[StudentsxCEOs] Knowledge from Indonesia Accenture General Managing Director (Mr. Julianto Sidarto)


Yesterday, StudentsxCEOs team meets with Mr. Julianto Sidarto. As Accenture Indonesia current General Managing Director, apart from what I’ve imagined before, he is a very simple person. He had many experience and values support him and guide him thru many decisions he took in his life.



There are 5 points needed in leadership:

1. Leadership start with me

    Quotes: “Leadership starts from you”; “You have to be yourself”; “Have confident with yourself”

2. Influence others

Quote: “Move others to same direction!”

3. Influence organizations

    Quote: “Rules and policy help make this come true”

4. Balance

    Quotes: “Had a good personal life & work balance”; “Balance our client, people, and company”

5. Live with decision & consequences

    Quotes: “You need to decide what’s important for many peoples”; “In some cases I can’t sleep thinking about the consequences”; “Even in lose lose solution, you need to decide”


Some tips in career

These are 5 tips in career he shared:

1. Compatibility

“Find a work that suits you!”

2. Do the right things to do!

3. Look at the worst probability

“If I can live with the worst, other things are easier”

4. Love your work!

“Love 80% difficulties not the 20% fun parts”

5. Learn more than needed



Chat with Mr. Julianto Sidarto is such a great experience. Simply, his figure can be described in 3 points as kind, simple, and humble. He applied the values in his life and had a success afterward.


Join us

This is a great experience for me. It is such a great chance to meet a person that we usually saw in magazine. So, you guys who want to meet great CEOs like what I’ve experienced, check our website and Facebook fan page. There you can see an opportunity to apply as our guest star. Don’t miss the chance to become our guest stars J


[StudentsxCEOs] Knowledge from Indonesia General Electric CEO (Mr. Handry Satriago)


Yesterday, StudentsxCEOs team meets with Mr. Handry Satriago, General Electric Indonesia current CEO. Different from what I’ve imagined before, apart from his physical weakness, he is a very muscular person. He had many experience and values support him and guide him thru many decisions he took in his life.


Mr.Handry Satriago Photo Session
Mr.Handry Satriago Photo Session

General Electric

General electric is a company founded by Thomas Alva Edison. From a simple light bulb product, it has evolved into a big corporation with many divisions. It is a good example on how innovations becoming fuel for company’s success.


Indonesia & Globalization

Globalization had several impacts on Indonesia. We are competing with the world. Globalization creates a borderless world on economic competition.

Is it a new story for Indonesia? Unfortunately, no… We are one of trade center from many centuries ago, from Samudra Pasai Kingdom, VOC, until now. History concludes that we are an old player in global economy, yet our nation’s performance is poor (regarding a century of experience).

How can Indonesia improve, economically? The answer relies on Porter’s research. Michael Porter state that the most important indicator on a nation’s performance is how a local company grow into global company. That’s why we need strong leader in Indonesia, to create and improve local companies.


Framework for Leader

Mr. Handry suggested a framework on leadership, depicted on Figure 1, and also several things to consider :


Leader must look into reality. If it is bad, state that it is bad. If it is not, state the reality. Don’t soften the reality. From reality, do comparison! Comparison will reveal information on our performance.

Fact + comparison <=> real situation


Be creative on looking at a problem. Out of the box thinking is the one that will help you solve the problem faced.

3.Search problem to be solved

There must be problem in our organization. Find it, prioritize, and find the solution!


Be direct in our approach. Time is limited. Don’t waste your time. Learn to conquer the elevator test.


A leader must be resilient. This is the most important thing. God gave human this wonderful ability to survive. Every problem we had will make us stronger when we adapt it.

Figure 1. Thinking Framework



Chat with Mr. Handry Satriago is such a great experience. Simply, his figure can be described in 3 points as resilient, innovative, and smart. He applied the knowledge and wisdom in his life and had a success afterward.


