Suahasil Nazara: Digital Transformation is not an option, but a necessity
Nino Eka Putra ~ PR of FEB UI
DEPOK – (12/8/2020)
The Ministry of Finance Webinar Corpu-Talk Transformation Talks, is a collaboration of the Ministry of Finance with Ministries / Agencies and Local Governments, in the context of sharing knowledge on digital transformation, entitled “Digital Transformation is not an Option, but a Necessity”, on Wednesday (12 / 8/2020).
The pressure from Covid-19 is felt in many areas of life, such as in the economy and society. Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) provide the basis for work, study and worship that can be done from home. This social limitation has the impact of accelerating digital transformation, which in fact the jargon of transformation has been declared for a long time, but where the logic of the old way of working still dominates. The existence of Covid-19 forces us to adjust our working habits.
Suahasil Nazara, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia in his keynote speech, said that Covid-19 encourages the acceleration of digital transformation because it provides other perspectives on how we work, do activities and interact, both from an economic perspective as well as from the social community. This is what makes digital transformation imperative, so that society is forced to be able to interact and even adapt to technology.
There are many preparations that must be made in this digital transformation, especially in governance, such as preparing virtual meetings, virtual meetings and new regulations that guarantee one’s personal data and work confidentiality. By continuing to apply work procedures that are more effective and efficient than before, the digital transformation of bureaucracy can drive productivity whilst guaranteeing the confidentiality of our work.
It seems that this necessity is not in a negative context. This imperative is in a positive context in the sense that we have been discussing digital transformation for years. We never feel that digital transformation is a central agent in our governance reform. But now, with Covid-19 and new limitations, this is our opportunity to encourage digital transformation in the context of necessity.
“Digital transformation in the Ministry of Finance or enterprise architecture is not a new topic, but has gained very fast momentum in the last 3 or 4 months. The Ministry of Finance also has new ideas about working to build a new work culture that is more relevant in the digital era.” Suahasil said.
Suahasil continued, when we started working from home, it turned out that a large number of Ministry of Finance employees also felt the new working model, around 90% said that their work could be completed online and 86% of employees felt the work they did online with work from home as being equally effective. This is the driving force for capital for the next few years to define how digital transformation, new thinking about work, office space and flexible working hours can be focused on.
Therefore, we must encourage digital transformation to be carried out immediately. “It is our duty together to encourage and think about what kind of digital transformation we must formulate and carry out,” explained Suahasil at the end of the keynote speech. (hjtp)