February 24, 2024

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Indonesia boosts digital ecosystem by showcasing start-ups

Photo Credit: Ministry of Communication and Information

The Indonesian government is hard at work in making the country the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia.

One of their efforts to achieve this is by participating in an event that will open investment opportunities, which can grow the digital ecosystem in Indonesia.

As reported, the Indonesia Pavilion at the Techsauce Global Summit 2019, in Bangkok, is the fruition of collaboration between the Ministry of Communication and Information and an online media portal.

The event gathered 400 speakers, 1,000 start-ups, around 500 journalists, and more than 500 investors from 40 countries.

Techsauce Global Summit 2019 is a huge digital transformation meeting. Participating in it is an avenue that introduced the Indonesian digital start-ups to the global arena.

Having an Indonesia Pavilion at the event is a strategic step to promote the name of Indonesia as the largest digital economy country in ASEAN.

The Indonesia Pavilion

The Indonesia Pavilion showcased the new start-ups emerging in Indonesia, thereby providing access to the Indonesian start-up ecosystem and the Indonesian government.

It also focused on attracting more investors and building strategic partnerships between Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries.

The Ministry of Communication and Information and the online media portal had an exhibition booth and two talks by Indonesian ecosystem players.

The two topics of discussion centred on “Evolution Towards the New Era of Media” and “Advancing Women Leaders in Tech.”

The first talk covered the evolution concerning the new era of media as well as predictions and insights about the future of media in Southeast Asia.

Meanwhile, the second discussion examined the access and opportunities that will empower businesses as well as initiatives aimed at solving gender gap challenges. A discussion on advancing female leaders in technology was also included.

Several selected start-ups representing the most influential start-ups in the country filled the exhibition.

One start-up is an integrated social trading platform with AI that is supported by chatbots and special solutions to help social media converters chat in sales.

Another start-up is a platform that connects offline service traders with online consumers about the power of AI technology from massive O2O consumer data.

Disaster information updates real time

In other news, an innovation from Indonesia was recently recognised in the Ensuring Integrated Approach in Public Sector Institutions category at the United Nations Public Service Awards 2019.

PetaBencana.id from the National Disaster Management Agency is a free website-based platform that produces spatial visualisation of disaster information in real time.

The platform utilises the use of social media and instant messaging during disaster events to collect and filter the current conditions, which are confirmed by residents in the locations around the incident.

The platform, formerly called PetaJakarta.org, performed well during a flood in Jakarta in 2017. At that time, it collected flood data and information in real time.

The impact of the disaster was immediately mapped as thousands of users accessed the site, reporting flooding incidents, in less than 12 hours.

By providing valid disaster information, it allows people to save themselves and share that information in order to save others as well.

This innovation is intended for the general public, especially the lower middle class and the community with limited access to facilities.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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