Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella will visit Mumbai on November 5th, Thursday. He will be attending Microsoft’s Future Unleashed event to discuss technology with industry leaders in the country.
Future Unleashed is a two day technology event organized by Microsoft where around 3,000 developers, IT professionals, and Microsoft partners are expected to attend. The event is to be held at Nesco Convention Centre, Mumbai.
During the event, several sessions with leaders focusing on the importance of technology in empowering industries like education, banks, hospitals, e-commerce, and media & entertainment will be held.
At the event, Nadella will meet key industry leaders like Anand Mahindra – Chairman of Mahindra Group, Shikha Sharma – CEO of Axis Bank, and Tata Starbucks CEO Avani Davda during his one day visit to Mumbai.
According to Microsoft India General manager, Tyler Bryson,
Satya is in India on a one-day visit to Mumbai, to deliver a keynote at Microsoft's Future Unleashed. During the day, he is expected to meet key industry leaders like Anand Mahindra, Shikha Sharma, Mukund Rajan, Brand Custodian & Spokesperson of Tata Group, among others.
In addition to that, Microsoft is currently working on several projects in the country. As mentioned by Nadella during the Digital India dinner hosted for Prime Minister Modi, Microsoft will be launching its cloud services operating at Indian data centres.
Also, by partnering with Indian government, Microsoft will help bring low-cost broadband to 500,000 villages to solve the internet connectivity problem in India. During this announcement, Nadella said,
We believe that low–cost broadband connectivity coupled with the scale of cloud computing intelligence that can be harnessed from data can help drive creativity, efficiency and productivity across governments and businesses of all sizes.
A key part of both Make in India and Digital India, bringing world class infrastructure into India, respecting India’s digital security, sovereignty and privacy is a key milestone for us.
Major tech companies’ chief officer visits to the country are expected to increase as a result of Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to the valley, and efforts of the Indian government to push towards a digitally empowered nation.
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg visited India to host Facebook’s Townhall Q&A in Delhi. Net Neutrality was the heart of discussions during Zuckerberg’s visit. In addition to that, Facebook announced partnership with BSNL to install 100 WiFi hotspots in villages across India.
Similarly, with Satya Nadella’s visit, we could here some big announcements with regard to Microsoft plans in the country.