Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and praised India’s emphasis on inclusive, sustainable, and digitally driven economic growth.
“I’d like to thank Narendra Modi for our illuminating meeting. We’re excited to assist India in achieving the Digital India vision and serving as a beacon for the rest of the world. “It’s encouraging to see the government’s deep focus on sustainable and inclusive economic growth driven by digital transformation,” Microsoft’s chief executive officer tweeted on Thursday after meeting Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi.
Nadella, who is in India on business, met with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar yesterday and spoke about a range of topics, including digital security and governance. Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi are among the cities that Nadella will visit while in India.
Tuesday was Nadella’s first day in India, and he spoke at the Microsoft Future Ready Leadership Summit in Mumbai.
He stated during the summit that energy-efficient cloud-based services are a “game changer” and that use of these technologies will increase in the future.
By 2025, “the majority of the applications anyone produces will actually be at that efficient frontier of cloud computing,” Nadella predicted, referring to the native-to-intermediate stage of cloud-native applications.
Microsoft is innovating across the board to support the nation’s ecosystem of developers, startups, and businesses across the industry. Cloud-based services will be the cornerstone of scaling India’s digital journey.
At the Microsoft Future Ready Leadership Summit, Nadella discussed the need for digital transformation for all businesses and how the Microsoft Cloud can promote innovation, advance the general economy, and hasten the expansion of companies in India.
Nadella also emphasised the powerful impact Microsoft’s tech stack and solutions are having on businesses large and small in India.