Digital Divide Institute has been facilitating interaction between Indonesia’s government officials and Amazon.com officials at their Seattle headquarters. The meetings considered the possible role that Amazon might eventually play in closing the Digital Divide through meaningful broadband in Indonesia. An outcome of these meetings is that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was informally invited to serve as an advisor to the Meaningful Broadband initiative by Wantiknas Executive, Ilham A. Habibie.
The following photo was taken after one of these meetings at Amazon.com headquarters, when officials from Indonesia’s ICT ministry and the government’s ICT coordinating council (Wantiknas) met with Amazon.com’s public affairs manager, Tom Sullivan, to consider Indonesia’s path in eCommerce. DDI’s Craig Smith facilitated the meeting in Seattle.