Economies and societies around the globe are undergoing a profound transformation due to rapid technological developments and an exponential increase in the use of ICT. The COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the importance of digital readiness. Investing in the necessary infrastructure and taking an inclusive and human-centred approach to technology will be crucial to building back better in the post-pandemic world.
However, many countries including Indonesia are facing challenges in fulfilling the growing demand for highly skilled ICT personnel. Is the Indonesian digital economy ready to compete? While we are facing shortages, are the skilled ICT personnel leaving the country to look jobs overseas?
SpeakersOpening and closing remarks
Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia and Shinichi Akiyama, Deputy Director of ILO's Sectoral Policies Department
Shreya Goel, Technical Officer of the Sectoral Policies Department, ILO Geneva
Anwar Sanusi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower
Danang Girindrawardana, Executive Director of the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo)
Janti Gunawan, Researcher and Lecture of Technology Institute of Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Wiliam Hendradjaja, Co-founder of Skilvul
Djoko Wahyudi, Chair of Trade Union Federation of the Panasonic Gobel Indonesia
Casper N. Edmonds, Head of Unit (E2M) of Sectoral Policies Department, ILO Geneva