Creating More IT Experts in the Country
A subsidiary of tech giant Alibaba Group, Alibaba Cloud, a Chinese Cloud computing company, has teamed up with other technology giants in providing training in cloud technology and services to students, lecturers, and entrepreneurs to create more IT experts in the country. Alibaba Cloud is planning to offer a training program related to cloud technology and services to help provide growing demand for tech-savvy workers in the digital economy with a start-up incubator, two universities and IT providers. “People are keen to learn. They probably just do not know where they can find the latest and cutting edge technology. That is where we come in,” said Leon Chen, Alibaba Cloud Indonesia head.
Empowering the Students through Different Projects
Workshops on the cloud services will be provided to over 60 lecturers at Bina Nusantara University and Prasetya Mulya Business School by the Digital Talent Empowerment Program. At least 2000 students from both universities are expected to get knowledge from these lecturers. The project will also provide training for 2000 developers to help them create products and solutions related to cloud services by a partnership with start-up incubator BLOCK71, information and technology providers Trinocate and Inovasi Informatika. In providing such training programs, Alibaba Cloud Indonesia joins its American counterparts Amazon Web Services and Google. AWS collaborated with the government to launch a training and certification program offered in both online and traditional classrooms last year.
Looking to Expand in Indonesia
Alibaba Cloud has served to at least 1000 professionals by building their cloud service skills in a separate project since its Indonesian debut. The company’s Indonesian branch is part of a network of 61 data centers in Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, Western Europe and North America. “More and more businesses in Indonesia are using cloud services to support their growth,” Leon said in a statement. “With our technology, skills, and experience, we hope we can help grow more talents with the knowledge of cloud services and data intelligence to meet the need for digital transformation among Indonesian businesses,” he further added. According to reports, the Country’s market for cloud services is estimated to reach US$1.2 billion in value in 2022, which was $172 million in 2016.