Keynote Speaker

International Conference on Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and Communications Technology (IAICT 2020)

Initiatives of Indonesian ICT Players in Combating Covid-19


The spread of the corona virus is increasing exponentially and the World Health Organization declared this as world pandemic on March 11th 2020. As of this abstract been written, there are 8.8 million confirmed cases, 465 thousand confirmed deaths and had effected 213 countries around the globe. The Covid-19 had affected Indonesia including our education, economics and health. The Indonesian government had made many measurements to avoid the spread of this Covid-19. In this speech, I would like to illustrate some initiatives and innovations done by Indonesian ICT players in combating the Covid-19 pandemic, such as from the Governments sector, telecommunication operators, start-ups, as well as universities.

Wiseto Agung

Curriculum Vitae

Wiseto Agung is now dedicated his time in the ARS University Bandung, Indonesia, as Vice Rector for Collaboration Innovation, since October 2019. & He retired from Telkom Indonesia in July 2019, where he worked since 1988 in various divisions e.g. satellite development, network operation, R&D, and Digital Business.

His last position was VP Digital Strategy and Innovation, where he was also contributed consistently in managing Telkom’s digital startup ecosystem development. Indigo (external startups) and Amoeba (internal startups) were nurtured and incubated in the Digital Innovation Lounges and Digital Valleys. PT. MDI as corporate venture capital (CVC) was also established. He was also member of Board of Commissioner of PT. PINS (subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia). Besides, he was also a part time lecturer in Telkom University.

He received the BSc in Telecommunication from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia in 1987. He was also graduated from University of Surrey, UK and received the MSc in Telematics (1994) and PhD in Multimedia Communication (2002).

He was also in charge in several professional forums such as the Asia Pacific Telecommunity Wireless Forum (AWF) as Convergence Working Group Chairman (2008-2011); in ITU-D as Vice Rapporteur (2007-2009); as General Chair of several IEEE Conferences.

How COVID-19 Brought Impact on the Next Normality of Telecom Industry?


The digital revolution has arrived, driving by high penetration of smartphone & mobile internet and proliferating of cloud technology, internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and other industrial revolution 4.0. This revolution impacts digital disruption, and the overall Industries are vulnerable to disrupt. According to the Digital Vortex 2019 study confirms that 14 industries have moved closer to the center of the vortex, where the velocity and magnitude of change are highest. Digital is the main reason just over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000. The embrace of digital technology has disrupted the existing business structure and also expand the creative destruction.

Today, we are also facing the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak causing a massive impact on people’s lives and the business. They kill the physical contact, the people crowd, and the mobility. This situation shifts the market to becoming contactless, un-crowd, less mobility and hygiene, secure & safe. Some businesses are becoming dies, while several companies are becoming potential winners. COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation in all business sectors and brings a lot of new opportunities for the ready ones.

But how COVID-19 brought impact to the telecom industry and change the competitive landscape? How telecom Industry can survive in the new normality era and successfully recover in the next normality? What are today and the future of the digital landscape? How the telecom industry moving forward into digital business transformation and winning in the new digital era? This session will bring you to understanding the recent condition and looking forward to unlocking the opportunities in the next normality era.

Dr. Muhammad Imam Nashiruddin, SMIEE

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Muhammad Imam Nashiruddin, SMIEE (Senior Member, IEEE) is highly motivated and professionals with full of expertise and experience in various aspects, especially the TMT industry (Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology) with more than 21 years of experience in managerial positions in multinational companies & leading institutions, including more than 3 (three) years as the Commissioners at the Indonesia Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (BRTI). He had a previous career as a strategic leader in PT. INDOSAT Tbk – Leading Indonesia Full Network & Service Provider – for 17 years with his last position as Group Head of Corporate Strategy & Insight and Head of Digital Media Business.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program for Regulation & Management of Telecommunication, School of Electrical Engineering, Telkom University. He engages with Telkom University IoT Research Center as Chief of Strategic Development & Partnership. He also establishes Transforma Strategic Consulting to assist the company and leaders in managing technology and digital business transformation to winning the competition in the new digital landscapes.

Dr. Imam earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (telecommunication) from the University of Brawijaya in 1997, a master’s degree in electrical engineering (Information Technology & Multimedia System) from Bandung Institute of Technology in 2003 and Ph.D. in business management from Padjajaran University in 2014. His research interest, including technology & engineering management, telecommunication management, telecommunication policy & regulatory, strategic management of technological innovation, ICT business management, and digital transformation. He is a reviewer for the most prestigious scientific journal of the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, namely “Buletin Pos & Telekomunikasi” (SINTA2 Accredited) as well as “Jurnal Pekommas” (SINTA2 Accredited).

Dr. Imam has excellent experience as a member of the national delegation of the Republic Indonesia at the several prestigious international telecommunication fora, including World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), and ASEAN Telecom Regulatory Council (ATRC). He also led several activities of new technology implementation in Indonesia, both technical, business management, and regulatory aspect.

“Initiatives of Indonesian ICT Players in Combating Covid-19”


Satellite Communication may become unavoidable to connect the terrestrially out-of-reach points which need to communicate to some data centers. A truly global IoT connectivity can only be offered by satellite communication. Satellite-IoT has potentially be applied in the fields of a maritime, plantation, forestry, disaster, and anything related to remote sensing in a wide area

The recent update shows that the hype on IoT and the satellite-based IoT connectivity market has not faded, and the forecast still looks strong. The global market for satellite services focusing on IoT, specifically on connectivity devices at the end terminal and annual costs, is expected to grow to US $ 5.9 Bil. in 2025 if it can take off in 2021-2022. It implies three to four times the number of IoT / M2M satellite devices and applications in the next five years. New challenges arise to develop smaller satellite technologies with low cost, low power connectivity, and high reliability.

Dr. Muhammad Ary Murti

Curriculum Vitae

Muhammad Ary murti was born in Jakarta on June 7th, 1975. Ary joined STT Telkom (currently Telkom University) in 1998 as Lecturer and since it he has worked in various functions at STTelkom/ITTelkom/Tel- U, including head of Electronic System Laboratory (2005-2007), Senator of ITTelkom (2006-2009) and head of Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program (2007-2011).

Currently, he is Director of Research Center for IoT (Internet of Things) at Telkom University since 2018.

Ary’s academic backgrounds are Graduated from Universitas Brawijaya at 1998 on Electrical Engineering, Master of Engineering on Instrumentation and Control from Institut Teknologi Bandung at 2004, and Doctoral program on Networked Control System from Institut Teknologi Bandung at 2017.

Ary is a member of IEEE since 2005, and recently as Chair of IEEE Communication Society Indonesia Chapter for year 2007 and 2008, and Chair of IEEE Indonesia Section for year 2011 and 2012. He is currently active as volenteer for IEEE Indonesia Section, IEEE ComSoc Indonesia Chapter, IEEE Signal Processing Society Indonesia Chapter. Since 2013 until now, he is a member of Advisory Board of IEEE Indonesia Section.

He interest on Electrical, Control, and Industrial Automation. Currently he is working on Cellular Networked Control System and Internet of Things.