Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, in order to establish a technologically advanced and knowledge-based economy for the state. This is also a part of the larger Microsoft strategy to help India in achieving its Digital India dream.
To sign MoU, Nadella will himself meet the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh – N. Chandrababu Naidu over breakfast.
Telangana information technology (IT) secretary Jayesh Ranjan said,
Nadella will visit T-Hub in the city tomorrow. T-Hub is the technological incubation centre set up by the Telangana government. He will interact with start-up entrepreneurs. He is on a private visit.
As per the MoU, Microsoft will provide support to Andhra Pradesh in building of up to three proof-of-concept (POC) solutions in the fields of education, agriculture and eCitizen services.
The Government will be able to utilize Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning and Advanced Visualization lab technology for predictive analytics. The technology will act as a major catalyst for achieving sustainable growth and better public services, as per a statement from the chief minister’s office.
Along with offering assistance in cloud technology, Microsoft will also provide training to the government officials for the better functioning in agriculture, education and citizen services.
During this, Satya Nadella will also visit the famed T-Hub — tagged as India’s largest technology incubator developed by the Telangana government. The Telangana Government spent close to Rs. 40 crore to set up the 70,000 sq.ft. facility.
This will be Nadella’s second visit to his home city since he became the CEO of the global software giant. He is visiting to attend a family function in his home city.
Microsoft has had its India Development Centre here since 1998. It is one of the largest facility of Microsoft outside its headquarters in Redmond, US. But there is no information if Nadella will be visiting the development centre or not. During his visit in September last year, he addressed Microsoft’s employees at its India Development Centre (IDC).