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Rudiantara is the current Minister of Communication and Informatics of Indonesia, appointed by President Joko Widodo for the period of 2014 to 2019. He has spent decades in the telecommunications industry. He has served in executive positions in Indonesia’s three biggest telecommunications companies. He started his career in 1986 as General Manager of Marketing for Indonesia. As Minister of Communication and Informatics, among the many programs he is working on is the development infrastructure to enable 4G connection across Indonesia and implementing e-governance.


Director of Community, Amanda Kelso

Amanda is Director of Community at Instagram and is responsible for the stewardship of Instagram’s community of more than 700 million people, which includes managing Instagram’s editorial channels, building programs for community advocates and the Community Lab. Before Instagram, Amanda was Managing Director of Google’s Creative Lab.


President Director & Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Rusli

Alexander Rusli assumed the role of President Director and CEO of Indosat in November 2012 after serving as an Independent Commissioner since January 2010. Before November 2012, Mr. Rusli was a Managing Director in Northstar Pacific, a private equity fund which focuses on Indonesian and Southeast Asian opportunities. Prior to his role in Northstar Pacific, Mr. Rusli served the Government of Indonesia for nine years.


CEO & Founder, Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo

A tech industry veteran and trailblazer. She has worked tirelessly to advance technology in the region since founding and serving as the company's CEO. She also initiated Angel EQ Network. Globe Asia has recognized her as one of the “99 Most Powerful Women,” and she was named to the “Inspiring Women Honor Roll” by Forbes Indonesia Magazine.


Co-Chair, Cveti Yotova

Cveti has more than ten years of international experience consulting companies in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Her clients range from technology companies and investment management firms to healthcare organizations. She is very involved with the startup world, advising start-ups on their vision and strategic planning, and most recently was appointed as a co-chair of HBS Angels of Southern California.


Technical & Startup Evangelist, Daniel Egan

Daniel is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Commercial Software Engineering group at Microsoft, where he has been for nine years, helping companies large and small build MVPs on the Microsoft platform with both Microsoft technologies and Open Source platforms like Node.js. Before joining Microsoft, Daniel held a variety of positions in the information technology and engineering fields.


Founder, Dino Patti Djalal

Dino Patti Djalal is a former ambassador of Indonesia for United States. He heads up for the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, a think thank to which he is credited as an advisor. He is also a chairman board of Trustee in Indonesia Diaspora Network Global. He develops personal professional skills which are considered strategic policy handling, analysis, speech, speech writing, lobbying, and leadership.


Head of Southeast Asia for Talent Solutions, Frank Koo

Frank Koo is the Head of Southeast Asia, Talent Solutions at LinkedIn. He leads the business that supports companies in optimizing talent acquisition and retention strategies through the use of technology and best practices on LinkedIn. With more than 25 years in the technology and education industry, Frank has assumed leadership roles with Oracle and IBM, as well as Pearson Education. Prior to LinkedIn, he was the Chief Operating Officer of BE Education.


Creative Storyteller, Handoko Hendroyono

An expert of marketing who is also a famous producer whose movies like Filosofi Kopi 1, Folosofi Kopi 2, and many more are renowned in Indonesia. He writes books such as Brand Gardener, Fish Eye, and Do. And his writings also could be found at many medias. He is more likely to call himself as Creative Storyteller.


CEO and Co-Founder, Jenny Q. Ta

A veteran Wall Street self-made millionaire and seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit. She was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full-service broker-dealer and investment banking firm that was acquired in 2005. She is also the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee, the social net-worthing site which launched in 2015.


Johanna Brismar Skoog

Ambassador Johanna Brismar Skoog is the Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN since 2014. With more than 25 years’ experience in the foreign service, she has an extensive background in global development cooperation. Prior to coming to Indonesia Ambassador Brismar Skoog served as the Head of Chancery at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels. She has previously been posted at the Swedish Embassies in Peru, Cuba and Austria.


Co-chair, Matthew McCullough

A Principal Engineer for MC2 and Chief Operating Officer of Monkey Industry Supply, Inc. He has worked in the environmental industry since the late 1980s with over 30 publications and has specialized experience in a variety of high-profile sites with enforcement actions and threatened or pending litigation.


CEO and Founder, Nicole Rodrigues

Nicole is a seasoned publicist and social media marketing pro with 17 years of experience under her belt. She’s developed and executed strategic campaigns for some of the biggest names in the business such as Yahoo!, Dolby, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony PlayStation, Hulu, M-GO, Toon Hero, Demand Media, MobiTV, and the Oakland Raiders.


