Digital industry in Indonesia is currently emerging in the last ten years. To continue to maintain the digital ecosystem in Indonesia, it will need not only the startup enthusiasts to work on the development, but also supports from the government. The government is now beginning to show a proactive interest in supporting the creative and digital industries. One of them is done by the Dewan Pertimbangan Presiden (Presidential Advisory Council – Watimpres) who meet face to face with the startup activists in Bandung.
On March 22, 2018, Dewan Pertimbangan Presiden Indonesia visited some startup offices in Bandung. This visit is a part of the government work visit to West Java, to assess the growth of digital and creative economy in the province. Watimpres visited a few startups in Bandung such as Bandung Digital Valley (BDV), Agate Studio, Octagon, and Dycode.
In DyPlex, Prof. Dr. Sri Adiningsih, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council and CEO of Dycode, Andri Yadi shared about Dycode journey and how the government can support tech startups and IT industry in Indonesia. Watimpres team also visited Dycodex workshop and saw the making of our IoT products.
Of course there are still some obstacles faced by startup activists, one of them regarding government policies. Therefore, Watimpres seeks to accommodate the aspirations and opinions of IT industry actors. After this working visit, it is expected that the government can filter and consider policy measures that can better support the IT industry ecosystem in the country.
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