During the National Development Planning Conference (Musrenbangnas) on Tuesday, at the State Palace, Jakarta, President Jokowi said that Indonesia must also be able to become part of technology producer and get the maximum benefit from technological developments.
“In the very fast development of technology including the initiation of 5G digital connectivity, we should not only be users, but we also must be able to produce smart digital specialists who are competitive and produce smart digitalpreneurs who will develop entrepreneurship and create jobs in the country,” he said, as quoted from the Cabinet Secretariat's website.
Furthermore, the President asked his Cabinet to anticipate technological developments that have an impact on various sectors.
He pointed out that technology companies which highly depend on innovation and technology are growing rapidly.
He cited an example of financial industry players who have begun to shift to companies that rely on technology and innovation.
Likewise in the education sector, the current pandemic has also accelerated the application of edutech where distance learning is a necessity.