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After Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to visit India this month

Press Trust of India
23rd May 2016
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Close on the heels of Apple chief Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be in India later this month.

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According to invitees, the head of the US-based software giant will talk about how technology is fostering a culture of innovation to solve real-world problems to drive India's transformation.

He was in India last December. He had met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and visited the campus of startup incubator T-hub and Microsoft development centre in Hyderabad. In November, he had delivered a keynote address at Microsoft's 'Future Unleashed' event in Mumbai and met industry leaders like Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra and Axis Bank managing director Shikha Sharma.

Nadella took over Steve Ballmer to become the CEO of Microsoft on 4 February 2014. Before this new role, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company's Computing Platforms, Developer Tools and Cloud Computing Services.

These visits and increasing engagements by global leaders highlight India's rise as a huge technology consumer and not just as an outsourcing destination.


Also read7 reasons for Nadella’s appointment as Microsoft CEO


Soon after the big news of Apple’s $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing service DidiChuxing, Apple CEO Tim Cook had visited China and India. When in India during his maiden 5 day trip, Cook had many strategic announcements to make. His tour began with the big announcement with ICICI Bank which is believed to be the first bank to introduce the banking application on the Apple Watch to leverage the mobile payment and digital wallet service, Apple Pay. He also met the app developers and some corporate giants of the country like Anant Ambani. , Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, TCS MD N Chandrasekaran and Vodafone chief executive Sunil Sood at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai. During his visit he inaugurated Apple’s development center in Hyderabad and announced the design and development accelerator in Bengaluru.

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