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The Road Ahead Budi Rahardjo Teknik Elektro ITB Bandung 2001-2002 Presented – 18 August 2001 before the new ITB EE students 16 March 2002 – Kapita Selekta.

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1 The Road Ahead Budi Rahardjo Teknik Elektro ITB Bandung Presented – 18 August 2001 before the new ITB EE students 16 March 2002 – Kapita Selekta S2

2 Budi Rahardjo - Agenda Why are you here? Where do you want to go? Why are you here? Where do you want to go? Who’s the gate keeper? Who’s the gate keeper? Entrepreneurship, an alternative roadmap Entrepreneurship, an alternative roadmap What’s your personal roadmap? What’s your personal roadmap?

3 Budi Rahardjo - Why are you here? Why did you choose Teknik Elektro ITB? Why did you choose Teknik Elektro ITB? –Because it’s the most difficult. I need challenge –I love electronics since I was a kid –IT is booming. I want to become rich –I don’t know. I follow friends (who choose ITB) –I need the degree –…

4 Budi Rahardjo - Purpose of education … Feynman’s experience Feynman’s experience –Doing physics for fun, got nobel instead –Teaching in Brazil: no science was taught –(“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”)

5 Budi Rahardjo - Gatekeepers Know the “gatekeepers” in your fields Know the “gatekeepers” in your fields Let’s give it a try… Let’s give it a try…

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7 Where to go? Lecturers, professors Lecturers, professors Profesionals Profesionals Bureaucrats Bureaucrats Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs … Where do you want to go? Where do you want to go? What’s ITB contribution to Indonesia’s economy? What’s ITB contribution to Indonesia’s economy?

8 Budi Rahardjo - Entrepreneurs Contribute to economy Contribute to economy –New economy, digital economy, network economy Learn new things Learn new things –Business plan, business model, venture capital, stock options, management, etc…

9 Budi Rahardjo - Engineers What do engineers do? What do engineers do? –To drive developing technology into new areas, combining past experience with present science to create future products and innovations … Engineering is the art of making intelligent tradeoffs and compromises among conflicting and sometimes mutually exclusive goals Bob Colwell, “Phrenology, Astrology, Risk, and Product Quality,” IEEE Computer, January 2002

10 Budi Rahardjo - Personal Roadmap Current Indonesian (ITB?) students problem Current Indonesian (ITB?) students problem –Low working ethics Things to ponder Things to ponder –Integrity!

11 Budi Rahardjo - Dare to fail Failure is part of success Failure is part of success Work hard and smart Work hard and smart Many examples of successful scientists, businessmen who have to go through many failuires Many examples of successful scientists, businessmen who have to go through many failuires

12 Budi Rahardjo - Challenges & problems There WILL BE problems. Always There WILL BE problems. Always –How to make them interesting for us to solve Examples Examples –No money (poor) –No resources –No time –No …

13 Budi Rahardjo - The point of a journey is not to arrive - Rush


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