Join us

This is a great experience for me. It is such a great chance to meet a person that we usually saw in magazine. So, you guys who want to meet great CEOs like what I’ve experienced, check our website and Facebook fan page. There you can see an opportunity to apply as our guest star. Don’t miss the chance to become our guest stars J

[StudentsxCEOs] Knowledge from Indonesia Chevron CEO (Mr. Abdul Hamid Batubara)


Yesterday, StudentsxCEOs team meets with Mr. Abdul Hamid Batubara. As Chevron Indonesia current CEO, apart from what I’ve imagined before, he is a very humble person. He had many experience and values support him and guide him thru many decisions he took in his life. Last quickly, yet very inspiring. At least, we have taken this photo with him J


Mr Abdul Hamid Photo Session
Mr Abdul Hamid Photo Session



Mr. Abdul Hamid Batubara told us about his life history (graduate, apply in Caltex, promotion, problem, and much more). In his perspective, college students can pick one of these career paths, they are technical professional, supervisor, and executive. Each of them had their own difficulty and challenges. So how we choose? Choose the most exciting! If you perceive that the work is exciting and fun, you will accept problem as a challenge and do anything you can do to solve the problem. It makes you as a high achiever and open path for your further career.


Some tips in career

I am amazed from Mr. Abdul Hamid Batubara values and tips when we try to improve our career, they are:

  1. Improve the system

    Help the organization by improve the system! Do what you can to improve and help other people. Be an agent of change!

  2. Deliver results

    Perform well! We need to deliver results to our manager, therefore we must show that we are capable to deliver good results from our work.

  3. Be wise

    Be wise in every decision you take, keep humble and don’t forget to help your mates. Lack of wisdom means problem on future. Learn from past experiences, Mr. Abdul Hamid Batubara share that it is very important to improve our wisdom.



Chat with Mr. Abdul Hamid Batubara is such a great experience. Simply, his figure can be described in 3 points as kind, perseverance, and humble. He applied the values in his life and had a success afterward.


Join us

This is a great experience for me. It is such a great chance to meet a person that we usually saw in magazine. So, you guys who want to meet great CEOs like what I’ve experienced, check our website and Facebook fan page. There you can see an opportunity to apply as our guest star. Don’t miss the chance to become our guest stars J

Accenture Journey


Accenture Journey: Refer Your Members


Accenture Indonesia is holding its Accenture Journey (previously Accenture Experience) on 14 April 2012.


If you know exceptional final-year university students who would be a good fit at Accenture and have the passion for high performance, forward this invite to them and encourage them to be part of this exciting, enriching experience.


The one-day competition is designed to guide students on their path after graduation by giving them a glimpse of a Consulting career at Accenture. This is also a chance for them to be acquainted with our company, some of our best people and our high-performance culture.


Participants who demonstrate leadership skills, an innovative spirit and a can-do attitude have the chance to be offered positions in our company after graduation.


To qualify, students must:

  • Be Indonesian citizens
  • Be high-performing undergraduates currently enrolled in an Indonesian university
  • Be majoring in Computer Science, Engineering and Economics (Accounting, Finance, Business)
  • Be in their final year or 8th semester with a minimum GPA 3.50 out of 4.00
  • Have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal & written English communication skills
  • Involvement in part-time work or internships is an advantage



·         Resume

·         Updated academic transcript

·         500-word essay about “Be greater…”


For more details and to apply, visit the Accenture Journey site now.Deadline for application is 25 February 2012. Successful applicants will be notified no later than 5 March 2012.


For questions on this event, please email anggri.g.restyanti@accenture.com.

Accenture gives

Accenture Gives

Join this event  and make a difference in your community!

The Accenture Gives: Skills to Succeed competition is giving away a  grant of  IDR 75,000,000 to better enable the winning team to improve its chosen community.

This competition is open to Indonesian students from the following universities: 

  • Universitas Indonesia
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Universitas Padjadjaran

Send us your team’s ideas to improve a specific community and get the chance to be awarded a IDR 75,000,000 to implement your project. If chosen, your team will have opportunity to work with and be mentored by Accenture consultants on managing the project.

For more details about this competition and to join, visit www.accenture.com/accenturegives. Registration closes on 17 February, 2012.

Who are we?

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. We have more than 236,000 people in 120 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide, including 96 of the Fortune Global 100, more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 and government agencies around the world.

Corporate citizenship is fundamental to Accenture’s character and the way we run business. It is anchored on our core values, our Code of Business Ethics and, ultimately, is reflected in the actions of our people. Skills to Succeed is part of our effort to make a sustainable difference in the long-term vibrancy and passion of people and communities around the world. At the same time, our people give back in a variety of ways to communities where they live and work and around the world.

