Powering Indonesia’s Digital Economy

Date: Sep 8, 2015
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Around the globe and across sectors, more and more countries are transitioning towards a Digital Economy, where they are increasingly relying upon the Internet as an embedded part of their economies. Indonesia, with its growing middle class and huge population of digital natives, is in an advantageous position to capitalize on this momentum, and drive their transition through the growth of e-commerce. In 2014, e-commerce accounted for some US$2.6 billion of Indonesia’s US$411.29 billion in retail spending. While less than 5% percent of Indonesia’s population own credit cards, an increasing number of payments players are initiating measures to facilitate and enable digital transactions. This trajectory is expected to accelerate rapidly within the next few years.

The Indonesian Government is currently formulating a comprehensive e-commerce roadmap. It is therefore timely to hold a multi-stakeholder discussion on the potential opportunities and challenges involved in accelerating the transition toward a digital economy. What lessons can be learned from successful entrepreneurs who have built the nascent digital ecosystem? What market and regulatory constructs may inadvertently impede progress? What do various industries need to see in the way of digital enablement? What levels of investment can the market expect to see in in e-commerce and beyond in the next few years? These are some of the questions this forum on ‘Powering Indonesia’s Digital Economy’ on 8th September 2015 at The Pullman Thamrin Hotel in Jakarta will seek to explore.

14:30 –15:00 Registration
15:00 – 15:20 OPENING ADDRESS and KEYNOTE ADDRESSDaniel Tumiwa, Chairman, IdEA
15:20 – 15:40 WHITE PAPER LAUNCHThe session will start off with a presentation on the “Going Digital” white paper, including a short summary of the key findings and recommendations.Dr. Peter Lovelock, Director and Founder, TRPC
15:40 – 16:20 PANEL DISCUSSION 1: GOING DIGITALIn this section, leading digital entrepreneurs from Indonesia will share examples of how they have utilised the Internet to challenge conventional business models and rejuvenate traditional sectors.

  1. Alison Jap, Head of Strategic Partnership, DOKU

Akbar Hadikusomo, Head of DOKU MyShortCart, DOKU

  1. Fransiscus Budi, Zalora

 Moderated by Dr. Peter Lovelock, TRPC

16:20 – 16:40 Coffee break
16:40 – 17:40 PANEL DISCUSSION 2: GOING GLOBALIn this session, panelists will explore the challenges and opportunities for Indonesian e-commerce and payments players to open doors for MSMEs to go global. The role of public and private players in facilitating the growth of the nascent digital economy will also be discussed.

  1. Ilham A. Habibie, Head, National ICT Council (DETIKNAS)
  1. Ardi Sutedja K., Founder/Chairman-Indonesia Cyber Security Forum (ICSF),Co-Founder/Interim Chairman-Indonesia Chief Information Officers Forum (id.CIO), Founder-Indonesia Cyber Security Summit (ICSS)
  2. Yusuf Hasnoputro, Head of KADIN Permanent Committee Division of Application and Content Support, KADIN
  3. Adrianna Tan, Founder and CEO, Wobe

Moderated by: Tommy Singgih, idEA, Vice President of Business Development, MasterCard Indonesia

17:40 – 18:00 Conclusion and closing statements
18:00 – 19.00 Cocktail function


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