Chandrababu bags USIBC’s ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’
The Dollar Business Bureau
Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has been selected for the US-India Business Council’s (USIBC) ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ for his role in strengthening the partnership between India and the US at the state level.
The award would be presented to the Chief Minister on May 8, 2017 during the Annual West Coast Summit of USIBC in the Menlo Park, California, according to a statement.
The summit will see an assembly of 150 industry leaders from across sectors including information technology (IT), manufacturing, healthcare, food processing, clean energy, banking, digital payments and officials from the Government of India for exploring the effects of manufacturing in India, the country’s move towards digitisation and cashless society and the future of India-US trade ties, said USIBC.
The participants at the summit will discuss key issues such as IoT (Internet of Things), smart city development, also howmatters related to manufacturing are determining the future of India-US technology partnership, it said.
The summit will be led by John Chambers, Chairman, USIBC and Executive Chairman, Cisco. It will also feature Harsimrat Kaur Badal, India’s Cabinet Minister for Food Processing and Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, among others.
USIBC will also honour Aruna Sundararajan for excellence in public service with ‘Transformative Leadership Award’ and for her commitment in advancing India-US cooperation and the Digital India.
Last year, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog had received this award.
“India is changing rapidly due to digitisation and this in turn is changing how Indian consumers access information, public goods and services, and create opportunities for innovation,” said Mukesh Aghi, President, USIBC.
“In addition, the digital economy of India has the potential to increase two-fold to $250 billion, contributing 7.5% to its GDP (gross domestic product) in the coming three years,” Aghi said.
“The event will also mark the presence of top minds of the industry and from the Indian Government to talk on these possibilities and future of India-US technology partnership,” he said.
The companies that are likely to attend the event are Amazon, Deloitte, Paypal, Facebook, Mastercard, Nuveen, TransAsia, Dell, Visa and Varian Medical, among others.