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With a population of more than 250 million, Indonesia can be the next big thing in the technology market. To illustrate this market’s potential, it is Facebook’s fourth biggest market and Twitter’s third largest. As such, the spotlight is on Indonesia, drawing lots of attention from global tech companies trying to seize an opportunity in the country. Analysts are looking at growing opportunities for investment in the country. As a result, the people behind Sparxup 2012 have decided to hold the conference in Indonesia.
Chairman Rama Mamuaya said wants to bridge the geographical and knowledge gap. “We want to bring great speakers both international and also local speakers to fill in the knowledge gap between two sets of people in the industry. We believe that once this gap is filled, it would boost the tech industry even more,” he said. Everyone couldn’t agree more.
Teruhide Sato, Group CEO Netprice Japan commented on the opportunities in the country.
“At every domain of Internet business, such as marketplace, payment, comparison, B2C, online AD, affiliate, community, O2O, games, etc, we will see the similar or even bigger business opportunity in this country for next 5 years with its huge population at young generation and large number of the middle class. I think the best way to create internet business in this country now is to deploy those ‘proven’ business models with the latest technologies and methods, like open source, cloud, agile development, mobile at lower cost and build locally, support locally and be led by the local passionate and innovative entrepreneurs.”
Sato will be doing a keynote presentation at Sparxup 2012 conference, talking about market expansion to emerging markets especially Indonesia.
Another conference speaker and sponsor is Matt Barrie, an entrepreneur who runs Freelancer.com, one of the biggest sites for freelancers. The site won in the 15th Annual Webby Awards as the Best Employment Site of the Year.
Aside from keynote speakers, Sparxup 2012 will host local entrepreneurs with immense knowledge on the local market. A local speaker, Bandung-based entrepreneur Reza Prabowo, will be talking about the potential tech market outside of Jakarta. We also have another local expert, Ivan Hudyana from Blibli.com, Indonesia’s leading e-commerce site.
Sparxup 2012 is definitely a conference not to be missed, with great speakers ranging from entrepreneurs to established IT professionals ready to impart their knowledge to the audience. Detailed information on the speakers, conference tickets and sponsorship opportunites can be found on the Sparxup official website.
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Read the full press release below.
Jakarta, September 10th 2012 – Indonesia, a country with over 250 million people populating thousands of islands inside its territory lately has become a world sensation for its growing economy. Holding the title as Facebook’s 4th biggest market and Twitter’s 3rd biggest market, Indonesia has been receiving a lot of attention from global tech companies looking at opportunities in the country.
Some analysts even dubbed Indonesia as the next big thing in terms of technology market. The people behind Sparxup 2012, Indonesia’s biggest tech conference, couldn’t agree more. Chairman Rama Mamuaya has been keeping contact with hundreds of people interested to tap Indonesia’s vast market, be it mobile, internet and everything in between. “We want to bring great speakers both international and also local speakers to fill in the knowledge gap between two sets of people in the industry. We believe that once this gap is filled, it would boost the tech industry even more” Mamuaya said in a statement.
Teruhide Sato, Group CEO Netprice Japan “At every domain of Internet business, such as marketplace, payment, comparison, B2C, online AD, affiliate, community, O2O, games, etc, we will see the similar or even bigger business opportunity in this country for next 5 years with its huge population at young generation and large number of the middle class”. Sato is doing a keynote presentation at Sparxup 2012 conference, where he will talk about market expansion to emerging markets, specifically Indonesia.
Blaast, a Helsinki-based mobile company is prioritizing Indonesia for their product launch. “Indonesia is quickly emerging as one of the mobile super powers. The combination of its young, tech-enthusiastic 240 million population and the quickly improving infrastructure makes it a very interesting “mobile first” country. There are huge opportunities in the current feature phone market and even more so in the democratization of smartphones, which is getting closer day by day. These are also the main reasons why Blaast chose to be an Indonesia-first company” said Blaast CEO, Joonas Hjelt, one of the keynote speaker for the upcoming Sparxup 2012 conference.
“I think the best way to create internet business in this country now is to deploy those “proven” business models with the latest technologies and methods, like open source, cloud, agile development, mobile at lower cost and build locally, support locally and be led by the local passionate and innovative entrepreneurs” Sato added.
Matt Barrie, an amazing entrepreneur that runs biggest site for freelancers, Freelancer.com is also joining Sparxup 2012 as a keynote speaker and sponsor. To date, over 2.5 million projects have been by project owners outsourced through his site Freelancer.com. The site also wins the15th Annual Webby Awards as best Employment Site of the Year.
Besides amazing international speakers, Sparxup 2012 also hosts local entrepreneurs with vast knowledge on the local market. Reza Prabowo, an Bandung-based entrepreneur will be talking about potential tech market outside of Jakarta. When asked about why Jakarta received big exposure, Prabowo said “Jakarta got the latest infrastructure update first, because the bigger infrastructure principals (telco, isp) are there”, citing the need of exposure to other cities as potential tech market.
Another local speaker with local knowledge is Ivan Hudyana from Blibli.com. “As one of Indonesia’s own e-commerce player, we are committed to help facilitate idea growth and innovation from Indonesian tech entrepreneurs” said Ivan Hudyana, a keynote speaker from Blibli.com, Indonesia’s leading e-commerce site.
This year’s Sparxup is shaping itself as the hottest tech conference in Indonesia with amazing speakers ranging from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and established IT professionals ready to share their knowledge to the audience. It’s definitely something most people with interest in technology and business can’t afford to miss.
Detailed information on speakers, conference tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found on Sparxup’s official website http://www.sparxup.com.
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