India / Spoke to Google CEO Pichai on new work culture amid COVID-19: PM Modi

Hindustan Times : Jul 13, 2020, 03:21 PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an “extremely fruitful interaction with Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet Inc. and subsidiary Google LLC, and discussed ways to leverage technology for the benefit of India’s farmers and entrepreneurs. In a wide-ranging virtual discussion, PM Modi and Pichai also discussed the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world and the new work culture that is stemming from the crisis.

“This morning, had an extremely fruitful interaction with @sundarpichai. We spoke on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs,” PM Modi tweeted.

The prime minister and Pichai also discussed various challenges brought by the global pandemic to areas such as sports.

“We also talked about the importance of data security and cyber safety,” the prime minister stated, adding that it was delightful for him to learn more about Google’s efforts in several sectors such as education, learning, digitisation and more.

Pichai and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad are slated to address the sixth annual edition of “Google for India” event later in the day wherein the minister will talk about the scope of digital transformation in India. At the vent, Google is expected to announce some India-specific updates for its apps and services. Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai is also supposed to give a special keynote during the event.

“Look forward to address the sixth edition of #GoogleforIndia today at 2:00 pm and share the transformational story of #DigitalIndia and the road ahead,” Prasad had tweeted earlier in the day.