JAKARTA – The government continues to encourage the creation of digital talent in the country. Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Johnny G. Plate also encourages digital talent to improve digital skills known as ABC (artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing).
"We need to prepare for the need for national digital human resources with the digital skills needed now and in the future," said Johnny, in the MNC Group LXIV (64th) MNC Forum webinar, in a press release, quoted by Antara, Saturday, July 2.
ABC's digital skills are also needed to anticipate technological developments, such as the metaverse, so that Indonesia can become a player in the field of innovation and technology in its own country, not only as a market.
"With these various opportunities, it is appropriate for us to prepare human resources or digital talents with the skills needed today, which are needed by the industry at least at this time," said Johnny.
Digital skills also play a key role in unlocking the market potential of Indonesia's digital economy. The digital economy is currently one of the backbones of the economy and the main tool in economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic in various countries, including Indonesia.
The valuation of Indonesia's digital economy has consistently increased, in 2020 by Rp. 675 trillion, increasing to Rp. 1.005 trillion in 2021.
"This growth is projected to reach IDR 2,096 trillion in 2025 with a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent. It will even reach IDR 4,531 trillion in 2030, equivalent to 42 percent of the ASEAN digital economy. This value is predicted to be twice as large as the economic valuation. digital Southeast Asia by 2030," said Johnny.
The digital economy sector also shows an increasing contribution to Indonesia's Gross Domestic Product, which is 2.9 percent in 2019, 4 percent in 2020. “And it is projected to continue to increase to 18.8 percent in 2030.
The various opportunities that exist need to be addressed by preparing digital talents who have the skills needed in the digital era.
Therefore, Kominfo has a digital literacy program, one of which is to support the acceleration of Indonesia's digital economy. The ministry also builds information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
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