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An Interview with Alfian Manullang

by | Jun 27, 2022 | Interviews,

Alfian Manullang

Alfian Manullang

VP Internet of Things at Telkomsel

Key Topics:Internet of Things, Industrial IoT, 5G/MEC, Data Driven Organization, Digital Transformation
Location:Jakarta, Indonesia
Bio:

Alfian Manullang currently holds a Senior Leader Position in Telkomsel IoT Organization. He is now Vice President of Internet of Things at Telkomsel. Telkomsel is part of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom Group), and Singapore Telecom, Ltd (SingTel Group).

He started as an engineer in Network Operation and Quality Performance, Engineering, Planning and Technology Strategy for 16 years, and 8 years in IoT / B2B Digital Product from Planning & Strategy, Business Development, Market Analyst, Go to Market Strategy, Product Development and Business Operation. He is responsible for Business Ideation, Concept to Product Development, Operation, and Delivering Revenue & Profitable Growth.

Alfian has a broad and deep knowledge of the IoT Ecosystem from Connectivity Management platforms, Device Management Platform, Application Enablement Platform, Application & System Development, and IoT Mobile Apps Development and Analytics. He has also a broad experience in national and international IoT Conferences and Workshops dan Digital Transformation seminars/webinars.

Alfian has been recently featured in Onalytica's Who's Who in IoT report.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

I started 9 years ago (in 2013) when my boss C level asked me that Telco companies should enter IoT as a new business. When I started this I was a manager handling new technology acquisitions and doing technology roadmap. Since I finished my MBA, then my boss challenged me to start an IoT business in Telkomsel. I started as an engineer in Network Operation and Quality Performance, Engineering, Planning, and Technology Strategy for 16 years and 9 years in IoT / B2B Digital Product from Planning & Strategy, Business Development, Market Analyst, Go to Market Strategy, Product Development, and Business Operation. He is responsible for Business Ideation, Concept to Product Development, Operation, and Delivering Revenue & Profitable Growth. I am actively involved in TINC (Telkomsel Innovation Center) as Telkomsel Corporate Accelerator initiatives to infuse external innovation through collaboration with start-ups focusing on IoT and Digital Product. He is also actively involved in Industrial Ministry to support the establishment of PIDI.4.0 (Pusat Industry Digital Indonesia 4.0) as Digital Capability Center Industry 4.0. due to my role, I have a broad and deep knowledge of the IoT Ecosystem from Connectivity Management platforms, Device Management platforms, Application Enablement platforms, Application & System Development, and IoT Mobile Apps Development and Analytics. He has also a broad experience in national and international IoT Conferences and Workshops dan Digital Transformation seminars/webinars.

What sub-topics are you most passionate about?

– Technology (IoT, 5G/MEC, Cloud, Big Data, Blockchain)

– Data Analytics and Data-Driven Organization

– Leadership in Transformation

– Start up

– People in change management

Who influences you on these topics?

Many leaders such as Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, Simon Sineak, Elon Musk, etc.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

I think the collaboration of the ecosystem is very important. Any opportunities for podcasts, webinars, white papers, speaking opportunities, product innovation, or video interviews.

What are your passions outside of work?

Wellness of body, soul, and mind.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

LinkedIn.


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