Close on the heels of the visit of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, India will have one of its own jewels in IT world – Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO – visiting Mumbai to unleash ‘Microsoft’s Future’.
Microsoft has committed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Silicon Valley that it would work towards making Internet accessible to 5 lakh villages in India and the visit may underscore the giant leap by the Redmond-based company in the direction.
Satya Nadella is also slated to meet IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and industry leaders such as Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Axis Bank head Shikha Sharma and Tata Starbucks CEO Avani Davda today.
The India-born CEO will also deliver a keynote address at ‘Microsoft’s Future Unleashed’ event here that will bring together 3,000 industry thought leaders, enterprise heads, developers and entrepreneurs.
Otherwise, he will deliver a keynote address at Microsoft’s "Future Unleashed" event, echoing similar program by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg last week at a widely livecast Townhall at IIT-Delhi. Nadella is also likely to make several announcements during his visit on Nov.5 and 6 in India.
Apart from making 5-lakh villages connected by Internet, Nadella is also likely to make announcements related to Microsoft’s cloud program in the country with huge investments.
More than Internet connectivity, India’s 5 lakh villages lack basic power supply. In many villages power or electircity is not provided even even for 2 hours daily, while Internet becomes a luxury for people living in rural areas. Nadella, being an Indian is likely to throw some light on this during his promises.