Satya Nadella Launches Tech To Suit India

Mumbai: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today launched Sangam, Linkedin Lite, and Skype Lite with Aadhaar in Future Decoded 2017 event in Mumbai. He made a strong case for digital technology in India to empower the common man. He mentioned that they were motivated with the response they received from India. Kaizala, a mobile application that has messaging oriented format which is simple for anyone to use, but most importantly it is creating data assets. It is being used in UP elections where Amitabh Khan and Nidhi Ayog using it to organize the Niti Ayog. He said that the financial Institutions and fast moving goods companies are piloting Kaizala, which is in a primitive stage. He explained that this product was born out of fundamental insight that Microsoft has gained by observing how digital work is transforming in India.

The India-born Nadella said in order to reshape India with digital technology, Microsoft has come up with ‘Lite’ versions of Skype and Linkedin. He also mentioned that India is pacing towards cloud computing in all sectors including public sector. He announced that the country’s banking giant SBI has decided to move to cloud by adopting Office 365 solution. The CEO appreciated the progress of Aadhar in India and said the “Indian Stack” is driving the innovation at Microsoft.

The Microsoft CEO said that if it doesn’t truly empower every Indian and every Indian Organization to achieve more; then they would have achieved nothing.

Sangam is a platform based out of Linkedin that helps the semi-skilled workers to get job opportunities. They intend to extend the platform to middle level and lower level workers and provide vocational training to enable more skills. The CEO added that the platform is still in private-preview

Satya Nadella also announced a new service on Linkedin called ‘Placements’ that helps Indian college graduated to get job opportunities in a democratic manner as per their skills.

The CEO also announced the lite version of Skype that has come into light considering the availability of bandwidth across India.

The Microsoft “Digital India” team is focusing on various initiatives including banking, payments, classrooms, retail, and public distribution system.

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