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20th February 2020

Artificial Intelligence for Economic Growth and Social Good in the Digital Era


For the past eighteen months, the International Institute of Communications (IIC) has been running a project looking at the way in which policy makers might understand and address the issues raised by the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as both an economic and societal enabler. Following the publication of a briefing paper, Artificial Intelligence (AI): Why does it matter? What do policy makers in the TMT sector need to think about? the Institute was asked to develop this project further.

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The aim was to offer a forum for the exchange of ideas and information – in this case, to enable policy makers to progress a framework that enables the development and use of AI as a positive force while mitigating risks and allaying concerns.

This free workshop brought together a range of experts, who discussed case studies and projected developments, and consider regulatory policies and actions that might be effected in this field. A report will be published alongside the Workshop which will act as a reference tool for all involved with these issues, providing examples of the different policy options adopted in countries, concentrating on the Asia Pacific region.

The project will build on and develop work begun by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on AI. This has been further advanced with a UN-ESCAP/Google co-publication featuring a series of case studies on public sector use of AI (to be launched in October) and the establishment of a ESCAP/Google/Association of Pacific Rim Universities policy research network on “AI for Social Good”.

Supported by Prospera

Prospera supports strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia. It is a five-year A$145 million economic governance facility that builds on Australia’s long history of support for economic development in Indonesia. Prospera also strengthens partnerships between Australian and Indonesian government agencies to achieve shared objectives.

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Hotel Information

The Workshop, Artificial Intelligence for economic growth and social good, on 20 February will be held at:

Ashley Hotel Jakarta
Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim, No. 73-75. Menteng,
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10350
E-mail: info@ashleyindonesia.com
Tel: +6221 3100 355
Fax: +6221 3100 399

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Keynote Speakers

Pak Sadjan Secretary Director General of ICT Applications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (KOMINFO)

Bio coming soon


Adhiguna Mahendra (Dr) Chief of Research and Product Innovation Officer (CRPIO), Nodeflux

Dr Adhiguna Mahendra, M.Sc., M.Eng, is a Chief of Research and Product Innovation of Nodeflux. He has over 18 years of experience building Intelligent Systems for global and national companies in Europe, Singapore, and Indonesia in verticals such as Oil & Gas, Industrial Automation, Aviation, Logistics, and B2B eCommerce. His expertise is building a complex technology platform and business models from inception to scale.

Dr Mahendra holds Bachelor and Master of Computer Science from Universitas Indonesia, Triple masters in Robotics and Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University, Universite de Dijon France, and University de Girona Spain, as well as a PhD in Industrial Vision from Universite de Dijon France.

Alfonsius P Timboel Chief Product Officer, Halodoc ID

Bio coming soon

Ashwin Sasongko (Dr) Executive Member, Indonesian National ICT Council; ICT - Information and Communication Technologies

Dr Ashwin Sasongko has a strong background in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) from his education and industrial experiences. His appointment in various senior government executive postions has given him experience in ICT public policy, regulations and governance. His last Government executive position until November 2013 was the Director General of Informatics Application at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, reporting directly to the Minister.

Dr Sasongko’s current activities as chair of ICT Commission of the National Research Council, executive member of the National ICT Council and ICT Governance lecturer at Telkom University, provide opportunities to use his rich experiences to improve ICT public policies and regulations. Dr Sasongko is also involved with various organisations, in helping to revise ICT regulations, many of those he helped to set up during his time as senior government executive.

David Hermawan Country Digital Acceleration (CDA), Head of Industrie 4.0, Cisco

David Hermawan has over a decade of international and national experience in enterprise business development, sales, strategic management, product development and project management excellence, for manufacturing, electronics, IT, healthcare, and EPCM (Engineering Procurement Construction and Management) industries with Fortune 500 enterprises, as well as major conglomerates groups. Mr Hermawan drives AIoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things) business and ecosystem from cloud to edge, across diverse sectors such as Industrial, Vision analytics, Healthcare, Smart City and Retail Technology.

Devi Ariyani Executive Director, Indonesia Services Dialogue Council (ISD)

Devi Ariyani is the Executive Director of Indonesia Services Dialogue (ISD) Council, an independent council that focuses on policy and regulatory reforms for the development of services sectors in Indonesia and promotes a tripartite dialogue between government, private sectors and research institutions.

