US-ASEAN Connect Hosts Region-Wide Innovation ASEAN Event on Digital Policy (Indonesia, August)

On August 14, more than 6000 people across Southeast Asia watched our “Innovation ASEAN: A Silicon Valley Recipe for Success” event on Facebook Live. U.S.-ASEAN Connect hosted the event with economic and public affairs sections from U.S. Embassies in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Innovation ASEAN featured panels in Jakarta, Penang, and Manila, connected through Google Video Chat and Facebook Live to create a region-wide discussion of digital policy best practices, approaches to STEAM education, and access to start-up funding. In Jakarta, representatives from Facebook and Go-Jek highlighted the importance of cross-border data flows for innovation and cybersecurity best practices. The event was the first of its kind and showcased Connect’s strong regional partnerships – many thanks to our creative and hard-working colleagues in Jakarta, KL, and Manila!