Microsoft announces a national skilling initiative on AI and cloud for government officials in India

Microsoft India today launched the Digital Governance Tech Tour to help accelerate Digital India. The program aims to deliver critical AI and intelligent cloud computing skills to the Government officials in charge of IT across the country.

The program was inaugurated at the Digital Governance Tech Summit 2019 in New Delhi by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeITY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), in the presence of Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. The NITI Aayog, also National Institution for Transforming India, is a policy think tank of the Government of India.

The Digital Governance Tech Tour will be open to technocrats and IT professionals across the entire Government ecosystem, including employees of Public Sector Undertakings; government partners as well as solutions/systems integrators. It is designed keeping in mind all skill levels required at every stage of Government’s cloud adoption journey - from integrating on-premise core infrastructure with cloud platforms to operationalizing cloud analytics solutions.

Microsoft announces a national skilling initiative on AI and cloud for government officials in India

The initiative comprises a series of physical and virtual workshops and aims to train 5,000 personnel over a period of 12 months. It will offer a comprehensive free of cost 10-module program under two different tracks. The first track is meant for Technical Directors, Technical Architects, and Project Managers and the second track is for Developers, IT Architect, and Application Architects.

The Digital Governance Tech Tour reaffirms Microsoft’s commitment to empowering government organizations to leverage technological breakthroughs for efficient, transparent, and productive governance. According to Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, “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 are a must to make this a reality.”

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