Indonesian Diaspora Foundation Educates Young Global Leaders on 21st Century Smart Technology Transformation

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IDF Chairman to educate young global leaders on the intersection of technology and business and lessons learned from Silicon Valley in creating a strong ecosystem to spur the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is a pivotal time for Indonesian diaspora worldwide to work together and empower each other.

Indonesian Diaspora Foundation (IDF), a nonprofit organization focusing on empowering Indonesian diaspora worldwide, in collaboration with the International Association of Indonesian Scholars Association (I-4) and the International Indonesian Students Radio (Radio PPI Dunia), today announced that Sonita Lontoh, chairman of IDF, will speak at an e-symposium on April 7, 2013. The e-symposium will educate young global leaders on key areas of interest, including 21st century Smart Technology Transformation, the intersection of technology, business and policy, and lessons learned from Silicon Valley in creating a strong ecosystem that fosters the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Lontoh is a Global Emerging Leader under 40 with diverse leadership experience at Fortune 200 companies, top-tier management consulting firm, and venture-backed Silicon Valley technology start-ups. Internationally-recognized as a green technology and women leadership advocate, she is a frequent speaker/contributor to publications such as Forbes, MIT Entrepreneurship Review and the Huffington Post. Outside of work, Lontoh is an active leader in several nonprofit and professional organizations, including the TechWomen program. TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s leadership, the United States has engaged in “smart power diplomacy,” thereby utilizing every asset at the United States’ disposal to create opportunities for greater understanding. A key tool in this effort is 21st Century Statecraft, which engages people across the world through the ever-changing technology mediums.

“IDF and I are honored for the opportunity to work with I-4 and Radio PPI to empower and advance young Indonesian leaders globally,” said Lontoh. “With rapid global growth and expansion, this is a pivotal time for Indonesian diaspora worldwide to work together in developing a strong bench of young leaders who can take their societies to new heights.”

“We are delighted to work with Ms. Lontoh and IDF whose vision, proven leadership and dedication make them the right partner to empower diaspora worldwide,” said Rahmadi Trimananda and Roni Irnawan of I-4. “They are inspiring advocates with deep passion to forge ahead with developing the next-generation of leaders and game-changers who not only excel in their fields, but also compelled to help their societies transition to the 21st century successfully."

What: E-Symposium
Session: Smart Technology Transformation and Global Leadership in the 21st Century
Who: Sonita Lontoh, Chairman of the Board, Indonesian Diaspora Foundation (IDF)
When: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 08:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Where: http://www.i-4indonesia.info

About Indonesian Diaspora Foundation (IDF)
The Indonesian Diaspora Foundation (IDF) is a nonprofit organization focusing on empowering Indonesian diaspora worldwide, strengthening the Indonesian educational system and providing humanitarian assistance. IDF’s flagship initiatives include Computers for School, One-on-One Foster Family and Diaspora for Diaspora programs. For more information and to get involved, please visit http://www.id-foundation.org.

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