Neo4j Deepens Indonesia Commitment with Managing Director Appointment and Free AI Certification Program

Experienced Tech Leader Reza Pahlevi Joins as Country Managing Director; Neo4j Partners with IYKRA to Deliver AI Training to Support Indonesia Emas 2045 Vision

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 29, 2022Neo4j®, the world’s leading graph data platform, announced today that Reza Pahlevi has joined the company as Country Managing Director, Indonesia.

Pahlevi is a proven technology executive with 28 years of experience in leadership roles in the enterprise IT sector at companies such as Teradata, Oracle, and SAP. He has a stellar track record with deep ties to Indonesia’s banking, telecommunication, government, retail, and manufacturing sectors, and will play a critical role in driving Neo4j’s momentum.

According to Pahlevi, Neo4j’s focus on customers and giving back to the community with free training and certification is a benefit for Indonesia’s long-term economic goals.


“Neo4j’s graph technology expertise is quickly gaining recognition in Indonesia, and I’m thrilled to be part of that journey,” Pahlevi said. “We have an exciting opportunity to help businesses and government agencies uncover true insights from the relationships in their data, which will have a significant impact on their bottom line. In parallel, Neo4j has accelerated its investment in community initiatives, including partnering with IYKRA to provide free AI training and making our no-cost database as a service AuraDB Free available. Together with KORIKA, Neo4j is committed to fostering tech talent as part of the government’s Indonesia Emas 2045 vision.” 

Neo4j and IYKRA Deliver Free AI Certification

The free certification component is run in conjunction with IYKRA, Indonesia’s leading AI and data knowledge provider. Participants will receive Neo4j AuraDB Free* training to become a certified graph database engineer, receive mentoring from IYKRA data experts, and work on real-life projects.  

According to IYKRA CEO Fajar Jaman, the organisation plans to increase the talent pool of graph data platform practitioners in Indonesia through its partnership with Neo4j. 

“There is a clear gap between industry demand and talent supply on data technologies, especially in AI. Working closely with Neo4j, we plan to develop more graph data platform skills, help them get certified, and nurture them with real-life projects in our partner and client networks for hands-on experience.

“We believe that by maintaining our relationship with key talent through mentoring, it will improve their communication skills and capabilities in learning about graph data platforms. The objective of this mentoring program is to enhance the long-term sense of community within the organisation as a whole, and to march alongside people from different backgrounds towards one vision: to maximise the value of data with knowledge graphs,” Jaman said.

Neo4j has been crucial to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges – from determining the price of an airline ticket in real time and exposing complex criminal networks responsible for cyberattacks and money laundering activity, to supporting the ICIJ’s Pandora Papers investigation.

To become a certified graph database engineer by IYKRA and Neo4j in Indonesia, register here.

More about Neo4j AuraDB Free 

AuraDB Free includes one free graph database with support for all core functionality and developer tools, including Neo4j Bloom for data visualisation. For larger scale, advanced security, disaster recovery, and dedicated support, users can easily upgrade to AuraDB Professional or AuraDB Enterprise tiers. AuraDB Free supports Neo4j connectors and integrations, including GraphQL, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, and BI Tools. 

With AuraDB Free, users get the best of Neo4j technology in a fully automated cloud service that is:

Friction-Free: An easy-to-use platform with built-in learning guides and one-click deployment.

Hassle-Free: Automatically optimised with upgrades and patches applied without any downtime.

Always Free: No credit card required ever to start or use.

Learn more about Neo4j AuraDB Free in this blog post.

About Indonesia Emas

Indonesia Emas (Golden Indonesia) aims to become a developed nation and the fifth-largest economy in the world by its centenary year in 2045. A digitally equipped workforce will be key to realising the plan, with the World Bank estimating Indonesia will have a shortage of 9 million ICT workers between 2015 to 2030. Graphs4ID has three pillars: Enablement (free courses and certification), Empowerment (free whitepapers, books, and software) and engagement (meetings, webinars, roundtables, and GraphTalk). 

About Neo4j

Neo4j is the world’s leading graph data platform. We help organisations – including Comcast, ICIJ, NASA, UBS, and Volvo Cars – capture the rich context of the real world that exists in their data to solve challenges of any size and scale. Our customers transform their industries by curbing financial fraud and cybercrime, optimising global networks, accelerating breakthrough research, and providing better recommendations. Neo4j delivers real-time transaction processing, advanced AI/ML, intuitive data visualisation, and more. Find out more at and follow us at @Neo4j.

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