Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Collaboration is a real key to the development of the digital economy in ASEAN. Telkom’s Director of Digital Business, Fajrin Rasyid, said that players in ASEAN countries should not only focus on the current “cake”.
“[Ekonomi digital] going to grow six, eight times in the next few years. Let’s focus on how to enlarge the cake together,” said Fajrin at the ASEAN Indo Pacific Forum (AIPF), in Jakarta, Wednesday (6/9/2023).
On the same occasion, Airbus Asia-Pacific President Anand Stanley said ASEAN and Indonesia are the main drivers of the future and are bright spots that must be prepared.
“Connectivity and sustainability must start from here, to truly decarbonize the planet while preserving human resources and growth for the sake of humanity,” he said.
Meanwhile, Google Asia-Pacific VP of Government Affairs & Public Policy Michaela Browning said she was excited to attend the ASEAN Summit where the President of Indonesia and ASEAN leaders had announced a commitment to negotiate a digital economy framework agreement.
“I think it’s a commitment to try and build a policy framework, which is the foundation for all of the things we’re talking about,” he explained.
He further said that the existence of standards and interoperability, can realize digital transformation in a way that is sustainable, inclusive, supports economic growth, and still pays attention to millions of people at different stages in their digital transformation journey.
With the developments in other countries, the opportunities for ASEAN are bigger than before.
“And let’s stay open, let’s be progressive, let’s remember to drive growth, development and at the same time we are sustainable and inclusive,” said Managing Director of AP Moller Singapore René Pil Pedersen.
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