More than 150 Top Executives from 62 Companies Gathered in Bali to Discuss Global Telecommunication Market’s Growth Trends on BATIC 2011

Through the theme “Leveraging the Opportunity to Grow,” BATIC 2011 focused on two priority issues: future trends of telecommunication industry revenue and an internet-driven economy.

Leveraging the Opportunity to Grow

Bali Annual Telkom International Conference 2011 (BATIC 2011), was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Kalamullah Ramli M. Eng, Senior Advisor for the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, accompanied by Rinaldi Firmansyah, President Director of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Telkom) and Ririek Adriansyah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) and both companies’ top executives at the Ayana Resort, Jimbaran, Bali on Wednesday November 9th 2011. This high profile telecommunication conference is attended by more than 150 top executives from 62 companies from various countries, including leading companies in the telecommunication and technology industry such as Google, Blackberry, Microsoft, Tata Communications, NTT, Level 3 USA, China Telecom, Deutsche Telecom, TM, Singtel, Hutchinson, PCCW Global, Shinetown and others.

“We are really proud with the enthusiasm of our business partners. Their active support and roles are proven by the increasing number of participants in BATIC 2011, an annual forum currently held for the second time. The overwhelming enthusiasm and response illustrates the world’s recognition that Telin is a leading player in the global telecommunication industry,” said Ririek Adriansyah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telin.

BATIC 2011 features “Leveraging the Opportunity to Grow” as its theme and was held in three days; where the first two days consist of conference activities and bilateral meetings. Social activities were held on the third day. During the first day of the conference was discussed on hot topics in the telecommunication industry: Telco’s Next Revenue Stream, bringing industry keynote speakers including: Kalamullah Ramli, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology; Luc Grimond, Senior Manager of Accenture Communication Technology; and Indra Utoyo, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Telkom Indonesia. The panelists for the first day were from Tata Communications, Level 3, TM, and NTT.

Meanwhile, during the second day of the conference session, there was a discussion about content application and internet-driven economy, such as digital trends, mobile applications, e-commerce, and social media by presenting two keynote speakers: Sarwoto Atmosutarno, CEO of Telkomsel and Jean Christophe Lebraud, Associate Principal of McKinsey. The panelists for the second day were from Google, Microsoft and RIM.

Ririek Adriansyah continued, “As the organizing committee, we hope that this conference can be the right communication platform for the global telecommunication industry to closely cooperate in building the industry. Furthermore, the conference is also expected to be a forum for telecommunication industry players to exchange information, as a platform for them to share updates on the latest telecommunication development and digital lifestyle in different parts of the world.”

For Telin, BATIC 2011 event is also the appropriate forum to strengthen its position as a leading national telecommunication company that possesses strength and high performance record in the field of telecommunication and connectivity, providing information technology service and international network under two portfolio businesses: international telecommunication service provider and strategic investment company.

BATIC is a form of Telin’s effort in implementing its parent’s company’s initiative, PT Telkom, to develop the telecommunication industry. Moreover, the selection of the word ‘BATIC’ reflects Telin’s commitment to preserve the heritage of the Indonesia’s globally recognized cultural heritage, Batik. Information regarding BATIC 2011 can be found in its official site: www.batic2011.com.

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