Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella At Delhi Event
At Microsoft's event "Tech for Good, Ideas for India" on Monday we saw CEO Satya Nadella deliver a keynote address on innovation for India. The event followed the CEO's "conversation with young achievers, students, developers, and entrepreneurs."
At event CEO Satya Nadella showcased his love for poetry by starting his keynote with a quote by the Indian poet Mirza Ghalib (Urdu and Persian poet of the 19th century), "Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ho ke har khwahish pe dam nikle, Bohat niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle" speaking about dreams that were worth dying for.
The couplet translates, "Thousands of aspirations such, that each aspiration takes your breath away... I had many dreams, but they still weren't enough."
"Creativity in India can make poetry as well as technology for the world," he said.
Speaking at the Microsoft India event Nadella said, "I had only two passions that have driven my dreams - poetry and computer science." Nadella has often compared poetry to code.
The Microsoft CEO, who has his third visit in India informed how Microsoft can help the country in its 'Digital India' initiative and build technology around augmented reality and virtual reality.
Nadella also highlighted about the youth-oriented development initiatives by Microsoft such as YouthSpark, The Imagine Cup, and Academia Accelerator. He also highlighted about two useful innovations that are specially applicable for India i.e. Firstly, Spot Garbage, a real-time garbage management system. Secondly, Life Saver, an application that is sensitive to the symptoms of a heart attack.