Until 2030 Indonesia Needs 9 Million Digital Talents

  • 06 Januari 2022
  • 20:01 WITA
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I Wayan Lovayana (right) preparing to present his material in the ITB STIKOM Bali Industrial Lecture

DENPASAR, Balitopnews.com - No less than 3,062 students of ITB STIKOM Bali for two days, Thursday - Friday, attended industry lectures by presenting 12 resource persons who were experts or practitioners who were competent in their fields. This event was opened online from Jakarta by Dr. Ir. Mohammad Rudy Salahuddin, MEM (Deputy IV for Digital Economy, Employment, and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and was followed online by structural officials at the ITB STIKOM Bali Hall and ITB STIKOM Bali students from their homes, Thursday (January 6, 2022).


Mohammad Rudy Salahuddin emphasized that the Covid 19 pandemic had accelerated the adoption of digital businesses. This is mainly due to changes in people's behavior and activities, followed by various developments of increasingly digitized business models. The trend of utilization can be seen from the increase in various activities and shopping, such as working online, telemedicine and also digital financial services.


It is said that in 2030 it is predicted that 30 percent of consumption fulfillment activities, especially in developed countries, will be carried out online which will encourage an increase in digital payments. The composition of society in the future will also be dominated by young people, digital nettists, such as ITB STIKOM Bali students who are very adaptive to technological developments who are also the main actors and proponents of global consumption. The signal for adaptation towards More Society 5.0 is getting stronger, as can be seen from a study conducted by Google and Temasek in 2021 which stated that by 2020 around 75 percent ASEAN residents had been connected to the internet with a total of 440 million users, of which 350 million people used it for digital economy services and 60 million of them are new users since the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic. "This illustration shows that maybe in the next 10 or 20 years there will be no longer the term digital economy because all economies have been digitized," he 



Based on data from the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia, Mohammad Rudy Salahuddin said that by 2030, Indonesia needs an additional 9 million digital talents or around 600 thousand people per year. This is to support digital business ventures such as MSMEs, E-Commerce, Edutech, Healthtech, and others. This is an opportunity for Information technology graduates. Chairman of the Widya Dharma Shanti Foundation (WDS) Denpasar – the parent of ITB STIKOM Bali – Drs. Ida Bagus Dharmadiaksa, M.Sc., Ak., C.A, in his welcome speech stated, This Industrial Lecture is to introduce the world of work to students in order to produce a link and match or equality between the world of education and the world of work. "This Industrial Lecture is one of the academic agendas that must be followed by the entire student community of ITB STIKOM Bali to broaden knowledge related to the world of work in the IT field," Dharmadiaksa said. 


The Chair of the ITB STIKOM Bali Industrial Lecture Committee Bagus Made Sabda Nirmala, S.Si, M.Eng explained, the topics discussed were current topics, ranging from e-commerce, data science – augmented reality, creative content, cyber security, digital marketing and branding. , NFT in the creative graphic design industry, blockchain and crypto currency, creativepreunur, food and beverage industry, cloud platform technology, the world of stocks and investments to the software engineering industry.


Mentioned, the speakers included Furin Ongko (Lead Technical Program Manager Amazon Web Services) who discussed the important role of cloud computing technology in the new normal, I Putu Gede Rahman Desyanta (CEO of kepeng.id) discussed the influence of crypto currency and blockchain technology in the future, I Putu Sudiarta (CEO of PT Bamboomedia Cipta Persada) discussed content creator, shoe designer and patent owner Niluh Djelantik explained the utilization and maximization of e-commerce applications in the new normal era, founder and CEO of Digital Lontar Nusatara I Wayan Lovayana discussed Data Science and Machine Learning through Augmented and Virtual Reality Games, former Denpasar Mayor Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra shared his experiences on how to be creative and earn at a young age, and Yus Sudbya, CEO of Denpasar Info.


According to Bagus Sabda, the main target in this industrial lecture is STIKOM Bali active students who are prepared to become highly competitive human resources to compete in the industrial revolution 4.0 era and open students' horizons by listening to direct experience sharing by experts and practitioners from the industrial world and sharing information about the current trend of digital industry development.

"Although this event is held online, we hope that students can take this industry course seriously to increase knowledge, business insight and of course experience that can be an example from the speakers," Bagus Sabda said. (MD/RLS)