Saab Indonesia and ITB Hold Joint Seminar on Secure Digital Nation

Press Conference (L to R) Ir. Arry Akhmad Arman, MT (ITB), Lars Nielsen (Saab), Orjan Borgefalk (Saab), Prof. Dr. Ir. Suhono H. Supangkat (ITB), Roland Heickero (Saab), Rustam Effendi (Ericsson)
(L to R) Lars Nielsen (Saab), Ir. Arry Akhmad Arman, MT (ITB), Dr. Wikan Danar Sunindyo (ITB)
(L to R) Prof. Dr. Ir. Bambang Riyanto.T (ITB), Orjan Borgefalk(Saab), Johan Hultquist (Embassy of Sweden), Handover of Gifts
Participants at the seminar

In collaboration with Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Saab Indonesia held a joint seminar on development of smart cities and challenges facing a digital nation. The theme of the seminar was Smart & Secure Digital Nation and was held on December 7, 2016.

The seminar was divided in two sessions. While the first session was on Smart & Secure Cyber Nation: Demands, Challenges & Capabilities, the second one discussed Smart & Secure Nation: Technologies, Methodology & Organization. The Institute of Technology Bandung, which has been working on these subjects through its ‘Smart City and Communities Centre’ and ‘Cyber Security Centre’, proves to be a good partner for Saab on such seminars.

ITB’s ‘Smart City and Communities Centre’ collaborates with multiple institutions from government and private sectors in Indonesia. Besides local tie-ups, ITB has also collaborated with foreign institutes. Its ‘Cyber Security Centre’ plans to collaborate with Sweden through Saab, for smart and secure communities. As a global leader with broad offering, Saab is in a strong position to assist its partners in several arenas, including Cyber Security.

In August 2015, Saab signed a MoU with ITB to collaborate on education and research. Seminars like this are part of Saab’s Triple Helix concept, which aims to bring together academia, industry and government organizations. A student of ITB, Harianas Dewang, is presently pursuing Master studies in aeronautical engineering at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, courtesy of a Saab and KTH scholarship programme.

Besides its agreement and seminar with ITB, Saab has also collaborated with BPPT by co-hosting a seminar on technology, simulation and geo-data management. In early 2016 Saab also signed a MoU with University of Indonesia to show its commitment to support academic institutions and universities in Indonesia and to encourage bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of technology.