The Indonesian Infocom Society (MASTEL) held on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 a National Conference (MUNAS) for the sixth times to elect new officials of the organization. After a fierce campaigning among its candidates, the organization finally elected Mr. Setyanto P Santosa as its new Chairman of the organization, succeeding previous MASTEL Chairman Dr. Giri Suseno Hadihadjono who headed the organization from 2003-2009.
The Conference was attended by 120 registered members of the organization, consisting of individual membership, company members, Infocom associations, non-profit organizations, and honorary members. It was held at PT INDOSAT Auditorium and sponsored by PT INDOSAT, PT TELKOM, PT TELKOMSEL, PT ESIA, Nokia Siemes Networks, PT Lintasarta, PT PSN, Alcatel-Lucent, PT EreshaNet, PT Excelcomindo, and Pt BizNet.
The conference was opened by Minister of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Muhammad Nuh, DEA, and a keynote address by former Coordinating Minister of Economics, Professor Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro Jakti.
In his address Dr. Dorodjatun advised the organization to take and Bridging Targets and build an Intelligent Building for the organization as a show case of the use of the most advanced telecommunications facilities as a proof for its use in increasing the nations productivity and work efficiency.
The election of Mr. Setyanto as Chiarman of the organization will be followed by the election of other Vice Chairmen and Secretary general of the organization within a month period. The Team to elect the organization’s executives consits of the following:
- Mr. Setyanto P. Santosa as Team Leader;
- Mrs. Sylvia Sumarlin as Member;
- Mr. Tjahjono Surjodibroto as Member;
- Mrs. Koesmarihati as Member;
- Mr. Sumitro Roestam as Member; and
- Mr. Damsiruddin Siregar as Member.
The conference was concluded and agreed on to new targets and programs for the nex three years of the new organization’s leadership. It is expected that the new leadership will achieve success in improving the Indonesian ICT development for accelerating the national economic development.