Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee

Tech industry players gathered to discuss ICT-related issues and future advocacy plans

By Peter Sean Lie
Sunday, August 26, 2018

AmCham Indonesia’s Information and Communications (ICT) Committee held one of its regular meetings on July 11. Hosted by Microsoft Indonesia, the meeting discussed issues and updates from AmCham member companies.

Led by IBM Indonesia’s Country Manager for Financial Services Inge Halim, who is also the committee chair, the meeting was attended by various ICT-related companies, consulting firms, the US Embassy, and other AmCham members interested in issues in the ICT industry.

The meeting started with a recap of a focus group discussion on the government’s negative investment list, which took place in May. The objective of the group was to gather input on how the list could be improved from the perspective of the ICT industry.

There were also updates from previous AmCham events, principally the ICT Committee Buka Puasa and the US-Indonesia Investment Initiative Financial Services and Fintech Mission, which took place in June and July, respectively.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates how a company handles personal information, was discussed and found to be a shared concern among member companies operating in more than one country. The regulation is likely to affect companies that process the personal data of EU citizens. Companies shared their experiences regarding whether and how they were affected by the regulation, and how they coped with it.

The meeting ended with a discussion of future ICT Committee and AmCham events, and other advocacy platforms, including the US-Indonesia Investment Initiative Summit 2018 and the IMF/World Bank Gala.

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