Indonesia Digital Nations Summit

Indonesia Digital Nations Summit

Start: Wednesday 6 December 2023 09:00

End: Wednesday 6 December 2023 17:15

Venue: The Westin Jakarta

Location: Jakarta Indonesia

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Working Together Towards a Resilient Digital Nation

Gotong Royong Menuju, Negara Digital Tangguh


The Digital Nations Summit facilitates the most important industry discussions, cultivates regional engagement and advances the impact of mobile technology for the development of sustainable and inclusive digital nations.

In October 2023, the inaugural summit, recognizes the Indonesia’s remarkable progress to becoming a digital nation and the immense opportunities waiting to be captured. Indonesia is at the forefront of leveraging new technologies and has emerged as a key player in the global community, actively navigating the path towards a world of Digital Nations.

This event provides a platform to explore Indonesia’s digital landscape, engage in crucial conversations, and harness the potential of this dynamic nation. We invite you and your company to participate in the Indonesia Digital Nations Summit to:

  • Experience a high-quality interaction with the pioneers and shakers of the industry and cultivate a closer business relationships with notable brands and innovative companies
  • Gain insights from industry leaders – more than 25 speakers bringing thought leadership and insightful discussions over exciting topics.
  • More in-depth networking opportunities with industry decision makers
  • Gotong Royong: Be part of our collective journey to a bold and confident Indonesia Digital Nation, discuss and debate the key issues shaping Indonesia’s journey and potential to be part of the worlds leading digital economies


Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest in the Indonesia Digital Nation Summit.


08:30 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Summit Opening


Welcome Note

Opening Address




  • Julian Gorman, Head of APAC, GSMA
  • Dr Ismail, Director General, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

09:45 - 11:00

Session I: A vision for Digital Indonesia

With potential to becoming one of the world's top five economies within the next generation propelled by its rising digital economy, this session promises to be a captivating exploration of Indonesia’s vision for sustainable growth and innovation.


09:45-10:10 MNO Leaders Fireside Chat:

Indonesia’s MNOs have started to seed 5G in the market but a full roll out strategy for the complex archipelago with organic growth of 4G still available means Indonesia’s plans for 5G deployment are likely to be more nuanced than the mass population coverage focus of some other recent markets. What are the lessons learnt from other markets and what do we see from early uses?


10:10 - 10:20 Keynote: A Vision for Digital Indonesia Starts with Economic Inclusivity

Indonesia’s is famous for the 60% contribution of SME’s to the economy. Bold steps are required to unlock the immense economic potential SME transformation innovation for economic growth. Enabling SME’s requires a new era of technology inclusivity to provide access to the power of mobile technology.


10.20 to 10.30 Keynote: Green 5G, Building a Sustainable World

Together with virtualisation, edge computing, AI-enabled analytics and cloud, 5G can help industries to implement new processes as an integral part of an energy efficiency program, by supporting the most efficient and flexible allocation of resources.


10:30 - 11:00 Powering Progress: Digital Ecosystem Collaboration for Indonesia’s Sustainable Future

The growth of Indonesia’s digital landscape requires a skilled workforce, policies that enable innovation, investment and business transformation through a whole of government vision for sustainable and inclusive development. These leaders will share experiences and debate what are the area of opportunities and challenges to be navigated as Indonesia advances forward on its journey to a digital nation.



  • Julian Gorman, Head of APAC, GSMA





Moderator: Julian Gorman, Head of APAC, GSMA

  • Adiwinahyu Basuki Sigit, Director of Sales / Chief of Sales and Distribution Officer, Telkomsel
  • Ritesh Singh, CCO, IOH
  • Andrijanto Muljono, CEO, Smartfren



Bapak Franky Widjaja, Coordinating VC of Economy, KADIN (Indonesia Chamber of Commerce)







Huawei - Max Ma, VP of Huawei ICT Regional Strategy, Huawei







Moderator: Virat Patel, Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia Pacific


  • Mahir Sahin, Director Platform and Ecosystem Partnerships, SE and S Asia, Google
  • Anthony Amni, Country Manager, Indonesia, AWS
  • Danny Yeoh, Director, CTO Group, ZTE Corporation
  • Shannedy Ong, Country Managing Director, Indonesia, Qualcomm

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 - 12:45

Session II: Building a network for a connected nation

As Indonesia advances its digital transformation, inclusiveness will be key to realizing the true economic and social value of mobile technology nationwide. As connectivity standards transcend the immediate horizon for nationwide demand, a vision and strategy to support Indonesia’s rise to a world leading economy is necessary.
The unique geographic landscape of Indonesia's archipelago necessitates a strategic and pragmatic approach to connectivity—one that shifts the focus from simplistic legacy measures of deployment to outcomes that truly matter – and inclusion requires careful attention to avoid new dimensions of exclusion to arise. This session will explore the key priorities for building a sustainable solution to effectively connect Indonesia's future digital nation.


11.30 – 11.40 High Performing 5G Networks to Drive Sustainable Digital Transformation


11.40 – 12.10 Telecoms infrastructure: the foundation of Indonesia’s digital economy

Panel Discussion

Telecoms infrastructure holds immense significance in supporting the Indonesian government's objectives of achieving economic growth, digital inclusion, social mobility, and environmental sustainability. In this panel session, industry leaders will share their perspectives on the current possibilities and future potential of transforming telecoms infrastructure in Indonesia.


