Comnetsat

This morning (12-08-2011) I attended an IEEE Indonesia Section officer meeting. Held in UI Salemba, the meeting continues the discussion on our plan to carry out our own conferences. The conferences themselves will be carried out next year, optionally in Bali. The proposed names will be:

  • International Conference in Communications, Network, and Satellite (ICCNS). Site = comnetsat.org
  • International Conference in Cybernetics, Information, and Computing (ICCIC). Site = cyberneticscom.org

Also in that meeting, I met Mr Arifin Nugroho for the first time. He’s a prominent expert in satellite communications. I guess I would get some more tasks in technical issues with ICCNS.

New Speedy Site

This evening, at last we launched the new design of TELKOMSPEEDY.COM. This is the site for Telkom’s broadband internet product.

When our new (reconfigured) Multimedia division was (re-)formed, the then EGM ad interim, Mr Widi Nugroho appointed me personally to be the PIC of the main site of Speedy products, until a definitive unit could handle that tasks.  Just after a few days, I found out that the site was very complicated with unnecessary features and contents. Surely I tried to fix it. But at last I gave up, and decided to redesign the site to make it simpler, easier to operate, and more elegant. The redesigning itself was not easy. Our division is not the only stakeholder of the site. We needed to talk to at least two directorates, within which there are more units with interests to the site. I could not start the redesign before making a consensus among all stakeholders. Again, this was not easy. The consensus itself was at last accepted just last May.

The redesign would take months, but I planned it into stages. The visual redesign seen today is just the first phase. I will not expose the details here. But after the first stage, at least the site could be operated simpler, easier, with significantly less error than the previous maldesigned site.

Any comment for the new design?

Mobile Monday

Mobile Monday was carried out yesterday (08-08-2011), at FX Senayan. I guess FX itself stands for Flaza Xenayan. The traffic of Central Jakarta was not friendly, so I was late more than 1 hour :(. Anyway, I was still able to see some great presentations.

The 1st I saw was MENOO, by Sandy Colondam. It is a location-based service (LBS) social-network-service (SNS) for resto directory. Some common 2011 mobile features were forcefully embedded to the app: social media, badges, augmented reality, etc. I guess I need to try the app before judge it. Will do :).

Then, BOUNCITY, by Kevin Osmond. Kevin and Wenas visited my office about two weeks ago to tell about this app, and I have installed it myself to my BB. So this is not quite new for me. Bouncity is an LBS SNS offered for malls, brands, organisers, to attract and engage the community to their program. The users are offered some challenges (defined by brand owners) to get badges and other benefits. Recommended to try, both for brand owners and for us users.

The next presentation, surprisingly, is also about an app I have used: Blue Bird’s Taxi Reservation app, presented by Seatech Mobile. This is only the first phase of the apps, launched to celebrate the anniversary of Blue Bird. Reservation using this app could reduce the reservation processing time, from 15 mins to be less than 5 mins. Personally I have proven it :). I could work well because the Blue Bird Group itself has a great infrastructure in car locating (8000 of their cars have been equipped with GPS) and reservation. Another interesting feature is that the customer could easily locate the taxi and estimate the time the car reachs him. nd Next we had the honor see a different kind of application. This one is from Seatech Mobile, presented by Tjuk Indarsin. They worked closely with BlueBird group to develop the first taxi ordering application in Indonesia.

Last, I talked to the Mobile Monday’s co-founder, Andy Zain, about the Jakarta Founder Institute. Then, home 🙂