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CREATING DIGITAL INNOVATION DURING PANDEMIC

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Giving remarks by the Minister of Communication and Information represented by Plt. Director of Digital Economy - Dr. I Nyoman Adhiarna at the 2020 National Seminar on the Application of Telematics (SINAPTIKA)

The Faculty of Computer Science once again held a routine annual activity for the 2020 National Seminar on the Application of Telematics (SINAPTIKA) entitled "Increasing Digital Innovation to Respond to Global Challenges in the Pandemic Era". This event took place on Saturday, December 12, 2020 through the zoom application and was attended by around 500 participants from various universities.

Mercu Buana University Rector - Prof. Dr. Ngadino Surip who opened the seminar, attended by the Minister of Communication and Information represented by Director of Digital Economy - Dr. I Nyoman Adhiarna, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science - Dr. Mujiono Sadikin, also lecturers and invitees.

The theme that was raised at this time was very interesting, bringing in competent speakers in their fields such as: Dr. Dian Kusuma, SCD, MPH, Dr. Bagus Putra Muljadi and Teuku Muda Nanta.

Prof. Dr. Ngadino said, in the current situation it can't be denied that the surge in information technology has significantly changed the patterns of human interaction. Good interactions in business practice, economics to education. In fact, technology information has become part of the national defense system.

Advances in information technology have penetrated all lines of life and are very relevant to the theme of the seminar that was being held. Especially in the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has destroyed the global economic order which was marked by a recession in a number of countries.

Therefore, it is hoped that this seminar will produce human resources who present digital innovations for the improvement of the national economy amid the current pandemic situation. "My hope is that the developing information technology will become the backbone of improving human welfare", concluded Prof. Dr. Ngadino Surip in his speech.(author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / translator: Nadya Ramadhan / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / www.mercubuana.ac.id / [email protected] / https://pendaftaran.mercubuana.ac.id/)



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