Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Pacific Place Jakarta
2 October 2015 (Fri) | 09:00 - 17:00

The Conference

IDByte 2015 is back and will be bigger than ever!

This year, our theme is Connected e-Conomy, and will highlight the opportunities to develop Indonesia’s digital industry as our world gets more connected. Today, every business is a digital business, and this trend of increasing connectivity should be seized as an opportunity to grow beyond the domestic market.

Indonesia is filled with talented individuals and innovative businesses – our challenge now is to get our talents recognized internationally. We will explore how Indonesia’s digital potential could drive growth and development for various industries in Indonesia.

The conference will culminate in the awarding ceremony of Bubu Awards v.09 where we will award Indonesia’s best digital talents.

Join us at our IDByte 2015 conference, and get insights and inspirational stories from our distinguished speakers.


Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and Informatics

Rudiantara is the current Minister of Communication and Informatics, 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.


John Lagerling, VP Business Development Facebook

John Lagerling was appointed as Vice President of Business Development for Mobile at Facebook, on May 2014. Previously, he spent eight years in Google, where he was in charge of the business development for Google’s Nexus devices. Before Google, John Lagerling spent five years at NTT Docomo as regional sales and marketing manager, and later on as executive advisor focusing on business development.


Brian McWilliams, Head of Analytics Disney Research Zurich

Brian McWilliams is the Head of Analytics of Disney Research Zurich. Brian received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Imperial College London in 2012. Prior to joining Disney Research in 2015 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Machine Learning Institute at the Swiss Federal Technical University (ETH) in Zurich. His research interests lie in the intersection of Statistics, Optimization and Machine Learning. In particular, how learning algorithms can be scaled to deal with increasingly common “big data” problems.


Triawan Munaf, Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF) Indonesia

Triawan Munaf is the recently appointed Chairman of Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF) Indonesia, a government organisation established especially to develop Indonesia’s  creative industry and was part of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. 

Established in early 2015, BEKRAF is dedicated to assist the President of Indonesia to set, coordinate and synchronise policies in Creative Economy.


Dick van Motman, Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network

Dick van Motman is the Chairman and CEO for Southeast Asia as well Asia Pacific leader for the content activities in Dentsu Aegis Network. In this capacity he merged and now leads 50 operations in 8 countries with more than 2500 people across brands like Detnsu, Dentsu Media, Carat, Isobar, Posterscope, iProspect and Vizeum, as one singular operating unit. Prior to his job, Dick spent 9 years at DDB Worldwide leading and transforming the business in the Greater China Group into a regional force, winning accolades like Campaign Digital Agency of the Year.


Ramdhan Pomanto, Mayor of Makassar

Ramdhan Pomanto is the Mayor of Makassar. Before he elected as Mayor, he was the Architecture Lecturer at Hasanuddin University and Urban Planning consultant. In Makassar, Danny is known as the architect who revitalize the Karebosi field, Losari pavilion, and designing the Floating Mosque. He has been established the Smart City concept for Makassar.


Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya

Tri Rismaharini has become the country’s most talked about city leader. When Tri Rismaharini was first elected Mayor in 2010, Surabaya was a city neglected by successive governments. Then, Mayor Risma’s policy has been established to make the most of empty land and open spaces. There are now eleven major parks in Surabaya, all with different themes. Many parks also provide Wi-Fi access and include libraries, fitness and other sports facilities. .


Sandiaga Uno, Co-Founder Saratoga Capital

Sandiaga Salahudin Uno  Is the founding partner of Saratoga Investama, one of the biggest private equity firm in Indonesia. As a prominent entrepreneur, Sandi is active in Indonesian business community promoting entrepreneurships and empowering grass root SME's. 


Anies Baswedan, Minister of Education of Indonesia

Anies Rasyid Baswedan is an Indonesian academician. He is currently the Minister of Culture and Primary & Secondary Education. He was Rector of Paramadina University in Jakarta, Indonesia when appointed by Joko Widodo for the position. He is the initiator and chairman of Indonesia Mengajar (Teaching Indonesia). As a student, he was actively involved in the Indonesian student movements during Suharto's authoritarian regime. He is known as one of the few Indonesian student leaders from the early 1990s movements to win a Fulbright scholarship and study abroad for graduate school.


