Using drones, ARIA wants to change the ‘old face’ of the farming industry

Born into a family with a farming machinery business, William Sjaichudin has long been familiar with Indonesia’s farmers and agricultural dynamics since he was a kid. After graduating from Purdue University as a professional golfer, William returned home to help with the family business. He discovered that the Indonesian agriculture industry has yet to be transformed by technological advances like other industries.

3 November, 2022|EVDCI|

How Desty elevates MSMEs to thrive in Indonesia’s growing commerce ecosystem

Mulyono Xu, a local Acehnese man, had spent most of his life in China since he started studying in China almost 20 years ago. His seasoned experience in e-commerce solutions in one of China’s giant tech marketplaces, Alibaba Group, gave him a ‘time-travel advantage’, a fresh perspective on what Indonesians need as the country’s digital ecosystem matures and the solution for it.

19 October, 2022|EVDCI|

Pushing financial literacy after inclusion

Financial inclusion is crucial for any nation to accelerate economic growth by improving equal financial access and support for doing business, such as transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance. Financial inclusion will foster entrepreneurship and scalability, which will lead to reducing poverty and economic inequality in the long term.

6 October, 2022|EVDCI|

Digitalization is a new engine to boost the economy in Bali

Famously named the "Island of Paradise," Bali has relied on tourism to back its economy for decades. The travel and tourism sector has become the source of most Balinese people's livelihood. Therefore, the pandemic has brought extreme struggles for the province with a 4.3 million total population that relied heavily on the tourism economy.

14 September, 2022|EVDCI|

From news platform to a complete media ecosystem, IDN Media’s dream of democratizing information

When Winston Utomo started his writing on a site called IDN Times, the article gained much attention from social media just a day after it was published. He realized that there was a fundamental shift in the young generation, which made him began his journey in building a media company. Together with his brother, William Utomo, the Surabaya-born brothers started the journey of IDN Media on 8th June 2014.

1 September, 2022|EVDCI|

Unlocking the giant opportunity of agribusiness with digital optimization

Based on the Company Perception Survey in the East Ventures-Digital Competitiveness Index (EV-DCI) 2022 report, the agribusiness sector is considered less than optimal in terms of digital utilization. Of the 71 small, medium, and large corporations that participated in the survey, 57.7% of respondents believed that the agribusiness sector is not yet at maximum digital reach.

11 August, 2022|EVDCI|