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Cultivating Innovative Talent for Digital Future

Asia-Pacific Innovation Day - Digital Talent Summit

Nov 3, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia

Livestream Replay


As the world endeavors to weather the pandemic and boost recovery, the force of digital transformation is empowering new vitalities for growth. To strengthen the root of digital ecosystem and blossom digital development in the new norm, digital talent cultivation becomes a key for unleashing social energy and hope.

The ASEAN Foundation and Huawei will host the online “Asia Pacific Innovation Day · Digital Talent Summit 2021” to address the awareness of the talent topic and advance continuous collaborations in the region.  


H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene

Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN

Dr. Yang Mee Eng

Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation

Catherine Chen

Corporate Senior Vice President and Director of the Board, Huawei

H.E. General TNI (Purn) Dr. Moeldoko

Chief of the President Executive Office, Indonesia

H.E. Dr. Chea Vandeth

Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Cambodia

Hon. Namal Rajapaksa

Cabinet Minister of Youth and Sports & State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development, Sri Lanka

H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohammad Mentek

Chair of the ASEAN Digital Senior Officials Meeting (ADGSOM)

H.E. Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai

M.D., Ph.D., Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, Thailand

H.E. Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana

Ambassador of Philippine to China

Jeffery Liu

President of Huawei Asia Pacific, President of Huawei ASEAN Academy

Jay Chen

Vice President of Huawei Asia Pacific

Benjamin Loh

The Head of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Monitoring Division

Gokhan Ogut

CEO of Maxis

Mohamed Djelid

Director of UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Representative to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste

Dr. Syed Ismail Shah

ITU Area Representative for Southeast Asia and other Member States in Asia and the Pacific

Puji Pujiono

Senior Advisor for Coordination in the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Dr. Vu Minh Khuong

Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Alex LEE

Senior Consultant for National Digital Talent Development, Huawei ASEAN Academy

Michael Macdonald

Chief Digital Officer, Huawei Asia Pacific

You Lim Hour

Seeds for the Future alumnus