Provenance Paradox – Indomie

Have you ever heard about Provenance Paradox ? Well, for every people who is interested in strategic planning business (especially about brand implication) it is very important guys 😀 For you guys who haven’t know about this thing, just read this HBR article for awhile. It is a cool insight anyway.

Now, we are living in Indonesia. What is so special about Indonesia ? Good car ? Good electronic ? No i guess. Spice maybe ? The truth is, China can sold cheaper spice than us. But how we can live up our brand in this country ? According to the “Why You Aren’t Buying Venezuelan Chocolate” (the former article), to overcome this, you can do 5 strategy (you can read on the original document). And somehow when I’m reading Flaunt Your Country of Origin strategy I’m remember about Indomie somehow, haha 😀 Why ? Simply, because Indomie had great market penetration in the world. It’s all started from its choice to export to Dutch. And how can it be ? If we are looking the history, it’s simply because of this flaunting strategy. ‘Indo’ phrase is very strong to encourage Indonesian people to buy and even can make this conception “No any other noodle can give you Indonesian taste except this noodle”. And it really work… Strange isn’t it ?

Dynamic School, Solusi Pembelajaran Masa Depan Indonesia

Kebetulan kemarin ini baru saja ikut kuliah mengenai inteligensia buatan. Ternyata inteligensia buatan itu benar-benar konsep yang asik yah. Sederhana, tapi bisa mengubah dunia dengan signifikan. Mengubah cara pandang konvensional mengenai pemrosesan data dan informasi. Dan yang lebih pentingnya, bisa diterapkan ke berbagai bidang.

Nah, kebetulan baca lomba blogging Technocorner 2011 tentang ide cyber education Indonesia di masa depan kelak. Pertama-tama aku cari tahu apa itu cyber-education, dan ternyata pengertiannya sendiri belum presisi, kesimpulannya adalah pendidikan yang dibantu oleh bantuan sistem komputer. Suddenly, aku terpikir mengenai relevensi data mining kedalam sistem pendidikan Indonesia. Well, sebenarnya pertanyaannya sederhana sih, “Mungkinkah skema agen pintar diimplementasikan di dalam area pendidikan ? ” Dan jawaban dari pemikiran tersebut akhirnya membawaku ke sebuah konsep pemikiran menarik yang aku beri nama Dynamic School.

Jadi, di dynamic school ini, pelajaran dibagi kedalam kursus-kursus. Persis seperti kalau kita kursus komputer atau memasak, kita bisa memilih kursus apa yang kita inginkan. Dasar pemikirannya adalah karena tiap orang memiliki potensi yang berbeda-beda, sehingga porsi pendidikannya juga harus berbeda dong. Mungkin jadi mirip sistem di kuliah ya 🙂 Nah, yang jadi masalah adalah bagaimana menentukan paket kurikulum yang tepat untuk tiap individu, karena anak kecil, biasanya belum bisa menentukan potensinya secara presisi, sedangkan kapabilitas dirinya paling dikenali oleh dirinya sendiri tentunya. Disinilah peran teknologi, menjembatani kontradiksi ini. Jadi, pada mulanya di tingkat awal perkembangan, anak-anak disuguhi oleh berbagai pelajaran yang beragam, seperti pola TK-SD sekarang ini. Nah, hasil nilai pada beberapa tingkat awal ini, menjadi data mentah yang diproses oleh agen data mining. Hasil keluaran agen berupa pelajaran apa saja yang baik diambil oleh si anak kelak. Dan skema ini akan terus berulang hingga ke jenjang pendidikan yang lebih tinggi kelak.

Dengan penggunaan teknologi yang tepat, skema ini memungkinkan kita untuk memberi pendidikan yang tepat untuk tiap pribadi, dan dengan demikian membawa kita ke pendidikan yang efektif. Dengan pendidikan yang baik-lah, Indonesia di masa depan dapat tumbuh menjadi Indonesia yang maju dan bersahaja.

VSTI, Sarana Kebangkitan Industri Teknologi Musik Indonesia

Kalau kita lihat di layar kaca sehari-hari, setiap pagi kita akan melihat acara seperti dahsyat, inbox, dan banyak lagi acara musik di dalam periode kehidupan pertelevisian kita. Hal-hal seperti ini membuat banyak orang-orang berpikir bahwa, “Wah, hebat ya musik nusantara sudah maju”. Hal itu bener banget 😀 Musik kita, walaupun tipe musiknya masih belum bisa mewadahi semua kalangan, tetapi sudah menunjukkan perkembangan yang sangat signifikan belakangan ini. Tapi… tidak begitu halnya dengan industri alat musik kita bung. Kenyataannya saat ini, justru kebalikannya yang terjadi.

