Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today hosted a breakfast meeting at his residence for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The meeting lasted for 80 minutes, during which Nadella assured the CM of total cooperation with the state government in utilizing cloud data for improving citizen services.
Deepening their partnership to improve access, deployment and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to offer better citizen services and drive digital inclusion, the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India. Nadella has also agreed to set up a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam.
According to the MoU, the state government will the use technical knowledge provided by Microsoft India. Microsoft India will support building of up to three proof-of-concept (POC) solutions to apply Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Advanced Visualization in the fields of education, agriculture and eCitizen services.
These POC solutions will be built and deployed to address specific problems within each of the fields to achieve better outcomes for the state. It will use lab method for data gathering, analysis, predictive analysis and policy planning.
As part of its commitment to support the government’s initiatives for Cloud adoption, Microsoft India will also train the state government’s key IT executives on Microsoft technologies such as Cloud, Mobility and appropriate Microsoft Technology Stack.
The company will also deliver an exclusive workshop to the government’s key administrative officers on improving productivity by using Microsoft technologies.