Dedi Gunawan

Teacher, Board of Directors

My name is Dedi Gunawan. my friends call me dedi. I was born in Semarang, September 12nd 1982. I'm 36 years old. i have master degree in computer from university of indonesia. i'am founder of idn foundation and idn boarding school in jonggol. i'am became cisco ccie expert in 2011 and right now creating more expert from my school.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Future Learning

28 September 2018 | 10:00 - 10:30 | Bahasa | Bridging The Gaps, Creating Rockstars

As also encountered in many countries, especially those in the Asia Pacific, the weakness in our education system in Indonesia is caused by many teachers and lecturers in vocational high school and technical university not having enough “real” industrial experience. Most of them have “textbook” knowledge only. IDN Foundation, is a non-profit organization that is trying to solve the problem. Our mission is to provide that “bridge” to help all teachers in Indonesia gain real, hands-on industry experience, by helping entrepreneurs, and professionals from industry, connect with educational institutions. Our goal is to develop the next generation of network engineers in Indonesia. The main problem is students don’t have enough practical skills but only “theory” or “paper-based” knowledge, and they don’t have much experience in handling real network devices and topology. IDN Foundation teaches the teachers and lecturers for free, giving them knowledge about what technology is being used and how it is used in the real world. They then go back to their institutions and spread what they have learnt to the students. IDN Foundation also gives the teachers the opportunity to take an international certification exam in one of the most famous network devices. And should they pass with a high score, at least 75%, we help them to move to the next step, which is that they are deemed a “network academy”, and have the authority to offer the international exam for free to their students and free 20 network devices for the schools.