YOUNGEST EVER CEO OF IBM INDONESIA: WINS THE BATTLE WITH GREAT PEOPLE AND POSITIVE MINDSET
BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL (BBS) held another CEO Speaks on Leadership on September 23 presented by Gunawan Susanto, Chief Excutive Officer (CEO) of IBM Indonesia at the Joseph Wibowo Center (JWC). Gunawan Susanto is also well-known as a current and youngest ever president director of IBM Indonesia. He shared his success stories and tips for leading a company to the audience. Around 200 people were in attendance, a mixture of students and members of the public.
For Gunawan, people in the company were the key of success. He believes that business performance dependes on people who implemented the strategy. During his session, Gunawan always reminds audience to recognize the important of the people on company strategy. Beside that, Gunawan encourages to all the future leaders to be brave on taking decision and always be positive as a leader to build a great atmosphere to the team.
“The good strategy without people who execute properly is nothing,” Gunawan said.
Here are the Gunawan’s keys to successfully implementing his leadership in company:
|•Big GambleChange to be better.
•Look around us
Help those around to be their partner.
•Transform business Integrate capabilities, services, and technologies.
•Focus and SME, support startup & newbusiness
The backbone of economy in Indonesia.
•Take proactive role as preferred partner Serve government for a better Indonesia.
|•Introduce Watson New Artiﬁcial Intelligence.•
•Invest in Healthcare Invest in value not commodity.
•Partnership with weather company New way to Sense Outsight in, Insight out.
•IBM-‐TwiQer Turning tweets into better business decision.
•Move to cloud From hardware to software.
|•Youngest CEO of IBM 14 years of experience in IBM.•
•Connect with employees
Way to connect build the perception.
•Show your best Show only your best side not fear or frustration.
Show and spread it.
•Self motivate Need to be able to self motivate.
•Do the right thing
Have to win.
|•Young employees 45-‐60% below 35yrs old.•
•IBM Connection Connect employees top down, worldwide.
•System to check on employees Understand engagement, mood, etc.
Need talents to step up.
•Trigger team to think diﬀerently
Think diﬀerently to innovate (might take time).
|•Nothing immune Have to evolve to survive.•
•Globally integrated organization units Standard services yet eﬃcient.
•Company need to engagemore
To retain employees.
•Changes in Logo Very rigid policy but changed!
•Sense of purpose Give employees purpose to achieve something.
•Structure ﬂexibility Independent locally managed company.
|•People for execution Translate strategy to performance.
•Solidarity & Teamwork
Even good team can beat the best team.
•Know your baQle Fight direct and ﬁerce when needed.
Do it and learn, admit if wrong.