population is approximately 2.4 million, and Jakarta’s is a bit over 10 million.)

Not that we need the slightest bit of further evidence of the global nature of social media, but I still felt the study, “Geolocation Analysis of Twitter Accounts and Tweets,” by the Paris-based research firm Semiocast, contained numerous morsels of #twitterly interest. Among them:

The top 5 countries in terms of Twitter accounts are the U.S., Brazil, Japan, U.K. and (no surprise) Indonesia. The next five are also an eclectic group: India, Mexico, Canada, Spain and the Philippines.

With over 140 million accounts, the U.S. has 27 percent of all Twitter users, and that percentage is declining. San Francisco, where Twitter is headquartered, is not among the 20 most active (#tweetiest) Twitter cities, but Riyadh (number 10) and Istanbul (number 12) are.

Arabic usage on Twitter continues to grow; it’s now the 6th most tweeted language.

In short, the study may not have been terribly nutritious, but it was tasty… much like Twitter itself.

Implications for businesses? The world, of course, is only 140 characters away. And Indonesia’s vast market of 237 million is closer than ever.

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Indonesia’s Tiket.com snags top prize of USD25K at international Tech-I competition


Tiket.com, an Indonesian startup that lets users book airline tickets, concert tickets, hotel accomodation, and travel packages, has won the top prize of USD 25K at the Tech-I international competition organized by the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative.

The winners were announced at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai held in mid-December.

Since launching in November 2011, Tiket has gone on to grow at a 20 to 50 percent clip every month, according to TechinAsia. So far, it has partnered with 1,000 hotels, six airlines, 30 convert events, and 300 travel agents.

Tiket has also achieved two quick concert sell-outs — dishing out 1,000 tickets for a Japanese rock band within 2 minutes, and 6,000 tickets for Korean pop group Big Bang in 15 minutes. At the moment, Tiket supports online payment methods like credit cards, KlikBCA, BCA KlikPay, and bank transfers. In the near future, it will add the cash-on-delivery option.

The company was started by Natali Ardianto, Wenas Agusetiawan, Dimas Surya Yaputra,  and Mikhael Gaery Undarsa, a team with a mix of entrepreneurial and technical talent. Dimas and Wenas have worked together on two other startups, namely WayangForce and Bouncity.

The GIST initiative builds entrepreneurial ecosystems in 43 countries in the Middle East, Central & South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa by identifying, coaching and funding promising entrepreneurs through its competitions, startup accelerator, online social media platforms, and mentorship programs. GIST is implemented by CRDF Global and funded by the US Department of State.


Indonesia’s dream. Taking off

Lined up along the runway at state-run Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara’s manufacturing plant, workers punched the air and shouted “teknologi, teknologi” in cult-like unison as the twin-engined turbo-prop lifted off into clear skies over the hill city of Bandung.

It was Aug. 10, 1995, and we were witnessing the maiden flight of IPTN’s fly-by-wire N-250 commuter plane, a proud centerpiece of Research and Technology Minister B.J. Habibie’s expensive vision of using technology to drive national development.

The flight of the home-grown 50-seater went without a hitch. But a year later, IPTN test pilot Edwin Danoewinata and seven other crewmen were killed when their CN-235 aircraft crashed during an experimental touch-and-go parachute cargo extraction.

Two years after that, the N-250 also crashed and burned — not in any accident but a victim of the 1997-1998 financial crisis, which brought down President Suharto and put an end to the work of the brilliant German-educated engineer who became his successor.

Well, maybe not. Fast-forward to 2012 and here is the bubbly 76-year-old Habibie, back from Germany, where he spends much of his time these days, talking animatedly about how he and son Ilham, 49, intend to revive the N-250 project.

“I never wanted to be president,” he insists in an interview over tea in his impressive vaulted library, built with the tidy lump sum given to retiring presidents.

“The only thing I ever wanted to do was build airplanes.”

Habibie remains bitter over the way the International Monetary Fund (IMF) killed off the N-250 as a price for bailing out the country, but as it turns out he never let go of something he refuses to call a dream.

He says his vision is actually that of founding president Sukarno, who sent off the brightest students first to Holland and then to Germany when the Dutch sought to punish newly independent Indonesia for wresting back West New Guinea from colonial rule.

It was Sukarno who wanted Indonesia to build its own planes and ships. Suharto, he notes, simply carried it on.

