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Google, Microsoft, Adobe, other US tech firms endorse Digital India

  • Top CEOs of American tech companies endorsed the ambitious
    Digital India programme during interactions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    in San Jose, describing it as a vision that would bring India technologically
    at par with the rest of the world.
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    • Top CEOs of American tech companies endorsed the ambitious
      Digital India programme during interactions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
      in San Jose, describing it as a vision that would bring India technologically
      at par with the rest of the world.
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    • “Digital India will bring about solutions for the challenge
      of digital divide,” said Satya Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO
      last year, at a dinner interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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    • “Let’s empower people from Nanyuki to Srikakulam,”
      Indian-American Nadella said as he detailed out how digital technology can
      empower people across the world.
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    • He said that
      next week Microsoft will announce cloud computing from data centres in India.
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    • Modi has
      accelerated efforts to make India the next driver in innovation, said Sundar
      Pichai, CEO of Google. He said India has the fastest growing start-ups in the
      world. “We are proud of what is happening in India and share Prime
      Minister’s vision of digital India,” he said.
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    • Adobe CEO
      Shantanu Narayan said the Digital India initiative would “transform India
      into a digitally empowered” knowledge economy. Prime Minister Modi’s
      vision of Digital India is exciting, he said.
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    • “I am
      sure Prime Minister Modi will take Digital India to greater heights,”
      Narayan added.
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    • Joining the
      bandwagon along with Nadella and Narayan, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, said Digital
      India has the potential to bring about great changes in India.
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    • “If you
      can change India, you will change the world,” he said, adding that
      Internet is the second equalizer in life after education.
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    • Modi is the
      first Indian Prime Minister to visit Silicon Valley in more than three decades.

     

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