Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, currently on a three-day visit to the country, said the age of edge and cloud computing would enable Indian enterprises to build their own “tech intensity”.
“How can we help you create more independence, not dependence on us, but more independence as your own tech company and with your own tech capability? That’s the fundamental, primary mission for us as a company,” he told a gathering of 150 industry leaders from the country at a Microsoft event in Mumbai.
Nadella, who started his tour with the Microsoft CEO Summit in Mumbai, urged business leaders to move digital technology towards more inclusive economic growth, during a conversation with Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance industries.
“You are going to have intelligence that is ambient, and experiences that span devices and senses. To me, it comes down to how every organisation here in India can ride this wave and build its own tech intensity,” Nadella said.
The Manipal Institute of Technology alumnus said that the company has forged partnerships with some Indian enterprises and unicorns that use its cloud platform Azure, enterprise resource planning solution Dynamics 365, analytics solution Microsoft BI and a host of artificial intelligence-based offerings from the Redmond headquartered technology giant.
Some of its clients here are fashion etailer Myntra, two wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield, Apollo Hospitals, as well as conglomerates Mahindra Group and Reliance Industries, he said.
Nadella is set to be in Bengaluru today for the Microsoft Future Decoded – Tech Summit and is expected to elaborate on the role of Indian organisations in the era of digital transformation.
A Reuters report said that Nadella would meet prime minister Narendra Modi during his visit, which coincides with US president Donald Trump’s visit.
Days before Nadella’s visit, Microsoft set up its third development centre in Noida.