Now Habibie has taken up the mission again, seeing the mastery of technology and growth of infrastructure as the only way to develop Indonesia and ensure the equitable distribution of wealth.

If all goes to schedule, the Regio will fly in 2018. That will be 23 years after the N-250′s first flight when Suharto embraced his protege, whispered “I am very proud” in his ear and unveiled a US$2 billion plan to put a regional jet, the N-2130, in the air by 2003.

Regio Aviasi Industri (RAI), a joint venture between Ilham’s Ilthabi Rekatama and Eagle Capital, plans to invest $500 million in the reconfigured Regioprop-100. It will be an N-250 lookalike, but with space for more passengers, bigger engines and upgraded avionics.

While RAI will manage and finance the project, the plane will be built by state-run manufacturer Dirgantara Indonesia (DI), the slimmed-down successor to IPTN, which continues to manufacture CN-235 and C-212 planes under license to Spain’s Casa.

The Regioprop-100 does make commercial sense. Sales of turbo-props like the Franco-Italian ATR-72 and Canada’s Bombardier Q400 have almost doubled those of regional jets over the past five years as airlines look to cut fuel prices on short-haul routes.

Garuda Airlines, for example, is in talks to buy 50 turbo-props for its low-cost carrier Citilink, while Wings Air, an offshoot of booming budget airline Lion Air, recently signed a $610 million deal for 27 new 75-seat ATR72-600s for inter-city hops.

With Australia’s Skywest Airlines also adding ATR-72s to its fleet, the company booked a record-breaking 157 firm orders last year. It plans to launch a 90-seat model by the end of the year which would presumably compete with the Regio.

Now the world’s third-fastest growth market, Indonesia’s passenger numbers are expected to swell by 13 percent this year, more than double last year’s global average as the new middle class shuns sea and road transport and takes to the skies.

That was the sort of spurt the far-sighted Habibie anticipated in the aviation industry back in the mid-1990s before the banking system imploded and set everything back eight long years.

When Suharto signed the IMF bailout package in early 1998, IPTN had to retrench hundreds of engineers and technicians almost overnight, eventually paring down the company from 16,000 employees to the 4,000 who staff DI today.

For former IPTN technical director and now RAI president-director Agung Nugroho, it was particularly painful to watch Brazil’s Embraer going on to become market leader with a regional jet similar to the stillborn N-2130.

Habibie says he will decide definitively whether to go ahead with the Regio when Nugroho’s design team finalizes a feasibility study in January. If it is a “go,” it will take another year to go into full-scale development of a prototype. While foreign parts are still likely to make up about half of the cost in dollar terms, as they did with the N-250, he hopes growing regional demand will persuade international vendors to establish manufacturing offshoots in Indonesia.

DI received a major shot in the arm in September when it signed a $863 million contract to co-produce nine Airbus CN-295 tactical transport and 31 Bell-412 and EC-72 helicopters for the Indonesian military, its biggest-ever domestic deal.

Pushing to build its own viable defense industry, the government also struck a deal with South Korea earlier this year allowing DI to collaborate in the design of an advanced fighter jet, which is planned to enter service with both air forces in 2025.

(The Straits Times)

Indonesia’s Rise And Its Regional Implications

By Emirza Adi Syailendra

Indonesia’s projected rise as a medium power may see at least two likely scenarios. The first is one of power diffusion while the second sees Indonesia asserting a greater leadership role in the Asia Pacific. What are the implications for the region?

Indonesia recovered  from the detrimental impact of the 1997 Asian financial crisis and came through relatively unscathed from the 2008 global financial turmoil. In fact, the ‘Asian Tiger’ has emerged much stronger and is currently ranked the 16th largest economy in the world. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) forecasts that such promising trends would continue in the future. MGI predicted that by 2030, Indonesia would overtake Germany and the United Kingdom as the world’s seventh most powerful economy, trailing behind only China, the United States, India, Japan, Brazil, and Russia.

Sustainable Growth Pattern

The Global Competitiveness Report in 2010 and the recent MGI report served to confirm Indonesia’s potential as an economic power. According to McKinsey, this growth has been due to several changes. Firstly, in addition to Jakarta, growing middle-sized cities such as Medan, Surabaya, and other regional cities will contribute significantly to GDP. Secondly, Indonesia’s economic growth is not only driven by its rich natural resources, but also by domestic consumption and services. Thirdly, Indonesia’s productivity gains also came primarily from the improvement in various sectors. In this case, Indonesia’s economy is now built on a more stable and diversified foundation than many external observers have assumed.

