Satya Nadella, unveils tech for semi-skilled

February 22, 2017 16:05
Satya Nadella, unveils tech for semi-skilled

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had made a strong case for using digital technologies to empower the common man and has launched a slew of India-centric initiatives, including a platform to connect semi-skilled workers with employers.

"If digital technology is only the purview of the large businesses and the start-ups, I think that is not sufficient for an economy to make progress," the India-born Nadella said speaking at a company event.

"We can celebrate technology, but if it doesn't truly empower every Indian and every Indian organisation to achieve more...we would have achieved nothing," he said.

The global giant has introduced the 'Sangam' platform, which is based on the world's largest professional networking site LinkedIn and is also owned by the company, which will help the semi-skilled workers to get job opportunities.

"We now need to extend this (LinkedIn) to middle skill and low-skill (workers), (provide) vocational training for job opportunities for everyone," he said, adding that sectors like hospitality can benefit from it.

Nadella was quite appreciative on the progress of Aadhaar, and said that 'India Stack' is driving a lot of innovation at the Microsoft. India Stack is a part of 'Digital India' program aimed at treating the information as a utility.Instead of a top down approach, the government has launched an open application programming interface policy.

By Premji

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