ITB Knowledge Sharing: Unleashing Leadership to Bring Forth Digital Transformation in Education

Oleh Adi Permana

Editor Adi Permana

BANDUNG,–ITB strives to improve the quality of its human resources based on HCM (Human Capital Management). One aspect that must be improved as soon as possible is leadership.

The team assigned by the ITB Vice-Rector for Resources held the sharing forum ITB LKS (Leadership Knowledge Sharing) on Thursday (6/4/2023) at the West Hall of ITB. The forum is planned to be held regularly once every three months, with professional speakers who will be invited to share their topics. In this session, the Regional General Manager of Education at Microsoft Asia, Larry Nelson, was invited as the speaker.

ITB LKS-1 was attended by 157 participants, including executive leaders of ITB, such as the Rector, Vice Rector, Chairman of the Academic Senate, Deans, Vice Deans, Heads of Study Program, Leaders of Support Activity Units, and lecturers. The forum was moderated by Prananda Lutfiansyah Malasan, S.Ds., M.Ds., Ph. D, a lecturer from ITB’s Faculty of Art and Design (FAD).

The ITB Rector, Prof. Reini Wirahadikusumah, Ph.D., stated the importance of programs like ITB LKS in strengthening the institution, "To achieve ITB's vision, we need to reinforce the many fields available in our institute, and that includes the ability of our leaders to carry out these programs.”

During the presentation, Larry explained that digital transformation is related to technology adaptation and the broader gaps between technology and people. Aside from the current human resources, the effectiveness and efficiency of leadership at ITB have a vital role, considering the present technology transforms faster than the previous eras.

Larry further emphasized the importance of anticipating the utilization of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology in the current period. "With AI, we can get the best solutions offered.”

The role of leaders at ITB is vital in facing the the digital transformation era filled with challenges. Thus, ITB's vision to become an excellent, respected, independent, and globally recognized university lies on the ability of leaders to guide ITB forward.

Reporter: Kevin Agriva Ginting (Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, 2020)
Translator: Ruth Nathania (Environmental Engineering, 2019)

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