He will visit Tesla Motors.
“Silicon Valley had better adapt and innovate for that market or lose”, an insider at one major US technology company said.
Modi, who is in the United States on the occasion of 70th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York, will be in the Valley on September 26 and 27. Khanna had prepared the menu for Modi’s dinner with Fortune 500 CEOs.
Since he was already coming to speak at the United Nations on Friday, Narendra Modi decided to stretch his USA trip to six days and pay a visit to Silicon Valley this weekend.
“Last time an Indian Premier came here, there was no Silicon Valley“.
He also listed the sectors that have been opened up in India for investment and said that “FDI all over the world has fallen but in India it has increased by 40 per cent”. “Sustainable development is the national responsibility of all the countries…Whenever we express concern over climate change, somewhere there is a stinking feeling about securing personal interests”, he said.
“Met top American CEOs from media and entertainment sector“.
Inside the hotel where Modi stayed for the rest of his New York sojourn, some 100 Indian-American community leaders had been waiting to meet and greet the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked a controversy by autographing an Indian flag to be gifted to the US President, Barack Obama, by celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, evoking sharp reactions over the alleged violation of the flag code.
At Facebook headquarters in Hacker Square, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg will host an online townhall for Modi which is expected to be watched live by globally. Thousands of volunteers from all walks of life are striving to make his visit to the SAP center on Sunday, a historic event. Within minutes, social media exploded with the news and #Modidisrespectstricolour started trending on Twitter.
From Facebook, Modi would drive down straight to the Google Campus. Sasikumar explains this plays into the prime minister’s strategy to introduce new technology to India. I will address a Renewable Energy Roundtable with USDOC and Stanford University.
“A lot of this is just very good public relations management”, said Thomas Blom Hansen, a Stanford University anthropology professor who has been studying India for 25 years.
India is simultaneously a technology leader and laggard, with the world’s fastest growing startup scene, according to software industry body NASSCOM, and armies of highly skilled IT workers in southern Hyderabad and Bangalore.
“Modi also needs Silicon Valley in a way that Xi does not.” said Galani.
Indian officials said the net worth of all the companies represented at the meet was over $4.5 trillion.
“This is the first time our Prime Minister is visiting California after 30 years”.
Over the past 16 months, Modi has aggressively campaigned for his government’s “Make in India” initiative, which seeks to turn the Southeast Asian nation into a global manufacturing hub.