Google CEO Sundar Pichai is in India. Pichai is currently on a private trip and is spending time in Jaipur. Google is holding a press conference on January 4 where Pichai is expected to detail the company’s new initiatives aimed at helping the digital operations of small and medium business enterprises.

The media event will also Google India head Rajan Anandan and India’s minister of electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad talking about how the digital tools are helping Indian businesses and entrepreneurs.

In his earlier visit in December 2015, Pichai detailed how Google was working to bring more Indians online. He had talked about the company’s partnership with RailTel, which is now powering free Wi-Fi for 100 Indian railway stations. He also talked about the bicycle project that was giving Indians in villages and towns first taste of internet. This time the focus is going to be how Google is partnering with small and medium business enterprises to help them in their digital operations.

“As Indian small businesses chart their journey, technology is playing a pivotal role in helping them explore new markets, engage different audiences and compete more effectively. At Google, we are excited about partnering with small businesses to help them unlock exponential growth through the power of digital…We invite you to join senior leaders from Google, the industry and business owners like yourselves, as we shine the spotlight on the Indian SMB ecosystem and delve into how digital can be a game changer for your business,” reads the Google invite.

The agenda for the press meet on January 4 shows that Google’s focus will also be on what the company has done to promote and nurture IT skills and talent within the country. It will also host the business leaders from companies that are successfully using digital tools for their day to day operations.



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