Sundar Pichai, the Indian-born Google CEO

welcomes India’s Prime Minister Modi to Silicon Valley, where he will meet with Indian-born CEOs, including Satya Nadella of Microsoft Corp.:
“The bond between India and Silicon Valley is strong. India has long been an exporter of talent to tech companies… The products built by Indian graduates… have helped to revolutionize the world…” Mr. Pichai says.

The tour also represents an effort by Prime Minister Modi to leverage the rapidly growing influence of the Indian diaspora community in the region… nearly 20% of all technology start-ups there are run by Indian-origin executives. That so many of the country’s most prominent companies like Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. are now run by Indian-American chief executives demonstrates just how influential the Indian-American community has become… Prime Minister Modi has expertly courted the Indian-American community…
– “Why Prime Minister Modi Is Visiting Silicon Valley?” By Ronak D. Desai. Forbes, Sep 25, 2015

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