Microsoft to set up Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam

Microsoft to set up Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam

In an effort to improve access, deployment and use of 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.

The software giant’s chief executive officer Satya Nadella who was on a four-day personal visit to his home town Hyderabad to attend a family function, on Monday visited AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s residence and the T-Hub, an incubation facility developed by the Telangana government in public-private partnership to support technology-enabled startups.

According to MoU, the AP state government will use technical knowledge provided by the Microsoft India. It 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 e-citizen 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 the lab method for data gathering, analysis, predictive analysis and policy planning.

Continuing its commitment to support the government’s initiatives for cloud adoption and improve citizen services, Microsoft India will continue to engage and train 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.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hosted a breakfast meeting at his residence for Nadella.
DH News Service

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