Google is here in Indonesia - with its people and an office. Many Indonesians are looking forward to see what Google has planned for this country. So I decided to look a step ahead, into the heart of its Jakarta operations, to quench my curiosity.
A few weeks ago, I had a casual coffee session with Rudy Ramawy, the Google’s new head in Indonesia, to learn more. I can’t reveal much in writing here. It is definitely better to have Rudy explain his plans, onstage at our event, in his own words. I don't want to leak any spoilers. Rudy will share his plans, to our delight, at Startup Asia Jakarta on June 7.
When the world's biggest web company expands into such a massive country, it's inevitably sgnificant for local users and the entire tech scene. It will be fundamental and very much needed for this nation, I believe. I will leave it to you to find out the details at our upcoming conference. We will be liveblogging every coffee chat session and each one of the Startup Arena pitches too, just in case you can’t make it to our party here in Jakarta.