Discussing Global Trends in Telecommunications Technology
Bali Annual Telkom International Conference 2012 (BATIC 2012) on Wednesday 11 July 2012 officially was opened by DR. Muhammad Budi Setiawan, Director General of Resource Management and Equipment Standard of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI), accompanied by Arief Yahya, President Director of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Telkom) and Syarif Syarial Ahmad, President Director of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), and all managements of both companies, in Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Nusa Dua – Bali.
BATIC is an event organized by Telin for global operators to explore business opportunities, share knowledge & information. BATIC is an initiative purely as an embodiment of their parent company, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Telkom) for advancing the telecommunications industry. In addition, the selection of the world ‘BATIC’ itself reflects Telin commitments to preserve the cultural heritage of Indonesia that has been widely known in the world, namely Batik.
Before known as BATIC, the conference named as Telkom Global Partnership Forum (TGF Forum) held for the first time in 2008. This year is the third year for holding BATIC for three consecutive day conference starting from 11th until 13th July, 2012.
With the theme of “Monetizing Technology Trend”, the annual conference of the international telecommunications industry addressed two main issues: Power Plan Telco (Device-Network-Apps) and Two Big Future Exist.
“This year with the theme of Monetizing Technology Trend, we invite our business partners to jointly analyze the steps that have been done by world telecommunications players in addressing the development trends and lifestyle in the future. Our third conference that we’ve held is to reinforce the active Telin’s strategic position and the its existence in the international telecommunications industry, particularly the Asia Pacific region, ” said Sharif Syarial Ahmad, Director of Telin.
BATIC 2012 featured the prominent speakers in the telecommunications industry, such as, Indra Utoyo – IT Solution & Strategic Portfolio Telkom, Darryl Carlton – Research Director, Gartner Application Strategy & Governance, Jason Morse – Product Management & Operations for the Asia Pacific Region Google, James McClure – Emerging Market Development Manager for South East Asia You Tube, Jessica Lim – Director of Sales and Andreuw Thaf ComScore SEA – Deputy Director of Network Telkomsel.
The conference was attended by more than 150 top executives from around  companies from different countries. Among other leading companies in telecommunications industries, such as Level 3, Tata Communications, Telkom Malaysia, Shinetown Telecom, PCCW Global, Google, YouTube, Gartner, ComScore, and much more.
Appreciation and gratitude kindly to all participants and especially to BATIC sponsor: Telkom Wholesale & International Business and Division of Wholesale Services, Telkom Malaysia, Shinetown Telecom, PCCW Global, TATA Communications, Telin Singapore and Biznet.
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