Digital technology to dominate workplace in future: Vice Minister

Digital technology to dominate workplace in future: Vice Minister

Vice Minister of Finance Suahasil Nazara. ANTARA/Sanya Dinda/aa/FR.

This will be the way we work in the future
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice Minister of Finance Suahasil Nazara expressed belief that the workplace in future will be dominated by digital technology as one of the upshots of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Currently, the ministry is intensely speaking about the workplace in future. Our future living space and economic space should be something we explore and we respond to," he noted at a webinar here on Wednesday.

Nazara highlighted that the pandemic had accelerated the adoption of digital-based information and communication technology among the people.

As a result, digital technology has made its presence felt in almost all spheres of life.

The vice  finance minister drew attention to the existence of a digital economy ecosystem that comprised e-commerce, e-education, financial technology (fintech), e-government, and e-health, such as the PeduliLindungi application.

"Currently, many jobs are conducted with IT support and even (the government has) formulated and issued regulation that dictates how people do not have to meet one another," he stated.

This encourages the government to continue to develop infrastructure and formulate policies and regulations to support development of the digital industry, specifically the digital finance industry.

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One example of such infrastructure is internet service that was strengthened to reach the outermost, remote, and underdeveloped (3T) areas by building base transceiver stations (BTS) and the Palapa Ring.

The government is also striving to improve digital finance and economic literacy on grounds that an improvement in the people's economic life would also translate to an increase in their responsibilities and rights.

The vice minister also spoke of the formulation of the Regional Digital Acceleration and Expansion Task Force (Satgas P2DD) in several regions to encourage digitalization and the people's access to digital finance.

"This will be the way we work in future," he stated. 

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