Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on December 26 pledged support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative. He is the third major tech executive to meet PM Modi, after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
1) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (03 October, 2014) at his official residence and discussed about his company’s future plans in the country.
2)Facebook co-founder and one of the world’s youngest billionaires Mark Zuckerberg on Friday (10 October, 2014) called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss digital expansion in the country.
3)India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met PMO India Narendra Modi, finance minister Arun Jaitley and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and discussed modernization and security of the government’s digital infrastructure, among other issues. This was his second visit to India since taking over as global CEO of $86 billion technology giant Microsoft.
Satya Nadella Said:
“I have an aspiration that in this mobile and cloud world, we can empower every individual citizen of India and every business organization and institution in India to be able to try with new technology. So, I am looking forward to be a part of both the Digital India and Make in India.”
IT ministry Ravi Shankar Prasad Said :
“I have requested him to consider electronic manufacturing in India. I have also requested that Microsoft has a great profile in the field of social services and digital literacy can be promoted. We had a very purposeful exchange. I am very happy and I warmly welcome him.”
Microsoft is keen on collaborating with the government in providing last mile internet connectivity, especially through the Wi-Fi technology.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also shared his ideas on modernization of government, with IT ministry Ravi Shankar Prasad stating that Microsoft can help in building secure government-controlled digital infrastructure.
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Abhishek Kumar Gupta
Microsoft Student Partner
PES Institute Of Technology, Bangalore.