Towards a Connected-Indonesia Reality
As a new emerging market in the ICT sector, Indonesia will be hosting the 5th edition of the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform in August 2015
13 Aug 2015, Jakarta – As with other Southeast Asian economic tigers such as Thailand and Malaysia, Indonesia has decided to dive into the concept of ‘Smart Nation’, with Makassar being the first Indonesian city to launch a smart city programme. Following the steps of Makassar, Jakarta is next in line in realising the vision of a smart city as the authorities unveiled its Jakarta Smart City Project last December.
Indonesia came in 46th on their readiness for digital commerce according to the 2014 study by The Digital Evolution Index. The nation also came in 122nd in internet connection speed. Despite the apparent lack of soft infrastructure, the market potential in Indonesia for ICT is encouraging; evident from its dynamic and digital-minded young population. Jakarta was the world’s most active city on Twitter in 2014, contributing 254 million tweets which makes up 2.4% of the world’s total. The city came in fourth on Facebook activeness.
Recognising the emergence of Indonesia in the ICT sector, the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform is leveraging on the potential and opportunity apparent in the country by providing solution providers that are targeting enterprise adoption of M2M technologies with an ideal platform for knowledge-exchange, collaboration, and expansion.
Apart from being social media-savvy, Indonesia has launched the Palapa Ring Program which seeks to connect the whole archipelago by high-speed fibre optic cable by 2015. The rapid adoption of new technologies such as cloud computing and the rapid growth of e-businesses are optimistic signs of the nation’s move towards a smarter landscape.
Zaf Coelho, Director of the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform series says, “The conference seeks to foreground the opportunities in Indonesia and other emerging Southeast Asian countries. It brings together both end-users and solution providers at a single platform to forge mutually-beneficial partnerships.” “Ultimately, we are trying to help to catalyse the realisation of a smart city for these Southeast Asian nations,” he added.
The Asia M2M IoT Business Platform in Jakarta is featuring high profile and influential speakers from the ICT sector, which include Mr. Ririek Andriansyah, President Director of Telkomsel. Telkomsel has also come on board as the platinum sponsor for the conference. The conference is looking at adding more speakers to the panel as well as sponsors that will get the chance to exhibit and speak at the event, on top of other privileges that are included in the sponsorship package.
Having held the conference in Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Jakarta, the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform will be holding the event for the first time in Bangkok in May 2015. It will return to Jakarta for its fifth edition from 25 to 26 August 2015 after a resounding success at previous editions. M2M and IoT solution providers, as well as end-users across verticals are invited to attend the conference to understand the potential of adopting next-generation technology and how it can drive efficiency and revenue for businesses; and to engage with the opportunities presented.
To register, and for more information, please visit http://www.m2mbusiness-platform.com/
About Asia IoT Business Platform
With a focus on local telecommunication companies and verticals, Asia M2M IoT Business Platform offers Southeast Asia’s most comprehensive event for solution providers targeting enterprise adoption of IoT/M2M Technology. With over 700 attendees participating in the Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok editions, the event will return to Jakarta in August 2015 for its 5th edition in Southeast Asia.
Asia IoT Business Platform is an event crafted by the industry for the industry with the aim of addressing key issues facing the adoption of M2M and IoT technology in the region. It provides an ideal platform for enterprises to understand and learn about the potential of adopting M2M and IoT technology for their business which will drive efficiency and increase revenue.
About Industry Platform Pte Ltd
Industry Platform Pte Ltd is a Singapore incorporated firm focused on the global telecommunications sector. The firm organises events such as conferences and exhibitions both under its own branding and as a partner to global companies and associations looking to expand their reach in Asian markets. With a strong emphasis on the production of quality content and having wide networks in the industry, we provide the best platforms for industry insiders to network and keep abreast of developments.
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