Taking his promise to reality, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has attended an event in Delhi on January 4 along with Google India head Rajan Anandan and Minister of Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad. All the three people shared the dais and gave a valuable speech about how the digital tools are helping Indian businesses and industrialists.
Pichai met Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant last night where they talked about startups, interruption, digital payments, cricket, Bollywood and more. Amitabh Kant himself posted a tweet on his Twitter blog about what he discussed with Sundar Pichai when they met yesterday.
However, Sundar Pichai launched Digital Unlocked website, a new scheme to help SMBs in India, understanding of how online works and go digital. The online training gives and takes 90 training videos as well as eight-hour class room training Program along with FICCI.
Pichai at an event said, “When I was grown up in Chennai information was rare. But now, due to the vast increase of internet, everything changed, and I specially thanks to the internet. Now, the internet is a powerful source, and we are inspired to bring the benefits of information and technology to as many as possible. Building for everyone and making it available in the hands of as many people are at heart and, we do this by investing in open systems.”
Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also attended at Google Event in Delhi. Prasad asked Google to take care of cyber-security issues and reinforce those areas as soon as possible.
During his speech, Pichai made Walnut app as an example to define the benefits of it after the demonetisation. He said Walnut saw a massive growth from 2 million to 5 million users.SMBS will need to register on the Digital Unlocked website. Google had a workshop going on for dealings at the event itself and plans to certify 100 businesses by the end of the day.
The big company Google has also initiated 5000 workshops in 40 cities across India. The new app called Primer will be available on ioS and Android in Hindi and English. Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi versions will be developed soon. The free App works offline, and it will also allow business owners to try out advanced and basic courses for doing digital on the go.
Google has also mentioned another initiative which is GoogleMyBusiness. Yes, through this Small and Medium businesses are listed on Google, even if they don’t have own websites. The company says already 40,000 SMBs are listed on the search engine already. The GoogleMyBusiness App will also help businesses to create their own website based on the data in the listing.