Microsoft to train 5,000 IT professionals in AI, cloud

Microsoft India on Tuesday announced a “Digital Governance Tech Tour” program to skill government IT executives in new-age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent cloud computing.

Microsoft will conduct a series of physical and virtual workshops to train 5,000 government IT personnel over a period of 12 months.

Anant Maheshwari said, “The ‘Digital Governance Tech Tour’, the first of its kind for government officials, reiterates our commitment to be a trusted partner for the government to enable and empower officers with technology in the service of citizens.” President, Microsoft India.

The program was inaugurated during “Digital Governance Tech Summit 2019” by Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog and Ajay Prakash Sahni, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Secretary) in the presence of senior government and Microsoft officials.

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As India moves towards fulfilling its vision of becoming a $ 5 trillion economy, implementing actionable AI and data analytics using secure and compliant cloud-based tools provides actionable, predictable and effective citizen-centric services Can do.
“As we move beyond the pilots and understand how to accelerate AI implementation and cloud adoption across states and territories, it is important to know the ecosystem properly and equip it with skills,” Kant said.

The “Digital Governance Tech Tour” will be open to technocrats and IT professionals across the entire government ecosystem, including employees of public sector undertakings, government partners and solutions / systems integrators.
Participants will learn a range of skills, including transferring, transforming and analyzing data, design and deployment skills for end-to-end solutions, and monitoring and troubleshooting in the cloud, including one of the core principles of Azure Cloud Deep dive is included.

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