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B20 Digitization Task Force in Indonesia Presents 4 Strategic Recommendations to G20

Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia Johnny G. Plate, Chairman of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group in Indonesia Mira Tayyiba, President of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN ) and B20 Indonesia Chair Arsjad Rasjid, B20 Indonesia Chair Shinta Kamdani and Indonesia B20 Digitization Task Force Chair Ririek Adriansyah along with global business leaders were present at the forum.

The meeting discussed several recommendations that the B20 Digitization Task Force in Indonesia prepared as a result of a series of discussions held over the past six months.

The Chairman of the B20 Digitization Task Force in Indonesia, Ririek Adriansyah, opened the forum by presenting the strategic and objective issues that the Digitization Task Force aims to achieve.

“The essence of our work as indonesia The B20 Digitization Task Force aims to ensure that digitization can drive future growth while bridging the digital divide, ultimately leading to inclusive digital transformation,” said Ririek, who is also Chief Executive Officer. of PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom).

Ririek presented the four recommendations proposed by the Digitization Task Force.

First, boosting universal connectivity by ensuring support for universal access for participation in the digital economy and government services, ensuring inclusive government services and closing the digital divide.

Second, lay the foundations for a sustainable and resilient digital economy, with the aim of accelerating the development of digital infrastructure

Third, ensure a digital-ready mindset for individuals and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and enable MSMEs to access digital platforms.

Finally, promote risk and evidence-based, interoperable, and technology-neutral cybersecurity standards and best practices that support enterprises’ efforts to protect their networks.

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate said he appreciated the steps and recommendations offered by the B20 Digitization Task Force as part of the B20-G20 dialogue. According to the Minister of Communication and Informatics, today’s world is a digitized world and the digital economy will be more important in the global market.

“Although we have enormous, palpable economic potential, there are challenges ahead of us that we must tackle together, of course with public-private collaboration. One of them is the digital divide, especially in countries developing,” said the Minister of Communication and Information. .

Minister Johnny said the B20 Digitization Task Force discussion and recommendations are of great help to the government as the recommendations are in line with indonesia The main vision of the G20 Presidency is to create an inclusive, empowering and sustainable digital ecosystem.

Meanwhile, responding to the recommendation of the B20 digitalization task force, Mira Tayyiba, chairperson of the G20 digital economy task force in Indonesia, said that the government, especially the G20 presidency, benefits significantly from business-industry collaboration, which helped to ensure that public policies, including digital-related policies, could benefit all levels of Indonesian society.

“We believe that this collaboration will enable the government to determine fair and practical policies and create better policy space in the digital sector. innovation such as start-ups, venture capitalists, corporations and government to support digital innovation,” she said.

Recognizing the important role of the digital economy in many aspects of life, the G20 Digital Economy Task Force in Indonesia has also pledged to derive greater economic benefits from digitalization to achieve a recovery. resilient.

President of KADIN Indonesia who is also President of B20 Indonesia, Arsjad Rasjid said the world has been transformed by technological disruption. Around 52% of companies went bankrupt or were acquired because they could not keep up with the digitalization trend. A similar phenomenon also occurred in Indonesia, not impacting large corporations but also MSMEs which are the backbone of the Indonesian economy. With digitization, Indonesia can achieve the next economic growth up to $150 billion by 2025 as well as the possibility of creating 20 million net jobs by 2030. To achieve this goal, there are two major challenges, namely the digital infrastructure deficit and the lack of digital skills or digital literacy .

Additionally, B20 Indonesia Chairman Shinta Kamdani said the B20-G20 dialogue is designed to be a platform for the public and business to collaborate to voice their concerns and offer their solutions. This dialogue, Shinta said, should produce something concrete. “I am very optimistic that our policy recommendations will make enormous contributions to society in the future. Throughout the process, the formulation of these policy recommendations has been plagued with debates and contradictory arguments, which may have stimulated the diversity of thoughts and aspirations from more than twenty countries, with different circumstances and capacities,” Shinta said.

The B20 Digitization Task Force in Indonesia completed its tasks for the last six months in 2022 with the presentation of these recommendations.

“On behalf of the leadership of the Indonesia B20 Digitization Task Force, we would like to acknowledge the contributions, thoughts and ideas of over 100 task force members who supported the formulation of these four recommendations, which should provide great benefits for businessmen, especially in G20 member countries, as well as for the global economy,” Ririek said. Telkom Indonesia, as a state-owned company, continues to contribute in all three areas to support the recommendation by accelerating the formation of indonesia connectivity, platform and digital services. Through these three business streams and continued investments, we hope that Telkom can become the engine of the country’s digital transformation in achieving digital inclusion.


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