EdgeConneX celebrated the grand opening of its Indonesia Data Center campus on September 13, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the company’s expansion across Asia Pacific. Over 120 distinguished guests, including industry leaders, government officials, and esteemed dignitaries, attended the highly anticipated event.
The ceremony highlighted the pivotal role of EdgeConneX in Indonesia’s digital evolution and its commitment to fostering sustainable economic growth and technological innovation in the region. Guest of honor, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia, Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, emphasized the critical significance of the EdgeConneX Data Center Campus, framing it as a cornerstone of Indonesia’s future digital landscape. Minister Luhut also outlined Indonesia’s multifaceted digitalization goals, including industrialization, decarbonization, economic distribution, interconnection, digitalization, and education. These goals are all essential components driving the nation’s Vision 2045 initiative, aimed at improving living standards, driving economic growth, and increasing global competitiveness.
The Acting Regent of Bekasi, Dr. H Dani Ramdan MT, also attended the event and stressed the strategic significance of EdgeConneX presence in Bekasi Regency. Dr. Ramdan recognized EdgeConneX as a catalyst for innovation and sustainable economic development, envisioning the data center provider as a crucial infrastructure supporting digital transformation across the archipelago. He highlighted the potential multiplier effect that EdgeConneX’s presence would have on various aspects of the local ecosystem, from infrastructure development to human resource empowerment.
Pictured From Left – Dr. H Dani Ramdan MT, Acting Regent of Bekasi, Mr. Sung Kim, Ambassador of the United States to Indonesia, Mr. Randy Brouckman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder, EdgeConneX, Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs, Indonesia, Mr. Pandu Sjahrir, Managing Partner of Indies, Mr. John Riady, CEO, PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk
Emphasizing the pivotal role of the Indonesia Data Center, EdgeConneX Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Randy Brouckman shared how data centers generate employment opportunities across various domains, including construction, management, operations, and information technology. His remarks underscored EdgeConneX deep commitment to contributing to Indonesia’s digital ecosystem through the creation of sustainable job opportunities and technological advancements.
Watch key highlights from the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHO1ywjVPO4&t=113s
Other notable attendees included:
- Mr. Sung Kim, Ambassador of the United States to Indonesia
- Mr. Arsjad Rasjid, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, and Industry
- Police Commissioner Benedict Twedi Aditya Bennyahdi, Bekasi Metro Police Chief
- Mr. Pandu Sjahrir, Managing Partner of Indies
- Mr. John Riady, CEO of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk
Their presence underscored the collaboration between the public and private sectors in creating an environment conducive to digital transformation in Indonesia.
A pivotal moment during the inauguration was the announcement of securing $403.8 million in sustainability-linked financing. This funding milestone will drive the expansion of a groundbreaking 120MW data center campus in Jakarta, highlighting EdgeConneX dedication to sustainable growth in the region’s digital infrastructure landscape.
The inauguration ceremony concluded with a shared commitment among key stakeholders to position Indonesia as a leader in the global digital economy, fostering prosperity and innovation for all. As EdgeConneX continues to establish its presence in Indonesia, it remains steadfast in its role as a catalyst for digital progress and economic development, focusing on sustainable and inclusive growth within the region.
For more information on EdgeConneX Indonesia, please visit: https://www.edgeconnex.com/locations/asia-pacific/jakarta/