Sundar Pichai, CEO of technology giant Google, on Thursday said India has long been an exporter of talent to technology companies, but is now undergoing its own revolution that will have great benefits for the 1.2 billion people in the country.
Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Silicon Valley, the India-born CEO said there is tremendous excitement for his visit among all Googlers and the entire Indian community.
“The bond between India and the Silicon Valley is strong.
India has long been an exporter of talent to tech companies. The products built by Indian graduates from IIT and other institutions have helped revolutionise the world. But it is India that’s now undergoing its own revolution,” he said in a YouTube video.
He saw great benefits for everyone in the country as “many people will come online for the first time, especially those in rural areas and Indic language speakers”.
It will also help girls learn new skills and have successful careers, power education of the next generation and help businesses of all sizes to find new customers, Mr. Pichai said.
“We’re looking forward to your remarks at the SAP Centre in San Jose, and also when you come to Google… We hope your visit will energise people in the Valley, excite Indians all across the country, and renew and strengthen our partnership,” he said.