International forum looks to digital future

Release Date: 
29 January 2018
Media release

Economic opportunities and ways to embrace rapidly advancing technologies will be among the topics of discussion at the Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum in Jakarta this week.

A shared initiative of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Joko Widodo, I will attend the two-day forum on Wednesday and Thursday, joining government officials, high-profile business people, policy makers and academics from Australia and Indonesia.

Having taken over the Digital Transformation portfolio last month, this inaugural forum is a timely opportunity, as the Australian Government pursues its broad digital transformation agenda.

The forum provides a platform to discuss many issues, including emerging technologies, cybersecurity challenges and the growing digital economies of Southeast Asia.

We will also discuss smart government, digital health and fintech.

Digital technologies permeate every sector of business, government and our day-to-day lives. As new technologies emerge we will enjoy great opportunities to find innovative solutions to the problems we face while ensuring continued economic growth.

Australia and Indonesia both have vibrant digital economies and discussions like these give us the chance to learn from each other.

The Indonesia–Australia Digital Forum is jointly hosted by the Indonesian and Australian governments.

For more information, visit the Australian Embassy Indonesia website.