New Delhi: To stay on part with government’s Digital India vision, Microsoft India launched the Digital Governance Tech Tour, a national programme to deliver critical AI and intelligent cloud computing skills to government officials in charge of IT across country. The initiative comprises a series of physical and virtual workshops and aims to train 5,000 personnel over a period of 12 months.
It was inaugurated at the Digital Governance Tech Summit 2019 in New Delhi by CEO – NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and secretary – MeITY, Ajay Prakash Sawhney in presence of director-general – National Informatics Centre (NIC), Dr Neeta Verma, president – Microsoft India, Anant Maheshwari, among others. Speaking about the launch, Anant Maheshwari said, “AI and the cloud can enable path-breaking innovation and drive the next phase of India’s growth. Continuous focus on learning and improving skillsets for all is a must to make this a reality.”