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Skills, talent hold keys to Indonesia’s digital future

  • Randy Jusuf

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 20, 2019   /  11:13 am
Skills, talent hold keys to Indonesia’s digital future Elementary students experience Google Cardboard, which allow them to virtually visit seven museums in Indonesia. (Google Arts & Culture/-)

From envisioning a new, digitally powered “golden age” to selecting a tech chief executive officer in his Cabinet, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo couldn’t have been any clearer: technology will make or break Indonesia’s progress in the 21st century. Indonesia has tremendous potential to be a digital power on a global scale, maybe even to rival countries like China, India and Japan. The latest "e-Conomy Southeast Asia" report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company, released last month, found that Indonesia continues to be the region’s largest and fastest growing internet economy, valued at US$40 billion in Gross Merchandise Value and on its way to $130 billion by 2025. The question is, how do we harness that growth not just to benefit the privileged few, but to advance progress for all Indonesians? Working overseas, I to...

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