Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella addresses developers and technology leaders in Bengaluru

Satya Nadella presenting on stage

Highlights India as one of the fastest growing developer communities in the world

Bengaluru, January 5, 2023:  Microsoft Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, addressed a gathering of developers and technology leaders at the Microsoft Future Ready Technology summit in Bengaluru. While interacting with the developers, startups and technology leaders, Nadella highlighted the crucial role of the developer community in building innovative products and solutions that transform organizations across industries. He further reinforced the digital imperative for every organization and how Microsoft Cloud creates opportunity for every developer with its rich set of technologies and platforms, empowering them to solve for India and make for the world. Nadella also called out the 100K Cloud skills and certifications earned by the community in the month of December 2022 on Microsoft Cloud.

“Ultimately, for me, it is about being able to put the power of all this technology into the hands of other technologists and developers, so they can go on to create more technology that has a real impact in the world, across every small business, large business, non-profit and public sector” Nadella said. He further added “At the core, we are a company that gets up every morning to build better tools for developers so they can build more technology.”

Satya Nadella with developers
Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft, with developers of Future Ready Champions of Code at the ‘Microsoft Future Ready Technology Summit’ in Bengaluru, India, on January 5, 2023

Microsoft offers the most comprehensive developer toolchain to empower teams consisting of software professionals and frontline domain experts to innovate together so that they can do more with less. Just like the use of programming languages and open source revolutionized the industry, AI is transforming the future of software development with GitHub at the center of it all. Platforms like GitHub and GitHub Copilot are fundamentally changing the nature of software development enabling developers to code more than 50% faster.

Nadella highlighted some of the ways in which Indian innovation is transforming the lives of people locally and globally. Several leading companies, startups and SIs are innovating with Microsoft and startups across India have participated in the Microsoft for startups Founders Hub program to become enterprise ready.

  • Infosys is using the Azure infrastructure to power InfyMe its “all in one and one for all” internal “Super App,” consolidating 200 employees apps to 1, which is used for everything from onboarding to timesheet management.
  • LambdaTest, one of the fastest growing startups is using GitHub to run its cloud-based test execution platform which developers can use to perform manual and automated tests on their sites and apps across 3,000+ different browsers and operating systems.

Additional announcements made today:

ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to fuel growth of space technology startups in India. The MoU seeks to empower space tech start-ups across the country with technology tools and platforms, go-to-market support and mentoring to help them scale and become enterprise ready. ISRO and Microsoft collaborate to support space-tech startups in India

To learn more about Satya Nadella’s visit and how Microsoft is helping organizations throughout India innovate and do more with less, visit:

About Microsoft India

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 20,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research, development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation across Indian startups, businesses, and government organizations.

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