Forging ahead with Australia-Indonesia digital economic partnership

On 1 February, the Australian and Indonesian Governments will jointly hold a Digital Forum in Jakarta.  The forum will explore six areas for potential cooperation: digital health, fintech, cybersecurity, linking start-up ecosystem, smart government, and creative digital industries.

Some topics to be explored:

Understanding the Indonesian Innovation Ecosystem 

Indonesia has a rapidly growing and evolving start-up ecosystem. While the Australian commercial presence in Indonesia’s digital economy is small, there are strong people-to- people linkages. This session brings together leading players in Indonesia’s start-up space with strong connections to Australia. They will share their insights on Indonesia’s digital economy and opportunities for Australian partners, followed by Q&A.

 

Workshop: “Finding new solutions through Indonesia-Australia Collaboration”

Delegates from Australia and Indonesia will work in small stream groups to discuss opportunities and find innovative solutions to challenges across the streams: Cyber Security, Creative Industries, Fintech, Digital Health, Connecting Start-up Ecosystems, and Smart Government.

The focus of the discussion will be on finding new pathways that can be unlocked by bringing together Australian and Indonesian ideas and capabilities.

The focus of the discussion will be on finding new pathways that can be unlocked by bringing together Australian and Indonesian ideas and capabilities.

The next big things

This session will showcase a series of significant established and emerging projects that link Australia and Indonesia, or could do so in future.

This session will explain the sectors that Indonesian and Australian industry are active in and already developing solutions for future problems.

Panel 1: Indonesia’s start-up ecosystem: an emerging powerhouse in ASEAN

Indonesia has a rapidly growing and evolving start-up ecosystem. While the Australian commercial presence in Indonesia’s digital economy is small, there are strong people-to- people linkages. This session brings together leading players in Indonesia’s start-up space with strong connections to Australia. They will share their insights on Indonesia’s digital economy and opportunities for Australian partners, followed by Q&A.

Panel 2: Cyber security: Enabler for the digital economy

This session will bring together cyber security businesses, customers, industry experts, training providers and policy makers from both countries. The discussion will be centred on the cyber security threats, mitigation tactics and how a safe and secure digital economy will add genuine economic benefit to the Indonesian and Australian economies.

To help provide you with a bit more context and insights, I have listed below some short digital interviews with prominent experts on Indonesia:

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Fintech, online enterpreneurship and Indonesia’s digital revolution – Mahendra Siregar, Board Member, The Australia-Indonesia Centre

 

 



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