On Thursday this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visits Indonesia to attend 2020 DevCon – Digital Economy Summit. Addressing more than 2500 developers, start-ups and entrepreneurs in Jakarta, the company cements its vision for the country.
During his visitation to Indonesia, particularly in the summit, the Microsoft CEO gives talks pertinent to cloud computing. Additionally, this is regarding the tech giant’s mission to educate developers in the countries about its cloud services, Microsoft Azure.
Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo openly welcomes the window opportunities and visitation of Nadella. He further praises the enthusiastic participation from Indonesian tech enthusiasts attending the event.
“I witness youths and students that are willing to attend the event because they don’t want Indonesia to be left behind in the advancement of digital economy,” the president said. “I also want to invite all the participants to be part of Indonesia’s history of digital economic growth while the opportunities are still window.”
Moreover, the president also plans to establish a more serious partnership with Microsoft. In response to the invitation, the company positively supports it.
The Future Partnership between Microsoft and Indonesia
During the tremendous summit, both the government and the company are ready to ink a future partnership regarding technology development in the country. Besides Nadella’s agenda to introduce Azure’s key products such as Arc, Stack Edge and Synapse, there are other partnerships that are under discussion.
Of those, Microsoft is planning to construct its first data center in the country. The president welcomes the idea and promises to finish the administration and regulations in one mere week.
“This morning, we have been talking with Microsoft pertaining to data center. I guarantee them that I will finish all the necessary regulations in no more than a week,” Jokowi stated.
In addition, Jokowi also showcased the CEO about the master plan to construct the country’s new capital. However, the president was yet to be ready to receive foreign investments as the plan is currently still in finalization.