COMmemorating its 6th anniversary, Qlue, a provider of the most complete smart city ecosystem in Indonesia, is holding the Qlue Hackathon 2022. On this 6th anniversary, Qlue is consistent in continuing to strive to expand innovation of smart city solutions that meet market needs.
In 2021, Qlue has managed to record a positive company performance thanks to the company’s strategy that focuses on innovation and collaboration. This innovation is created in internal activities, one of which is through the 2022 Qlue Hackathon. This activity is carried out regularly to develop prospective technology and business potential in 2022.
Qlue’s founder and CEO, Rama Raditya, said that Qlue’s vision to accelerate positive change around the world requires companies to be collaborative in technology and business. This policy was taken strategically as the company’s response to the dynamics of a dynamic market.
Qlue as a technology-based company must develop sustainable solutions in line with massive business expansion.
Entering its 6th year, Qlue will continue to improve the company’s performance through business expansion and technology intensification to strengthen business performance. Qlue’s existence globally as a provider of smart city ecosystems is also getting stronger thanks to the implementation of the solution in the city of Minamichita, Japan.
In total, Qlue has successfully implemented its solutions in more than 85 cities, including the city of Minamichita. The implementation rate has increased by more than 200% compared to 28 regions in the previous year. The achievement of Qlue in 2021 will be a parameter for business development in 2022 to be more aggressive through innovative solutions.
“The business dimension is currently experiencing a shift in trends and many companies are ambitious to strengthen their digital aspects. One of them is with artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Of course this opens new business expansion opportunities for companies and strengthens Qlue’s position as a provider of smart city ecosystems complete in Indonesia,” said Rama.
Rama added that Qlue’s continuous technological development has significant benefits for the company’s business. One of them is the development of QlueThermal which is already in the third generation development stage, namely QlueThermal Gatotkaca.
By 2021 more than 300 QlueThermal devices have been successfully implemented in more than 60 cities, for 30 Qlue clients and business partners. QlueThermal has successfully scanned more than 3 million faces and body temperatures.
President of Qlue, Maya Arvini, said that Qlue’s business performance showed good performance in the midst of the dynamics of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Qlue has consistently succeeded in expanding its smart city solutions in the property, energy, and health and hospital sectors, while several new sectors that have been successfully reached include the mall and retail, hospitality, infrastructure, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.
The growth of new client acquisitions was also recorded at 30%, with the composition of clients still dominated by the government and BUMN sectors at 60% and the private sector at 40%.
Optimal business performance from a business perspective is also due to management’s strategy in synergizing technological innovation and foresight in observing the market situation.
Maya said that the key to Qlue’s success in 2021 is the ability to develop technology that adapts to market needs. One of them is the development of QlueThermal technology that can be integrated with the presence system and HRIS (Human Resource Information System) as a need for monitoring health protocols during this pandemic.
“Our success in achieving positive results from the commercial sector is also due to the trust of business partners who have a shared vision in accelerating positive change around the world. Of course this is a strong achievement capital to run a business in 2022 which is full of challenges and of course spurs us to strive for excellence.” could be better,” said Maya.
The spirit of collaboration in business and technology will continue to be Qlue’s strategic policy in 2022. Technologically, solution development will focus on utilizing artificial intelligence technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), which has been the company’s core business.
Through the Qlue Hackathon 2022, the ideas for developing smart city solution technology are very varied by carrying the concepts of smart energy, smart healthcare, smart tourism, to smart infrastructure. A number of designs to the concept of prototype solutions have also been tested and the results are potential enough to be later developed into solutions that have good commercial value.
Co-Founder and CTO of Qlue Andre Hutagalung said, the solution produced in the 2022 Hackathon continues to increase compared to previous years, because it has good business potential. The most prospective solutions include QlueVosys, a smart governance-based solution in order to create a modern and transparent digitalization of elections.
The general concept in this solution is to minimize the possibility of human error, which allows the voter to vote twice to the potential for miscalculation, thereby reducing the potential for election fraud.
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In addition, this smart living-based QlueIvy solution was developed to encourage people to take care of plants so that the environment becomes greener and healthier.
The way it works is by connecting the detection sensor with a water source so that it allows automatic irrigation when the soil moisture level is in the stage of requiring water supply.
“The Qlue Hackathon 2022 departs from our thoughts that have emerged in recent times. Both QlueVosys and QlueIvy certainly require further development into prototypes so that they can be mass-produced, but the potential is very interesting. And this is part of the company’s commitment to continue to provide an innovation stimulus to develop sustainable technology solutions that match market needs, and encourage the creation of an Indonesia Smart Nation,” said Andre.
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in Indonesia has the potential to greatly contribute to the Indonesian economy. Based on research conducted by a firm in the United States, Kearney, AI is predicted to contribute up to US$366 billion or equivalent to Rp5,200 trillion by 2030. (N-1)