Sectoral digital transformation spurred by pandemic: IATI

Sectoral digital transformation spurred by pandemic: IATI

Head of Indonesia Technology Auditor Association (IATI) Hammam Riza speaking at IATI's National Performance Meeting titled "The Role of Technology Audit in Supporting the National Economic Recovery" observed here on Saturday (July 31, 2021). (ANTARA/Martha Herlinawati Simanjuntak/FR)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has driven digital transformation across nearly all strategic sectors of Indonesia, including industry and trade, according to the Indonesia Technology Auditor Association (IATI).

At IATI's National Performance Meeting titled "The Role of Technology Audit in Supporting the National Economic Recovery" observed here on Saturday, Head of IATI Hammam Riza noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had been causal to a transformation in almost every sector, including the economy, thereby ushering in contactless interaction between people.

The development of information technology, economic, and international sectors will also become quicker and more competitive.

The mastery and capability of choosing technology become the deciding factors for the industry's competitiveness and sustainability.

Riza noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted the people, but it also drove innovation in various technological areas, specifically health and medicine technology.

He also highlighted the importance of ensuring the use of technology and production process aligned with the guidelines to ensure quality and sustainability.

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To this end, he highlighted the need for a technology audit since incorrect handling can negatively impact the nation, government, industry, and people.

Riza remarked that currently, people were demanding that the life cycle of technology, right from the gathering of raw material, to processing it, and its waste management do not harm the environment or cause any social issues.

At the same event, Head of Indonesia's Engineer Association (PII) Heru Dewanto remarked that before COVID-19 pandemic, several corporations had not undergone a complete digital transformation.

Dewanto deemed it as being unfavourable amid the era of digital transformation and called for greater efficiency in the entire business process. Related news: Research, health ministries ink pact to jointly develop COVID vaccine

 

 

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