HYDERABAD: IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Seattle in USA on Monday, briefed the latter about the new industrial policy and the single-window clearance for new industries in the state. He also explained the T-Hub and TASK initiatives of the government to Nadella.
“Various areas in which Microsoft and Telangana government could collaborate were discussed at the meeting,’’ an official release said here on Tuesday. Rama Rao presented a Bidriware Charminar replica to Satya Nadella after the meeting. IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan and Mark Day, GM (government and industry affairs) of Microsoft were also present.
Later, Rama Rao visited the Amazon campus at Seattle. He met Monique Meche, vice-president, public policy and John Schoettler, director, workplaces global at Amazon.
The Amazon team expressed happiness over the proactive approach of the Telangana government, according to the release. They assured the State delegation that Amazon will continue to partner with the Telangana government on various initiatives in the future too.
The IT Minister also met Eric Schinfeld, Chief of Staff and executive vice-president, Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Earlier in the day, various diaspora organisations in Seattle organized a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Rama Rao at the Bellevue Library.
The Minister explained to the diaspora gathering about the various flagship initiatives undertaken by the TS government in the past one year. He exhorted the NRIs to be the Goodwill Ambassadors for the state government.