We Focus on Disruptive Innovation in the Rectorate Talks


In the first of the series of Rectorate Talks in 2019-2020 Academic Year, we discussed the topic “Disruptive Innovation and Spiritual Leadership in the Era of Disruption” with three distinguished guest speakers from the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta in Indonesia.  The seminar organized by our Rectorate and supported by our Department of Management was held in North Campus Block K, Hekim Berke Hall at ten o’clock on 19 November 2019, Tuesday. The event was attended by our Rector Prof. Dr. Gülfettin Çelik, professors, and students.

Following the screening of a short film about the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Asst. Prof. Dr. Arafat Salih Aydıner, Chair of the Management Information Systems Program at IMU, delivered his opening remarks as the moderator of the event. In his speech, he briefly introduced the guest speakers and the concept of disruptive innovation. Asst. Prof. Dr. Aydıner then invited the speakers one by one on stage to deliver their speeches.

The first speech titled “Disruptive Innovation: Current Trends and the Way Forward” was delivered by Punang Amaripuja, SE, ST, M.IT, who introduced the concept of innovation with examples from various industries such as transportation, communication, oil and computers and distinguished between different types of innovation; i.e., sustaining and disruptive. He also discussed the elements and stages of disruptive innovation and provided examples of potentially disruptive businesses, explaining why they failed to have such disruptive impact.

The second presentation was titled “While Industry 4.0 is Disrupting the Human Resource: Searching Competency Model for Smart HR 4.0” and given by Dr. Majang Palupi, BBA, MBA, who first talked about the current conditions in the market that has become volatile and heterogeneous, which is why smart systems have been introduced. She then touched upon the importance of strategic management of competencies by companies and of HRM for corporate strategy. She introduced strategic competency development as a concept and provided a classification of competencies as well as the definition of qualification. She finally discussed the development steps for a competence model and the challenges in Industry 4.0.

Finally, Prof. Dr. Heru K. Tjahjono, M.M. made a presentation on “Spiritual Leadership in Disruption Era”, in which he focused on the current situation in the era of disruption, which is characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and the ways to overcome those challenges with the concept of spiritual leadership and spiritual mentality.

At the end of the seminar, the speakers were presented certificates by Rector Prof. Dr. Gülfettin Çelik for their valuable contributions.