Creativity is the DNA of Indonesia, with various cultural, biological, and linguistic backgrounds.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Digital transformation provides opportunities for the community, especially the younger generation, to actively partake in providing solutions and innovations through technology, according to the Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Ministry.

"Digital technology is an opportunity for us to make a big leap,” Acting Director General for Higher Education, Research, and Technology at the ministry Nizam remarked during a virtual media gathering on Wednesday.

Hence, it is important for Indonesian younger generations, especially college students, to become literate about technology, so they will not only remain users or consumers but also become the creators of various innovations, he affirmed.

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"Creativity is the DNA of Indonesia, with various cultural, biological, and linguistic backgrounds. When (the diverse backgrounds are) combined with technology, it is expected to offer opportunities (for development). Thus, we are not only consumers but we can also be benefitted economically," he emphasized.

Hence, the acting director general has encouraged all parties, including the government, domestic industry players, global technology companies, academics, as well as the community, to collaborate in increasing the introduction and mastery of new technologies.

Nizam is sanguine about the collaboration facilitating youngsters to become leaders in the development of cloud computing and services, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT).

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Hence, he emphasized the need for developing synergy intensively to offer positive impacts to hone the technological competencies, especially for students, both regarding technical knowledge and application in order to provide solutions for the community.

"Cooperation between various stakeholders, starting from industrial actors, local governments, and the community, through a problem-solving project design is important,” Nizam stated.

He is optimistic that the attempt would be able to realize cross-discipline and cross-sectoral collaboration to expedite regional development and build smart villages.

"Thus, we are not only the users or consumers of technology, but it (the technology) can also be used to present solutions and added value for the community as well as create new digital and social entrepreneurs," he added.

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Translator: Arnidhya Zhafira, Uyu Liman
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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