CEO of Gojek: Banyuwangi is An Example of Technology and Collaboration
By : Ahmad Fadli And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, December 17 2017 - 16:00 IWST
CEO Gojek Nadiem Makarim dan Bupati Banyuwangi Abdullah Azwar Anas
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Founder and CEO of Go-Jek's digital platform company, Nadiem Makariem, came to Banyuwangi to run collaborations in various fields with Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas.
Nadiem applauds Banyuwangi's openness to technology and collaboration approaches. Banyuwangi regency embraces many technology-based social innovators to improve service to its citizens.
"Banyuwangi is an innovation incubation to demonstrate that collaboration between local governments and private technology companies will produce something useful for many parties," said Nadiem, adding that the technology will help people obtain services efficiently.
"Banyuwangi is an inspiration for others, that in fact if there is collaboration, solutions can be more quickly presented," said the alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Pemkab Banyuwangi and Go-Jek itself has collaborated to run free drug service for the poor in the district. In addition, Go-Jek supports the development of local culinary MSEs and also embraces local taxi companies.
Nadiem admits that Banyuwangi is the first local government in Indonesia to cooperate with Gojek. He appreciated the various programs initiated by the district government by utilizing technology to facilitate the community, and not reluctant to work with other parties.
According to Nadiem, there are three things that support innovation in Banyuwangi can run well. First, the assimilation of technology from offline to online in Banyuwangi runs fast aka Banyuwangi open to innovation and novelty. Secondly, Banyuwangi is open to collaboration.
Third, local government support is able to create an innovation climate in the bureaucracy, so there are many creative programs to serve the citizens.
Meanwhile, Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas said that the developing regions are willing and able to collaborate with many parties to facilitate their citizens.
"Banyuwangi is not talking about competition, it's collaboration, collaboration will build ecosystem, the name of ecosystem can not live alone, they have to be connected to each other to turn each other on, if anything, it can be more easily achieved," explained Anas