Ken Rutkowski opens up the relationship between Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and AKON Lighting Asia with Indonesian Government

Jakarta, Indonesia – METal International, a globally based Media Entertainment Technology Alpha Leader and innovation focused organization that creates exclusive gatherings of and for dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the media and next technology space, this past week held a monumental Indonesia-based event with world-renowned speakers, activists, and entrepreneurial success stories.

Borne from a passion for instilling a sense of disruption in all levels of innovation across the world today, METal’s event focused on helping everyone to understand disruption better and make themselves more willing accept change.

“Humans not built to like disruption,” said Ken Rutkowski, Founder and Organizer of METal’s event. “They are made to seek out and find patterns, making most individuals resistant to change and resistant to the real binding agents that help innovations come. We gathered together last week to promote creating disruption, accepting disruption, and working towards disrupting new fields every single day. 

METal’s Jakarta “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Disruption” event officially took place March 7, 2017, at the University of Indonesia in Depok City, Indonesia. It was a one-day event that ran from 9 AM until 3 PM with a plethora of international speakers and individuals committed to disruption and change.

Speakers at the event included Bibop Gresta, Chairman at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., AKON, musical artist, performer, producer, and co-founder of AKON Lighting Africa. Co-founder and CEO of SLINGSHOT, previously known as AR Group Daniel Surya, and Kevin Kumala, Founder and CEO of Avani, an eco-friendly solution to replace petroleum-based disposable plastic products. The Panellists are Dwi Putranto Sulaksono, Founder of The Dwiyunajaya Foundation, and Senior Advisor Deputy for Housing and Settlement Agency Executing Agency and Ron Mullers, Founder of Papa Ron’s Pizza, Indonesia’s most popular privately held Pizza franchise. Ken Rutkowski, TV and Radio Talk Show Host and Founder of the modern day Podcast will be hosting the event.

Additional keynote speaking guests at previous METal Los Angeles organization events include Larry King, Peter Diamantis, Dov Charney, Mick Ebeling, General Wesley Clark, Darren Kavinoky, Tom Shadyac, Patti Stanger, Dr Steven Greer, Gwynne Shotwell, John Paul, John McAfee, Gene Simmons, Michio Kaku, and the list goes on.

“This event was a revolutionary collaboration of innovative thought and ideas from some of the world’s most respected leaders,” said Rutkowski. “We heard the stories of both personal and professional disruption, and how these individuals found the perseverance to make the change and the difference. Having so many professionally respectable participants in the event gave us great encouragement for hosting, even more, METal events not only in Indonesia but around the world.”

Notable accomplishments at the event included Bibop Gresta (Hyperloop Transportation Technologies) signing a contract with PT, as well as Hyperloop TransTekIndonesia witnessed by Indonesian Transportation Minister and receiving $2.5 million feasibility study in Indonesia. Additionally, AKON signed and launched AKON Lighting Asia, starting with the first Asian country: Indonesia.

The event officially held at the University of Indonesia, the number one best educational institution in the whole country. The university was eager to be part of an event that sought to promote the benefits and effects of disruption. Since the university itself is committed to disruption on educational fronts, they thought it was a perfect match for hosting the event.

METal’s events include talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaboration in the greater entrepreneurial community. METal’s mission is to maintain a ‘top-of-mind’ resource concerning issues and challenges spanning the media, entertainment and technology space. Through shared connections and meaningful exchange, they aim for growth, opportunity and enduring friendship. It is a weekly event based out of Los Angeles, California initially. The organization is run and owned by Ken Rutkowski and Maya Ross. Rutkowski functioned as the official host of the METal Jakarta event.

“We are incredibly proud of how our entrepreneurial event played out last week, and we are hoping to share our success and collaborative findings with as many people as possible,” said Rutkowski. “Spread the word on the METal mission, and head on over to our platform today to learn more about our disruptive commitments and passions.”

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