Dulu, pada sekitar tahun 1990 an. Bandung (kebetulan tempat tinggal saya 😛 ) sempat menjadi salah satu industri alat musik yang cukup besar. Ada beberapa label besar disini seperti Prince, Peavey. Tidak hanya label besar saja, ada beberapa produsen kelas menengah yang karyanya diakui juga di tingkat nasional seperti Genta, Arista, dan Manson. But, now everything has changed 😦 Para pembuat alat musik elektronik (contoh:guitar amplifier) sudah tidak bisa mendapatkan pasokan spare part yang berkualitas lagi. Para pembuat gitar, kesulitan untuk bersaing dengan pasar internasional pada periode 1997-2000 an. Apakah sebabnya ? Simpel, pada waktu itu pergeseran industri ke Cina sudah mulai diikuti oleh para pengrajin alat musik luar negeri. Alhasil, harga produk mereka menjadi murah, spare part berkualitas baik diborong ke Cina, dan akhirnya industri alat musik kita sekarat dan kini sudah banyak yang gulung tikar (Setahu saya Manson dan Prince sudah tutup sekarang).

Mungkin kawan-kawan yang membaca hal ini akan berpendapat, “Yah itu kan di Bandung, di Jakarta mah ga kaleee”. Sayangnya, ternyata dari kontak dengan musisi-musisi dari daerah lain, ternyata keadaannya tidak jauh berbeda. Nah kawan-kawan, keadaan saat ini menyedihkan sekali 😦 Kita terpaksa menjadi konsumen negara asing terus menerus. Kapan nih kita bisa membuat alat musik (berbasis elektronik) kita sendiri ? Tapi mungkinkah itu terjadi dengan ketidak adaannya sumber daya seperti saat ini ? Tenang kawan, saya punya ide mengenai hal ini 🙂

Pada tahun 1996, Steinberg mengembangkan sebuah platform bernama VST (Virtual Studio Technology). VST memungkinkan kita untuk merancang simulator instrumen musik di komputer. VST saat ini sudah canggih dan populer(akhir-akhir ini sering disebut VSTI) di kalangan pemusik manca negara. Nah, kabar baiknya adalah saat ini SDK(Software Development Kit) untuk VST ini sudah dibagikan secara gratis oleh Steinberg. Yang kita perlukan hanyalah mendaftar di Steinberg dan kita boleh mendownload SDK nya gratis tis tis tis 🙂

Apakah VSTI ini berprospek ? Jawabannya adalah sangat 🙂 Mayoritas pemusik modern menggunakan bantuan VSTI untuk berkarya, perangkat lunak seperti ini pun sudah banyak di pasaran dan karena keunikan produknya, terus menghasilkan keuntungan yang besar di belantara musik dunia. Tetapi apakah kita punya kesempatan untuk bersaing ? Jawabannya adalah sangat juga 🙂 Dari sekitar 8 brand amplifier gitar virtual di dunia, ada 1 yang dihasilkan oleh developer bandung (Kuassa), dan kualitasnya tidak kalah dari brand-brand lain yang sudah tenar lho. Ini saatnya kita para pemuda, berkarya dan berinovasi dalam bidang ini kawan 😀 Mungkin terlihat sederhana, tetapi kalau pengembang lokal mau melirik peluang ini, Indonesia dapat mandiri secara budaya dan teknologi musik. Secara budaya, kita dapat memromosikan virtual instrumen dari alat-alat musikt tradisional kita ke dunia, dan secara teknologi musik, setidaknya kita sudah dapat memroduksi sendiri, tidak perlu membeli lagi efek-efek mahal dari luar negeri.

