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‘Microsoft Cloud key to scaling India’s digital journey’

Satya Nadella highlights digital imperative to accelerate growth of businesses in India

Sharing his vision for a tech-enabled India, Microsoft’s Indian American chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella has highlighted how the Microsoft Cloud will be foundational to scaling India’s digital journey by fostering innovation.

Addressing a gathering of India’s eminent CEOs at the Microsoft Future Ready Leadership Summit in Mumbai on Jan 3, he reinforced the digital imperative for every organization and how the cloud can accelerate the growth of businesses in India.

Microsoft is innovating across the tech stack to support the country’s ecosystem of developers, startups and companies across every industry, he said.

Read: Satya Nadella wants to help Indians use technology to achieve more (October 21, 2022)

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and ultimately, we have to measure our success by achieving that mission,” said Nadella.

“In simple terms, I say, we should do well only when the world around us is doing well. One of the most fantastic things even in this trip into India that I’m learning about, is not just what’s happening in the top cities of the country, but what’s happening across all the cities in the country and how digital is playing a role.”

Speaking on the topic of AI, Nadella commented, “Let’s think about how it can augment every one of us in whatever it is that we are doing. Every knowledge worker is going to be more creative, more expressive, more productive.

“Every frontline worker will be able to do more knowledge work than they ever did. Every design task, whether it’s software engineering, mechanical design, architecture, is going to be that much more productive going forward.

“So, it’s ultimately, in my opinion, going to accelerate human creativity, human ingenuity and human productivity across a range of tasks,” Nadella said.

Microsoft has operated in India for more than 32 years. The country is a hub of innovation and resourcefulness, with India expected to become the world’s third biggest economy by 2033.

Nadella highlighted how organizations big and small, across India are transforming with the power of Microsoft’s tech stack and solution areas.

  • State Bank of India (SBI) uses Power Apps to accelerate innovation internally, addressing challenges like effectively capturing marketing leads to ensuring ATMs are accessible for people with disabilities.
  • India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT uses Azure AI to transcend language barriers through its Bhashini initiative, which aims to make multiple Indian languages accessible via translation.
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) uses Azure IoT and AI to build a connected equipment platform that provides real time visibility across project sites.
  • Senco Gold & Diamonds uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 for a standardized solution that collects data from all customer touchpoints and records it in a centralized system for both Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management.
  • Air India uses Microsoft 365 tools and security solutions to enable world-class productivity, collaboration, and security for Air India employees organization wide.
  • YES Bank announced Tuesday that it’s partnering with Microsoft to bring forth a next generation mobile application with a view to providing customers with a personalized banking experience.

Read: HDFC Bank partners with Microsoft as part of its digital transformation journey (January 3, 2023)

HDFC Bank is partnering with Microsoft in the next phase of its digital transformation journey of unlocking business value by transforming the application portfolio, modernizing the data landscape and securing the enterprise with the Microsoft Cloud platform.

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