10 Oct 2019

Indonesia must improve innovating skills

BANDUNG, (PR). -Indonesia needs to improve its innovation ability. Indonesia’s Global Innovation Index is currently ranked at 85 from 129 countries.

Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business Telkom University Indrawati, Ph.D explained, the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has changed the face of marketing and manufacturing. Some companies experience disruption.

Nowadays all companies are transformed into a technology company. They invested their capital for technology. “But not all companies that invest for their technological capabilities become innovative. Other companies whose investments are not larger, can be better performance of their innovation. The answer is innovation ability, “he said when he was a speaker at the International Seminar on Sustainable Collaboration in Business, Information and Innovation (SCBTII) and International Seminar & Conference on Learning Organization (ISCLO) 2019 at the Hotel El Royale Bandung, Wednesday, 9 October 2019.

She explained, the ability of innovation is the ability to absorb, adapt, and transform a technology into a specific operational, managerial, and transactional activity to produce value-added products that bring benefits to Company.

According to Indrawati, there are four things to be considered in building a skill for innovation. First, technological development capabilities. This step is done through the process of adaptation, modification, and technological development. It is then internalized and used to make changes in technology, processes, and products.

Second, operational ability to produce products or services that fit the needs of consumers. Thirdly, transactional capability is to generate profit from cutting costs, such as marketing and shipping costs. Fourth, management skills. The company should be able to make effective and efficient operations.

Professor of ITS Riyanarto Sarno said, management activity is usually more dynamic. So often the applications used can not pursue the change of business processes that can change every six months.

“Business process changes are not immediately followed by application changes. It takes more than six months to change the application,” he said.

It offers a service oriented platform as a solution to integrate various systems used in an organization.

“For example on campus there are systems for finance, taxes, academics, personnel, and others. Sometimes that develops different system, different platforms, different languages, different OS so hard to integrate, “he said.

With service oriented platform, he said, the various systems that can be put together in a platform. All business process changes can also be quickly created standard procedures.

ICT-based management

This year was the 10th implementation for SCBTII and 6th for ISCLO.

The chairman of the organizers of SCBTII and ISCLO 2019 Sri Widiyanesti said, this year as many as 200 authors engaged in this activity. They come from the UK, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

“This activity is conducted to improve the collaboration between Indusrtri and academics, as well as increase the capacity of lecturers through publications and papers published in Scopus indexed proceedings,” she said.

Dean of the Faculty of Economics and business Telkom University Dodie Tricahyono, Ph.D. said, this activity as a manifestation of the institutional vision is educating ICT-based management. Through this conference presented the latest developments of concepts that influence the education of management, both in business, government, and the wider community.

He said the 4.0 Industrial revolution has been a discussion over the past four years. It’s time, the discussion of this industrial revolution is moving towards a real business. “What the business has to do, by the government and academia, to make the 4.0 is meaningless, not a concept anymore. We want to contribute to it, “he said. * * *

Source: Pikiran Rakyat