Podcast Nusantara

We firmly believe in making Indonesia’s digital sectors better and more inclusive, and we would like to contribute one initiative at a time.

That’s why we created Podcast Nusantara—a place for community discussion on all things digital in Indonesia.

We welcome a wide range of professionals from many industries, professional associations, and governmental organizations to share insights regarding the challenges and difficulties that our country is currently facing in different digital ecosystems. 

Season 1 Episode 8 (Part A, B, & C)

"Keeping the Data Center Cool in Indonesia: The more cooling the better?"

In this engaging podcast episode, we delved into the intricate realm of data center cooling in the Indonesian context. Joined by esteemed guests Herlin Herlianika, President of ASHRAE chapter Indonesia, and Indri Prisilia, Managing Director of Stulz Indonesia, we explored the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the tropical climate in Indonesia. From discussions on precision cooling and eco-friendly solutions to insights into innovative technologies, our guests provided a comprehensive overview of the current state and future trends in data center cooling. The conversation also touched on the crucial role of collaboration between industry leaders and organizations, such as ASHRAE and Stulz, in advancing the efficiency and sustainability of data center cooling solutions.

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Herlin Herlianika (President ASHRAE Indonesia Chapter)

2. Indri Prisilia (Managing Director Stulz Indonesia)  

Season 1 Episode 7 (Part A & B)

"The Journey towards Green Data Center Standardization in Indonesia"

Embark on a transformative journey in our podcast, “The Journey towards Green Data Center Standardization in Indonesia.” Join us as we discuss the dynamic world of data centers, sustainability, and standardization in the Indonesian context. Discover how Indonesia is making strides in establishing green data center practices and aligning them with international standards to reduce environmental impact. We’ll hear from experts and industry leaders as they share their insights, experiences, and visions for a greener, more sustainable future in data center operations, ultimately driving positive change and setting the standard for eco-friendly data management practices in the region.

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Hendra Suryakusuma (Chairman of IDPRO)

2. Gatot Prawiro (Head of Industry Working Group MASKEEI)  

Season 1 Episode 6 (Part A & B)

"Data Center & Banking in Indonesia: Navigating The Challenge of Technology & Layered Regulations"

In this illuminating podcast, join us for a deep dive into the intricate world of Data Centers and Banking in Indonesia, where technology and layered regulations intertwine. Our insightful discussion features two prominent voices from the Indonesian banking sector, each bringing unique perspectives and experiences to the table. Together, they navigate the complex challenges faced by banks in this rapidly evolving digital age, shedding light on the crucial role of data centers in ensuring the security and efficiency of financial operations while also complying with Indonesia’s intricate regulatory landscape. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the future of banking technology in Indonesia and how these institutions are successfully navigating the intricate web of regulations to drive innovation and progress in the industry.

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Hermawan Thendean (Former Senior Executive VP Bank BCA)

2. Billy Guan (VP IT Service Operation Bank Permata)  

Season 1 Episode 5 (Part A, B, C, and D)

"Developing Digital Talents to Meet the Demands of Indonesia's Digital Sector Growth"

Throughout the discussion, Dr. Ashwin Sasongko and Mr. Erick Hadi explore the new perspective, innovative initiatives, and potential collaborations that can help narrow the digital divide in Indonesia’s economy. Their shared vision for a digitally inclusive society provides a roadmap for policymakers, industry leaders, and individuals to contribute to the country’s digital transformation.

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Ashwin Sasongko Sastrosubroto (Head of DIGITALENT at Masyarakat Telematika/MASTEL)

2. Erick Hadi (Founder of Nusantara Academy / CEO at Electronic Science Indonesia)  

Season 1 Episode 4 (Part A and B)

"Keeping Up With the Demand : Data Center Industrial Parks in Indonesia"

In this podcast, we discuss the demands and challenges faced by data centers in Indonesia’s industrial parks. We’ll gain a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to their success. Our experts will touch upon critical aspects such as infrastructure, connectivity, sustainability, and the regulatory landscape. They will also explore the opportunities and potential growth areas within this dynamic industry.

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Tsuyoshi Ohara (Head of Technical Planning and Construction at PT. Puradelta Lestari, Tbk)

2. Abednego Purnomo (Vice President Sales & Marketing at PT. Suryacipta)  

Season 1 Episode 3 (Part A, B, and C)

"Renewable Energy Solutions for Green Data Centers in Indonesia"

(Solusi Energi Terbarukan untuk Pusat Data Hijau Indonesia)

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Sohasuhatan Panggabean (Project Director – GDS Services)

2. R.M. Soedjono Respati / Jon Respati (Ketua Masyarakat Konservasi dan Efisiensi Energi Indonesia (MASKEEI))  

Sari Octaviani Sohasuhatan Panggabean Jon Respati Erick Hadi Nawi Jaya

Season 1 Episode 2 (Part A, B, and C)

"The Importance of Data Sovereignty in the context of digital Transformation"

Data sovereignty, in the context of digital transformation, refers to the crucial aspect of retaining control over one’s data and ensuring its storage and processing comply with relevant regulations and laws within a specific jurisdiction. In the data center industry, data sovereignty holds significant importance as organizations increasingly rely on cloud computing, cross-border data transfers, and global collaborations. By adhering to data sovereignty principles, businesses can protect sensitive information, maintain privacy, and mitigate potential risks associated with data breaches or unauthorized access. Furthermore, ensuring data sovereignty promotes trust among customers and stakeholders, fostering a conducive environment for innovation and sustainable growth in the digital era.

Invited Subject matter experts:

1. Muhammad Arif (Ketua Umum Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII))

2. Hendra Suryakusuma (Ketua Umum Indonesia Data Centre Provider Organisation (IDPRO))  

"Reaching the Potential of Data Center Industry With Competent and Skilled Professional"

In this first episode, three industry experts delve into the critical role played by highly competent and skilled professionals in unlocking the full potential of the data center industry. The episode explores the ever-increasing demand for data centers and the complexities involved in designing, building, and maintaining these facilities. We addressed the importance of continuous professional development, training programs, and certifications in enhancing the capabilities of individuals working in this dynamic field. 

INVITED Subject matter Experts:

1. Yudi Sutrisno (Country Director Yondr Operations Indonesia)

2. Andi Santoso (PT Sumber Data Indonesia)

3. Edwin Pramudita  Wikanta (General Manager Red Engineering Indonesia)