In a meeting with delegates of Amazon Web Services, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu asked them to make Andhra Pradesh a model state in technology and innovation using Amazon's cloud technology. Peter Moore, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services, Roger Somerville, Head of Public Policy, APAC at AWS, Ashish Boob, Regional Manager and IT Advisor to Andhra Pradesh Government J. A. Chowdary met the Chief Minister.
Moore explained to the Chief Minister the scope and stretch of Amazon Web Services to provide large computing capacity more quickly and efficiently. He informed the Chief Minister that the company has over 1 million customers in 190 countries. He further added that over 1,000 government agencies are currently using Amazon Web Services.
Emphasizing on the growth of start-ups across the world, Moore said most entrepreneurs use AWS as a reliable tool to build start-ups. He has extended support and hoped to actively collaborate with the state government to encourage start-ups from Andhra Pradesh. “It is a great opportunity to experiment and contribute to your vision," Moore added.
The Chief Minister asked the Amazon delegation to create a model with Andhra Pradesh as a model state in innovation and technology that can be replicated to other states in future. “We are looking towards achieving inclusive growth rate and higher happiness index. We are using technology and innovation to achieve double-digit growth," he said.
The Chief Minister explained the opportunities and advantages of Andhra Pradesh and has asked the delegation to come up with proposals to work upon. Meanwhile, Moore extended an invitation to the Chief Minister to meet their global leadership.