Whether we adopt a favourable or sceptical view of the MGI report, the fact is that Indonesia does have potential capacity. One prominent factor is an expanding productive workforce. According to the Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS), in 2012, those aged between 1-29 years old comprised approximately 55 per cent of total population. Following such trends, MGI argued that in 2030, 135 million people will become part of the consumer or middle class and 113 million skilled workers will join the labour force as a result of individual empowerment and urbanisation.

In the future, an expanding middle class should raise Indonesia’s potential by increasing savings and spending power, while enhancing productivity. The resulting economic growth will make Indonesia stronger than any Asian economy other than China and India.

The broader resurgence of Asia will also benefit Indonesia as the unprecedented economic transformation of China and India will increase the demand for energy. For example, in 2010, China became the largest export destination for Indonesian coal and was generating approximately USD 3.6 billion in revenue; followed by India’s purchase of USD 2.0 billion in coal exports. Therefore, the resurgence of Asia’s economies will accelerate demand for a range of resources and commodities supplied by Indonesia.

Competition Or Cooperation?

Indonesia, however, is confronted with a security dilemma given the current uncertainty in international politics in the Asia Pacific; the geopolitical turbulence especially in disputed waters; and the emergence of new sources of conflict involving resources.

Against this backdrop, Indonesia’s quest to improve its military capability, if realised, will influence the regional balance. In previous years, Indonesia was never able to meet its defence budget. For example, in 2008 only 28% of the overall budget was fulfilled by the government. Economic growth should help Indonesia to unleash its full potential to build up its military. Indonesia has recently passed a Defence Industry Law, demonstrating a political will to increase its military capability. But as the regional power balance shifts, it could potentially stimulate a reaction from neighbouring countries such as Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, especially over border issues, such as the unresolved dispute over Ambalat with Malaysia.

The alternative scenario is that Indonesia will increase its importance by fostering a peaceful regional order particularly within ASEAN, and promoting cooperation between conflicting stakeholders, such as China and the US. Engaging the big powers via a regional platform where they can communicate their interests is important to avoid misperceptions, particularly amidst the current volatile atmosphere in the Asian region.

Geopolitical tensions could draw Indonesia and other regional countries into a protracted conflict and set back peace and economic development. Against this backdrop, Indonesia chose to play a constructive role by forging a consensus to manage the maritime disputes in the wake of the failure of the recent ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the South China Sea issue. Recently, Indonesia also circulated a draft code of conduct in the South China Sea to ASEAN foreign ministers as a confidence-building measure. This diplomatic initiative is a manifestation of Indonesia’s benign rise, which should be a positive force for regional peace.

Key Determinants

There are at least three key determinants in Indonesia’s future rise. The first is the vision of Indonesia’s future president after 2014, whoever the leader may be, which will determine the next phase of Indonesia’s foreign policy. Secondly, domestic sentiments on certain issues are also important in terms of their impact on Indonesia’s foreign policy posture. Islamic nuances in foreign policy are already evident as a consequence of domestic pressures, for example raising concerns about the plight of the Rohingya community in Myanmar; advocating an anti-blasphemy law in the United Nations; and Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa’s recent call for nations in the UN to review diplomatic ties with Israel and to boycott its products in solidarity with Palestine.

The final determinant is whether Indonesia will be able to effectively play its part in institutionalising regional cooperation to face the growing competition and quest for influence between the US and China.

Indonesia still faces domestic problems such as corruption, inequality, issues of governance and government effectiveness, and communal tensions, which can stand in the way of its rise. Therefore, whether Indonesia can fulfill its potential as an emerging medium power really depends on how successfully it can capitalise on its current growth trajectory to leap into the future.

Emirza Adi Syailendra is a Research Analyst at the Indonesia Programme of the S. Rajaratnam of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.

About the author:

RSIS Commentaries are intended to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy relevant background and analysis of contemporary developments. The views of the author/s are their own and do not represent the official position of the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU, which produces the Commentaries.

