The Minister met Osvaldo Di Campli, President & Head – Global Enterprises & Public Sector and Sr Leadership team of Nokia at MV, CA. During the meeting with Nokia leadership, KT Rama Roa gave a high level overview of Telangana State’s upcoming fibregrid project. Nokia team has expressed interest to participate in the Telangana Fibregrid project and sought further information about it.
Minister visits Ericsson Experience Center
The delegation led by IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on the third day of his United States tour interacted with the top leadership of major global corporations. The Minister visited the Ericsson Experience Centre at Santa Clara, Silicon Valley.
The Ericsson team gave a sneak peek into the various innovation areas they are working on such as IoT, 5G, Augmented Reality, Drones & Machine Learning and Predictive Mobility. Among the various issues discussed were how some of these technologies could be piloted in Telangana, once the FiberGrid project is up and running.
Minister addressed round-table discussion organised by USIBC
Minister KT Rama Rao also addressed round-table discussion on investment priorities and opportunities in Telangana State organised by USIBC at Palo Alto, CA.
Minister met Stacy J. Smith CFO Intel
The Minister met Stacy J. Smith, Group President, Manufacturing, Operations and Sales & Robert H. Swan, CFO of Intel at Santa Clara, California today.
During the meeting, Minister explained about progressive Industrial policies of Telangana state and various advantages Hyderabad offers for Electronics and Semi-Conductor sector.
Telangana govt is already actively collaborating with Intel India on two initiatives – Innovate for Digital India & Ek kadam unnati ke aur.
Minister met Dan Sturman, SVP Cloudera
Minister KT Rama Rao met Mr. Dan Sturman, SVP Cloudera – which provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services & training.
Minister met Doug Britt
Minister KT Rama Rao met Doug Britt, President and Deepak Thakkar, Sr. Director, Business Development at Flextronics at San Jose, CA.
Flextronics is the 2nd largest global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturer (ODM) company in the world.
Flex has manufacturing operations in over 40 countries, totaling approximately 200,000 employees
Minister met Rubrik Team
Minister KT Rama Rao met Bipul Sinha, CEO and Sr Management team Rubrik Inc – a market leader in Cloud Data Management, based in Palo Alto, CA.
This two-year old, fast growing startup is valued at $1.3 Billion.
Minister met Sanjay Jha CEO Global Foundries at Santa Clara
IT Minister met Mr Sanjay Jha, CEO Global Foundries at Santa Clara, CA today. Global Foundries is a leading Semiconductor Foundry which had a revenue of approximately $5.5 Billion last year, and employs about 18,000 employees globally.
Various collaborative initiatives aimed at developing the semiconductor ecosystem in Telangana state were discussed in the meeting.
Minister met founder of Sherpalo
Minister KT Rama Rao met noted investor and founder of Sherpalo, Mr Ram Shriram in Silicon Valley.
Mr Ram Shriram is a founding board member of Google & has been investing in Technology Startups since year 2000 through his firm Sherpalo.
Minister met Cisco CEO
Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers hosted Minister KT Rama Rao at his corporate office. John Chambers was appreciative of Digital Telangana initiatives taken up by Telangana Government to promote Digital Literacy in the State.
Cisco agreed to cooperate with Telangana Government to build technology demonstration network for T-Fiber and Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers agreed to address entrepreneurs at T-Hub Hyderabad using Cisco ‘s telepresence solution.
Minister met Milin Desai
Minister Rama Rao met Milin Desai VP, Products VMware – a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, providing cloud and virtualization software.
VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. The company has reported more than $7 Billion in revenue in 2016 and has about 18,000 employees.
Minister met Leadership team of EA
IT Minister KT Rama Rao met Jason Horwath, CIO & Sr Leadership team EA (Electronic Arts) – a leading American Video Gaming Company with HQ in Redwood City, CA.
Minister explained about the various initiatives of Telangana government to promote Animation, Gaming and multimedia sectors in the state.
Minister invited EA leadership team to work closely with TASK in skilling Telangana youngsters in these domains.
Minister met Siva Sivaram and Manish Bhatia
IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao met Siva Sivaram, EVP, Memory Technology and Manish Bhatia, EVP, Silicon Operations Western Digital.
Western Digital is a leading computer data storage company and one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world.
The company reported a revenue of $13 Billion in 2016 and has close to 76000 employees globally.
During the meeting, Minister outlined the progressive policies of Telangana state and the various advantages Hyderabad city offers.