Microsoft to set up Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam

Monday, December 28, 2015

Andhra Pradesh State Government has signed a MoU with Microsoft India to improve use of Information Communication during a breakfast meeting hosted by Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

According to the MoU, Microsoft India will provide technical knowledge to Andhra Pradesh government and support building three proof-of-Concept (PoC) solutions by applying Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Advanced Visualization method to the fields of education, agriculture and eCitizen services. The PoC solutions will be to address specific problems within each of the fields to achieve better outcomes. It would use the lab method for data gathering, analysis, predictive analysis and policy planning according to a release from Chief Ministers’ Office.

Microsoft India will continue to engage and train the State Government’s key IT executives on Microsoft technologies such as Cloud, Mobility and appropriate Microsoft Technology stack. The meeting between Chandrababu Naidu and Satya Nadella lasted for over 80 minutes and the latter has assured the chief minister of its cooperation for the State Government in utilization of cloud data for improving citizen services. It also agreed to set up a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam.

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