Jakarta, January 25th 2021. PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL Axiata) once again graduated XL Future Leaders (XLFL) Program students. This time, 149 students from the seventh batch and 9 students from the previous batch were declared have finished participating in the two-year program. President Director & CEO of XL Axiata, Dian Siswarini, emphasized the need for students who will also soon build their careers to adapt and master various digital technology-based solutions. The graduation ceremony took place online on Sunday (24/1).
Dian Siswarini said, "We are now entering an all-digital era, where digital technology is increasingly inherent in the daily activities of the world community. Therefore, knowledge and mastery of digital technology-based solutions are competencies that future leaders must possess."
Dian added that mastery of digital solutions for XLFL students is not only so that they can be competitive in the midst of intense competition to build future careers, but also to be able to apply it in finding solutions to various things around them, including life in the community. This means that they are not only consumers of technology, but they should also be able to use technology to become a solution to be more productive.
Regarding mastery of digital solutions, since the last two years, XLFL students have received materials on digital technology-based solutions as part of their learning materials. They received materials on the basic principles of Industrial Revolution 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), and development of digital solutions in the business world.
Not only accepting theory, they are also encouraged to be able to create IoT solutions according to the needs of business world. As a result, 18 IoT solutions have been created that have prototypes and entered the field trial phase. Some of them are even ready to be adopted by business practitioners .
The seventh batch of graduated XLFL scholarship recipients were from 34 cities/regencies in various provinces. They take courses at 35 campuses which are also spread in various regions. Their disciplines are also very diverse, both social and exact studies. In terms of gender, there were 85 women and 74 men.
Assessment in the XLFL program is carried out, among others, by observing changes in each student in exploring, studying, and responding to events both in class and in social environments. In addition, the assessment is also based on their ability to implement what has been obtained from XLFL for the community, for example in the form of 18 IoT solutions that they have created and developed.
In total, since the first batch, XLFL has graduated 1,000 students. Most of them have pursued careers in private companies, some have become civil servants, have built their own businesses, continued their family businesses, and some have continued their studies to higher levels.
IoT development cooperation
Still related to the IoT development program by involving students, XL Axiata through X-Camp once again has collaborated with eight universities. This program is implemented for the development of IoT ecosystem in Indonesia, considering that from year to year, the demand for IoT solutions for various purposes, including business, also continues to increase. X-Camp itself is XL Axiata's IoT development laboratory. Director of Technology of XL Axiata, I Gede Darmayusa together with campus representatives signed a virtual collaboration at XL Future Leaders National Conference 2021 in Jakarta on Sunday (24/1).
The eight campuses are Syiah Kuala University, Bandung State Polytechnic, IPB Vocational School, Pertamina University, ESQ Business School, Siliwangi University, Esa Unggul University, and Pradita University. This collaboration will include, among others, the exchange of knowledge and capabilities, joint development of IoT products, and research.
"X-Camp will provide IoT Lab as an internship place; even if necessary it will provide an NbIoT network on campus. With this collaboration, regional IoT talents can channel their ideas to be developed at XL Axiata. Meanwhile, XL Axiata itself will get a lot of selected talents who will support future programs," conveyed I Gede.
This collaboration with campuses is at the same time continuing the similar cooperation that has been done with Brawijaya University, Malang and Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. The joint program has shown some positive results so far. Several IoT products have been successfully created and are ready to be developed to be brought into the commercial.
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