Indonesia Cooperated With Cisco To Strengthen Digital Talents

Hanoi, Satubanten.com – The Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara invited Cisco to participated in building and strengthening the competence of digital talents in Indonesia. ” I invite Cisco to participate in around 20 thousand digital technical training with 20 universities in Indonesia as knowledge partners,” he said after meeting with President Joko Widodo accompanied by five cabinet ministers working with Cisco leaders while attending the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi on Wednesday (12/09/2018).

According to the Minister of Communication and Information, Indonesia’s digital talents is a “homework” of the ministry to be able to support the acceleration of digital economic growth in Indonesia. “One of the issues of Indonesia’s digital economy is talent. We build ecosystems so that Indonesia’s digital economy could be more competitive,” he said.

Together with the Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, the Minister of Communication and Information discussed the digital acceleration cooperation with Cisco’s Global Leader/ Global Innovation Officer, Guy Diedrich and President of Southeast Asia Naveen Menon, and Managing Director of Indonesia, and Marina Kacaribu.

Digital Acceleration Cooperation

Earlier in a meeting between President Joko Widodo with the President of Cisco ASEAN Naveen Menon and Cisco Indonesia Managing Director Marina Kacaribu, the Indonesian Government and Cisco worked together to organize the Country’s Digital Acceleration (CDA) program.

The cooperation is intended to accelerate the digitalization agenda and be more effective in providing services for the community. Indonesia is the first country in Southeast Asia to be the part of this program.

The program in Indonesia will focus on five main areas, they are digital governance, digital industry, digital state-owned enterprises (BUMN), cyber security, and digital inclusion. This is in line with President Joko Widodo’s vision to make Indonesia the largest digital economy in ASEAN by 2020 which will further accelerate that growth.

The head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong estimates that around two to three billion dollars a year will be invested in the e-commerce sector.

“The government must provide a reliable platform and formulate regulations to ensure that the digital economy adheres to cyber security standards and contributes to the prosperity of society. We believe that this collaboration will support not only e-commerce and the digital economy, but also the development of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution in Indonesia,” said Thomas. (SBS/RLS-022)

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