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Dr. Ford Lumban Gaol








Dr. Ford Lumban Gaol

Bina Nusantara University
SERSC Indonesia Chapter Chair

The Challenge and Opportunity of ICT in Rural Areas: Indonesia Cases

The Information and Communication Technology activities are a fundamental element of any rural development activity. While education and training develop cognitive skills, it is information that gives content to knowledge. The importance of information for development is undoubted but important issues surround whose reality the information reflects, who is able to make use of that information and for what purpose. Rural information systems have traditionally focused on supplying information to the rural poor and supplying information about rural areas to policy makers, but it is now recognised that past systems have been largely ineffective in addressing the needs of the rural poor. The extension of agricultural information in particular is evolving beyond merely transmitting messages (although this is still important). It is becoming more open, more participatory and more demanddriven, involving interactivity, negotiation and two-way information exchanges. There is a new emphasis on the acquisition of information and enabling the rural poor to request information specific to their particular livelihood needs. Communication specialists increasingly recognise the enormous potential of ICTs to support and enhance these changes.

About Dr. Gaol

Dr. Ford Lumban Gaol is currently Associate Professor Informatics Engineering and Information System, Bina Nusantara University www.binus.ac.id. He is the Vice Chair of Bina Nusantara University Doctorate Program in Computer Science and Research Interest Group Leader “Advance System in Computational Intelligence & Knowledge Engineering “ (IntelSys) http://research.binus.ac.id/intelligent-and-advance-system/.
Dr. Ford is the Vice Chair of IEEE Indonesia section for International and Professional Activities http://ieee.web.id/indonesia/officers/. Dr. Ford is the ACM Indonesia past Chapter Chair. Dr. Ford is the SERSC  Indonesia Chapter Chair. Dr. Ford already involved with some project relate with Technology Alignment in some of multinational companies as well as some government projects. For nternational highlight, Dr. Ford is the recipient of Visiting Professor in Kazan Federal University, Russia 2014 and 2015, Visiting Professor in Vladimir State University, Russia 2016, Invited Scholar in Aligarh Muslim University, keynote speaker in ICCNT 2014 and Invited Scholar in ICTP Trieste Italy. He has 50 papers that indexed in SCOPUS and 8 books that published by Springer German. He was General Chairs for some International conferences and IEEE conferences. Dr. Ford is member of Indonesian Mathematical Society (IndoMS), The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Professional, The International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and the Indonesia Society for Bioinformatics. He holds the B.Sc. in Mathematics, Master of Computer Science. and the Doctor in Computer Science from the University of Indonesia, Indonesia in 1997, 2001 and 2009, respectively.

  
 
 

 


 

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 
 

  

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