IPB University Rector Presents a General Lecture in Balitbang ESDM

IPB University Rector, Dr. Arif Satria was invited to present a general lecture in the Energy and Mineral Resources Research and Development Body (Litbang ESDM), Tuesday (3/9) in Jakarta. The lecture was conducted in the event to advance and promote the innovation produced by Litbang ESDM. In his lecture, Dr. Arif explained about the innovation management in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era. He explained that the energy field had high uncertainty.

“Because of that, in order to face this uncertainty, there is one new literation that can be used, risk management. Why risk management? Because what it faces is uncertainty,” he said.

He also emphasized that to thrive in this era, which he called VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, dan ambiguity), there were four skills that were needed. Those skills were critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication, and collaboration.

“We have to be innovative and creative. If we are not creative, we will be left behind from other countries. With creativity, we can compete with developed countries,” he added.

Thus, to determine our success in the future, we need a roadmap with a strategic plan. Roadmap that has been created has to be able to be executed accordingly with existing resources.

Regarding the development and publication of innovation and research result, Dr. Arif Satria said that to utilize the existing technology currently. He emphasized that a good research and innovation result must be able to be used by the society.

“Right now is not the time for resource control, but resource orchestra and resource sharing. So we do not to worry if our research instrument is limited, because we can partner with other instances to create an innovation. With sharing resource, hopefully the result can be more impactful to the society,” concluded Dr. Arif.

The Chairman of Litbang ESDM Body, Dr. Ir. Dadan Kusdiana, M. Sc. Expressed his gratitude for Rector IPB University attendance to give a lecture. He hoped that with this lecture, the researchers in Litbang ESDM could improve the competitiveness of their innovation.

“We hope that our researchers can be motivated to create and innovate again,” said Dadan.

Published Date : 10-Sep-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Arif Satria

Keyword : IPB University, Dr Arif Satria, Balitbang ESDM