Managing director of Google Indonesia
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 took great pride in the ...