Ms Ariyani has spent most of her career in service industries, starting from manufacturing, to marketing, retail, distribution and business consulting services.

Prior to joining Indonesia Services Dialogue Council, Ms Ariyani assumed her role as Managing Partner of Dash Consulting, a Brand, Retail and Management Consulting firm for Consumer goods, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Financial sectors.

Educated in multi disciplines; Sociology at University of Indonesia, Marketing from School of Professional Studies at New York University, NYC, US and Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano University, Canada.

Ms Ariyani is also a trainer and is often invited to give training on various topics.

Heru Sutadi Executive Director, Indonesia ICT Institute

Bio coming soon

Lim May-Ann Regional Research Director, International Institute of Communications

May-Ann Lim is the Managing Director of research consultancy TRPC Pte Ltd, and is concurrently the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). She has extensive experience in public policy, technology policy development, and government relations communications across the Asia Pacific, and has worked with many global, regional, and local organisations such as APEC, ASEAN, PECC, the ACCA, and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), on thought leadership development, government outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts, such as the development of the ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2020.

She was appointed to the Singapore Data Protection Appeal Panel 2019-2021, and also sits on various task forces, such as the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Digital ASEAN Taskforce, the Data & Jurisdiction Team for the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, and has served as Exco member for the Internet Society (ISOC) Singapore Chapter. Her career has spanned global, regional and local institutions, including the World Bank, World Vision, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), and the Singapore Internet Project.

Based in Singapore, Ms Lim also lectures on InfoComm Policy in the Department of Communications and New Media at her alma mater, the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Michael Andreas Purwoadi (Dr.-Ing) Director, BPPT - Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia

Bio coming soon

Michael Khoo Singapore/Asia Chapter Head, International Institute of Communications

Michael Khoo is a Associate Research Director at TRPC, having first joined the company in 2011. He is a graduate from the University of Sydney, where he spent a year and graduated with a Master of Political Economy. His overseas education has exposed him to the various schools of economic thought, many in contrast to that of mainstream orthodox economics today.

His research interests include video gaming, intellectual property rights, social media and next gen devices. He sees ICT as an integral part of the fabric of society today, particularly in promoting democracy and development.

Mr Khoo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics.

Peter Lovelock (Dr) Digital Economy Adviser, Prospera; Chair, Singapore Chapter, International Institute of Communications

Dr Peter Lovelock is Director and co-Founder of the Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC), an IT, new media and telecommunication-based think-tank with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Australia. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in telecoms, technology and media to these undertakings, including regulatory assessments, implementation and execution projects, and due diligence and market entry strategic guidance projects throughout Asia.

In recent years, Dr Lovelock has provided advice to governments and companies alike regionally on digital enablement and digital transformation, including to ASEAN on its ICT Masterplan, and to APEC on the Internet and Digital Economy principles and roadmap; as well as authoring reports on global data networks and bandwidth developments, cross border data flows and the economic impacts of data localisation, digital transactions, authentication and digital identity.

In the financial services and fintech spaces, Dr Lovelock has been involved in the establishment of new payments regulatory regimes in Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Zambia, focused on facilitating fast access channels and furthering financial inclusion He has advised and authored thought leadership on blockchains, digital and crypto currencies and national payment gateways and is currently working with multilateral donor agencies on the development of regulatory financial sandboxes in several jurisdictions and national eID schemes. Dr Lovelock is advising the Central Bank of Myanmar on their QR code standardisation and adoption, and is an expert on TV White Spaces and other non-traditional connectivity options for extending access.

Dr Lovelock is an advisor to PECC on digital and internet economy developments and sits on the board of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). TRPC provides Executive Director and Secretariat support to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) and the Asia Pacific Spectrum Innovation Group (APSIG), among others.

Between 1999 and 2004 Dr Lovelock built and ran China’s leading IT research consultancy. Prior to that, Peter worked at the ITU in Geneva.

R Brahmastro Kresnaraman (Dr) Senior AI Research Manager, Bukalapak

Dr Brahmastro Kresnaraman has been a Senior AI Research Manager at Bukalapak since April 2018.

During his time at Bukalapak, Dr Kresnaraman has grown the AI Research division from a single entity to multiple teams and led them in providing AI/ML solutions/products to the company. At present he is leading the Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing research teams of Bukalapak AI Research Division.

