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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses staff at Hyderabad centre

Hyderabad born chief of the software giant Microsoft Satya Nadella is visiting India for the first time after assuming the top position in February.

business Updated: Sep 29, 2014 17:12 IST
HT Correspondent and Agencies
HT Correspondent and Agencies
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Microsoft chief executive officer (CEO) Satya Nadella today addressed the employees at the company's India Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad.

Nadella shared his vision during the address at IDC, the biggest campus of the software giant outside its headquarters at Redmond in the US.

A company official told IANS that the CEO visited the IDC campus located at Gachibowli in the morning.

Nadella later held a closed-door meeting with the top officials of the company at IDC, set up here in 1998.

Nadella is visiting India for the first time after assuming the top position in February.

The visit is kept highly secretive by the Microsoft authorities and the state government officials. Nadella, it is learnt, has met the Telangana chief minister K C Rao briefly on Sunday.

There was no official word about Nadella's other engagements in the city. He is likely to leave for New Delhi later in the day and attend a few programmes in the national capital Tuesday before returning to the US.

He also spoke to Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu over phone and is expected to meet him. Naidu is trying hard to rope in Nadella, who hails from Anantapur in AP, to invest in Vizag which the state wants to make the IT hub.

Naidu was away in Visakhapatnam today to inaugurate an IT and start-up incubation centre in the port city to give a push to IT in Andhra Pradesh post formation of separate Telangana.

Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments are said to be keen on taking the help of Nadella for promotion of IT.

Nadella, son of retired IAS officer B N Yungandhar, is an alumnus of Hyderabad Public School.

The microsoft CEO is scheduled to participate in a Nasscom event this week in Delhi.

However, there was no immediate response to an email sent to a spokesperson of Microsoft for details of Nadella's visit to MSIDC.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Sep 29, 2014 11:34 IST