Information Engineering Program and Information Engineering Graduate Studies of Universitas Atma Jaya (UAJY) have held an Information Technology and Communication National Seminar (SENTIKA) on Saturday (15/3/2014) at Bonaventure Campus Auditorium. The annual seminar that was held for the third time highlighted the theme “The Using of Technology Information for Developing a Creative and Innovative Community” with keynote speaker, Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit. At the occasion of UAJY 50th anniversary on 2015, this seminar will be held on an international level.
In his opening speech, Rector of UAJY, Dr. R. Maryatmo, MA expressed that SENTIKA is a reflection of UAJY’s academic excellence and its concern to those who need and long for progress in science. It is also an opportunity to stretch out to different levels of communities. “The progress in technology if not shared, would result in economic discrepancy and become an obstacle to improve”, he said.
The Dean of Faculty of Industrial Engineering reminded us, during his speech, of an old proverb “if you wish to conquer the world, conquer information technology’. This proverb aptly applied in today’s digital era where information technology has become so essential in all aspects of everyday life that each system greatly depends on technology. The use of e-Commerce, e-Government, e-KTP, e-Banking, e-Learning, e-Ticketing, and Mobile Application are undeniable evidences of such phenomenon.
As the keynote Speaker, Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit delved into the issue of global dependence towards technology particularly green technology. However, he emphasized several problems that must be solved immediately such as 1) problem of choices and variations; 2) problem of complexity; 3) problem of interoperability; 4) problem of compatibleness; 5) problem of costs and resources; 6) problem of change and enhancement; 7) problem of integrity and robustness; 8) problem of quality, trust, and compliance; 9) problem of security and convenience. To end his discussion, he expressed his confidence in Indonesia as a pioneer of technology. The opportunity is there, and we need to make the most of it. (awan 15/3/2014)