Microsoft keen to team up with India
On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for "i-ways for a Digital India" and asked industry captains to seize the initiative, the Hyderabad-born chief executive of Microsoft has offered a partnership to help accelerate the country's growth. "Every time I visit, I'm energised to see the advancements India is making and truly believe technology is a key enabler for India to thrive and create more opportunities for every individual and business in its economy," said Satya Nadella, who was appointed as successor to Steve Ballmer in February. "We are keen to partner with the government and industry at large to help make this vision a reality," he told ET in an exclusive interview. Nadella, 47, gave the interview ahead of chairing the meeting of a jury that will select the winners of The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2014. The 11-member jury of industry luminaries deciding the awards will meet in Mumbai on Monday, September 29.
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