The centre in India will be led by Vani Sharma as Center Head India & Vice President – Products, DataCore. The company plans to hire from educational institutions as well as laterally from the industry for the center.
An expert committee will be constituted to suggest a new framework, he said, adding that inputs will be sought from the industry and experts. “A thinking is going on in the department to revisit the IT Act, it has been in place for the last 20 years and the IT ecosystem has developed beyond recognition (in that time),” said Prasad.
Nadella said the company’s success was defined by its economic impact and not high market capitalisation.
The 2016 US presidential elections and allegations of hacking forced companies to take unprecedented measures to counter misinformation and interference on their platforms.
Industry bodies that represent companies such as Infosys, TCS, Google, Facebook, Paytm and Amazon among others, want ‘clean’ bill so there is no need for another law when technology changes. The issues pertain to inclusion of non-personal data in the Bill and voluntary verification of users by social media companies, amid others.
The government has created an empowered Technology Group consisting of 12 members which will be headed the Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India Professor K Vijay Raghavan.
The center will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology groups, including A) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations. It will also house Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming gaming platform team, becoming the first center to host the gaming team outside the company headquarters in Redmond.
Through ITeS 360, unit will help IT cos in selling entire stack of Microsoft offerings.
Maheshwari said that this is part of the 'one Microsoft' strategy which is a brainchild of Satya Nadella. The India Nadella – who is Microsoft’s global CEO is expected to visit India later this month, news agency Reuters reported on Thursday.
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