Microsoft to train 5000 Indian Govt employees on AI, Cloud Technologies

Microsoft to train 5000 govt employees on AI, cloud

Microsoft has revealed the Digital Governance Tech Tour, which is a national program to offer AI and Intelligent cloud computing skills to the Indian Government officials in charge of IT.

The initiative includes a series of virtual and physical workshops and even aims to train around 5000 personnel in 12 months, the announcement says.

Indian Government aiming at $5 trillion economy goal. Use of Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing technologies can extensively contribute and help accelerate this vision.

Executive Opinion

CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, said, “For our country, the power of AI, cloud services, and data analytics needs to be brought to bear in core sectors for inclusive economic growth. As we move beyond pilots and understand how to scale AI implementation and cloud adoption across states and sectors, it is vital to equip the ecosystem with the right know-how and skills. Collaboration with academia and the industry and initiatives such as this will help build the foundation towards an AI-enabled future.”

President, Microsoft India, 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. Microsoft’s first-of-its-kind Digital Governance Tech Tour for government officials reiterates our commitment to be a trusted partner to the government by enabling and empowering officials to do more with technology in service of the citizens.”

More about the Microsoft Partnership

AI and data analytics can provide actionable, predictive and effective citizen-focused services. These technologies can empower secure inter-departmental and cross-agency collaboration, the announcement says.

To achieve these goals, Microsoft will help upskill the officials of government and equip them with the digital skills and experience to successfully deploy the cloud-based solutions.

The program will be open to all the IT professionals and technocrats across the ecosystem, including the employees of public sector undertakings, solution/system integrators as well as the government partners.

Previously, Microsoft signed a deal with the Indian School of Business to join hands to advance the Artificial Intelligence skilling in India.

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