FPCI-Huawei Virtual Public Forum – Towards A More Digitized ASEAN: Shifting Currents, Opportunities, and Challenges in Time of Pandemic

COVID-19 has reinforced the strategic role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in navigating regional resilience in a time of crisis. The pandemic demonstrated the use of technology in practice to keep business, governments, and societies running. However, every country has a different capacity in utilizing ICT to respond to COVID-19. How does ASEAN address this ‘digital gap’? How does the Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity 2025 help in strengthening digital connectivity in the region? How has COVID-19 shifted the digital landscape in Southeast Asia thus far? What are the key challenges in transforming towards a more digitized community?

FPCI co-partners with Huawei will convene a discussion on how technology could better formulate strategies in pushing forward a more digitized ASEAN community. The panel discussion will feature the following high-level expert speakers:

1. H.E. Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community

2. H.E. Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Deputy Minister for International Economic Cooperation, Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs

3. H.E. Odo Manuhutu, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs Republic of Indonesia

4. Dr. Jayant Menon, Visiting Senior Fellow at Regional Economic Studies Programme of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Singapore & Former Lead Economist of ADB

5. Mr. Sam Cheng Qingjun, Principal of Digital Transformation, Public & Government Affairs of Huawei

Moderated by: Ms. Dayu Nirma Amurwanti, Faculty Member of International Relations Department at BINUS Univesity

With opening remarks by:

1. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Founder & Chairman of FPCI

2. Mr. Jay Chen, Vice President of Huawei Asia Pacific

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