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START Summit Returns, Tokopedia Shares Innovation, Insights To Strengthen Digital Talent, Tech Industry in Indonesia

15 July 2022

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START Summit Returns, Tokopedia Shares Innovation, Insights To Strengthen Digital Talent, Tech Industry in Indonesia

Indonesia, July 15, 2022 Tokopedia comes back to host START Summit, its annual technology conference, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 09.00 to 16.15 WIB. This event is free of charge and accessible online on Tokopedia Play, Tokopedia’s official YouTube channel, Inside Tokopedia, and Tokopedia Academy’s website. This year’s summit theme is “Driving Innovation at Scale.”

Tokopedia’s Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman Leontinus Alpha Edison, explained, “Through this conference, Tokopedia will share stories and experiences in driving scalable innovation that responds to the many challenges of our time, especially the pandemic.”

Tens of experts – including Leontinus, Tokopedia’s CTO Herman Widjaja, COO Melissa Siska Juminto, and SVP of Data Protection and Privacy Office Leny Suwardi – will talk about the journey behind Tokopedia’s technological breakthroughs and innovations in the fields of Core Engineering, Data, Infrastructure and Productivity, Front-End, Security/Data Protection, and Privacy Office/Risk.

"Tokopedia’s innovations have been enabled by collaborations with our strategic partners, one of them being digital talents. We believe that creating the best products and services, ones that make people’s lives easier, require the best talents. That is why Tokopedia focuses on developing digital talents through different methods, one of which is START Summit," Leontinus added.

START Summit aims to increase the quantity and quality of Indonesia’s digital talents, and drive Indonesia’s technology industry in an effort to improve its global competitiveness. This effort further aligns with the Indonesian government’s commitment to fulfill the need of 9 million digital talents to reach its goal of 113 million digital talents by the year 2030.

Tika Widiati, a Software Engineer Lead at Tokopedia, and one of the API Monitoring speakers at START Summit 2022, said, “Through Tokopedia Academy, and in this case START Summit, all tech enthusiasts in Indonesia have the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and receive the relevant tech-related curriculum, directly from field experts.”

Tokopedia’s Engineering Manager M. Ilham Jamaludin, who will speak on the topic of Application Stability at START Summit 2022, added "START Summit 2022 participants will receive knowledge based on the practical experiences of Nakama (the nickname for Tokopedia employees), share innovations that solve problems, and network with fellow tech enthusiasts and experts."

The public can register for START Summit 2022 through Tokopedia Academy’s website. START Summit is an initiative presented by Tokopedia Academy, a platform for Indonesia’s digital talents to improve their skills, and one of Tokopedia’s efforts to realize the equal distribution of knowledge through tech.

Tokopedia Academy has hosted events such as the START Women in Tech, a conference that empowers women in technology; START CX First Summit a platform to discuss topics on user experience; an AI center in partnership with universities, Tokopedia Goes to Campus, university modules, and more.

Furthermore, Tokopedia Academy worked together with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology through SIBERKREASI to host Tokopedia NextGen. There are also programs such as an Accredited Internship program and the Hackathon DevCamp, in partnership with the Kampus Merdeka, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology.

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About Tokopedia

Tokopedia, as an Indonesian technology company, has a mission to democratize commerce through technology. Tokopedia’s vision is to build a Super Ecosystem where anyone can start and discover anything. To this day, Tokopedia has empowered millions of merchants and users across the marketplace and digital goods, financial technology and payment, logistics and fulfillment, including Mitra Tokopedia. Tokopedia is part of the GoTo Group, the largest digital ecosystem in Indonesia, consisting of Gojek, Tokopedia and GoTo Financial.

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