Human Capital for Industry 4.0 to Foster Innovation and Economic Growth in Indonesia

IASM (Ikatan Alumni Sains Manajemen) SBM ITB held the initiative to answer the great challenge of Industry 4.0 in the Seminar and Workshop titled “Human Capital for Industry 4.0 to Foster Innovation and Economic Growth in Indonesia.” The event was held on Friday, November 15th, 2019. The event was sponsored by JNE and Paragon. We were also being generously supported by School of Business and Management ITB. Furthermore, German Alumni Association and Industrial Engineering ITB Alumni Association were also involved as organization partner. There we invited speakers from various expertise to share their thoughts regarding the development of human capital from various angles. The aim was to broaden the audience knowledge in order to generate rich discussion and potential future collaboration.

The event was divided into two sections: seminar and workshop. The event was opened by Dr. rer. Pol Achmad Fajar Hendarman as the president of IASM and Prof. Dr. Ir. Sudarso Kaderi Wiryono, DEA as dean of ITB School of Business and Management. There was a warm and enthusiastic feeling on the beginning of the event. Vice Rector in the department of research, innovation, and partnership Prof. Dr. Bambang Riyanto Trilaksono open the talk as keynote speaker to give a general overlook on artificial development in the implementation of Industry 4.0.

The event continued to the first panel session consist of Dr. rer. Pol Achmad Fajar Hendarman, Ir. I Made Dana Tangkas, MSi, IPM, Dr. Souvia Rahimah, S.TP, M.Sc, and Agustinus Ayung Prasetio. Dr. Fajar present his proposed refined model of Industry 4.0 readiness indicator for Indonesia and the comparison of Indonesia 4.0 and Japan’s Society 5.0. Ir. Made laid out the present condition of human capital in Indonesia and its development and preparation. Dr. Souvia approach the topic in the perspective of food and health, while Mr Agustinus as a representation of JNE discuss about the way to increase human capital capabilities in the emerging Industry 4.0.

The next panel touch more topics. Dr. rer. nat Arief Fahmie, S.Psi., MA.,HRM. Talks about psychology aspect of human capital development for Industry 4.0. Akhmadi Surawijaya, ST., M.Eng lay the technology and competency challenges and his proposed solutions. Dr. Ing. Yuliadi Erdani, Dipl. EL. Ing., HTL., M.Sc explain the necessary traits and skill for Indonesia’s human capital in embracing Industry 4.0. From the perspective of law and regulation Dr.iur. Liona Nanang Supriatna, SH., M.Hum address the problem in Industry 4.0 for human capital.

Next session the audience was invited to join focus group discussion. The audiences were split into four group and each group concentrated on specific topic related to human capital problems. Focus group discussion topic encompass: 
1. Accounting, Finance, and Insurance, 
2. Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Food, Water Supply, Manufacture, dan Environment, 
3. Culture, Entertainment, dan Recreation, 
4. ICT dan Education Services.

Results from each discussion were written simultaneously and compiled through cloud to be presented at the end of the event. The day was densely packed with activities but also enthusiasm from everyone involved. The event was ended by a warm scenery initiated by JNE. They contribute a step ahead by donating to orphanage. We captured a warm photo together with children from orphanage as a token to remember them by.

This event is the beginning of the continuous effort by IASM to address serious issues in order to bring Indonesia forward in the global competition. By inviting prominent figures to open important discussion we hope to generate collaborations and meaningful relationship to work hand-in-hand to make a better Indonesia. See you in the next event!