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Satya Nadella meets IT Minister Prasad

By Ians English

New Delhi, Feb 21: Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday met Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here. The details of the meeting and the talks were yet to emerge but Nadella, after visiting Bengaluru on Monday, was scheduled to call on the minister before heading to address "Future Decoded" --Microsoft's two-day flagship technology and business conference in Mumbai that kicked off on Tuesday.

Satya Nadella meets IT Minister Prasad

The conference is a platform that brings together 1,500 business and government decision-makers to engage in conversations on how technology will transform all aspects of our work and life.

Earlier, leading e-commerce major Flipkart on Monday tied up with global software major Microsoft to use its Azure Cloud platform for boosting its e-tail sales.

The strategic partnership was announced by Satya Nadella on his maiden visit to Bengaluru after he took over the reins of the world's largest software product firm in February 2014.

"At Microsoft, we aim to empower every Indian and every Indian organisation with technology through strategic partnerships with innovative firms like Flipkart," said Nadella on the occasion. As a public cloud computing platform, Azure provides a range of services, including analytics, storage and networking on network of computers.

"By combining our public cloud platform and Artificial Intelligence capabilities with Flipkart's services and data assets, we will enable the e-tailor to accelerate its digital transformation and deliver new customer experiences," said Nadella.


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