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Pertamina Holds 2023 Digital Expo as Forum for Experts

State-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina is holding the 2023 Pertamina Digital Expo (DigiExpo) on November 1-2, 2023, in Jakarta, as a forum for digital partners and practitioners from various companies to meet and talk.

Pertamina’s Director of Business Support, Erry Widiastono, stated here on Wednesday that Pertamina is bolstering business transformation towards digitalization that has brought several benefits, such as reducing costs, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, and expediting business processes.

The DigiExpo presented an exhibition of technology transformation by Pertamina and other business actors.

“Digital transformation is an important step in changing the way the oil and gas industry, especially Pertamina, runs its daily operations. By implementing digital transformation, Pertamina is able to add value in cost optimization,” Widiastono remarked while opening the expo.

He explained that in 2022, Pertamina’s digital transformation resulted in value creation reaching US$441 million for the company and another value creation, worth US$36.8 million, contributed to the country.

Through digital transformation, Pertamina is able to fulfill the needs of the community, such as through the Digital Gas Station (Digital SPBU) program. This program is Pertamina’s efforts to monitor the volume of fuel in regions, so that the company is able to distribute subsidized fuel on target.

Deputy for Technology and Information at the State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry Rizal Kamal explained that one of the ministry’s priority programs to support digital transformation is the Technology Leadership Program.

“Technology leadership is a way for SOEs to lead globally in strategic technology and strengthen digital capabilities, such as data management, big data, artificial intelligence, and so on,” he remarked.

The Pertamina DigiExpo 2023 invited digital practitioners, including experts from PT Telkom, Jakarta Smart City, PT KAI, Biofarma, and PT Bank Mandiri, to talk in its panel sessions.

Source: Antara Indonesia News Agency