12.10 – 12.45 Strategies for fostering an inclusive Digital Nation

Panel Session

Around 95% of the population in Indonesia is covered by a mobile broadband

network, but around 40% of the population do not use the internet. In this session policymakers and industry will discuss what can be done to address barriers such as literacy and digital skills, affordability, relevance, safety and security that are hampering the adoption and use of mobile internet services in Indonesia.



















Dr Bo Hagerman, Director Advanced Technology Group APAC, Ericsson


Moderator: Kiran Karunakaran, Partner, Bain and Company


  • Bapak Rudiantara, Minister of IC, Republic of Indonesia (2014 – 2019)
  • Manish Kasliwal, President and Director, American Tower Indonesia
  • Soon Nam Wong, Chief of Planning and Transformation, Telkomsel
  • Ronnie Nurmal, Director, Ericsson Indonesia


Moderator: Jeanette Whyte, Head of Policy APAC, GSMA


  • Denny Galant,, Head of Indonesia, Android Platforms, Google
  • Foong Chee Kheong (CK). Chief Regulatory Officer, Axiata Group Berhad
  • Lina Mauidina Sabrina, Senior Programme Officer, ERIA
  • Astrid Dita, Senior E-Government Advisor at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 - 15:15

Session III: Digital Transformation for Economic Leadership


13.45 – 14.15 Enabling Digital SMEs with Smart Messaging and AI

Conversational messaging is creating new channels for SMEs to interact with customers and overcome barriers to solving economic inclusiveness.


14.15 – 14.30 Unlocking the Power of the Network with APIs

GSMA’s OpenGateway project will expose the advanced capabilities of the worlds mobile networks to allow developers and innovators access to unique and powerful tools to support new services and services for a digital nation.

Presentation: Indonesia OpenGateway Project


14.30 – 15.15 Powering up the 5G Ecosystem with the APAC 5G Industry Community

Indonesia is making early progress with 5G transforming industry and is growing a vibrant innovation ecosystem ready to make industry safer, smarter and more efficient.

Joint Presentation

Industry Panel


  • Aldo Rambie, Head of Industry, Meta Indonesia
  • Januar Wismoyo, Managing Director, Customer Engagement, ADA
  • Yap Kok Leong, CEO, 1engage





Igusti N Panca, GM Research Management and ICT Strategic Alignment, Telkomsel







  • Feby Sallyanto, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, XL Axiata
  • Mr. Widiya Kumoro, Head of ICT & Digitalization, Mining Industry Indonesia


Moderator: Terence Wong, Head of APAC 5G Industry & IoT, GSMA


  • Fita Maulani, Secretary General, Indonesian IoT Association (ASIOTI)
  • Fadli Hamsani, General Manager of Industrial Internet of Things, Telkomsel
  • Konesh Kochhal, Director, Industry Ecosystem Engagements, Huawei APAC
  • Kunal Patil, Head of Athonet Sales - APJ at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee/Tea Break


15:45 - 17:30

Session IV: Innovation, Investment, Collaboration and Partnerships for DX

Indonesia enjoys a rich and vibrant innovation ecosystem buoyed by local unicorn alumni and growing community and ambitious innovators.  Nurturing the ecosystem for adopt new technologies and help Indonesia’s digital rise will keep pressure on policy makers and industry to collaborate and champion collaboration with other markets. This session will highlight a leading start ups and ventures from Indonesia and abroad who are helping push the envelope of what is possible.


Opening Remarks

Global Unicorn Keynotes















17:10-17:30 Panel Session: Beyond Demographics, The Path to Indonesia Global Innovation Statesmen

Indonesia enjoys a tech savvy young population, market scale, proven global success and a government ambition for digital economic growth to support positive sentiment for its future but are their levers, priorities or focus to accelerate further potential. How does the mobile industry play a role?

Panel Discussion


John David Kim, Head of DXAF APAC, GSMA

Opening Remarks Speakers:

  • Bu Mareta Pratiwi, Executive Secretary, PIDI 4.0
  • Jongkap Kim, President & CEO, Global Digital Innovation Network

Global Unicorn Keynotes Speakers:

  • Sanghee Lee, General Manager of APC, Sendbird
  • Paul Yonghwan Kim, CEO, Smart Radar System
  • Chrisna Aditya, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, eFishery

Innovative Tech Showcase

  • Binar Perdana Putra, COO, MSMB
  • Adhitya Chandra, PT Inovasi Solusi Transportasi Indonesia
  • Ji Ryang Chung, CEO, Tilda
  • Eumir Bethbeder, CMO, Automa Supply Chain
  • Noyhkyum Kyeong, CEO, AID Korea
  • Nico Setyo Utomo, Calty Farm Indonesia
  • Donghun Lee, CEO, Codepresso
  • Nathaniel Nugroho, CEO, PT Solusi Kerah Byru


Moderator: John David Kim, Head of DXAF, APAC, GSMA


  • Jongkap Kim, CEO, Global Digital Innovation Network (GDIN)
  • Mia Melinda, CEO, Telkomsel Ventures
  • Richie Wirjan, Co-Founder and Director, Foundry
  • Bu Mareta Pratiwi, Executive Secretary, PIDI 4.0

17:30 - 19:15

Summit Close

Networking Reception