The American software giant Cisco has evinced keen interest to partner with Telangana government in establishing the Technology Demonstration Network to help explain the paradigm changes that could be ushered in through digitalisation process.
The rapid pace with which Telangana Government is advancing on the digitalisation front was appreciated by the Cisco chairman John Chambers, whom the IT Minister KT Rama Rao met in Silicon valley in the United States. The Cisco chairman has asked his team based in India to discuss with Telangana government on this issue and take forward the idea.
Chambers, who evinced keen interest in knowing the technological initiatives of the Telangana government said these initiatives would strengthen not only the economy, but also bring in change in the lives of people, especially those living in rural areas.
The IT Minister, who was taken to the Cisco experience centre, explained the digital initiatives undertaken by the Telangana government. He requested the Cisco to set up a manufacturing unit in Telangana. IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan accompanied the minister.
John Chambers also said that he would interact wtih entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, Startups in T-Hub to give them a line of direction. He also wanted the Telangana government to take up a pilot project through the Cisco Solutions.