President Jokowi supports Microsoft investment in Indonesia

In other words, developing human resources is important, which is important for Indonesia to move towards digital transformation.

JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is supporting global technology company Microsoft’s investments in Indonesia, including building research centers and developing digital talent.

Minister of Communications and Information Budi Aryeh Setiadi, who accompanied President Jokowi to a meeting with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the presidential palace in Jakarta, said, “Rather, human resource development is important, and this is the key to digital development for Indonesia.” “This is important as we move towards change.” , Tuesday.

According to Budi, Satya told President Jokowi during the meeting that Microsoft will invest heavily in Indonesia over the next four years in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing infrastructure, as well as AI training opportunities for 840,000 people. He reportedly said that he would do so.

Apart from that, there will also be support for Indonesia’s developing developer community, such as the “AI Oddyssey” program, which will involve 10,000 Microsoft-qualified developers.

“Mr Satya informed the President of Microsoft’s investment amount, which will be announced shortly and is the largest single investment amount in Microsoft’s 29-year history of business operations in Indonesia. “,” Budi said.

Budi said that in response to Microsoft’s business development efforts, the government provided many locations for the construction of Microsoft research centers, including in Bali and the Archipelago Capital (IKN).

He believes that the construction of a research and technology development center will be very beneficial for Indonesia on its path to becoming a developed country.

“The most important issue for Indonesia is digital transformation. So what is the key to digital transformation? It is human capital. Development is not only physical, so do not underestimate it. Capital development is important,” he said. Budi.

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