Most of the headlines in the newspapers are around the middle class people in the cities. Urban life. All the malls and socialites. Surely it’s the hottest market at this moment.
But let’s turn to the other part of Indonesia. We know that around 55% Indonesia’s population still live in rural area. And though middle class is said to be 56%, the majority of it (38%) is living in the range of $2 – $4 per day.
We know that these people have strong needs for communications as well, especially mobile communications. Our fellow citizen in the rural area does unique economic activities… and there are a good deal of use case for mobile apps/services to enhance their lives.
Join us the upcoming MobileMonday – “Mobile Apps for the People” co-hosted by Telkomsel
Speakers line up:
- Aldi Haryopratomo (Co-Founder and CEO RUMA, Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda) “Empowering People Through Technology“
- Mathieu LE BRAS (CEO 8villages) “What do the next tens of millions of Indonesian Internet users have in common? They farm!“
- Dewi Wahyuni (Communication Specialist MicroAid) “Application for Rural Community“
- update: Robert Hasyim(BPR KS) on how micro banking can utilize mobile technology
- Date: Monday, 30 April 2012
- Time: 18.00 – onwards
- Venue: fx Senayan – The Only One Club, 5th Fl. (confirmed!)
Registration link: http://www.mobilemonday.co.id/events/register-to-event
See you there!