Microsoft bridging the Indonesian Government & diaspora in Silicon Valley

On 28 October, Microsoft connected with 400 attendees from the Indonesian Diaspora Network in Silicon Valley, during a visit by Indonesian government representatives Rudiantara, Communication and Informatics Minister Republic of Indonesia, Thomas Lembong, Trade Minister Republic of Indonesia, Franky Sibarani, Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board and Triawan Munaf, Chairman of Creative Economy Board.

At the event, Andreas Diantoro, President, Microsoft Indonesia affirmed Microsoft’s commitment on the Indonesia education sector, and highlighted the example of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Microsoft Indonesia and the Indonesian Teachers Association which gives Office 365 technology to 3.5 million teachers for free.

To ensure that the technology will be used accordingly, Microsoft will also contribute an additional investment of US$1 million to empower and train Indonesian teachers and leaders, in order for them to understand and be able to use technology to give maximum impact in classrooms throughout the country.


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