Oke, saya yakin kawan-kawan semua sudah bisa mendapatkan pesan yang ingin saya sampaikan dalam tulisan saya. Sekarang, sebagai tambahan terakhir, saya ingin cerita sedikit mengenai duka sebagai developer VSTI. Pengembangan VSTI tidaklah mudah. Dokumentasi tidak terlalu banyak, riset dalam negeri juga masih sedikit, dan komunitas-komunitas pengembang masih terpecah-pecah. Dan yang lebih menyedihkan lagi adalah pengembang kebingungan mencari tempat untuk menunjukkan hasil karyanya sambil mencerdaskan masyarakat mengenai teknologi yang diusungnya. Solusinya ? Sederhana, kita butuh acara-acara seperti Compfest2011, yang dengan exhibition dan IT community gathering-nya potensial untuk menarik para komunitas-komunitas developer VSTI di Indonesia untuk unjuk gigi dan mengembangkan usahanya.

Demikian sharing saya saat ini, semoga ada pembaca yang tergerak untuk ikut mengembangkan teknologi ini. Dan semoga suatu hari nanti, karena jerih payah kita bersama, Indonesia dapat dikenal sebagai salah satu eksportir software VSTI dunia ( yakin, bisa kok 🙂 ).

Sekian. 😀

N.B. Buat yang lagi di Jakarta dan enggak ada kerjaan, bisa mampir liat-liat ke Compfest 😛

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Indonesia’s Piracy – Prisoner’s Dilemma Case

This morning, when I went to my university, I’m looking around. There’re trees, so green and stand strong at the side of the street. There’re some birds… and their pees I suppose -_-” Many thing is cool about Ganesha street, but suddenly I saw… software seller ?!?! Whoa, wait a minute, there’re no any legal software seller in Indonesia, so that’s must be PIRACYYY ?!?! Whoa, as a developer I can’t stand still knowing this truth, but… the reality is… I am one of their costumer too 😛 So, I think I will let them live today (as if I am the owner of the universe, hahaha).

Well, enough about those silly drama thing 😛 Well, in this article, I want to talk about my analysis on software piracy in Indonesia. Well, as a developer it is clear that this is a bad situation… very very bad… but of course that kind of answer is not enough, so let’s start the formal analysis right now 🙂

Let’s start from the main force in economic, incentive. What’s the incentive for all player ? For the buyer, they can get cheap software. For the seller, they can get good profit of course. On the basis of economic trading, it is good, they both get profit from the transaction and it is a fair trading. But, one thing surely is amiss here. We haven’t calculated the opportunity cost yet. Because of their trading, the opportunity cost is Indonesian developer get a very hard time to sell their product, and at the end many of the developer closed down their business. Whoa, hold on, the cost must be paid by the developer ? That’s definitely not fair. That’s the wrong thing here, developer becoming victim in this rational trading.

Now, to formalize our analysis further, let’s think in prisoner’s dilemma thinking frame (for further reference, you can read Game Theory)

They sold

They don’t sold

I Sold

Equal cost

I am dominating the market

I don’t Sold

I suffer a financial loss

Equal cost

Healthy Developer Environment

Now, when other people sell piracy software, the rational action for me is to sell the product too, because if I don’t, I won’t make any different to my country either, or we can say that my sacrifice would be useless. Now, if other people never sold piracy software, it is still rational dor me to sell, because I can be the market dominator and it can give me a big profit.

In conclusion, whatever the condition, the rational action for individual seller is to keep selling, in short, we are trapped in prisoner’s dilemma.

That’s the power of prisoner’s dilemma. And that’s why we are trapped like… forever ? Even though there’re laws, as long the incentive still lying there waiting to be picked, this event will loop again, again, and again. For weeks I have been thinking about how to overcome this situation (in economic way), but… still no result I afraid 😦 Still don’t have any idea about the incentive structure that needs to be manipulated. I hope some time the answer can be revealed 🙂

Some Facts That I Found On My Industrial Sociology Assignment [Traffic in Bandung]

Suddenly I remember about my course on Industrial Sociology last year. My group is investigating “why people keep broke the traffic law all the time” (the truth is of course it is about incentive and predicted value, but this is sociology not economic lecture, so be it then 😛 ) In this investigation, I got several interesting fact :

  1. Bicycle rider tend to broke the traffic law because they tend to think that traffic law is only applied to vehicle with engine like car and motorcycle, there’re simply no rule for bicycle.
  2. Police is getting stricter right now. Even our public vehicle driver informant told us that now he can’t bribe the police anymore. Wow, it’s a new information to me, and it is a good news 😀
  3. Interviewing police officer is very hard. They tend to be afraid, to speak their opinion. Because of this, I must go to Bandung police central in Merdeka Street.