AmCham Indonesia and IBM hosted the “Government 4.0: Utilizing Data to Optimize Government Decision Making” breakfast forum on March 3. The event brought together distinguished experts to discuss ways for government agencies to integrate data and utilize new technologies to enhance public services.
The forum opened with remarks from AmCham Managing Director A Lin Neumann, along with IBM Asia Pacific General Manager Paul Burton, who said IBM had recently launched the IBM Academy for Hybrid Cloud and AI in Batam. IBM Indonesia President Director Roy Kosasih also spoke of key ways to achieve successful digital transformation, and IBM Ecosystem General Manager Kate Woolley discussed the need for strategic partnerships in accelerating digital adoption.
The panel of speakers included Expert Staff on Digital Transformation, Creativity and Human Resources, at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs (CMEA) Edwin Rizal Manansang; and Chief Operating Officer of the Digital Transformation Office at the Ministry of Health Daniel Oscar Baskoro.
Edwin spoke of the importance of AI and data in the digital transformation process, along with digital talent development and Indonesia’s 2045 Vision. Oscar talked about health data interoperability to improve healthcare service delivery, highlighting the newly launched SatuSehat health platform, which replaces the PeduliLindungi Covid-19 tracking and tracing app.
Participants raised questions on how to narrow the disparity in digital skills within government institutions. A representative from the Central Java provincial government said that as the region rapidly develops, there needs to be an equal amount of skills growth to meet industry needs, while encouraging greater participation from US companies to support this. Among our participants, we also had the Director General of Immigration Silmy Karim of attendance.