THE MINISTRY of Communication and Information Technology plans to hold a Digital Transformation Expo, an exhibition that summarizes the journey of digital transformation in Indonesia.

“We want to show the world that the development of the digital field in Indonesia is very fast. Not only following trends, but also being present as a solution,” said Secretary General of Communications and Informatics, Mira Tayyiba during the webinar “Series of the Agenda for Digital Issues in the G20 Indonesia Presidency”, Friday (3/3). /04).

The Digital Transformation Expo will be a supporting event for the G20 Summit in Bali, taking place over two days on November 15-16.

Broadly speaking, this exhibition highlights the development of the digital world in Indonesia over the past few years, especially when it was hit by the corona virus pandemic.

“In the last 3-4 years, what happened then was very different compared to today. During the pandemic, (digital world) developments were very significant,” said Mira, who is also chair of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) forum.

The digital advancements that Indonesia wants to showcase include various sectors, both the trade and finance sectors through e-commerce and financial technology, to start-ups in digital education (edutech) and health through the health tech platform.

Kominfo plans to package the Digital Transformation Expo in the concept of a playground, no longer containing outlets.

To make the digital feel more pronounced, Kominfo plans to use metaverse technology to describe Indonesia’s digital transformation journey. The development of digital transformation in Indonesia will include Indonesia’s economic achievements over the past few years thanks to digital technology.

The issue of the digital economy cannot be separated from digital transformation, Indonesia is predicted to experience rapid growth for the digital economy.

The Digital Transformation Expo in Bali also aims to invite G20 member countries to see firsthand what Indonesia’s progress has been in the digital field. Furthermore, this exhibition is expected to attract foreign investment, especially from member countries. [antaranews/photo special]