Jokowi: 9 Million 'Digital Talents' Needed in Digital Transformation

3 August 2020 13:24 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday opened the State Palace’s limited meeting hoping that people would use the COVID-19 pandemic as momentum to accelerate digital transformation. He says that one of the crucial factors is the human resources aspect. 

“We need at least 9 million digital talents for the 15 years ahead. This needs great preparation to produce at least 600,000 people each year so we can establish an ecosystem that supports the growth of our digital talents,” said Jokowi in opening the digital transformation limited meeting today. 

Apart from the digital skills needed to be mastered in the future, the president said that broadening Indonesia’s digital infrastructure is also crucial along with providing the needed internet services across 12,500 villages.

“Don’t let the digital infrastructure that we’ve built have low utility,” said Jokowi during the meeting. 

The president mentioned Indonesia’s 2019 IMD World Digital Competitiveness survey that ranked Indonesia 56th out of 63 nations concerning the country’s digital transformation.

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