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Inspiring to see govt’s deep focus: Nadella

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NEW DELHI : Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday counseled the federal government for what he known as its “deep concentrate on sustainable and inclusive financial progress”.

“Inspiring to see the government’s deep focus on sustainable and inclusive economic growth,” Nadella wrote on LinkedIn, following a gathering with Prime Minister Narenda Modi and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Nadella, who’s on a go to to India, additionally participated in a hearth chat with Infosys non-exective chairman Nandan Nilekani in Bengaluru.

“We are trying ahead to serving to India realise the Digital India imaginative and prescient and be a light-weight for the world,” he added.

Following the meeting, Modi tweeted, “India’s strides in technology and innovation are ushering in an era of tech-led growth. Our youth is filled with ideas which have the potential to transform the planet.”

Vaishnaw tweeted he “had an excellent dialogue with Satya Nadella on cyber safety, India stack, and India’s startup ecosystem.”

Microsoft has carried out a number of packages in partnership with the Indian authorities. In September 2021, the corporate partnered with the ministry of labour and employment (MoLE) to launch DigiSaksham—a program that sought to coach 10 million individuals in computing and tech abilities.

In August final yr, the corporate partnered with the ministry of ability growth and entrepreneurship (MSDE) to coach 2.5 million civil servants in tech abilities.

On Thursday, the corporate additionally introduced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), below which it seeks to assist home house startups with free cloud instruments, and help them to promote their merchandise.

During his tour, Nadella highlighted India’s management function within the present know-how panorama.

“One of the issues that’s nice to see is India main in digital public items. There is India, after which there may be daylight, relating to the enlightened method during which India is constructing out digital infrastructure,” he said in an address in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The third chief executive in Microsoft’s 47-year history, Nadella, during his trip, highlighted the role of India in the global tech economy for the coming years. In an interview with Mint on 4 January, he said, “One of the things that give me great optimism for India, quite frankly, is all the different ways in which technology is getting used… India already has the second largest number of developers, and is No.1 on AI repositories, which means Indian developers are seeking out every open-source AI repository and becoming core committers. So, in the long run, there will be a lot more intense use of AI. One of the things that you should talk about, even in India, is the intense use of new technology.”



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