Alexander Rusli, CEO of Indosat

Alexander Rusli has been the President Director and Chief Executive Officer of PT Indosat Tbk at Ooredoo Q.S.C., since November 1, 2012. Mr. Rusli has significant experience in both the public and private sectors in Indonesia. He served as an Expert Advisor to the Minister at State-Owned Enterprises from June 2007 to 2011. He served as an Expert Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology from 2001 to 2007, where he was involved in the formulation of policy and regulation in the Telecommunications, Media and Postal industries.


Nadiem Makarim, Founder GO-JEK

Nadiem Makarim is from Jakarta, Indonesia and has graduated with an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. After receiving a BA in International Relations from Brown University, he worked as a management consultant in the McKinsey Jakarta office, where he was involved a city transportation project. He also founded “Young Leaders for Indonesia”, a McKinsey sponsored leadership development organization that coached top local students in pursuing their entrepreneurial aspirations. Over the summer, he worked in a Jakarta-based Social Enterprise in micro-entrepreneurship, and was inspired to start GO-JEK as a market based solution to the growing chaos of Jakarta traffic. He also worked as being the Managing Director of Zalora, Indonesia's first online retail space and also Chief Innovation Officer in Kartuku, a company delivering end-to-end payment solutions in Indonesia.


Pieter Kemps,VP Sequoia Capital

Pieter Kemps joined Sequoia Capital as a Vice President in 2014 and focuses on investments in internet, mobile, software, and infrastructure across South East Asia. Prior to joining Sequoia, Pieter was at Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for Amazon’s business with the leading VC's, Accelerators, and the startup ecosystem across Asia. Pieter previously launched a startup while at college, worked at an incubator, and held various operational, strategy, and leadership roles at blue chip tech companies such as Nokia and Cisco. He has lived and worked in Europe (Amsterdam, Madrid) and Asia (Singapore, Tokyo), and holds an MBA (High Honors) from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he specialized in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.


Willson Cuaca, Managing Partner East Ventures

Willson Cuaca is the co-founder and managing partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund focus on consumer Internet, mobile and SaaS.East Ventures started investing in Indonesia in year 2010 when no one believes in Indonesia's consumer Internet potential. In 5 years, East Ventures has funded over 70 early stage companies in South East Asia. Most of the companies manage to get subsequent funding round and ride on top of Indonesia middle class consumer growth. East Ventures also made exits from its investment through M&A to local and international companies. Willson sits on advisory board of, a pro-bono movement to help Indonesia government solve problem through software. He brings his expertise in ecosystem building and product/market-fit to accelerate product delivery and value proposition. President Joko Widodo endorses the movement.


Kuo Yi Lim, Managing Director Of Monk's Hill Ventures

Kuo-Yi is a Founding Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures, an early-stage tech venture fund focused on Southeast Asia. Prior to Monk's Hill Ventures, Kuo-Yi was the CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio, Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo, DS3 and other leading startups. Kuo-Yi has been a founder, early employee, mentor and angel investor of early-stage technology startups spanning the US and Asia. He was a senior sales executive at Encentuate (acq. by IBM) and Reputation Technologies (acq. by Security Sources). Kuo-Yi started his career as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with the bachelor, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering where he did pioneering research in nanophotonics.


Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, Founder/CEO of

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo is passionate about digital and technology development.  She has been in Indonesia's digital industry for 19 years, when she founded, a pioneering website company in 1996.
Shinta was also a former CEO of PT Telkom’s, Indonesia’s trusted and well-established eCommerce portal, which boasts the exclusive partnership with After having successfully built and launched, Shinta joined Nusantara ventures, a venture fund and incubation for technology until end of 2013, when she decided to return and resume the CEO position at Bubu. 
Shinta is currently the Chairwoman of the Online and Print Media at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN).  She was recognized as one of Globe Asia’s 99 most powerful women.