Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to YouTube to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley. The India-born Google CEO Pichai said, “There is tremendous excitement among Googlers, Indians in US for PM Modi’s visit.”
“It is an honour to welcome PM Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley this weekend,” he added. “I hope PM Modi’s visit will energise people in the Silicon Valley. The bond between India & Silicon Valley has been strong. India has been exporter of talent to tech companies,” Google CEO said in his video address. “Products built by Indian graduates from IIT & other institutes have revolutionised the world,” added Pichai.
Lauding Digital India initiative, Pichai said, “India is undergoing its own revolution. This will get people in rural areas online. Low cost of bandwidth, offline strategy, affordable phones will connect more people
As PM Modi sets out win over America again with an outreach to the Indian-American community, three themes would animate his journey: Entrepreneurship and innovation, digital economy, and renewable energy.
Among the leaders of Fortune 500 companies expected at the dinner meeting with PM Modi at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel are Lockheed Martin chairman Marillyn A Hewson, Ford Motor president Mark Fields, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, and Johnson & Johnson chairman Jorge Mesquita.
The first Indian leader to visit California in more than three decades, PM Modi will have meetings with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and electric carmaker Tesla’s iconic CEO Elon Musk, among others.
Besides a town-hall style Q&A session at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, PM Modi will also be meeting Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai and Shantanu Narayen, the India-born CEOs of Microsoft, Google, and Adobe respectively