Sehat Sutardja, PhD was born at Jakarta in 1961 and became one of the richest men in U.S. (according to Forbes Magazine). At first, he only wanted to fix radios but finally he became the president of Marvell Technology Group, one of the best semiconductors company in the world.
Even he is a president of a big company and works in U.S., but he never forgets his country Indonesia. He said that he loves Indonesian food, but beside that, he sees some potential in Indonesia. Sehat said that 30 years ago, there was no potential of technology industry in Indonesia. 10 years ago, he used to buy very expensive computers (about US $ 50,000) for his business. But now, he can buy a very small computer called cellphone, which works better than his old computers. It means Indonesia can use this opportunity to take some investments in technology industry. Technology is so powerful that can bring back to the developing world. From that, Indonesia also can use technology to help the poor, to learn, to be a tool for teaching. It is time for Indonesia to take advantage of this.
Once he gave a speech at University of Indonesia, he said that young people are the future of the country. Only them that can make the difference and they have to keep trying and be patient. He also said that education is an important pillar of investment.
Sehat Sutardja is very inspirational. From his little dream he became a very successful person. And we need to look at him. His idea about Indonesia opportunity of having investment in technology industry is great. From there, so many people can realize that technology has a role to help the poor, and to be learnt by Indonesians. And education is also an important part of our country.