The number of mobile application developers in Indonesia with the popularity of smart mobile devices has been increasing in recent years. It’s not only the number, also variety of different app in market and the developers expertise that creates applications.
Now app developers and mobile marketers will be challenged.It because at the same time, market response with local applications from (Indonesia) developers seemed to be overlooked, compared to mobile applications from other countries.
It happens because Indonesia have less forums or communities for the local developers to discuss or realize their ideas.A need can be felt by an individual, a group, or an entire community to engage them the opportunity to pitch a panel of industry leaders on their ideas, concepts, and to get helpful feedback on the biggest challenges they may face in going to market.
Indonesia is rife with entrepreneurs. It’s not hard to find interesting tech companies that haven’t been funded. But unlike Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, who live in a world where daily life essentials are pretty much covered (and then some), Indonesian startups are solving more basic problems.As an emerging market, Indonesia has several developmental issues to deal with such the worst traffic in the world, shaky power grids, few options for online payments, nightmarish logistics, and a slew of education gaps partly due to the nation being comprised of more than 18,000 islands.
Technology has connected a vast number of people around Indonesia, and generally from across the world. Yet, it has opened up a new domain of exclusion for many others who lack the opportunity, access, knowledge or skill. Based on this, we established a community called The Indonesia Mobile Developer or also known as The IndoDev which has been working to reach the goal to create a community among the mobile developers and any technology enthusiast in Indonesia to share their knowledge, experiences, and also ideas related to mobile application.
Igusti Manik is an entrepreneur by heart who is passionate about technology startups, mobile apps and education. She founded three companies in Silicon Valley, USA and have a deep knowledge of startup business processes and business development.
She started a non-profit organization in Indonesia in 2012 called the IndoDev – The Indonesia Mobile Developers. With her passion she aim to build IndoDev into a forum to develop and mentor software engineers and startups in Indonesia. IndoDev has grown organically without any sponsor. She have organized three successful TheIndoDev events and have brought the winners to Silicon Valley for 14 days to introduce them to startups in Silicon Valley, attend meetup and developer groups, and to meet investors and high tech business leaders.
Her other activities include guest speaking in some universities in Jakarta, judging for BestAppID event in Jakarta, IDByte by Bubu, Bandung Digital Valley and some other communities in Indonesia
In her free time, she like to do some outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, dancing, swimming, mountain tracking, gardening, cooking, baking and traveling.
Dian Siswarini has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunication industry. She started her career in 1991 and during 1996 until 2013 she joined XL with various key positions in Network and Engineering.
In 2007 she was appointed as Director of Network and Services which title was further changed into Director/ Chief Technology. Following the Company’s strategy development , she was further lead the Content and New Business As Director/ Chief Digital Services Officer until 2013.
In June 2014, she developed her professional career in Axiata as Group Chief of Marketing and Operation Officer with main objective to help development of all Axiata Opcos including the Company.
Dian graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology / Institut Teknologi Bandung and has completed executive programs among others Harvard Advance Management Program, Harvard Business School, USA in 2013.
Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo is President Director/ CEO/Shareholder of the digital agency Bubu Internet (Bubu.com): July 1996- Present (http://www.bubu.com).
Frequently invited by International organizations, such as UN, UNESCAP, UNESCO, APWINC, LIPI, government institutes and universities to give lectures and training on entrepreneurship, IT web development, Women & IT and related careers. Member of judging panel for various IT related events. Often invited by magazines, radio stations and television stations to be a guest speaker for IT and women’s issues.
Received several awards and recognitions, including “The most powerful women 2008” for women entrepreneurs under 40 (SWA April 2008 edition), “Most Inspirational Women” (Wanita Indonesia, January 2008), and others related to entrepreneurship, leadership and women in IT.
Started the Bubu Awards, a nation wide web design competition (www.bubuawards.net).