Computer Festival 2012, Bentuk Kontribusi Mahasiswa Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Indonesia untuk Bangsa

Computer Festival adalah rangkaian acara bertema teknologi informasi (TI) yang setiap tahun diadakan oleh mahasiswa Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Indonesia (Fasilkom UI). Sebagai perhelatan terbesar yang diselenggarakan oleh mahasiswa Fasilkom UI, Computer Festival adalah salah satu bentuk kontribusi nyata mahasiswa Fasilkom UI di bidang TI kepada bangsa Indonesia. Computer Festival 2012 yang diselenggarakan untuk kali ke-4 ini mengangkat tema Advancing the Atmosphere of Innovation and Education (ATOMIC).

Computer Festival 2012 kali ini akan dilangsungkan pada tanggal 13 dan 14 Oktober 2012 di Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Indonesia. Diselenggarakan di jantung Universitas Indonesia, Computer Festival 2012 memiliki harapan besar untuk berhasil menjadi acara TI yang dapat dijangkau oleh semua kalangan.

Kompetisi, Roadshow, Seminar, dan Expo adalah komponen utama yang dimiliki oleh Computer Festival 2012. Komponen-komponen utama ini diharapkan dapat membuat tujuan Computer Festival 2012 untuk berkontribusi di bidang TI kepada Indonesia dapat dicapai. Kompetisi yang diselenggarakan oleh Computer Festival 2012 adalah Programming, Robotics, Mobile Games, dan Web Development. Kompetisi di Computer Festival diperuntukkan bagi siswa SMA, mahasiswa, dan juga umum dengan total hadiah ratusan juta rupiah. Diharapkan dengan kompetisi ini, bibit-bibit unggul bangsa Indonesia dapat membuahkan karya-karyanya melalui kompetisi Computer Festival 2012.

Seminar Computer Festival 2012 akan berlangsung pada tanggal 13 dan 14 Oktober 2012 di Auditorium lantai 6 Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Indonesia. Selama dua hari, Computer Festival 2012 akan menyediakan 6 seminar inovatif dengan pembicara yang ahli di bidangnya, serta dipandu oleh moderator yang terkenal di bidang. Enam Seminar dari Computer Festival 2012 mengangkat satu tema utama, yaitu inovasi teknologi beserta pemanfaatannya. Topik inovasi dalam E-Commerce, Sentiment Analysis pada Social Media, Augmented Reality dalam Mobile Games, OpenBTS, Cloud Computing, serta Gamification dalam Digital Marketing akan dibahas secara mendalam di Seminar Computer Festival 2012. IT Experts seperti Onno W. Purbo, Narenda Wicaksono (Nokia Developer Manager), Enda Nasution (Managing Director SalingSilang.com), dan  (Managing Director HP (Hewlettt-Packard) Indonesia) Shashidhar Savkur, adalah sebagian dari pembicara yang akan ada di seminar Computer Festival 2012. Terlebih lagi, keenam seminar tersebut akan dimoderatori oleh beberapa orang ternama seperti beberapa orang ternama seperti Natali Ardianto (inisiator dari Startup Lokal Community), Alex Budiyanto (Coordinator at CloudIndonesia) dan Rhein Mahatma (Co-Founder at StartupBisnis).

Computer Festival 2012 meyakini bahwa seminar-seminar tersebut dapat menjadi media yang sempurna untuk edukasi. Oleh karena itu, untuk menghadiri seminar-seminar Computer Festival 2012 tidak dikenakan biaya. Dengan ini, Computer Festival 2012 berkeinginan untuk menjadi salah satu pelopor edukasi TI yang paling bergengsi di Indonesia.

Komponen terakhir yang merupakan komponen utama di Computer Festival 2012 adalah Expo Computer Festival 2012. Expo Computer Festival 2012 akan dilangsungkan di Lantai Dasar Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Indonesia dengan menghadirkan komunitas-komunitas TI lokal yang telah memberikan beragam inovasi di berbagai bidang TI di Indonesia. Ini merupakan bentuk apresiasi Computer Festival 2012 kepada anak bangsa yang berjasa dalam pengembangan TI di Indonesia.

Pengisi stand Expo Computer Festival 2012 antara lain: Nokia, Hewlett Packard (HP) Indonesia, Tokobagus.com, Mozilla Indonesia, Tim Robot UI (TRUI), AR&Co, Agate Studio, ALUS Mobile, Majalah IT Gramedia (Chip – PCPlus – Info Komputer), Ingame (Karaoke Yuk), Chocoart, Ghiboo.com, Majalah HotGame-PCGame–Forsel–Sinyal, ICT Watch, Microsoft Innovation Center dan Altrovis, Inovasi Karya Mahasiswa Fakultas Ilmu Komputer UI, DOSCOM, Vocapost, CloudIndonesia, Blender Indonesia, dan RISTEK Fasilkom UI. Dengan berbagai stand inovasi ini, Computer Festival 2012 berharap dapat menjadi yang terdepan dalam mengusung inovasi di bidang TI ke masyarakat luas.