Dr Kresnaraman obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Science from Universitas Indonesia in 2010, his Master degree from Information Science from Chukyo University, Japan, in 2014 and his Doctor of Information Science degree from Nagoya University, Japan in 2017. During his studies, he has been involved in various research projects involving image processing, machine learning, and computer vision, such as face recognition, surveillance and security, and others.

Ryan Rahardjo Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Google Indonesia

Ryan Rahardjo is Public Policy & Government Relations Manager for Google Indonesia. He works on content, privacy, security, counter-extremism, copyright, misinformation, digital literacy, small and medium businesses and freedom of expression in Indonesia. Prior to his role at Google, Mr Rahardjo worked as a Parliamentarians Advocate at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) where he executed UNFPA’s communication and advocacy program to the Indonesian Parliament. Ryan also served in the External Relations Division of the ASEAN Secretariat, managing the strategic partnerships between ASEAN and its dialogue partners particularly Australia, Canada, EU, New Zealand and the United States.

Mr Rahardjo holds a Master of International Strategy and Diplomacy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), on a fully-funded Chevening scholarship from the UK government, and a BA in International Relations from Parahyangan University in Indonesia.

Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan Director General of ICT Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia

Mr Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan currently serves as Director General of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information. He has more than 20 years’ experience leading various different businesses in the telecommunications and informatics sectors. He is also active in a number of national and international organisations related to Internet governance and uses.

Mr Pangerapan is currently focusing on fostering digital transformation in three sectors – society, business, and government – through an ICT development program which is being conducted with various stakeholders. Creating a conducive climate for the development of a digital national economy whilst increasing and encouraging investment is the key aim. Mr Pangerapan believes that technology is merely an enabler, and the mindset for transformation is critical.

Mr Pangerapan has previously held positions as:
1. Director General of Informatics Application, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, 2014 – present
2. Deputy Chair of the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body, 2018 – present
3. Head of Delegation, ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN), 2018 – 2019
4. Chairman, ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM), 2018 – 2019
5. Trustees, ID IGF Indonesia Internet Governance Forum (ID IGF), 2017 – present

Mr Pangerapan obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration (major), Information Management (minor) from California State University, Fresno, USA in 1990-1994.

Shinto Nugroho Chief of Public Policy & Government Relations, Gojek

Shinto Nugroho is the Chief of Public Policy and Government Relations at Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand multi-service platform that was founded in Indonesia. Ms Nugroho leads all of Gojek’s work related to policy and engagements with governments. Ms Nugroho has over 15 years of experience as a lawyer and public policy specialist. Prior to Gojek, she was at Google Indonesia, focusing on public policy issues. Before joining Google, Ms Nugroho was the Special Assistant of the Trade Minister of Indonesia.

Ms Nugroho obtained her law degree through the University of Indonesia and Master Degrees from Columbia Law School and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was chosen as one of the female leaders to represent Indonesia in the New Asia Summit in New Delhi in 2013 and was listed as one of Asia 21’s Young Leaders in 2012.

Sinta Dewi Rosadi (Dr) Assistant Professor of Information Technology Law/Data Privacy Law, Fakultas Hukum Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Dr Sinta Dewi is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Law University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. She specialises in international law and Information of Technology law, in areas such as data privacy issues: privacy and the impact of information technology on the individual and the privacy regulatory framework from international and national law perspectives. Her research areas include the regulation of privacy, the data protection, consumer privacy in financial and medical sector and telecommunication sector and the issue of privacy with government legal enforcement.
Dr Dewi has done numerous speaking engagements on privacy issues in international and national forum. She is also a Chairperson of Cyber Law Centre at Faculty of Law, UNPAD and has conducted several research collaborations in the fields of Data Privacy with Privacy International, UK, Citizen Lab (University of Toronto), member of ASPN (Asian Scholar Privacy Network, Australia), and Alibaba Data Security Research Centre. Dr Dewi is currently a member of the United Nations Privacy Advisory Group (PAG). She has written three books on Privacy and also published several research projects on national and international Journals. Dr Dewi has conducted research on the impact of data localisation policy to e-commerce in Indonesia.
Dr Dewi is a resource person for several government project in drafting bills such as Electronic Information, Freedom of Information, Telecommunication Law and the Data Protection Bill.

