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Tech giants train Indonesians to tap into latent potential

  • Made Anthony Iswara
    Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /  05:23 pm
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Digital literacy: School students use the internet to work on their assignments at an event in Jakarta.(Tempo/-)

The technology behemoths of the world are rolling out digital training programs in Indonesia, a country of significant relevance to their businesses, to address literacy and skillset gaps in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. From United States tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to China’s Alibaba, Huawei and ByteDance’s TikTok, they have been working alongside the government and local communities to scale up their digital trainings so that more Indonesians can benefit. Digital proficiency will lead Indonesians to consume more of the technology giants’ products and services, with the country poised to have the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia, with a value of US$100 billion by 2025, up from $27 billion in 2018, according to the annual “e-Conomy Southeast Asia” study conducted by Google and Singaporean holdin...