K.T. Rama Rao (KTR,) the Information Technology (IT,) Electronics and Communications Minister of Telangana, met Sundar Pichai, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google.
On the 22nd of January, K.T. Rama Rao met Sundar Pichai in Davos, Switzerland, where the former was representing Telangana at the World Economic Forum (WEF.)
During the meeting, both Sundar Pichai and KTR discussed the operations of Google in Hyderabad and also discussed its scope in the City.
KTR said he also invited Sundar Pichai to visit Hyderabad and explore the possibility of setting up the second largest Google campus outside of the United States (U.S.)
KTR said, “He (Sundar Pichai) said he will of course, but dates are to be finalised.”
The talks to set up the 2nd largest campus in Hyderabad came after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Google and the Telangana Government in 2015.
According to the MoU, Google would set up a 7 acre wide campus in Hyderabad, which would be the Company’s second largest campus outside the United States.
KTR further added Google would invest Rs. 1,000 crores for this campus, which would provide job opportunities to over 6,000 people.
Besides Sundar Pichai, KTR met many other delegates from the U.S. He met Blake D. Moret, the CEO of Rockwell Automation.
KTR proudly highlighted the fact Telangana is one of the states growing rapidly in terms of technology and development, especially the IT sector.
In JLL India’s recent list of globally dynamic cities, Hyderabad stood first.
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