CEO & Founder, Ralph Simon

Ralph Simon is regarded as one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. Over the last decade he has been a global trailblazer and innovator, growing the global mobile entertainment & content industry, and playing a central role in its development, significance and presence world-wide. He has been dubbed the 'father of the ring tone', as he and his team created and developed the first commercial ring tones in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Australia in 1998.


Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno

Businessman, investor, politician, and is a deputy governor-elect of Jakarta. He was listed as 29th richest man in Indonesia according to Forbes magazine in 2009, and 47th richest man in Indonesia according to Forbes in 2013. In mid-2015, he decided to enter politics, leaving the business world, and resigning from various positions in 16 subsidiaries of Saratoga and Recapital.

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Bubu Awards

We’re coming back with another prestigious digital event, IDByte 2017! It’s an experience you don’t want to miss out if you are a tech head yourself. Introducing you to this year’s theme of Connected, based on a research about Generation C or Gen-C, a powerful new force in consumer culture. Why this you may ask? Well, you can find out about it yourself.

Through this event, we want to gather the digital industry together and make Indonesia a pivotal player in the global digital landscape. IDByte invites notable digital experts and thought leaders from different parts of the world to share relevant and helpful knowledge. IDByte has had the honor of welcoming distinguished leaders and executives from companies such as Facebook, Disney, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, and Twitter on our stage.

Come Join Indonesia’s biggest digital conference where you can learn from digital experts from around the world, and where being tech savvy is celebrated.

Indonesia's development of digital industries is advancing and breaking through international barriers, approaching to a world-class benchmark. Hence, Bubu Awards is here to recognize and commend great talent for creators involved. Bubu Awards is the forerunner of IDByte, an award for Indonesian digital talent and services. Bubu Awards started as a pioneer in web design competition in Indonesia. Evolved for over 16 years, we have contributed to the growth of Indonesia’s digital industry to meet today’s global standards.

Bubu Awards v.10 also holds a Virtual Startup Hunt, in which we search for the best tech startup in Indonesia. We open up the opportunity for startups to pitch and win the Best Startup Award.

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IDByte and the Bubu Awards are tremendously important, not just in Indonesian market, but to innovators around the world. These events bring together the best minds in the digital industry and a tremendous influence and inspiration to innovators everywhere.

-Jamie Voris (CTO of The Walt Disney Studio) 2015

If there is one (digital) conference, then I really want to come to is yours (Ibu Shinta). Because people like you are pushing the digital platform in ways that no one else can—The government can talk about it and all that—but it’s people like you that actually do it.

-Tony Fernandes (CEO of Air Asia) 2015

IDByte brings together the very best in the digital industry, the work you’re doing is so important for Indonesian business. You’re helping to foster continued business innovation, to keep up with the rapid growth of online and mobile industries all throughout Indonesia. I want to congratulate Shinta on establishing this conference eight years ago as the Bubu Awards and congratulations, this year’s Bubu Awards winners. Werner Vogel (Chief Technology Officer of 2013 We are really proud to be associated with the IDByte Conference. The entrepreneurial ecosystem is near, dear to our hearts and we’re looking forward to working with many of you to become successful.

-Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) 2013

Saya mendukung program IDByte 2015 yang diharapkan ke depannya berdampak positif perkembangan infrastruktur digital di Indonesia.

- Ridwan Kamil (Mayor of Bandung) 2015

The digital industry in Indonesia is entering a new level and Bubu Awards could give a stimulating recognition to spur continuous growth.

-Tech in Asia

IDBYTE menjadi wadah yang tepat untuk saling menghubungkan komunitas-komunitas ini ke dalam satu kesatuan jaringan yang lebih besar.

-KOMPAS, Tekno

Kami merasa senang dan terhormat karena bisa menjadi mitra resmi ID-Byte 2015 dalam bidang distribusi berita. ID-Byte 2015 telah dikenal luas sebagai perhelatan industri digital Indonesia yang paling bergengsi

-Royce Shih, PR Newswire Asia

ID Byte 2015 will facilitate the Indonesian digital industry to deepen its knowledge and skills through a series of conferences, exhibitions, and seminars that peaked with the Bubu Awards, the only awards focused on the country’s digital scene.

-Yahoo News, Singapore

The IDBYTE event will be a great opportunity for Indonesia’s stakeholders in digital industries to learn from the world’s top industry players. It is also a time for Indonesia to show the world our potential in the digital age

-Jakarta Globe

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