Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo put forward the 14th economic reform package, a presidential decree on the long-awaited e-commerce roadmap on Nov 10.
The country’s e-commerce and digital momentum should be directed at helping grow the economy in rural Indonesia, said President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who promised to hasten the process.
After suffering in the early years, Malaysian-based business software maker Authentic Venture Sdn Bhd is starting to enjoy the benefits of its cloud strategy.
Backed by a US$500-million investment commitment from one of Indonesia’s biggest conglomerates, Lippo Group, MatahariMall.com believes it is on the right path to becoming the biggest e-commerce player in the country.
Garuda Indonesia aims to be a full digital airline by 2020. Karamjit Singh talks about the possible ripple effect this can have on other state-owned enterprises and even SMEs. Meanwhile, GrabTaxi’s new R&D centre in Seattle has him pondering as well.
Hendy Setiono built his Baba Rafi business from a single kebab stall to an international franchise, and digital is fuelling it all.
Indonesian SMEs have heard the call to go digital, but heeding it is an entirely different matter, reports Masyitha Baziad.
Indonesia recognises the value of SMEs, and is intent on developing and boosting the sector via technology adoption and digitalisation, but these aspirations face on-going challenges, writes Masyitha Baziad in this second of three parts.