Jakarta: Google Indonesia believes digital economy in Indonesia can reach some Rp1.7 quadrillion in 2025, three folds higher, from Rp548.2 trillion recorded in 2020.
"At the moment, Indonesia's digital economy has become the largest in South-East Asia," Managing Director of Google Indonesia, Randy Jusuf, stated at the launch event of Grow with Google held at the National Library in Jakarta, Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
According to him, Apart from start-up businesses, thousands of traditional ventures in Indonesia have also penetrated the digital realm.
Digital economy is not an exclusive platform for technology experts but is also open for other fields, including agriculture, manufacture, and retail, among others.
"Of course, this would all require adequate digital skills," the Google Indonesia official pointed out.
In an effort to harness such potentials, Google has launched the Grow with Google initiative, which is said to be a global initiative aimed at creating more opportunities for all, as Indonesia's digital economy continues to grow.
Under the initiative, Google applies the five pillars that have become the target in a bid to boost capabilities in the midst of rampant growth of the digital economy.
Such pillars include business owners, job seekers, developers, start-ups, teachers and students, as well as creators and journalists.
Google has invited those five pillars to join training programs in order to capitalize on digital technology as a platform to boost the economy. (Antara)