Sumpah Pemuda

I remembered again this heroic moment this evening when my lecturer invited me to discuss about that. Youth Pledge, commonly we call it “Sumpah Pemuda”. I have just known that term coming from new order. In fact, it was Youth Agreement or in bahasa we name it “Perjanjian Pemuda”. From that event, a concept of nation was born. If not wrong, the member of congress firstly discussed about nation then motherland and language. It’s very reasonable that there is no Indonesia as country if there was no sumpah pemuda.

Now, independency of Indonesia as a country without colonialists is 72 years. But, do we understand about a nation. Why Indonesia is called as a nation? It’s because of geography, etnics, religion, or what?

I think a invitation from my lecturer as way to me to understand about Indonesia. I hope so.



I read this morning two articles talking about disruption. First is about political disruption that happens because of information booms that create a new source of knowledge. The second is disruption in education with home schooling as it’s shape. Maybe after this we hear some topics related to disruption, for instance art, sport, architecture, and so son. Just wait. The term “disruption” maybe comes from information era with its industrial revolution 4.0. It makes many breakthroughs in daily life like in way we communicate, interact, work, etc. It also creates another opportunity like new jobs. In the past time, we don’t think that vlogger is promising job because we just know a blogger. I remember that Rhenald Kasali, a management scholar, have written a book talking about this topic. Maybe I will read it next.

National Education Day

Every 2 May, we celebrate national education day. Familiarly, we call it Hardiknas. I forget why this date is used for this celebration. This morning, university officials held ceremony in front of campus head office. Ok, I will tell something related to education. As you know, this topic is very familiar for me especially when I nearly graduate for this campus. I often wrote several articles about education, youth generation, and higher education. This topic I think still sexy to be discussed here.

Now is emerging of information era, an era that has full of complexity signed by big data, robotics, artificial intelligence, and so on. Some people name it as industrial revolution 4.0. Even it’s complexity needs new approach in process of learning but I think it still needs conventional education like school and university. In there, we train our logics so we can sustain in this era. Because the world is really changing, our education has to change too. If in the past time, graduate must be skilled-person, now they must be strong in problem solving. Not just smart in mathematics but also in complex thinking, communication, and attitude. The important thing is trained to learning something new relatively fast. When in the past, working to be petroleum engineer is idol, now being a data engineer is better one.

I think university must respond this changing with creating some breakthrough not just creating new study-concerns, but the most important is stimulating it’s civitas to be more creative. Education process, research achievements, and social empowerings must be evaluated and then adapted to the real world. I don’t believe with the jargons like Entrepreneurial University if we don’t really understand with what we have achieved right now.

Research Manager

This morning I read an article written by Indroyono Susilo in KOMPAS. Initially he said about a speech of Presiden Jokowi that to evaluate research that has no significant contribution in the real world. He then proposed an idea that to make our research meaningful, we must have someone that concern in its management. He said research manager. His duty is to make sure that all research that’s contributed by university, institute, department, and soon has a right direction. There is no overlap between them, so research funding will be put in right place so it becomes more efficient. Every year we spend trillions for research, even it less than 1 percent of GDP, it’s result is not significantly good (let’s look for percentage of publication).

Research manager in my mind must be accomplished by special task force in direction of ministry of research and higher education education. The duty is to evaluate, map, and create road map of our research. By this existence, I hope that we will hear a program to not just support publication in reputable journal but give direction and stimulate collaboration with many stakeholders that have impact in research.

First Publication

Today, my opinion was published by leading national newspaper, KOMPAS. This is the first time since 2014, when I tried to send my opinion to that media. I sent my article in March 27, no reply from its editorial staff until I resend an email for asking confirmation. In this evening after finishing my job in SBM, I went to Information Centre then accidentally I opened page by page of KOMPAS. In the column of opinion, I saw my name, I then shocked. I didn’t belive that my article was published there. I predicted that there was no opportunity for my article in this time. I saw several parts of the article that still have some mistakes. But, luckily, it was published. Surely, I am happy and motivated to write again. The title of my article today is “Challenge of PPID in the Higher education Facing Era of Data”. I offered data management as solution to make serving public information to be going well.


Startup Enthusiast

Last night more than three hours, I discussed with Anshori (eFishery) and Faiz ( about how does hardware tech-based startup work. Anshori is ITB 2009, same with me but he graduated from Informatics. Faiz from System and Information Technology (STI) batch 2010, a year younger than me. Firstly, I ask Anshori to give an inside to me whose opportunity to write a book about UAV’s startup. He gave me much lesson in that night. For example, he said that as hardware startup we must have a core that make us leading to another startup. In the discussion many terms I just got like toyota way, lean manufacturing (if not false), and so on. We also discussion about happening cases like as Cambridge Analytics. The meeting was very meaningful to me.

Last evening, I met my MIPA’s friend, namely Andri. He have just graduated from TU Delft last December and now he has been developing LoRa Technology by doing projects with Telkom. We then discussed each other. I told him that our policy doesn’t fit in now’s digital era. One of problems is we have no map of players, resource’s capability, and single road map in mastering spesific technology. Even there are many problems, our opportunity is still open. Andri said that before digital era our cake just one, now it can be two, three, and more.

In Jakarta Again

This day is my fourth time in this month going to Jakarta. I arrived at 8.30 pm (approximation) this morning then took a breakfast and drink black coffee. All I was doing at station. After finishing my reading (related to my research), I then by Gojek going to Sport Station in some mal in MH Thamrin ( I think It was in Sarinah) buying a sporty bag for my travelling. It is too lazy bringing suitcase in a travel from Bandung to Jakarta (I will not bring many belongings) so a bag that I bought actually not like a suitcase. I get a bag whose brand “Reebook”. It is not too big and too bag, it is suitable for me. I hope it will be accompany me for a long time. After praying in a mosque near mal (whose name Alhikmah) then I directly order Gojek and bring me to a guesthouse (located in Hayam Wuruk) that I order before in Traveloka. The guesthouse costs 160 k one room for 2 people. My friend has just arrived here. Enjoy the night, tomorrow is conference day. I will give a presentation entitled “For IPTN to UAVINDO Nusantara : A Shift of Triple Helix and Its Implication in Science and Technology Policy“.