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Lack of talent hampers digital transformation in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 14 2019   /  02:29 am

Many Indonesian companies have showed their strong commitment to digitalize their businesses, but a limited availability of talent and skills has hampered their digital transformation programs.A survey called Disruptive Decision Making conducted by a managed solution service provider, PT Teltranet Aplikasi Solusi (Telkomtelstra), found that 36 percent of business leaders in Indonesia considered talent and skills shortages to have hampered their efforts to digitalize their businesses.Telkomtelstra CEO Erik Meijer said that there were two main challenges for companies looking to digitalize, namely talent shortages and improving employees' skillsets to adjust to the new business model.“There is a lack of digital talent because this is a relatively new field and the talents available in the market are in high demand […] the second challenge is how to improve [current] employees’ skills...