Improving Information System Advancement through “Industry 4.0”

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Dr.-Ing. Hendro Wicaksono from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) during presentation on Friday, November 25. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS  ̶ Faculty of Economics and Business through the Management program held a visiting lecture for Management of Information System (SIM) Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), last Friday, November 25. Dr.-Ing. Hendro Wicaksono from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany explained about the fourth industrial revolution. The moderator was T. Aria Auliandri, M.Sc, who was also the lecturer or coordinator of the SIM course.

The visiting lecturer was attended by all students taking the course. The theme was Information Technology System to Face The Fourth Industrial Revolution which the application concept was in German.

To start his presentation on the fourth industrial revolution, Hendro Wicaksono explained how technology advances significantly. It can be seen from the 100% rising market selling arte for technological products from 2005 to 2013. The industrial revolution started when the steam engine was invented and it is called industry 1.0.

In this phase, mechanical had important role. Then in industry 2.0, the industry focused on mass production in electrification sector. Then the period of computerization for industry 3.0 which then took us to industrial revolution 4.0 which is based on the internet. All activities were done through the internet, such as roles of books replaced by Wikipedia, and DVD replaced by Youtube.

“The core of industry 4.0 is the machine can communicate with the product. For example, German industry which is currently low on material or components, the machine can identify it and instruct the material owner,” explained Hendro Wicaksono, a lecturer and researcher in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

One part of Industry 4.0 is big data. Hendro explained how big data analysis based the object driverless control in the street. Through the sensor in the object, it can map the surroundings, like temperature to humidity.

Aria Auliandri also added that android, iphone and windows smartphone users are also part of big data. All information can be accessed through a smartphone as the activity is recorded in the smartphone system such as the usage of GPS to find the location.

Even though it simplifies our life, big data also has security issues, on how a system can convince the users. Meanwhile, as a precautionary, before inserting personal data, an agreement is made and the user does not have to fill all the form.

“In UNAIR itself, there are two things necessary to improve in supporting the big data in the scale of university. First, internet integrated connectivity, connected the internet to make data collecting process easirer. Second, data synching between parties,” said Hendro Wicaksono

In short, Aria Auliandri as the moderator concluded that there are three points from the lecture, how industry 4.0 developed, technological transformation and usage of applications in daily life. (*)

Author: Sri Nur Umami
Editor: Rio F. Rachman

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