council hosts india’s technology minister

On August 28 the Bay Area Council hosted a private dinner in Palo Alto with the Hon. Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s Minister of Electronics, IT, Law and Justice and top Silicon Valley executives. Discussion covered a range of topics including infrastructure, data policy, and India’s accelerating digital transformation. Part of the Council’s growing focus on India, the dinner was supported by Council Executive Committee member Bill Ruh, CEO of GE Digital, and Dr. Nandini Tandon, CEO Of Tenacity Global. Together, they co-chair the Council’s ongoing India project. In his remarks, Prasad said the Bay Area Council “should be the bridge between the Bay Area and India.”

The Council is working to better connect Bay Area companies with opportunities in India, which has the highest growth rate (7.7 percent) of any major country and now boasts the world’s fifth largest economy. A centerpiece of the Council’s current work is a report being prepared by the Economic Institute on economic reforms instituted under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as business sectors that connect most strongly with the Bay Area and offer the largest opportunities. For more information on the Council’s India work, please contact Senior Director Sean Randolph.

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