Sunny J Park Assistant General Counsel and APAC Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Sunny Park currently leads the Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA) Department for Microsoft APAC with a team of professionals across the region. Her responsibilities span across a wide variety of cutting-edge issues synonymous with 4th industrial revolution and technology, such as AI and ethics, cyber security, privacy, data governance, anti-trust, trade, e-commerce, telecommunication regulations, cloud computing and internet governance, as companies and governments are on a journey to digitally transform. In addition to supporting digital transformation of Microsoft’s customers within the APAC region, her responsibilities also include engaging and advancing Microsoft’s IT policy, ensuring regulatory compliance and anti-corruption, and representing Microsoft externally with governments, academia and various industry associations.

Ms Park is passionate about this dynamic region and brings a balanced perspective of “east and west” in her approach. She is a strong advocate of women’s issues and female leadership and has served in many capacities to advance women’s issues and advancements both internally and externally, including as the Chair of Microsoft’s CELA Global Diversity & Inclusion initiative. She has launched “women@security” in collaboration with government, NGO, academia, and the private sector to build much needed cyber security capacity for women returning to work force. She has also served as chair of IT committees for many organisations.

Thursday 20 February

08:45 Registration
09:30 Opening: Singing Indonesia National Anthem: Indonesia Raya
09:33 Welcome remarks and structure/objectives of the workshop

Lim May-Ann, Regional Research Director, International Institute of Communications
Michael Khoo, Singapore/Asia Chapter Head, International Institute of Communications

09:45 Ministerial Keynote - overview of country’s digital plan

Sadjan, Secretary Director General of ICT Applications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (KOMINFO)

10.00 Session 1: National Government's AI Priorities

Update on hosts country’s AI plans/targets

Dr.-Ing Michael Andreas Purwoadi, Director, BPPT – Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology

10:30 A Vision for Indonesia Digital Ecosystem

Samuel A Pangerapan, Director General of ICT Applications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (KOMINFO)

10:40 Break
10:50 Session 2: Infrastructure and policy requirements to support AI for social good
  • What are the critical components to enable AI for social good? Case studies from Indonesia and beyond
  • Broadband and fixed/mobile infrastructure – policies to enable digitalisation/high speed internet/access to cloud computing
  • How cloud unlocks AI for everyone

Speakers include
Heru Sutadii, Executive Director, Indonesia ICT Institute
Alfonsius P. Timboel, Chief Product Officer, Halodoc ID
David Hermawan, Industrial, Healthcare, Smart Community Business Development Manager, Cisco
Ryan Rahardjo, Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Google Indonesia

12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 3: Access to Data; Data Protection & Security - Building Online Trust and Confidence
  • Policies which support the safe and secure transfer of data
  • Cross border data flows
  • Anonymisation and access to public sector data
  • Comparing data privacy protection schemes such as the EU’s GDPR or APEC’s CBPR systems
  • E-identity, national security and cybersecurity and support for governments

Speakers include
Dr Sinta Dewi Rosadi, Lecturer in Law (and Asian Privacy Scholars network), University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
Sunny J Park, Assistant General Counsel and APAC Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft
Dr Peter Lovelock, Digital Economy Adviser, Prospera; Chair, Singapore Chapter, International Institute of Communications
Shinto Nugroho, Chief of Public Policy & Government Relations, Gojek

14:15 Break
14:30 Session 4: Models of Collaboration
  • Whole of government initiatives
  • Industry’s role (public/private partnerships for funding – in particular
    • building skills and human capital
  • Models of governance for the sector – international and domestic
  • Interoperability and sovereignty

Speakers include
Dr Ashwin Sasongko, Executive Member, Indonesian National ICT Council; ICT – Information and Communication Technologies)
Devi Ariyani, Executive Director, Indonesia Services Dialogue Council (ISD)
Dr Adhiguna Mahendra, Chief of Research and Product Innovation Officer (CRPIO), Nodeflux
Dr R Brahmastro Kresnaraman, Senior AI Research Manager of AI-CVIP & AI-NLP, Bukalapa


15:45 Summary of the day's discussions
  • Recap and outcomes
  • Encouraging innovation and growth
16:00 Close of Workshop
Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
20th February 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia
Innovation and Content
Asia Pacific
Ashley Hotel Jakarta
Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim, No. 73-75. Menteng,
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10350

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