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1 © 2007 IBM Corporation Commencement Speech Graduation Night SBM ITB, Class of 2007 Betti Alisjahbana President Director, PT IBM Indonesia

2 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia the world is round “The Blue Marble” Photo taken from Apollo 17 Last human mission to the moon 2006 the world is flat “The World is Flat” A book by Thomas L Friedman

3 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 3 Globalization: A flat world Massive economic and demographic shifts Unpredictable change

4 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 4 Source: March 2005 McKinsey Quarterly survey of 9,345 global executives Ability to allocate capital Ability to manage a global organization Ability to allocate the best talent ABILITY TO INNOVATE Innovation is #No.1 Growth Priority “CEOs today have to drive growth while cutting costs. The only answer: innovation.” - Sam Palmisano, Chairman and CEO, IBM % of respondents

5 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 5 Indonesia Needs More Entrepreneurs  Macro economic condition is generally good.  Real sector has not been fully developed.  Unemployment rate increases from year to year 8.10% (2001)  10.26% (2005) of the work force (Survey Tenaga Nasional, 2006)  Poverty rate increases February 2005: million (15.97%) March 2006: million (17.75%)  SMB entrepreneurs play a vital role in developing the business world in Indonesia.  Around two million entrepreneurs are needed by 2020 if Indonesia wants to excel – lowering the unemployment rate.

6 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 6 Searching for the BIG Picture It is our own “big picture” our dreams and goals, that gives us direction and momentum in life

7 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 7 5…4…3…2…1 ACTION ! The quality of our life is determined by the quality of the action we take.

8 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 8 If It’s To Be, It’s up To Me One of the toughest challenges we face in life is having the strength and courage to accept the fact that we are responsible for what we experience in life.

9 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 9 Create Your Own Opportunities “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” -George Bernard Shaw-

10 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 10 Investing in Yourself Of all the investment decisions you can make, investing in yourself produces the greatest and most important returns you can hope for.

11 © 2007 IBM Corporation IBM Indonesia 11 Thank You and All the very best !


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