[PRESS RELEASE] The Rise of 4.0 Industrial Revolution and its Impacts in Indonesia
Tue, 29 May 2018 || By Admin CfDS

Yogyakarta, 28 May 2018 - The term of fourth industrial revolution has become more popular among the Indonesian society in the recent moment. A few months ago, the Indonesian government released the roadmap called as ‘making Indonesia 4.0’ that contains ten grand strategies. Then, Center for Digital Society (CfDS) UGM, together with Microsoft Indonesia, hold a public lecture titled as “understanding the 4th industrial revolution in Indonesia.” Tony Seno Hartono, the national technology officer from Microsoft Indonesia, acted as a speaker during the public lecture in FISIPOL UGM (28/5).

The presence of technology has caused significant disruption, and it is considered as another industrial revolution due to the scale that affects multiple sectors around the world. Among the other emerging future technologies, Tony Seno thinks the rise of cloud computing as the primary catalyst of the revolution, especially in the business sector.

“Cloud computing transforms to become a core of many businesses, such as Gojek, Skype or Airbnb. The similarity between those industries located in their business model that does not rely on physical infrastructure, but through the scheme of cloud computing,” said Tony Seno.

Then, the government’s step to introduce the Making Indonesia 4.0 as a strategy to anticipate the incoming of 4.0 industrial revolution is a strategic move. Nevertheless, Tony Seno believes that there is still plenty of homework to do to provide a better landscape for the transformation toward industry 4.0. He further added that the mindset of the government should be changed to become a facilitator that encourage experiment and innovation within the society, not limiting it. As a response, the revision of current regulations is a strategic way.

“Indonesia has revised the presidential regulation no. 82 into RPP PSTE that will accommodate data classification into high, low and strategic whereby the high and low data can be processed through the cloud with overseas server location while the strategic data must be processed in Indonesia. There must be several public service sectors that have its own data classification, particularly the sector that will face directly with the impact of fourth industrial revolution.” Added by Tony Seno.

Next, Tony Seno emphasises the importance of human resource development in Indonesia. The ego between stakeholders must be eliminated. It must be replaced by the spirit of communication and collaboration to build a positive development atmosphere between the government, business/private sectors and the society. Furthermore, Tony Seno also encourages Indonesia to develop a data culture mentality, which can be started by developing a decision making a habit that involves data as a supporting infrastructure that can provide more concise, measurable and effective decision.


Reporter: Fahreza Daniswara