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What top tech CEOs said about India as they met PM Modi

Chief executives of top technology companies of Silicon Valley including Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Sundar Pichai of Google spoke at a panel discussion on Indian economy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Digital India” initiative.

Modi also spoke at the event which was anchored by Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Other speakers included John T Chambers of CISCO and Paul E Jacob of Qualcomm.

As Modi spoke on how technology was driving social change in India, the CEOs talked about how technology is changing lives across the world and emphasised on how the Modi-led government has propelled the growth of the sector in India.

Here’s a look at who said what:

Satya Nadella
“We have plans to take technology to 500,000 villages in India. We will bring world class infrastructure to India and respecting digital securities is key milestone for us.”

“Our plan is to take low cost broadband connectivity across India.”

“We’ll be announcing our cloud systems operating out of India, next week.”

Sundar Pichai
“I’m excited because I care about technology and know India will play a huge part in facilitating it.”

“India is the fastest growing start up nation in the world. There are more than 3K start ups in India. These are global success stories.”

“While in India, I could feel the change. Hungry entrepreneurs, similar to ones I meet in Silicon Valley.”

Shantanu Narayen
“Prime Minister Modi’s promise of ‘Sab ka sath, Sab ka vikas’ is a beacon of hope for all and is vision is being realised in broad reaching programmes.”

“A digital transformation is already underway in India.”

“I’m sure PM Modi will take Digital India to greater heights.”

Paul Jacobs
“We’re extremely excited, motivated with PM Modi’s Digital India vision. India under PM Modi’s leadership is really moving in the right direction.”

“India has more internet traffic on mobiles than any other country.”

“India is providing a huge market for smartphone technology.”

John Chambers
“PM Modi is an amazing ambassador of India’s growth story.”

“PM Modi will change the world. He has a global vision, he understands global trends.”

“US & India will be very strong because of your (PM Modi’s) leadership.”



Tags: Narendra Modi Satya Nadella Silicon Valley Sunder Pichai