JSC Receives an Award from OpenGov Asia

by:Eva Simorangkir

Editor:Ramdan Malik Batubara, Aditya Gagat Hanggara

08 Aug 2023

Good news, Smartcitizens. Jakarta Smart City (JSC) has achieved the Recognition of Excellent Awards from OpenGov Asia! This award was bestowed in recognition of three flagship programs of Jakarta Smart City: Jakarta Kini (JAKI), Citizen Report feature, and Data Science Trainee. Obviously, this achievement would not have been possible without the involvement of the citizens of Jakarta. Thank you for participating and contributing to the success of these programs!
 

The award was presented on August 3rd, 2023, during the Indonesia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2023 at The Westin Jakarta. Jakarta Smart City was present at the event, hosting a discussion themed Digital Indonesia: Accelerating Economic Growth through Technological Transformation. This discussion revolved around digital transformation, its aspects, and the challenges faced.
 

Yudhistira Nugraha, Director of Jakarta Smart City, receiving an award from OpenGov
Yudhistira Nugraha, Director of Jakarta Smart City, receiving an award from OpenGov

Yudhistira Nugraha, Director of Jakarta Smart City, receiving an award from OpenGov

Photo: Riansa Putra Fajri

The implementation of digitalisation is considered crucial for driving sustainable economic growth. This is why Indonesia has established a digital economic ecosystem. This ecosystem is expected to create numerous job opportunities, stimulate investments, and enhance Indonesia's competitiveness.

Jakarta's Role in Digitalisation Implementation

The Jakarta Provincial Government initiated the Jakarta Smart City unit to implement digitalisation. The unit's objective is to create a sustainable city by utilizing information and communication technology. As a result, the quality of life for residents improves, public services strengthen, and city development progresses through a technology-oriented approach.

“One of the primary goals of Jakarta Smart City is the intelligent use of data and analytics,” Yudhistira Nugraha, Director of Jakarta Smart City, explained. “The government collects and analyses data from various sources, such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, surveillance cameras, social media, and other government systems, to achieve this objective.”Surveillance cameras and video analysis are utilized to monitor security across different areas of Jakarta, ensuring a safer environment for its inhabitants.

Jakarta Smart City Programs

Jakarta Smart City serves a super-app called JAKI. JAKI allows Jakarta residents to access information about public transportation, weather, healthcare services, public events, and various other topics. Additionally, Jakarta residents can report issues they encounter through the Citizen Report feature in JAKI. Government services are integrated within a single application, easily accessible through individual devices. JAKI is available in both Indonesian and English, catering to foreigners in Jakarta as well.

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“Jakarta Smart City is an encouraging example of how the application of smart technology can change cities into more inclusive, sustainable, and smart environments, thanks to a collaboration between the government, the commercial sector, academia, and the community,”  said Yudhistira.

Jakarta Smart City also collects data to analyse patterns, predict trends, and make informed decisions. This process helps understand citizens' needs, respond to changing conditions, and enhance the effectiveness of planning and decision-making.

Data Science Trainee Jakarta Smart City

Through the Data Science Trainee program, Jakarta Smart City contributes to nurturing digital talents. This program has been active since 2021, mentoring talents to address various Jakarta-related issues using data science.

Read also: The Thrill of Being a JSC Batch 4 Data Science Trainee 

Digitalisation has created transformative changes in service sectors. Hopefully, Jakarta is able to continue presenting innovations that help every citizen. Let's support this initiative together! Don't forget to follow Jakarta Smart City's social media to stay updated on other innovative information.

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