Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What CEOs Of Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Google, & MasterCard Discussed With PM Modi In The US

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What CEOs Of Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Google, & MasterCard Discussed With PM Modi In The US

What CEOs Of Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Google, & MasterCard Discussed With PM Modi In The US


Narendra Modi is back to doing what he does best -- selling the dream of India to the world. From the smiling faces assembled alongside him, business seems to be going good.

The Indian Prime Minister met with a number of CEOs of US multinational corporations over the weekend, during a trip to Washington. Part of his agenda at the event was to urge them to invest in India, what he called an “emerging business-friendly destination.”

Modi met with the CEOs of 21 US firms, including Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga.

Tim Cook Briefs Modi On Apple India's Plans

Apple’s Tim Cook at the event was happy to give Modi an update on his company’s manufacturing and development efforts in India. Apple has already begun a trial run to manufacture the iPhone SE in Bengaluru, as well as training developers at its App Accelerator to build apps for iOS.

Sundar Pichai Had A Great Discussion With PM Modi

According to ANI, Google’s Sundar Pichai said the meeting was “very good, it was a discussion across many industries.” He also added he was looking forward to the July 1 Goods and Service Tax (GST) rollout in India, and that many tech companies are looking to invest in the country in the near future.

Jeff Bezos Was Energised After Meeting PM Modi

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos also had praises to sing, saying he was “impressed and energised by optimism and invention in India.”

CEOs Of Adobe, MasterCard & Deloitte Also Met Modi
Indian origin chief executives of technology companies like Adobe (Shantanu Narayen), MasterCard (Ajay Banga), and Deloitte (Punit Renjen) also had a constructive talk with PM Modi on wide-ranging issues from H1-B visas to intellectual properties issues for MNCs trying to expand their footprint in India.

But No Sign Of Satya Nadella...

However, one Indian-origin tech CEO conspicuously absent from the meet was Microsoft’s own Satya Nadella. It’s still not clear why Nadella gave the event a miss, considering he was one of the attendees at a similar CEO meetup hosted by US president Donald Trump last week. In fact, Narayen and Banga were also present at that particular dialog, one where Trump promised to soften immigration laws in order to allow tech companies to hire skilled workers more easily than currently alllowed.



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