Telin Brought Borderless Digital through BATIC 2018
Telin – as a subsidiary of the biggest Telco company in Indonesia, Telkom Indonesia, has successfully held the 7th Bali Annual Telkom International Conference – famously known as BATIC – conducted at Westin Resorts Nusa Dua, Bali, from 4th to 6th April 2018.
The theme for this year is Unlocking Opportunities in the Borderless Digital World, a rationale set by seeing a vast growing of digital ecosystems with no limitation in terms of telecommunications. BATIC 2018 converges delegates from all areas of the global telecommunications community to meet and together explore alternative business insights from experts in OTT and telecommunication industries. Attended by more than 400 participants globally from more than 130 companies, BATIC 2018 was also facilitated C-Level executives in strategy, marketing, and technology functions to extend their business sustainability and create new opportunities.
Representing Telkom Indonesia as Telin's parent, Abdus Somad Arief, Director of Wholesale and International Services of Telkom Indonesia delivered his welcome remark followed by respective speakers on Day 1 Conference: Christophe Meunier, partner from Delta Partners who shared his presentation regarding major trends in shaping next generation enterprise networks, including Hybrid Cloud, IoT, SDN, Access network and security threats. While Dudy Effendi, VP Enterprise Business Development Telkom Indonesia shared about partnership between operator and platform provider, which drives maximum benefits of IoT. The last presenter on Day 1 conference is Jaikishan Rajaraman, Global Head of Technology GSMA, who shared about enterprise services and solutions will drive 5G’s incremental potential, where new models for infrastructure ownership, competition and partnerships will be required.
A panel discussion was conducted led by all speakers to discuss the sub-topic of Beyond Connectivity -- Opportunities to Build and Monetize Next Generation Networks and Applications before all participants headed to lunch and series of bilateral meetings.
The next following day proceed with presentation by Kiran Karunakaran, a partner from Delta Partners, brought the importance of partnership’s importance to offer one-stop solutions, then the presentation is followed by Budi Satria Dharma Purba, CMO of Telin, who presented a set strategic focuses on how to expand beyond pure connectivity. Greater opportunities can be unlocked through collaboration amongst the ecosystem participants (carriers, platform & technology providers, value-added providers, data center providers). Last but not least, Naveen Menon, President (Southeast Asia) of Cisco System, closed the Day 2 Conference brought topic of partnership between carriers and technology providers that need to be balanced, capitalizing through each expertise in order to capture digital transformation opportunities.
Joining all speakers on Day 2, Andreuw Th AF, CEO Telin Singapore joined as panelists in a Panel Discussion session to discuss Operator Role in Cloud Enablement -- Evolving Value Proposition, Infrastructure and Monetization Models.
While on Day 3, participants were allowed to choose and enjoy their own social activities selection to relish their time while visiting Bali. They were able to pick activities such as Quicksilver Watersport at the beautiful Nusa Penida Island, City Tour to Bali Bird Park continued with a visit to traditional Balinese Sukawati Market, and Golf held at the most breathtaking view of Nusa Dua at Bali National Golf Club.
BATIC was first started in 2010 and annually conducted until 2012. The same format was utilized in 2017, then lengthen in 2018 with an authentic and interactive approach. Bali was selected for its strong culture, globally known as an exotic island and one the most desired destinations from tourist around the world. The "land of God" was chosen to create an environment that allow participants to feel relaxed during the whole agenda of BATIC 2018. This year's BATIC is wrapped in a form of authentic east Indonesian contemporary culture that's shown in the overall essence of this event.
To find out more about BATIC 2018, please visit https://batic.events