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RI 'should grow services sector' to harness frontier technologies

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17 2019   /  12:34 am
Human facade: Indonesian Committee for Pacific Economic Conference Council cochair Mari Elka Pangestu (center), Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Conference Council chair Don Campbell (right) and a humanoid robot, Sophia, wave to participants of the 2019 Centre for Strategic and International Studies Global Dialogue in Jakarta on Monday.(Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)(center), Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Conference Council chair Don Campbell (right) and a humanoid robot, Sophia, wave to participants of the 2019 Centre for Strategic and International Studies Global Dialogue in Jakarta on Monday.(Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

Human facade: Indonesian Committee for Pacific Economic Conference Council cochair Mari Elka Pangestu (center), Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Conference Council chair Don Campbell (right) and a humanoid robot, Sophia, wave to participants of the 2019 Centre for Strategic and International Studies Global Dialogue in Jakarta on Monday.(Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)Indonesia must work faster than it has before to develop strategies to upskill its workers to anticipate the Fourth Industrial Revolution and pivot from manufacturing-led to services-led development, experts say.Improving the services sector was key to increasing competitiveness, said Richard Baldwin, a professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.Baldwin was a panelist at the 2019 Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Dialogue held in Jak...