Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday arrived in India for a private holiday trip. Despite the trip being private, Pichai will host an event 4 January where he is expected to make some new announcement for small businesses and startups are expected. Google’s announcement is expected to be in sync with government’s Digital India and start up India initiatives. In press invite sent to various media agencies, it has been mentioned that Pichai will attend the event scheduled in Delhi at 11.00 am on Wednesday, January 4. The event will also see participation of Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting.
As per reports the Google CEO is expected to announce something on Digital Unlocked platform which is an online learning tool for small businesses and startups. The training is certified by Google in association with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. The project is aimed to make businesses go online. The event will see the participation of a number of local industry bodies.
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Pichai had passed out from the elite institute in 1993 with a BTech in metallurgical and materials engineering. He then went on to pursue an MS in Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School. Later on he joined Google in 2004 as its vice president of product management, where he led the team working on Google’s Chrome browser and operating system, before being elevated as its CEO last year.
(With inputs from agencies)