Selain berbagai macam stand, dalam Expo Computer Festival 2012 juga akan dihadirkan talkshow dari para Inovator TI lokal seperti David Setiabudi dari Divine Kids, Mega Denditya sebagai game developer di Chocoarts, dan juga augmented reality expert dari AR&Co, Peter Shearer. Selain itu, akan diselenggarakan tahap final dari kompetisi Robotics, Web Development, serta Mobile Games Developer War 4 Rookie (MGDW 4). Seluruh rangkaian perhelatan acara TI terbesar Mahasiswa Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Indonesia juga akan dimeriahkan oleh sederet pengisi acara Entertainment yang digelar di area Expo Computer Festival 2012. Akan ditampilkan Live Performances dari Endah N Rhesa, Blotymama, Bengkel Musik FT UI, Neverland Indo, Sunday Night, dan masih banyak lagi pengisi acara yang akan menampilkan performa terbaiknya. Entertainment juga akan dimeriahkan oleh Vocal Group UI yang pada Juli lalu meraih Juara Pertama di Pekan Seni Mahasiswa Nasional  2012.

Main event dari Computer Festival 2012 akan dibuka dengan opening ceremony yang akan dihadiri oleh Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika, Kementrian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, dan juga Bapak Djoko Santoso selaku Pejabat Sementara (Pjs) Rektor Universitas Indonesia (UI). Mereka akan turut membuka main event Computer Festival 2012 bersama Dekan Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Indonesia, Prof. T. Basaruddin, Ph.D.

Seluruh rangkaian main event dari Computer Festival 2012 akan berlangsung pada tanggal 13-14 Oktober 2012 bertempat di Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Indonesia dan pengunjung tidak dikenakan biaya apapun. Jangan lewatkan acara TI terbesar di Indonesia yang diselenggarakan oleh mahasiswa, Computer Festival 2012!

Untuk info lebih lanjut silahkan kunjungi website Computer Festival  2012 di www.compfest2012.com, like Facebook Page Computer Festival 2012 di www.facebook.com/CompFest,  dan follow twitter Computer Festival 2012 di @CompFest.

CompFest 2012: Advancing the Atmosphere of Innovation and Education



Computer Festival  (CompFest) 2012 adalah salah satu acara besar berskala nasional yang diselenggarakan oleh mahasiswa Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Indonesia (FASILKOM UI) di bidang teknologi informasi. Memasuki tahun keempatnya ini, CompFest 2012 mengusung tema “ATOMIC” yang merupakan singkatan dari Advancing the Atmosphere of Innovation and Education. Untuk tahun ini CompFest 2012 memiliki empat rangkaian acara yaitu Competition, Roadshow, Seminar, dan Expo.

Salah satu rangkaian acara dari Computer Festival 2012 yang dinanti-nantikan adalah Seminar CompFest 2012. Sesuai dengan tema CompFest tahun ini, maka topik-topik seminar kali ini akan dipenuhi dengan pembicaraan tentang inovasi-inovasi teknologi baik di bidang game development, telecommunication network, social media maupun di bidang-bidang seperti digital marketing dan online business. Seminar CompFest 2012 akan diadakan pada tanggal 13 – 14 Oktober 2012 dan bertempat di Auditorium Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Indonesia Lantai 6. Seminar CompFest tahun ini memiliki tema tersendiri yaitu “Innovation of Future Technology for Developing Human Needs”.

Seminar pertama berjudul “IT Innovation in Security and Efficiency of E-Commerce Transaction for Indonesian Local Business” akan diadakan pada hari Sabtu, 13 Oktober 2012 pukul 10.00-12.00 WIB. Seminar berdurasi 2 jam ini akan diisi oleh William Tanuwijaya, Co-Founder serta CEO Tokopedia.com, dan Aria Rajasa, CEO GantiBaju.com serta CEO tees.co.id. Seminar ini akan dipandu oleh Natali Ardianto, inisiator StartUp Lokal Community.

