The Andhra Pradesh government confirmed to the media yesterday that Microsoft India will be setting up a Centre of Excellence in Visakhapatnam as part of the organization’s digital inclusion drive in the state, apart from harnessing focus on improving the productivity.
Microsoft has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government in deploying and using information and communications technologies that offer better citizen services within the state, confirmed the official release.
Satya Nadella concluded important sealing of agreements between Microsoft and Andhra Pradesh over a breakfast meeting with chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the latter’s residence yesterday.
Below is the official statement released from the AP CM’s office:
“He (Nadella) has also agreed to set up a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam. He promised to visit Anantapur district during his next visit”
According to the MoU, the state government will utilize technical knowledge from Microsoft India, that will support building close to three proof-of-concept (POC) solutions to apply Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Advanced Visualisation in education, agriculture and e-citizen services, an official release said.
“These POC solutions will be built and deployed to address specific problems within each of the fields to achieve better outcome for the state. It would use the lab method for data gathering, analysis, predictive analysis and policy planning.”
Reiterating commitment to support AP government’s initiatives for cloud adoption and improving citizen services, Microsoft India stated that it will continue to engage and train the 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, it added.