Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Monday to help the state in providing technical expertise in citizen services and drive digital inclusion.
According to the MoU, Microsoft India will support the state in building up to three proof-of-concept (POC) solutions to apply Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Advanced Visualization in the fields of education, agriculture and eCitizen services.
These POC solutions will be built and deployed to address specific problems within each of the fields to achieve better outcomes for the state, said a statement from the chief minister's office.
Nadella also assured of total cooperation with the state Government in utilisation of cloud data for improving citizen services.
"Microsoft India will continue to engage and train State Government's key IT executives on Microsoft technologies such as Cloud, Mobility and appropriate Microsoft Technology stack," the statement said.
The company will also organise an exclusive workshop for the government's key administrative officers on improving productivity by using Microsoft technologies, it said.
Naidu is reported to have asked Nadella to set up a facility in the state at a breakfast meeting hosted by him at his residence. The tech giant already has a development facility in Hyderabad.
Nadella has agreed to open a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam.
The Microsoft chief will also visit startup incubator T-hub, an initiative undertaken by the Telangana government.
"We are planning to inaugurate some of our initiatives during his visit. We are also inviting some other dignitaries." Telangana's IT minister K T Rama Rao had earlier said.
The Telangana government has already invested Rs 40 crore in the 70,000 sq ft campus of startup incubator T-hub, constructed on the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Hyderabad), The Hindustan Times reported.