In Yesterday met of PM Narendra Modi with Top CEOs of some giant tech companies in Silicon Valley, there were 5 promises which had been made by them to become a partner of ambitious digital India program. The initiative got thumbs up from from technocrats and some of them even promised to contribute huge amount in India to make it digital.
CEO’s of some giant tech companies like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CEO of Cisco John Chambers, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Google CEO Sunder Pichai were among the people who met with the Prime Minister yesterday. Not only them but PM also met Apple CEO Tim Cook on his trip to Silicon Valley.
5 Promises Top Silicon Valley CEO’s made to India
Below are the 5 promises which had been made by the CEO’s of Tech companies who pitched PM Narendra Modi for becoming a part of Digital India, Here are these promises :
1. Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs :
Yesterday Qualcomm announced that it would invest around $150 million (9.8 billion INR) in Indian startups via venture fund after PM Narendra Modi met top tech honchos in the Silicon Valley.
“We share Modi’s vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. India is at the cusp of a technology revolution and mobile technologies will lay the foundation for Digital India,” said Paul Jacobs.
2. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella :
Also Nadella promised that his company Microsoft will empower around five lakh Indian villages with low-cost broadband technology to connect every Indian village to internet.
“Digital India will bring about solutions for the challenge of digital divide,” said Satya Nadella.
3. Apple CEO Tim Cook :
Not only that but Narendra Modi invited Apple to set up its manufacturing base in India as well and Apple CEO Tim Cook response was positive towards it.
Cook also expressed his great desire to become a partner of Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative, which he thought was a transformative initiative, which could be a real game changer for India in future.
4. Google CEO Sunder Pichai :
Google the Top tech giant also announced to provide free WiFi in 500 railway stations in India, Pichai announced this during the meeting with Modi. This will help every user to get access of Internet while travelling.
“I am not just excited because I grew up in India, I am excited because I deeply care about technology and know that India will play a big part in its future,” said Sunder Pichai.
5. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan :
Another Indian origin CEO Shantanu Narayan of Adobe said that The Digital India initiative would :
“surely transform India into a digitally empowered knowledge economy. Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India is exciting,” said Shantanu Narayan
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