It means that although Pertamina is an energy company, research and development for digitization is very important for the business to continue to grow
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) has ensured that its sub-holding business process is monitored through its big data center called Pertamina Integrated Command Center (PICC). Currently, the business sector must keep innovating, including PT Pertamina, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said in a written statement received here Saturday.

The innovations that must be carried out are digitalization and research and development (R & D) attempts which have been the keys to the success of various world-class companies.

"Many global companies that used to depend on natural resources have shifted to technology. Currently, the only global energy company ranked in the top 10 is Aramco, while the rest are already occupied by technology and investment companies,” the minister continued.

“It means that although Pertamina is an energy company, research and development for digitization is very important for the business to continue to grow,” he added.

The President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero) Nicke Widyawati, also agreed with the statement. According to her, the establishment of PICC is one of the company’s innovations to become a global energy champion.

"With the facility, Pertamina can implement a comprehensive strategy to provide efficiency while reducing the possibility of an abuse of power. Thus, it can also maintain Pertamina Group's accountability," she stated.

The PICC is a digital-based technological innovation that provides up-to-date data supporting PT Pertamina’s strategic role as an integrator of all business sectors of operational and commercial aspects.

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It has four functions. The first is as an integrator and coordinator of operational monitoring activities -- both core, critical and supporting processes.

Moreover, it will be a single source of truth needed within Pertamina Group's internal environment with integrated data.

In addition, the facility aims to analyze data to be information; detect data and anomalies; test data reliability, and compile executive summaries and recommendations required in the decision-making process.

Lastly, PICC has the authority to follow up on anomalous conditions found and provide recommendations for the highest management in the Pertamina Group.

Meanwhile, Pertamina President Commissioner Basuki Tjahaja Purnama also stated that the establishment of the Command Center will improve the work stages of all Pertamina business lines.

"The facility is like a war command room -- all generals can analyze the data here to decide for future policies," he said.

Hence, he encouraged all holding and sub-holding managements to learn to make decisions from the data displayed on the command center's main screen.

"This is an excellent breakthrough and must continue to be developed for the company’s efficiency. We can use all the data to make the right policies. The board of commissioners will often come to the facility to exchange ideas and see the developments," he added.

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Translator: Aji Cakti, Uyu Liman
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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