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eGovernment Forschung | eGovernment Research 2001 - 2017

Microsoft urged to set shop in State

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said the e-Pragati, an e-governance programme initiated by the Andhra Pradesh government, would empower citizens to be active participants in the governance process. The e-Pragati would change the face of the citizen services. It was a comprehensive framework for implementing e-Governance and providing e-services to the citizens, he said.

He was speaking at “Future Decoded” — Microsoft’s two-day flagship technology and business conference which was kicked off in Mumbai on Tuesday. He said Andhra Pradesh was the first State to conceive and execute a State-wide enterprise architecture, and it would become a model. Advanced countries like South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand had all embraced this approach to e-governance, he said.

The State had launched many initiatives and was marching ahead of other States with regard to future technologies. Cyber security, FinTech, augmented reality-virtual reality and block chain were some of the initiatives.

Invites Microsoft to AP

Praising the Microsoft initiative, Mr. Naidu said with infusing right ideas and technology, AP could be the next Silicon Valley. “We took the decision to become a Cloud-first State as it would help us tackle resources better. With the technology revolution, I aim to put my State among the top three by 2022,” he said.

Sources said Mr. Naidu had met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella later and explained him the IT initiatives taken by his government. The Chief Minister is believed to have requested him to tap the opportunities and start operations in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Naidu interacted with YES Bank chairman Rana Kapoor and discussed tourism etc. Mr. Kapoor proposed to set up FinTech Park in Amaravati.

In another meeting with Visa company CEO Alfred F Kelly, the AP government entered into an agreement with it. On the occasion, Mr. Naidu said Visakhaptnam would emerge as the world’s first digital city.

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Quelle/Source: The Hindu, 23.02.2017

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