Government delineates five key agendas to drive digital transformation




Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate shed light on five main agendas of his ministry to aid in boosting digital transformation, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“During this pandemic, nearly every activity is based on the telecommunication and telecommunication infrastructure that is reliable,” the minister noted while delivering remarks during an event to observe the 75th anniversary of Post and Telecommunication Civic Mission Day here on Monday.

The ministry’s five main agendas on accelerating digital transformation in Indonesia comprised increasing access and intensifying digital infrastructure development as well as preparing a digital transformation road map in strategic sectors.

The third agenda targets expediting data center integration while the fourth agenda pertains to the availability of digital talent in Indonesia. The last agenda aims to prepare regulations as well as financing and funding schemes.

Moreover, the government is focused on developing digital talent possessing sufficient and sustainable capabilities and formulating primary legislation, he explained.

In addition to working on boosting digital transformation, the ministry is striving to increase the Internet ratio in Indonesia by conducting equitable and quality infrastructure development.

Speaking in connection with the Personal Data Protection Bill, Plate noted that the political process was still ongoing.

“We are optimistic of it being completed soon, so that the loophole existing in the protection of rights and obligations as well as duties and responsibilities of the entire state ecosystem can be addressed by ensuring a sufficient legal force,” Plate stated.

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