Seminar kedua berjudul “Innovation of Sentiment Analysis Technology in Developing Social Media”. Seminar ini akan diadakan pada hari Sabtu, 13 Oktober 2012 pukul 13.00-15.00 WIB. Seminar mengenai sentiment analysis ini akan diisi oleh Roby Muhamad, peneliti di bidang jejaring sosial, narasi, dan kecerdasan kolektif (teori demokrasi), Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Indonesia serta Co-Founder Akonlabs.com, dan Enda Nasution, managing director di SalingSilang.com. Seminar ini akan dipandu oleh Hisar Maruli Manurung, dosen Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Indonesia.

Seminar ketiga berjudul “Innovation of Open Base Transceiver Station as Telecommunication Solution”. Seminar ini akan diadakan pada hari Sabtu, 13 Oktober 2012 pukul 16.00-18.00 WIB. Seminar yang membahas teknologi berbasis open-source ini akan dibawakan oleh Onno W. Purbo, praktisi IT ahli di bidang ini dan dipandu oleh Mutiara Aisyah, konsultan web administrasi dari World Bank.

Seminar keempat yang berjudul “Innovation of Augmented Reality Mobile Games in Indonesia” akan diadakan pada hari Minggu, 14 Oktober 2012 pukul 10.00-12.00 WIB. Seminar yang berkaitan kuat dengan mobile games ini akan dibawakan oleh Narenda Wicaksono, Developer Manager Lead Nokia dan Aditia Dwiperdana, Academy Guild Master Agate Studio. Seminar ini akan dipandu oleh Putra Setia Utama, pendiri dan penulis di TeknoJurnal.

Seminar kelima yang berjudul “Innovation of Gamification as a Part of Digital Marketing” akan diadakan pada hari Minggu, 14 Oktober 2012 pukul 13.00 WIB. Seminar ini akan dibawakan oleh Thomas Joseph, direktur PT Future Mediatrix dan akan dipandu oleh Rhein Mahatma, Pendiri StartUpBisnis.

Seminar keenam berjudul “Innovation of Cloud Computing to Support Indonesia’s UKM”. Seminar ini akan dilangsungkan pada hari Minggu, 14 Oktober 2012 pukul 16.00 WIB. Seminar ini akan dibawakan oleh Bimo Purbo, Solution Development Group Head TelkomSigma dan Shashidhar Savkur, Managing Director PT Hewlett-Packard Indonesia. Seminar ini akan dipandu oleh Alex Budianto, koordinator CloudIndonesia.

Keenam seminar ini bersifat GRATIS (FREE) dan terbuka untuk umum dengan kapasitas peserta di setiap seminar sebanyak 200 orang. Pendaftaran dapat dilakukan dengan mengunjungi tautan www.compfest2012.com/seminar.  Pendaftaran hanya akan dibuka hingga tanggal 11 Oktober 2012. Calon peserta seminar diwajibkan untuk mengisi kolom motivation statement saat mendaftar. Hal ini ditujukan untuk melihat seberapa besar motivasi calon peserta seminar untuk menjadi saksi dari kemajuan inovasi teknologi  di Indonesia dan akan menjadi bahan pertimbangan penyelenggara untuk menyeleksi pendaftar agar bisa mendapat kursi yang diinginkan.

Untuk info lebih lanjut silahkan kunjungi website Computer Festival  2012 di www.compfest2012.com , like Facebook Page Computer Testival 2012 di www.facebook.com/CompFest,  dan follow twitter Computer Festival 2012 di @CompFest.

Eye in the sky

Institute of Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) successfully completed the Satellite Lapan A2 which is the successor of the Satellite Lapan Tubsat. Later, this satellite will carry out the mission earth observation, monitoring of ships and amateur radio communications in the middle of next year.

In addition to having the ability to monitor the Earth’s surface through video survailence A2 added more sensors, the advanced receiver Automatic Identification System (AIS), an amateur radio payload through Posisition Automatic Reporting System (APRS) and analog and digital video cameras are better than Satellite Lapan Tubsat .

Sensor Automatic Identification System (AIS) function to detect ships passing through the waters of Indonesia. This technology is even able to detect potential illegal fishing in Indonesian waters.

The satellite weighs 78 kilograms will be diagonally across parts of Indonesia as much as 14 times a day, with a range of 20-minute turnaround. In orbit AIS, Lapan A2 has a detection radius of over 100 km and has the ability to receive signals from a maximum of 2000 ships in a coverage area.

(The President Post)